Number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 in North Carolina is trending upward, with a sizable uptick yesterday. No happy-talk flattening here.
Jeffrey Billman points out in his daily "Indy Week Primer":
Hospitalizations began rising around May 19, 11 days after Governor Cooper began relaxing restrictions, and picked up steam on May 25, three days after we entered phase 2 of our reopening plan. This could be a simple correlation, not causation, of course. We need more time and more data. But if I were in the ReOpenNC camp, these numbers might give me pause. (They won’t.)