My COVID Observations, Insights, Thoughts


Portugal; Australia and New Zealand lead current COVID fatality rates

Portugal, New Zealand and Australia are currently leading the per capita rates of fatalities which poses an interesting question – how are these countries addressing this? Thankfully it looks as though Portugal is bending the curve on cases and fatalities. The last 6 months have each seen over 500 deaths per month in Portugal –Continue reading “Portugal; Australia and New Zealand lead current COVID fatality rates”

Why is Portugal leading the world in average daily fatalities?

This one is puzzling. After following most of the world in seeing reductions post Omicron, the fatality rate in Portugal is increasing. The currently level is 2.8 fatalities per million of population per day. The CDC has a warning on Portugal here According to Reuters – Portugal has administered almost 24 million doses of vaccineContinue reading “Why is Portugal leading the world in average daily fatalities?”

Omicron is outta here!

We finally turned back the covid curve – and returned to about the same levels of new cases as in late November. Great progress – but largely the credit goes to the virus which essentially burnt itself out. As you’ll see from the numbers – it simply was too viral. The US has officially recordedContinue reading “Omicron is outta here!”

Where has Omicron peaked?

Has Omicron peaked in some countries – and what are the lessons for the US. Read on – and find the connection to the Australian Open.


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