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June 13th #COVID19 Status

 

Today’s overachievers:

Colombia adds 28,519 new cases to surpass Spain for the #10 slot.

At this rate, Colombia will, in a little over a month, overtake Argentina.

 

 

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After 25 straight days over 300k new cases being reported, India is now trending below 100k per day.

 

Current trouble spots:

  • The UK has lost control. Most of April and May are represented by 1k – 3k new cases per day. Since the end of May, the numbers are trending up, hovering in the 4k – 6k range.
  • Since Wednesday June 9th, every day has been over 7k.
  • Russia reported their first 14k day since February 15th. For all of April and May they were trending in the 8k – 9k range. They are now heading steadily up, adding an extra 1k cases per day.
  • Brazil is all over the map in daily reporting, but they trend toward the 80k – 90k range of new cases daily.
  • Argentina and Colombia have been running out of control.
  • Argentina has been trending in the 20k to 40k range since early April.
  • Colombia has been trending above 10k per day since April 6th, with recent numbers hovering between 20k and 30k.
  • Florida just reported new cases on Friday the 11th for first time since the 3rd of June. It is typical for them to not report on the weekend, and that was the case this weekend as well.
  • This long span with no new cases is highly suspicious. And disingenuous, as they have been trending in the 2k – 3k per day range since early May when they dropped below 5k.
  • 6/13/21: Dallas county is no longer reporting Covid data on Sunday. Those numbers will be included in Monday’s release.

 

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 5,285 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 68,400 New India cases ⬇︎ – 7th day below 100k
  3. 36,998 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 2,855 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 5,012 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 14,723 New Russia cases ⬆︎ – 1st day over 14k since 2/15/21
  7. 7,319 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 13,043 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases – no reporting on the weekend
  10. 28,519 New Columbia cases ⬇︎
  11. 2,566 New Peru cases ⬇︎
  12. 9,868 New Indonesia cases ⬆︎
  13. 7,657 South Africa cases ⬇︎
  14. 7,290 New Philippines cases ⬇︎
  15. 3,952 New Iraq cases
  16. 5,304 New Malaysia cases

 

  • Over 176.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.3 million
  • Over 5K new U.S. cases

 

Details…

  • Global cases: 176,859,386
  • Daily new cases: 300,229 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,819,405 with 8,965 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.16% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 90.89% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,363,430,927

 

  • U.S. cases: 34,321,158 U.S. new cases: 5,285 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 615,053
  • U.S. recovered: 28,400,032
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 98 ⬇︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 308,987,797

 

 

  • Texas cases: 2,978,418 with 370 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 52,166 – 11 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 304,607
  • Dallas County new cases: 0
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,104 – 0 today

 


Today’s Headlines

June 13, 2021:

Vaccinate the World

Wealthy countries are pledging to donate vaccines

[NYTIMES] — Roughly 20 percent of the world’s people have received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine. The speed with which the remaining 80 percent are vaccinated will mean the difference between life and death for a staggering number of people — probably in the millions.
The race to vaccinate the world will be a major topic at the meeting of the G7 nations that begins today in England. The countries in the G7 — the U.S., Canada, Japan, Britain, France, Germany and Italy — increasingly have Covid under control within their own borders. But the pandemic remains an urgent threat across much of Latin America and in parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. (Here’s a map showing caseloads in each country.)
In a speech in England yesterday, President Biden cited “our humanitarian obligation” in announcing that the U.S. would buy 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and donate them to poorer countries. G7 leaders are set to announce today that they will collectively donate 1 billion shots by the end of next year.
After Biden’s speech, Natalie Quillian, the deputy coordinator of his Covid response, told us: “We are acting with the same urgency and applying the same whole-government approach that we have applied here domestically.”

