Friday, May 22, 2020

The Count

    Curious as to why the US was/is reporting the number of virus cases and deaths for each day - without the decrease/increase in the Covid cases and deaths over a period of time, I started keeping "score"on April 5th.
    And so we have the Covid Box Score below:
 United States      April 5         May 24               Increase
 Total Cases         324,652        1,639,873        1,315,221       %
 Total Deaths:      9,180            97,599             88,419            % 
    Clearly, the data beg certain questions.
    As well as the need for context:
  US Population: 331,002,651


  1. Mr. De Groot! I saw and loved your play PAPA when it played in NYC with Len Cariou. I have searched in vain for it and have an interest in producing it. Would you please contact me? Thanks, Ralph Hammann.

  2. Mr. deGroot, this is not a comment on your excellent article, but I believe you may have been a friend of my father, Jack McCusker. If you are the same John deGroot, my email is

  3. Sorry to bug you, but I was wondering if your script PAPA was available for perusal and possible production? I'm living in South Korea and we have a small English speaking theatre group which is looking for potential projects Thanks! Kerry Maher