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4.17.20 Update

With all of the hype about what is happening and how things are being handled, I like getting info from direct sources, and have been encouraging others to do so. Staying out of the weeds is important to stay balanced, and it's good self-care. Here is a link to the website where there are regular updates on the stay-home policy and other COVID updates. 

The Daily Numbers

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Dr. Flynn has provided another update along with the following explanation:

Reported cases of Covid19 in Michigan (blue line) grew today by about 7% compared to two days ago, which is about where we’ve been for the past six days (yellow line). So the curve is flattening, it’s just taking its time. Our death rates today (red line) continue to climb at about 17% compared to two days before, which is similar to where it’s been for the past six days (green line).

We are all looking forward to the flattening of the curve, and anticipating what happens next. There is chatter of reopening the economy. Lots of talk, not a lot of information about what that looks like. From everything I am reading and hearing, I'm imagining it will be done in phases, include testing, masks, social distancing, staggering work schedules, etc. I think there is a lot more information needed before we can really know what to expect. The Governor appears to be taking a serious, and conservative approach in her leadership. This is encouraging. It does not stand to reason that someone who has thus far shown she is willing to listen to the experts and do what it takes to enforce safety will all of the sudden let us all loose to wrangle with the contagion on our own. I think there will be more helpful information coming as experts confer on the best way to balance managing the virus while opening the economy back up. I'll be looking forward to new information. 

**For the other perfectionists of the world, it's Friday, and I can't figure out the indenting on the last paragraph alignment. It's going to stay misaligned. I'm ready to go home and take a break. Enjoy your weekend! 


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