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 -…

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 vaccine…

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 recorded…

US Peaks on cases but not yet fatalities

The global march of Omicron is still going – check out the case numbers reported on the WHO website. 2022 is showing a truly unprecedented level of cases. World wide over 22 million cases recorded in the week running up to Jan 17th. Thankfully the fatality curve has not followed suit. The US has peaked…

UK has definitely peaked on Omicron

The UK has definitely peaked on Omicron – as can be seen from the chart below. Cases now are a little over half of the peak values. Looking at the charts – the peak is about 1 month after daily cases per capita exceeded 600 cases per million. Fatalities not yet falling. The Uk is…

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.

Omicron workforce disruption Jan 2022

Great reporting from Morning Brew…. Consider subscribing: In workplaces across the country, Americans who have Covid are asking their colleagues to cover for them while they’re out sick. And when those coworkers can’t, because, well, they also have Covid, you get the kind of severe economic disruptions the US is facing right now. The numbers: The US is…

70,000 people are testing positive per day in NY

The state of New York, population 19 million is currently experiencing 70,000 positive new tests per day . That’s about 0.4% of the population every day! Here’s the number of positive tests for the first week: Average deaths are about 100 per day over the same period. Here’s the graphical trend – per capita at…


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