June 12th #COVID19 Status
Today’s overachievers:
Colombia adds 29,998 new cases to surpass Germany for the #11 slot.
At this rate, Colombia will surpass Spain tomorrow, and in a little over a month, overtake Argentina.
Malaysia reports 5,793 new cases to supplant Austria for the #38 position.
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After 25 straight days over 300k new cases being reported, India is now trending below 100k per day.
Current trouble spots:
The UK has lost control. Most of April and May are represented by 1k – 3k new cases per day. Since the end of May, the numbers are trending up, hovering in the 4k – 6k range.
Since Wednesday June 9th, every day has been over 7k.
Russia reported their first 13k day since February 19th. For all of April and May they were trending in the 8k – 9k range. They are now heading steadily up, adding an extra 1k cases per day.
Brazil is all over the map in daily reporting, but they trend toward the 80k – 90k range of new cases daily.
Argentina and Colombia have been running out of control.
Argentina has been trending in the 20k to 40k range since early April.
Colombia has been trending above 10k per day since April 6th, with recent numbers hovering between 20k and 30k.
Florida just reported new cases on Friday the 11th for first time since the 3rd of June. It is typical for them to not report on the weekend, and that was the case yesterday.
This long span with no new cases is highly suspicious. And disingenuous, as they have been trending in the 2k – 3k per day range since early May when they dropped below 5k.
Highest Growth Zones:
9,427 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
81,005 New India cases ⬇︎ – 6th day below 100k
75,778 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
3,972 New France cases ⇔
6,076 New Turkey cases ⇔
13,510 New Russia cases ⬆︎ – 1st day over 13k since 2/19/21
7,550 New UK cases ⇔
18,057 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
0 New Spain cases – no reporting on the weekend
29,998 New Columbia cases ⇔
3,003 New Peru cases ⬆︎
7,465 New Indonesia cases ⬇︎
9,319 South Africa cases ⬆︎
8,012 New Philippines cases ⬆︎
3,831 New Iraq cases ⬇︎
5,793 New Malaysia cases ⬇︎
Over 176.5 million Global cases
Global Deaths topped 3.8 Million
U.S. Cases topped 34.3 million
Over 9K new U.S. cases
Details…
Global cases: 176,559,157
Daily new cases: 370,731 ⬇︎
Global deaths: 3,810,440 with 10,073 new cases ⬇︎
Mortality rate: 2.16% ⇔
Recovery rate: 90.83% ⬆︎
Global vaccinations: 2,318,067,957
U.S. cases: 34,315,873 U.S. new cases: 9,427 ⬇︎
U.S. deaths: 614,955
U.S. recovered: 28,381,623
U.S. Daily fatalities: 217 ⬇︎
U.S. Total vaccinations: 307,887,921
Texas cases: 2,978,048 with 1,079 new cases ⬆︎
Texas deaths: 52,155 – 35 Today ⬇︎
Dallas County cases: 304,607
Dallas County new cases: 105 ⬆︎
Dallas County deaths: 4,104 – 4 today ⬆︎

June 11th #COVID19 Status

 

 

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After 25 straight days over 300k new cases being reported, India is now trending below 100k per day.

 

Current trouble spots:

  • The UK has lost control. Most of April and May are represented by 1k – 3k new cases per day. Since the end of May, the numbers are trending up, hovering in the 4k – 6k range.
  • Wednesday and Thursday were both over 7k.
  • Russia reported their first 12k day since February 22nd. For all of April and May they were trending in the 8k – 9k range. They are now heading steadily up.
  • Brazil is all over the map in daily reporting, but they trend toward the 80k – 90k range of new cases daily.
  • Argentina and Colombia have been running out of control.
  • Argentina has been trending in the 20k to 40k range since early April.
  • Colombia has been trending above 10k per day since April 6th, with recent numbers hovering between 20k and 30k.
  • Florida just reported new cases since the 3rd of June. It is typical for them to not report on the weekend, but this is highly atypical. And disingenuous, as they have been trending in the 2k – 3k per day range since early May when they dropped below 5k. Something is going on here, which should come as no surprise to anyone.

