COVID-19 Aftermath – Day 24, Thoughts About The Pandemic

COVID-19 After the Fact 

Daily thoughts & numbers on the COVID-19 pandemic from a M.D. working in the front lines at the Emergency Department in a hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. 

Long after the pandemic gets under control the aftermath will still have long lasting effects on everyday life on this planet. No one knows what the new normal will look like but, for better or for worse, things will never be the same again.

At the same time, that goes for any major crisis, things change in the aftermath, and people adapt.

Yet perhaps this one will be different in sheer scale?

Just looking at the employment filing rate in the US since March 15th, there is no equivalent in the last decades that comes close: *

economic

Disregarding the death toll, and just accounting for the devastating effect this pandemic will end up having on people’s life in the aftermath both economically and socially will be worse than anything we seen in recent history.

The trillions of printed money, adding to the, already big, dept of the leading economy of the world will also end up catching up with the world economy in the future even if we manage avoiding a recession now.

We will get through this, but what will it cost in the number of life’s both taken by the virus but also by socioeconomic circumstances?

COVID-19 Numbers Sweden 2020-04-17 *

  • 1 400 deaths nationally
    • 816 of them in Stockholm
  • 13 216 confirmed cases nationally
    DEATHS [SWE]
    17fhmd
    New confirmed deaths daily in Sweden. 

    (Number of COVID-19 cases over time in Sweden, updates during mornings at 14:00 so todays numbers are not yet complete until the next day).
    ICU [SWE]
    17fhmi
    New Covid-19 patients Being Treated at the ICU in Sweden. 

    (Number of COVID-19 cases over time in Sweden, updates during mornings at 14:00 so todays numbers are not yet complete until the next day).
    NEW CONFIRMED CASES [SWE]  
    17fhm
    New confirmed cases daily in Sweden.
    (Number of COVID-19 cases over time in Sweden, updates during mornings at 14:00 so todays numbers are not yet complete until the next day).
    TOTAL CONFIRMED CASES [SWE]  
    17fhmk
    New confirmed cases accumulated over time in Sweden. 
    (Number of COVID-19 cases over time in Sweden, updates during mornings at 14:00 so todays numbers are not yet complete until the next day).
  • Intensive care Sweden*
    • 1 019 COVID-19 confirmed patients treated in the ICU in total so far
    • 10,6 days from symptoms to ICU
    • 25,3 % women
      17sir
      Total number of recorded of COVID-19 patients needing ICU care each week. From Week 10 it seems to more than triple each week for the first 4 weeks. From week ten: 5 →  24  → 129 → 425 → 760 → 1 111 (1 305 this week up until now, however since it’s only friday this weeks numbers are yet incomplete)

COVID-19 Numbers Globally (updated today 2020-04-17 at 18:00 CET) *

  • 139 378 confirmed deaths
  • 2 074 529 confirmed cases
  • 7 911 new deaths

That’s it until tomorrow, keep calm and stay safe!

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