This post is delayed a day. Yesterday I flew to Austin from Santa Cruz. It reminded me of the trips I would make back and forth six years ago. I remembered how I would often feel in a different universe when I was in one place versus the other. This trip has given me a similar feeling. I’m now in a universe where reported worldwide Coronavirus daily cases are up 10x over the day before. Chinese authorities announced they were changing the way in which they determine whether someone is infected by the novel coronavirus. Now, instead of needed to be tested, the doctor can make a determination themselves based on a diagnosis.
In this new universe, instead of the daily cases in China going down, it is now uncertain whether they are going down or going up due to having only one day of reporting using the new method.