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 peakedContinue reading “US Peaks on cases but not yet fatalities”
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US: 14 million Omicron cases in first 3 weeks of January
A quick snapshot of US v UK covid – and the list of states with highest rates of fatalities
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 isContinue reading “UK has definitely peaked on Omicron”
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 isContinue reading “Omicron workforce disruption Jan 2022”
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 atContinue reading “70,000 people are testing positive per day in NY”
TN icu capacity at 8%
As expected the Omicron wave is starting to make its presence felt in hospital capacity. Many of my readers will note that I periodically look at hospital capacity stats. TN does a nice job in making this data available. The data shows very limited capacity available to deal with additional cases. Be careful out there.Continue reading “TN icu capacity at 8%”
Good Bye 2021
Year in review 2021
Europe sets new records
WHO global data shows the following data for new cases – basically virtually matching the peak from April / May (driven out of India and South East Asia). Notice how the green portion of the chart is growing significantly – which is Europe. Here’s a closer look at the Europe case trend. As you canContinue reading “Europe sets new records”
Fasten your seat belt – Very high case counts in Europe may set the precendence for the US.
Massive spikes of Omicron in Europe