It's bad enough in Texas, but not as bad as that chart alone insinuates. We don't see people falling like flies yet. In cases/100,000 residents it's 23 or 24th highest in the US. That said, at the same time, here in Texas the number of cases is about 5X the number of cases in all of Canada. Stay in BC man.Texas looking really bad now:
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As we have seen in the past, there is about a 4wk delay between big spikes in cases and spikes in hospitalizations and deaths.
On the positive side, most of the newer cases are generally younger people who are less likely to die, so death rate is lower this time around compared to the initial spike.
It is also important to be aware that just because you do not die from COVID does not mean you in the clear. There are some very serious long term side effects that have yet to manifest and be fully understood. The lung and cardiac damage is persistent and permanent, getting Covid and recovering does not mean you are in the clear!