Just pissing me off

Updates

  1. Originally published, July 29, 2020, at 2:14 pm.
  2. July 29, 10:15 pm:
    • Updated to reflect current orders in effect in Allegheny County.[1]

Pandemic

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Fig. 1. A bar at the intersection of Brownsville and Cochran Mill Roads, South Park Township, Pennsylvania. Photograph by author, July 29, 2020. An earlier order prohibiting indoor dining and alcohol consumption took effect on July 10[2] and the incubation period is usually about five days.[3] That order has been rescinded and replaced by a modestly more lenient order from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania limiting bars and restaurants to 25 percent capacity,[4] and a new Allegheny County order mandating a closing time of 11 pm.[5] The number of cases in Allegheny County appears to have crested, as shown in figure 2, rendering the claim in this photograph inaccurate.

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Fig. 2. Screenshot from Allegheny County Coronavirus page as of July 29, 2020.


  1. [1]Debra L. Bogen, “Order of the Director of the Allegheny County Health Department to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19,” Allegheny County, July 17, 2020, https://www.alleghenycounty.us/uploadedFiles/Allegheny_Home/Health_Department/Resources/COVID-19/Docs/071720_Order%20of%20the%20Director%20of%20ACHD%20to%20Help%20Prevent%20the%20Spread%20of%20COVID-19.pdf; Rachel L. Levine, “Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Mitigation Measures,” Governor of Pennsylvania, July 15, 2020, https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200715-SOH-targeted-mitigation-order.pdf
  2. [2]WTAE, “Allegheny County issues new 2-week order prohibiting indoor dining and alcohol consumption at restaurants and bars,” July 8, 2020, https://www.wtae.com/article/allegheny-county-issues-new-mitigation-order-covid-19-coronavirus/33249080
  3. [3]Rich Haridy, “Study affirms average Covid-19 incubation period is 5 days,” New Atlas, March 9, 2020, https://newatlas.com/health-wellbeing/covid-19-coronavirus-incubation-five-days-study-average/
  4. [4]Rachel L. Levine, “Order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Directing Mitigation Measures,” Governor of Pennsylvania, July 15, 2020, https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200715-SOH-targeted-mitigation-order.pdf
  5. [5]Debra L. Bogen, “Order of the Director of the Allegheny County Health Department to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19,” Allegheny County, July 17, 2020, https://www.alleghenycounty.us/uploadedFiles/Allegheny_Home/Health_Department/Resources/COVID-19/Docs/071720_Order%20of%20the%20Director%20of%20ACHD%20to%20Help%20Prevent%20the%20Spread%20of%20COVID-19.pdf

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