 

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 16,145 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 84,695 New India cases ⬇︎ – 5th day below 100k
  3. 86,061 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 3,871 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 6,261 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 12,505 New Russia cases ⬆︎ – 1st day over 12k since 2/22/21
  7. 7,958 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 26,934 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
  9. 4,142 New Spain cases ⇔
  10. 29,570 New Columbia cases ⇔
  11. 2,799 New Peru cases ⬇︎
  12. 8,083 New Indonesia cases ⬇︎
  13. 8,020 South Africa cases ⬇︎
  14. 6,662 New Philippines cases ⬇︎
  15. 4,320 New Iraq cases
  16. 6,849 New Malaysia cases ⬆︎

 

  • Over 176.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.3 million
  • Over 16K new U.S. cases

 

Details…

  • Global cases: 176,188,426
  • Daily new cases: 413,190 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,800,367 with 11,959 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.16% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 90.78% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,308,826,757

 

  • U.S. cases: 34,306,446 U.S. new cases: 16,145 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 614,738
  • U.S. recovered: 28,346,324
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 421 ⬇︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 306,367,015

 

 

  • Texas cases: 2,976,969 with 1,005 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 52,120 – 45 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 304,502
  • Dallas County new cases: 104 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,100 – 3 today ⬇︎

 


Today’s Headlines

June 11, 2021:

Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for Covid-19

(CNN)Two guests aboard the Celebrity Millennium tested positive for Covid-19 in required end-of-cruise testing, the cruise line said in a Thursday news release.
Celebrity Millennium — the first major cruise ship allowing American passengers since the pandemic forced a pause on the industry — set sail on Saturday.
The two positive guests, which shared a stateroom on the ship, are asymptomatic and are now in isolation while being monitored by a medical team, the release said.
“We are conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts and closely monitoring the situation,” the news release said.
The ship is sailing “with fully vaccinated crew and guests and following comprehensive protocols that align with our destination partners and exceed CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests,” the release said.
The 7-day cruise from St. Maarten includes port stops in Barbados, Aruba and Curacao.
All guests were required to show vaccination proof and a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours before from St. Maarten Saturday, the release said.
About 500 passengers are on board, over 95% who are fully vaccinated, according to previous CNN reporting. Children who could not yet receive vaccinations were required to show negative Covid-19 tests.

June 10th #COVID19 Status

 

Today’s overachiever is Spain, reporting 4,623 new cases to displace Germany for the #10 position.

 

Both Spain and Texas had overnight corrections to their numbers, which explains any inconsistencies you may notice.

 

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After 25 straight days over 300k new cases being reported, India is now trending below 100k per day.

 

Current trouble spots:

  • The UK has lost control. Most of April and May are represented by 1k – 3k new cases per day. Since the end of May, the numbers are trending up, hovering in the 4k – 6k range.
  • Wednesday and Thursday were both over 7k.
  • Russia reported their first 11k day since March 6th. For all of April and May they were trending in the 8k – 9k range.
  • Brazil is all over the map in daily reporting, but they trend toward the 80k – 90k range of new cases daily.
  • Argentina and Colombia have been running out of control.
  • Argentina has been trending in the 20k to 40k range since early April.
  • Colombia has been trending above 10k per day since April 6th, with recent numbers hovering between 20k and 30k.
  • Florida hasn’t reported a new case since the 3rd of June. It is typical for them to not report on the weekend, but this is highly atypical. And disingenuous, as they have been trending in the 2k – 3k per day range since early May when they dropped below 5k. Something is going on here, which should come as no surprise to anyone.

