COVID Global Outlook: Germany puts the brakes on – and for good reason. Eastern Europe still dealing with Delta.

See the following news headline from this week: Germany announced severe restrictions on unvaccinated people, banning them from nonessential stores, recreational venues, and more. Merkel announced the measures after a meeting with federal and state leaders, as the nation again topped 70,000 newly confirmed cases in a 24-hour period. She said the steps were necessaryContinue reading “COVID Global Outlook: Germany puts the brakes on – and for good reason. Eastern Europe still dealing with Delta.”

Success in the South – but Northern US getting hit hard. It ain’t over yet.

A surprising picture emerges from the data today: Notice how most of the Southern states have low levels of new covid cases. And compare this with the same view from end August 2021. The deep red of the south we see at end August has been completely eliminated today. Take a look at the dramaticContinue reading “Success in the South – but Northern US getting hit hard. It ain’t over yet.”

Does Peloton’s stock performance mark the end of COVID? Maybe there’s a market in Eastern Europe.

Peloton stock took a massive hit this week, continuing a downward trend over the last 3 months. People want to get back to regular gyms it seems. Notice the current level of $55 versus 52 week high of $171. Why the good news on covid? Answer – the next COVID pill – for treating patientsContinue reading “Does Peloton’s stock performance mark the end of COVID? Maybe there’s a market in Eastern Europe.”

Northern States with rising cases

Spot the difference – a very similar pattern emerges in the northern states. Notice the sharply rising fatality rate (red line) in most cases. Idaho is currently on 12.4 COVID deaths per million per day. Fortunately a declinining trend in some southern states – especially the blue line (cases) The net result is that theContinue reading “Northern States with rising cases”

Russia gets serious on covid – lockdowns and low vaccination rates

Russia is now at a very high level of fatalities from COVID. Over 7 fatalities per million per day. Approximately 34,000 new cases are recorded per day. The attached WSj article informs that vaccination rates are in the low 50%. Lock downs are in effect. Russia Orders People Not to Go to Work as Covid-19Continue reading “Russia gets serious on covid – lockdowns and low vaccination rates”

US Cases may be coming down – but fatalities are still very high

A quick look at this chart reveals that current US average deaths from COVID are over 1600 per day. That’s very high – and in fact numbers not seen since February of this year. Here’s a similar chart but with real numbers (not per capita). You’ll see back in July – average deaths were aboutContinue reading “US Cases may be coming down – but fatalities are still very high”

Eastern Europe and the UK – feeling the Delta pinch

A quick look at the global numbers shows the UK and Eastern Europe feeling the surge of Delta cases. Latvia is the highest – with over 800 cases per million per day Not surprisingly this is translating into high current fatality levels in those countries. Romania and Bulgaria are leading the world with over 10Continue reading “Eastern Europe and the UK – feeling the Delta pinch”