“Who” Gets the Virus is More Important Than “How Many”

We’ve noted on several occasions that the most important question/answer you can seek in your quest to understanding the impact of COVID-19 is “Knock, knock, who’s there?” (Cut to the chase below and see our new interactive widget from our own @IfIHadAStick)

Take, for example, Florida where the rush of new cases is a constant (unfounded) point of alarm for Team Apocalypse. The “who” matters:

Or look at California. The fastest growing demographic of cases are Latinos between the ages of 18 and 34. Two months ago there were 20K cases and 38 deaths. Today cases have nearly quadrupled (78K) but deaths went up by fewer than 60 people.

Tennessee provides some great data on cases and deaths by age demographic. Our own man Josh comes through with a interactive BI widget to demonstrate things:


Note hold down Ctrl/Cmd and click on multiple age slices on the left to see the equivalent in deaths.