At the time I am writing this story, the United States has resisted about 1,938,823 people infected and 110,375 deaths, since the first case recorded on January 21, 2020. The statistics are from the official CDC website.
The CDC website shows all statistics on contamination and deaths by cities, as you can see in the images above. You can closely monitor everything about cases in the United States. But there is something very ironic about it all.
The day before the assassination of George Floyd, on the 24th of May, the number of contaminated by Covid-19 registered throughout the USA, was 24,958, the country was calm and without any uproar on the streets. On May 25, George Floyd is murdered by Derek Chauvin, then a Minneapolis police officer, who knelt on George’s neck for at least seven minutes while lying face down on the road. While officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng helped to contain Floyd, and officer Tou Thao was watching the man being killed closely.
This made the 26th of May the biggest anti-racial demonstration of all time in the USA. The civil strife that began in the metropolitan area of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, in the United States, and has spread across the country and elsewhere in the world, is now on the 13th day.
The conflicts started so intensely that on May 28, the mayor of Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, declared a state of emergency, and 500 Minnesota National Guard soldiers were called in by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz. In addition, companies in the twin cities, as the region dependencies are alternately called, were damaged and looted.
Thousands were protesters who took to the streets across the country, it seems that every human being who was on the streets protesting had forgotten that the world is being plagued by a pandemic and that the streets were completely dangerous.
But what intrigues is not the number of people on the streets? What intrigues is the number of contaminations starting on May 25?
How is the coronavirus contaminating fewer people while there are thousands protesting on the streets and unprotected, and contaminating more people when people were confined and protected? This is the irony that the coronavirus is puzzling the most attentive to the data of the contaminated in the last days.
According to the contaminated data in the image below, you can see the difference in contamination between the previous days and the current days. From May 17 to May 24, the USA recorded 182,062 cases, while from May 25 to May 31, the USA registered 140,056 cases. 42,006 less in the last week of confinement before the protests.
As you can see, in a week where the population was confined, the country registered 42,006 more cases than when thousands of people took to the streets protesting.
What irony is it?
These are mysteries that only happen in times of pandemic.
The story had official information, nothing written here was extracted from false news or fanatical statistics. These are real data based on news from the US government portals. And I took the opportunity to compare how surprises happen and few times manage to perceive this side.
And then you realized that? Leave your point of view about it all.