 

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 14,880 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 91,226 New India cases ⬆︎ – 4th day below 100k
  3. 89,802 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 4,475 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 6,408 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 11,699 New Russia cases ⬆︎ – 1st day over 11k since March 6, 2021
  7. 7,232 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 27,628 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
  9. 4,623 New Spain cases ⇔
  10. 29,302 New Columbia cases ⬆︎
  11. 4,054 New Peru cases ⬆︎
  12. 8,892 New Indonesia cases ⬆︎
  13. 9,147 South Africa cases ⬆︎
  14. 7,461 New Philippines cases ⬆︎
  15. 4,684 New Iraq cases
  16. 5,671 New Malaysia cases ⬇︎

 

  • Over 175.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.2 million
  • Over 14K new U.S. cases

 

Details…

  • Global cases: 175,775,236
  • Daily new cases: 435,008 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,788,408 with 11,734 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.16% ⬆︎
  • Recovery rate: 90.71% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,233,147,568

 

  • U.S. cases: 34,275,783 U.S. new cases: 14,880 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 614,007
  • U.S. recovered: 28,278,394
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 513 ⬆︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 305,424,561

 

 

  • Texas cases: 2,975,964 with 1,797 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 52,075 – 33 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 304,398
  • Dallas County new cases: 127 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,097 – 4 today ⬆︎

 


Today’s Headlines

June 11, 2021:

Two passengers on Celebrity Millennium cruise test positive for Covid-19

(CNN)Two guests aboard the Celebrity Millennium tested positive for Covid-19 in required end-of-cruise testing, the cruise line said in a Thursday news release.
Celebrity Millennium — the first major cruise ship allowing American passengers since the pandemic forced a pause on the industry — set sail on Saturday.
The two positive guests, which shared a stateroom on the ship, are asymptomatic and are now in isolation while being monitored by a medical team, the release said.
“We are conducting contact tracing, expediting testing for all close contacts and closely monitoring the situation,” the news release said.
The ship is sailing “with fully vaccinated crew and guests and following comprehensive protocols that align with our destination partners and exceed CDC guidelines to protect the health and safety of our guests,” the release said.
The 7-day cruise from St. Maarten includes port stops in Barbados, Aruba and Curacao.
All guests were required to show vaccination proof and a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours before from St. Maarten Saturday, the release said.
About 500 passengers are on board, over 95% who are fully vaccinated, according to previous CNN reporting. Children who could not yet receive vaccinations were required to show negative Covid-19 tests.

June 9th #COVID19 Status

 

 

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After 25 straight days over 300k new cases being reported, India is now trending below 100k per day.

 

Current trouble spots:

  • The UK has lost control again. Most of April and May are represented by 1k – 3k new cases per day. Since the end of May, the numbers are trending up, hovering in the 4k – 6k range.
  • Wednesday was over 7k.
  • Russia reported their first 10k day since March 8th. For all of April and May they were trending in the 8k – 9k range.
  • Brazil is all over the map in daily reporting, but they trend toward the 80k – 90k range of new cases daily.
  • Argentina and Colombia have been running out of control.
  • Argentina has been trending in the 20k to 40k range since early April.
  • Colombia has been trending above 10k per day since April 6th, with recent numbers hovering between 20k and 30k.
  • Florida hasn’t reported a new case since the 3rd of June. It is typical for them to not report on the weekend, but this is highly atypical. And disingenuous, as they have been trending in the 2k – 3k per day range since early May when they dropped below 5k. Something is going on here, which should come as no surprise to anyone.

 

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 21,861 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 93,896 New India cases ⬆︎ – 3rd day below 100k
  3. 87,097 New Brazil cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  4. 5,555 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 6,454 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 10,407 New Russia cases ⬆︎ – 1st day over 10k since March 8, 2021
  7. 7,312 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 29,757 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
  9. 4,427 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 24,233 New Columbia cases ⬆︎
  11. 3,210 New Peru cases ⇔
  12. 7,725 New Indonesia cases ⬇︎
  13. 8,881 South Africa cases ⬆︎
  14. 5,447 New Philippines cases ⬆︎
  15. 4,616 New Iraq cases ⬆︎
  16. 6,239 New Malaysia cases ⬆︎

