The 11th anniversary of this blog has snuck up on me with all my other tasks in life. I have still been tracking the coronavirus numbers in Cambria County with alarm. The pandemic has preoccupied my posts since the first case was reported here on March 23, 2020 so I thought I would take a look at how it has impacted the blog. First however I will look at the recent rise in cases and deaths.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021
March 23 will be the one year anniversary of the first case of coronavirus in Cambria County. The graph above shows the trend in cases and vaccinations over the past year. The graph below shows the trend in deaths. The first death was reported on April 7. The county now (as of this writing) has 12,059 cases, 402 deaths, and 19,664 full vaccinations. As I update the numbers on Google sheets, the numbers on the graphs in this post will be updated.
Monday, September 28, 2020
The tenth anniversary of this blog is now upon us. It just happens to coincide with the publication of my book. The blog has been a source for much of the content for the book. I will be having a book signing on October 9 at the Chameleon Bookstore.
I wanted to present the top posts for the whole history of the blog but Google Analytics changed its algorithm so that is presents data for the last 3 years. Blogger does have a built in stat counter so I will use that. The built in counter does not filter out bot traffic very well but it's all I have. It provides only the top 18 posts of all time.
In November 2018, I created a poll on the blog for the greatest nonfiction book of all time (which can be voted on in the poll above) in response to the Great American Read poll that PBS conducted. This post looks at the early results of the poll.
In this post I took a look at how elite NBA coaches who played in the NBA fared compared to those who did not. I also compared the elite NBA coaches to elite NFL coaches to see if playing in the league made a difference in their performance.
This is the all time most read post for the blog. It was buoyed by a link to the BBC Documentary The Joy of Stats in 2010. It received more than twice as many page views that the second most read post on the list. It looked at how income predicted life expectancy for each state in the U.S. but not for the District of Columbia.