CDC Criteria Not Met (out of 4), by State

CDC has defined 4 criteria for relaxing restrictions (called “gating criteria). Only two states now meet all the criteria, a lot meet 0 or only 1 — 11 states.

Source: Goldman-Sachs, 7/1/2020.

Florida meets none; Texas meets 1, but is just teetering on slipping into none.


20 thoughts on “CDC Criteria Not Met (out of 4), by State

  1. Not Trampis

    Says a lot about Yankland,

    At least we pay attention to the experts down under

    1. baffling

      we have too many people like bruce hall here, who give more credibility to bloggers and political pundits than actual scientists who study a topic for a lifetime. we are seeing this with covid. we have seen it with global warming. bruce hall appears to be a proponent of the down to the countryside movement from the cultural revolution.

  2. IS

    Why on Earth is this done with blue to blue scale, and with a gradient for the legend instead of a discrete sample of the matching colors?

    1. 2slugbaits

      Good call. It’s from Goldman-Sachs, so it should have been on a green-to-green scale. 🙂

    2. Menzie Chinn Post author

      IS: I used Excel’s add-in mapping function, which does it in one color. All blame for the Tufte-ness compatibility are due to my limitations alone.

      1. Moses Herzog

        I’ve seen many respected outlets present a 1 category type visual data this way—NYT etc. Now I can see the argument if someone wants to be crotchety about it that different colors would differentiate that data more visually. But to me that might even confuse it that you were looking at more than one attribute when really you are just looking at one thing, “gradients” of willingness to follow CDC guidelines. I’ve been nitpicky on the “thinness” of lines in your graphs sometimes, but I really fail to see the complaint here.

      2. Moses Herzog

        I should have added, (my brain isn’t working well this early afternoon, for reasons “totally unbeknownst” to me) the shocking part to me personally looking at this graph, is that Oklahoma is not the dark navy blue. The state thrives on being the worst at everything, it’s the only way they ever make the national news, by pouring a bucket of shame over their heads, and they’ll be damned if you take that away from them Menzie.

          1. Moses Herzog

            I gotta give you a 5-star on that joke. You made me chuckle on a day I don’t feel like chuckling. They’re saying he may have gotten it in Arizona, because Cain attended that rally also, but knowing how Okies revel in negative attention, I’m sure they’ll insist he got it in Tulsa.

          2. Barkley Rosser

            It is now being reported that Cain probably got it at the Trump rally in Tulsa.

          3. Moses Herzog

            @ pgl
            I consider myself to be very perceptive about most people. I can gauge people pretty well with limited information/conversation. But I like to think I can admit it when I get it wrong. You’ll remember I bit down pretty hard on Tulsi Gabbard up and until the impeachment vote. I’ll admit she reeled me in hook, line, and sinker. Another one I got fooled on, Herman Cain. He was one of a handful of Republicans I thought I could conceivably vote for. Similar to John Kasich, Cain was a guy I very well might have chosen over Hillary—in all probability would have chosen over Hillary in a head-to-head election. Then the philandering stories came in and that went out the window. I’m sure some on this blog (I imagine even Menzie) will laugh at me pretty good on that one. But I’ll come clean and admit I bought most of the snake oil on Mr Herman at the beginning of his campaign. 2010-2011 time frame.

  3. Willie

    Washington will be sinking down the list. We are having a whole lot of new cases. We were doing ok. Not any more. We are not Florida or Texas, but it is disappointing to backside like is happening.

  4. Not Trampis

    There are a number of suburbs that are now back in lockdown and that is on 70 odd cases.

    If only your states were as serious

  5. Willie

    Odd fact today. The positive test rate in Washington is below 5% overall. Hospitals are full up in areas east of the mountains, but maybe, for once, the increase in positives is partly attributable to increased testing. Cold comfort at best, but worth watching. For me anyway.

  6. baffling
    texas republicans are still eager to hold an in person convention. imagine thousands of old white folks flocking to the new coronavirus epicenter of houston in two weeks, adamant about not wearing face masks as they rub shoulder to shoulder for a week indoors. and then departing to hold republican rallies all over the state, in person, face to face. who am i to stop them? in the short term, bad for the texas medical community. in the long term, making america great again.

    1. Willie

      It’s a nightmare scenario if you are a healthcare worker in Texas. And, it won’t just be MAGA-hatters who suffer the consequences. It will be all Texans and everyone else who come in contact with those people who will suffer the consequences. They won’t just infect themselves, they will infect a whole lot of other people. That kind of selfish behavior is the absurd logical extreme end of the whole right wing “rugged individualist” load of claptrap.

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