COVID-19 Colorado statistics as of March 19th, 4 PM (https://covid19.colorado.gov/data):

277 cases
38 hospitalized
22 counties
2,952 people tested
2 deaths

I’m an engineer, so I like numbers. Let’s run some:

  • Colorado population: ~5.7 million – https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/CO/PST045218
  • Percentage (by population) of COVID-19 cases in Colorado: 0.004859%
  • Percentage (by population) of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Colorado: 0.000667%
  • Percentage (by population) of COVID-19 deaths in Colorado: 3.509e-7%

The COVID-19 virus is real. So is this year’s flu virus. So who benefits from this (IMHO) overreaction to COVID-19? I haven’t been able to come to a conclusion yet. I do know who will get hurt from this: everybody but the 1%…