The Pandemic Continues

Deaths are on the rise.

I know we have been understandably distracted by events in Washington, but this week the death toll from Covid-19 has gotten all the more dramatic.

The 3-day rolling average is over 4,000 and the 7-day rolling average is over 3,000. We will soon hit 400,000 deaths from this disease, with no immediate end in sight.

Source: Worldometers
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. CSK says:

    2021 is really getting off to a swell start, isn’t it?

  2. de stijl says:

    Every day has a death count larger than 9/11.

  3. gVOR08 says:

    On 9-11 we lost 3,000 American dead to terrorism. Figures are iffy, but we lost about 2,500 American dead on D Day. We lost about 4,000 Americans to COVID today. And yesterday. And the day before.

  4. de stijl says:


    2021 is better than 2020. We know what we are dealing with now and have vaccines albeit too few and improperly managed.

    Plus, in 2021 Trump goes away. At least from the White House.

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:


  6. OzarkHillbilly says:

    Oh yeah, 4 MORE YEARS!

  7. Sleeping Dog says:

    Pretty soon we’ll be looking at daily deaths rivaling the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

  8. reid says:

    With 4,000 daily deaths, we have reached the worst-case level that was discussed early in the pandemic. That extrapolates to roughly 1.5 million annually. It’s shocking.

  9. grumpy realist says:

    I just learned that Alexander Vedernikov, the conductor and son of the renowned Russian bass of the same name, has died of Covid complications.

    Rest in Peace and my condolences to his family and friends.