Coronavirus isn’t a new epidemic anymore, it has been around for 6 plus months in the United States, I would say March 1, 2020 is when the epidemic “got started” in terms of the public reaction to it. So where are we now?
The first major cluster of deaths in the United States happened at the Life Care Center of Kirkland; a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington. Kirkland has a population 93,010 (2019 estimate from Wikipedia) and Kirkland has had a total number of 62 deaths from the coronavirus as of September 24, 2020. That is 1 death per 1,500 residents or 667 deaths per million population. The interesting thing is that the last death seen in Kirkland from coronavirus was on August 21, 2020; it has been more than a month since Kirkland has seen even a single coronavirus death. Herd immunity? Does Kirkland already have herd immunity against the coronavirus? Is that why Kirkland has so few deaths in recent months? Continue reading