 

  • Over 175.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.2 million
  • Over 21K new U.S. cases

 

Details…

  • Global cases: 175,340,228
  • Daily new cases: 420,193 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,776,674 with 14,324 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.15% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 90.66% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,215,947,414

 

  • U.S. cases: 34,264,727 U.S. new cases: 21,861 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 613,494
  • U.S. recovered: 28,254,091
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 442 ⬆︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 304,443,324

 

 

  • Texas cases: 2,977,971 with 1,598 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 52,042 – 38 Today ⇔
  • Dallas County cases: 304,271
  • Dallas County new cases: 112 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,093 – 4 today ⬆︎

 


June 8th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:

Sweden, adding 2,671 new cases to surpass Romania for the #26 position.

Missouri added 705 new cases to surpass Minnesota for the #18 slot.

 

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After 25 straight days over 300k new cases being reported, India is now trending below 100k per day.

 

 

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 15,629 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 91,227 New India cases ⬆︎ – 2nd day below 100k
  3. 52,448 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 6,020 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 6,609 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  6. 9,977 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 5,966 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 31,137 New Argentina cases ⬆︎
  9. 3,504 New Spain cases ⇔
  10. 18,586 New Columbia cases ⬇︎
  11. 2,994 New Peru cases ⬆︎
  12. 6,294 New Indonesia cases ⬇︎
  13. 4,209 South Africa cases
  14. 4,759 New Philippines cases ⬇︎
  15. 4,119 New Iraq cases
  16. 5,566 New Malaysia cases

 

  • Over 174.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.2 million
  • Over 15K new U.S. cases

 

Details…

  • Global cases: 174,920,035
  • Daily new cases: 360,948 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,762,350 with 10,477 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.15% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 90.57% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,181,023,137

 

  • U.S. cases: 34,242,866 U.S. new cases: 15,629 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 613,052
  • U.S. recovered: 28,220,863
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 351 ⇔
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 303,534,160

 

 

  • Texas cases: 2,969,339 with 3,975 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 52,004 – 37 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 304,159
  • Dallas County new cases: 103 ⇔
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,089 – 1 today ⬆︎

 


June 7th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachiever is Netherlands, adding 1,377 new cases to surpass Czechia for the #20 position.

 

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India records 22nd day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k

This is the 12th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

This is the 1st day reporting under 100,000 new cases since April 5th, when India started their meteoric rise into the Covid stratosphere.

 

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 12,283 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 87,345 New India cases ⬇︎ – 1st day below 100k since April 5th
  3. 38,750 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 1,164 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 5,647 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 9,429 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 5,584 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 1,270 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 22,195 New Argentina cases ⬆︎
  10. 1,562 New Germany cases ⇔
  11. 3,122 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  12. 195 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  13. 1,401 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  14. 535 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  15. 1,158 New cases in California ⬆︎

 

  • Over 174.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.2 million
  • Over 12K new U.S. cases

 

Details…

  • Global cases: 174,559,087
  • Daily new cases: 312,260 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,751,873 with 8,035 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.15% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 90.45% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,146,484,300

 

  • U.S. cases: 34,227,237 U.S. new cases: 12,283 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 612,701
  • U.S. recovered: 28,177,659
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 335 ⬆︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 312,444,973

 

 

  • Texas cases: 2,965,364 with 1,113 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,967 – 14 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 304,056
  • Dallas County new cases: 104 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,088 – 0 today ⬇︎

 


June 6th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 21st day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k

This is the 12th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 6,408 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 101,232 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 39,637 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 5,070 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 5,386 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 9,163 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 5,223 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 2,275 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 16,415 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
  10. 1,845 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 0 New Spain cases
  12. 310 New Poland cases ⇔
  13. 2,649 New Mexico cases ⇔
  14. 937 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  15. 698 New cases in California ⬇︎

