The perils of misinformation: Alaska is the latest to feel the effects

All this pandemic needs to thrive is misinformation. You know – the kind where a fact is presented in isolation of other relevant data. Take for example the following statements There have been 700,000 side effects of the covid vaccine in the US Asymptomatic people don’t spread the virus Lets put the first point inContinue reading “The perils of misinformation: Alaska is the latest to feel the effects”

In Alaska’s Covid Crisis, Doctors Must Decide Who Lives and Who Dies – The New York Times

Another example of misinformation leading to chronic medical capacity issues including rationing of care. Amid the nation’s worst Covid-19 outbreak, patients are trapped in remote communities and doctors are prioritizing treatment based on who is most likely to survive. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/03/us/coronavirus-crisis-alaska.html

The US may have crested this COVID wave, but still has a very long way to go

Things may be looking up for now. Seems that the US current levels of new cases at 358 per million per day are about 63% of the recent peak of 569 per million per day earlier this month. Its too early to call success on fatalities however. Below is the same chart – but withContinue reading “The US may have crested this COVID wave, but still has a very long way to go”

COVID Country Comparisons: How the US compares to other countries

Many countries are delivering better results on COVID than the US. What can we learn from that? Clearly we are doing something wrong! Lets start with the big picture on the US. We see average daily deaths at 10.5 per million per day in Dec/Jan period – and currently on a significant upswing. Here’s theContinue reading “COVID Country Comparisons: How the US compares to other countries”

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”