The Covid Chronicles: May 19

May 19, 2020

May 19

  • Dallas County: 7,904 total cases, 225 new cases, and 14 more deaths.

Today is the deadliest day of the pandemic.

Nevertheless, the time has come to open up slowly, provided we can do so safely and we keep track of new cases.

It’s time to update the all-or-nothing messaging on Covid-19 risk.

Let’s give people the tools to understand that the riskiness of social activities lies on a spectrum.

We are staring quarantine fatigue in the face. We need new guidance—and policies—to meet this challenge. 1/

Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) May 19, 2020

I'm still going to play it safe this summer, but folks need to get back to some semblance of normalcy.

There was talk that domestic violence cases would rise with shelter-in-place orders, and that appears to be the case:

Dallas is seeing a disturbing trend in domestic violence, according to @DallasPD.

February: 918 cases
March: 1,169 cases
April: 1,202 cases

The latest happened just over 24 hours ago when a mom shot & killed her 8-year-old daughter before killing herself. #WFAA

Teresa Woodard (@twoodard8) May 19, 2020

That's a good sign.

#NEW: Texas Workforce Commission says it will start phasing out the subsidized childcare for essential workers now that child care providers can reopen. (@wfaa)

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William Joy (@WilliamJoy) May 19, 2020

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