 

  • Over 174.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.2 million
  • Over 6K new U.S. cases

 

Details…

  • Global cases: 174,246,827
  • Daily new cases: 327,667 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,743,838 with 7,788 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.15% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 90.28% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,110,026,265

 

  • U.S. cases: 34,210,782 U.S. new cases: 6,408 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 612,366
  • U.S. recovered: 28,122,737
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 163 ⬇︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 300,820,521

 

 

  • Texas cases: 2,964,251 with 462 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,953 – 17 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,952
  • Dallas County new cases: 98 ⇔
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,088 – 1 today ⬇︎

 


June 5th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachiever is Colorado, sprinting past Alabama to nail down the #21 position.

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India records 20th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k

This is the 11th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 12,351 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 114,537 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 65,471 New Brazil cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  4. 6,654 New France cases ⇔
  5. 6,126 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 9,145 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 5,653 New UK cases ⬇︎
  8. 2,434 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 23,627 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
  10. 2,249 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 0 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  12. 415 New Poland cases ⇔
  13. 2,809 New Mexico cases ⇔
  14. 1,897 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  15. 1,208 New cases in California ⇔

 

  • Over 173.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.2 million
  • Over 12K new U.S. cases

 

Details…

  • Global cases: 173,919,160
  • Daily new cases: 399,103 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,736,050 with 8,860 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.15% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 90.17% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,082,254,226

 

  • U.S. cases: 34,204,374 U.S. new cases: 12,351 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 612,203
  • U.S. recovered: 28,103,491
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 388 ⬇︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 299,829,100

 

 

  • Texas cases: 2,963,789 with 1,799 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,936 – 32 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,854
  • Dallas County new cases: 98 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,087 – 1 today ⬇︎

 


Today’s Headlines

June 5, 2021:

India’s COVID crisis flags need to forecast variants

[NATURE]As head of one of India’s main genomics laboratories, I am part of the consortium that first reported the B.1.617 strain of SARS-CoV-2 as a potential variant of concern. I keep asking myself how we might have predicted its danger sooner, tracked it rapidly and stalled its spread.

This year, I saw what felt like a year of deaths in a couple of weeks, among my friends, colleagues and family. There were ill people all around, calling for help, oxygen and beds. The health-care challenges were beyond imaginable. I can state with sad confidence that such catastrophic events are unavoidable without preventive measures. With just 5% of the world fully vaccinated, simple public-health interventions — masks, ventilation, quarantines — remain the cornerstone of containment. Limiting transmission gives the virus less chance to mutate.

Yet variants of concern continue to emerge. My colleagues and I are tracking the spread of the sublineage B.1.617.2, determining how effective vaccines are against it and advising on optimal approaches to vaccination. It will not be enough to stop the pandemic.

Strategies for tackling COVID-19 must include new, faster ways to spot and stop the spread of alarming new mutants. This requires: more sharing of data and methods; funding to develop better predictions and simpler tests; and integration of genomics, informatics and public health.

Continue reading


Increases in teen hospitalization rates reinforce importance of vaccination

[CNN]A recent increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations among people ages 12 to 17 reinforces the importance of practicing prevention measures against the coronavirus and vaccination, according to a study released Friday in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The report looked at hospitalization data for 12- to- 17-year-olds from a large coronavirus surveillance network. It found 204 adolescents who were likely hospitalized primarily for Covid-19 between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021. Nearly a third — 31.4% — were admitted to intensive care units and 4.9% required invasive mechanical ventilation. There were no associated deaths.

Hospitalization rates among young people from March 1, 2020 to April 24, 2021 peaked in the week ending Jan. 9 at 2.1 per 100,000, then lowered to 0.6 in the week ending March 13. Rates then rose again to 1.3 and 1.2 respectively for the weeks ending April 17 and April 24.

