States setting new peak COVID deaths

Mississippi; Florida and Louisiana have all set record peak daily death numbers so far this month MS had 124 on Sept 6th; Florida has 1,338 on Sept 2nd; and Louisiana had 223 on 1st Sept. Lets pull up the charts MS – currently 14 deaths per million per day Florida – 15.8 deaths per millionContinue reading “States setting new peak COVID deaths”

Peru – the worst impacted country in the world for COVID – shows sustained improvement

Some good news for Peru Peru leads the world in reported deaths per capita. As you can see from the table below – almost 2x the number of the second country in the table. Thats a total of almost 200,000 deaths on a population of 32 million people Improving trend Current fatalities are now justContinue reading “Peru – the worst impacted country in the world for COVID – shows sustained improvement”

TN COVID: Its a rural problem driven by low vaccination rates

What’s behind Tennessee’s rise to the number 1 COVID hotspot in the country? The data might surprise you, it surprised me. I had thought the rise was consistent across the state. The answer is rural populations. Counties with populations greater than 200,000 have, so far, fared better than those with smaller populations. Marion county hasContinue reading “TN COVID: Its a rural problem driven by low vaccination rates”

Covid lessons from Southern School openings

apple.news/AmZ607ONMT6C9OpOteA71PA Excellent reporting from wsj “In Mississippi, 13,715 students have tested positive for Covid-19 since most schools inaugurated the new academic year in early August, sending more than 20,000 students into quarantine for each of the past three weeks, as of Aug. 31, according to the state health department. In New Mexico, nearly 10% of theContinue reading “Covid lessons from Southern School openings”

TN – leads the country and the world

I attended a great talk last night by a top health official – Dr David Aronoff. He showed a chart showing that if Tennessee were a country it would be the world leader in new COVID cases. He’s 100% right. Here’s the global league table data – notice Israel is #1 at 971 new casesContinue reading “TN – leads the country and the world”

TN – Governor Lee – from Executive Order to number 1 for new COVID cases in 16 days

Gotta hand it to the Governor – he knows how to get things done. From executive order #84 allowing parents to circumvent mask rules of schools to # 1 in the country for new cases per capita took just 16 days. Seriously – where is the accountability. Make your voice heard. Tennessee is now theContinue reading “TN – Governor Lee – from Executive Order to number 1 for new COVID cases in 16 days”