The Sunday New York Times reports today on “How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus” starting from the early decisions that could have made a difference.
Cases climbed steadily until early December, when Rhode Island earned the dubious distinction of having more cases and deaths per 100,000 people than any other state in the country. The case rate still puts it among the top five states.
The report goes on to say that other states were making similar missteps. And I remember just being grateful that our decision-makers were being guided by the science. Still, we can learn from this as we go forward.
Two of our now-famous local experts — Dr. Ashish Jha and Dr. Megan Ranney — are interviewed here.
Go to the Rhode Island Department of Health for the latest Covid updates, including ‘Covid-19 Job Opportunities.’