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Where does Minnesota stand in its fight against Covid-19?

Back in September, I wrote: For the time being at least, while COVID-19 is still with us, the data is clear: The emergency period of this pandemic is over. I wrote this because, as I've argued, the share of Minnesota’s ICU beds in use is the correct benchmark for whether we are in an emergency or not. And: ICU hospitalizations, the health department said, surged from an average of 111 for the seven days up to and including July 18 to 154 for the seven days up to and including Aug. 10 — still below any time between May 6 and June 29....

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COVID Cases Surge In Europe

Last week, my colleague, John Phelan, did a very good job of presenting the case that Europe was experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases despite the broad perception that they are doing a much better job of containing than we are in the United States. It helps to see the trend with graphs, which I have included below. I'd also encourage you to read John's article for additional context. The graphs below are from Worldometers. Denmark France Germany Italy UK ...

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