## Should I Be Worried

is a simple and aptly-named COVID tracker that uses data from Johns Hopkins. As of September 1^{st} 2020, my state of Iowa is #1 (woohoo!) with a 7-day infection rate of 261/100,000 people (“*there might be 2 to 6 times as many recent infections*”) and **an R _{0} rate of 1.7**. “

*Over the past 30 days, 246 people in Iowa have died of Covid-19. If Iowa remains on its current trajectory, expect to see more than three times as many deaths from Covid-19 over the next 30 days.*” That’ll show 'em.