COVID-19 UPDATE: Rise in college COVID cases stalling improvement but FL and AZ break the rule. S&P 500 13% above 200D, since 1900 = positive

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College cases surging = bad.  But FL and AZ "exceptions to the rule"
The meaningful improvements in case trends in the US could be stalling as the last two days, we have seen COVID-19 cases flat vs 7D ago.  This seasonally adjusted (weekday adjustment) show that the case figures for Wednesday (yesterday) and Thursday (today) are flat vs 7D ago.

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Source: COVID-19 Tracking Project 


University cases likely causing a rise in COVID-19 cases...
The two states with the largest increase are Iowa and Alabama.  And there have been widely reported outbreaks at several college campuses in Alabama (see below).  And Iowa today took an emergency measure to close bars.  So, both states are aware of these surges and hopefully are taking sufficient corrective measures.  

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Source: COVID-19 Tracking Project


Iowa today announced an emergency measure to close bars in the 6 counties seeing a surge in cases.  These are counties with colleges and universities. The two biggest universities in Iowa are Iowa State University (Story County) and University of Iowa (Johnson County).

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Source: Iowa Governor's officeAnd Alabama surge in cases seems to be stemming from its colleges.  Bel...

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