The trend contrasts with hospitalization rates among people age 65 and older – the group with the highest Covid-19 vaccination coverage. During that period, hospitalization rates stabilized for that older age group.

Continue reading

Increased Covid-19 hospitalizations are a reminder that even children can suffer from the virus

Research showing an increase in Covid-19 hospitalization rates among adolescents in the US is a reminder that even children can suffer from the virus, Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said Friday.

The researchers say the data, published Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reinforces the importance of vaccination among eligible children and teens.

“It tells you children can still suffer and be hospitalized by this virus,” Offit told CNN’s Jake Tapper.


June 4th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 19th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 10th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 17,271 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 121,476 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 38,482 New Brazil cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  4. 6,953 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 6,169 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 8,947 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 6,138 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 2,556 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 30,950 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
  10. 2,995 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 4,975 New Spain cases ⇔
  12. 317 New Poland cases ⇔
  13. 2,894 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  14. 2,266 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  15. 1,129 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 173.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.1 million
  • Over 17K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 173,520,057
  • Daily new cases: 416,751 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,727,190 with 10,348 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.15% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 90.07% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,049,136,035
  • U.S. cases: 34,192,023
  • U.S. new cases: 17,271 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 612,240
  • U.S. recovered: 28,045,995
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 629 ⇔
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 298,746,840
  • Texas cases: 2,961,990 with 1,132 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,904 – 49 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,756
  • Dallas County new cases: 82 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,086 – 4 today ⬆︎

Today’s Headlines

June 5, 2021:

India’s COVID crisis flags need to forecast variants

[NATURE]As head of one of India’s main genomics laboratories, I am part of the consortium that first reported the B.1.617 strain of SARS-CoV-2 as a potential variant of concern. I keep asking myself how we might have predicted its danger sooner, tracked it rapidly and stalled its spread.

This year, I saw what felt like a year of deaths in a couple of weeks, among my friends, colleagues and family. There were ill people all around, calling for help, oxygen and beds. The health-care challenges were beyond imaginable. I can state with sad confidence that such catastrophic events are unavoidable without preventive measures. With just 5% of the world fully vaccinated, simple public-health interventions — masks, ventilation, quarantines — remain the cornerstone of containment. Limiting transmission gives the virus less chance to mutate.

Yet variants of concern continue to emerge. My colleagues and I are tracking the spread of the sublineage B.1.617.2, determining how effective vaccines are against it and advising on optimal approaches to vaccination. It will not be enough to stop the pandemic.

Strategies for tackling COVID-19 must include new, faster ways to spot and stop the spread of alarming new mutants. This requires: more sharing of data and methods; funding to develop better predictions and simpler tests; and integration of genomics, informatics and public health.

Continue reading


Increases in teen hospitalization rates reinforce importance of vaccination

[CNN]A recent increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations among people ages 12 to 17 reinforces the importance of practicing prevention measures against the coronavirus and vaccination, according to a study released Friday in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The report looked at hospitalization data for 12- to- 17-year-olds from a large coronavirus surveillance network. It found 204 adolescents who were likely hospitalized primarily for Covid-19 between Jan. 1 and March 31, 2021. Nearly a third — 31.4% — were admitted to intensive care units and 4.9% required invasive mechanical ventilation. There were no associated deaths.

Hospitalization rates among young people from March 1, 2020 to April 24, 2021 peaked in the week ending Jan. 9 at 2.1 per 100,000, then lowered to 0.6 in the week ending March 13. Rates then rose again to 1.3 and 1.2 respectively for the weeks ending April 17 and April 24.

The trend contrasts with hospitalization rates among people age 65 and older – the group with the highest Covid-19 vaccination coverage. During that period, hospitalization rates stabilized for that older age group.

Continue reading

Increased Covid-19 hospitalizations are a reminder that even children can suffer from the virus

Research showing an increase in Covid-19 hospitalization rates among adolescents in the US is a reminder that even children can suffer from the virus, Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said Friday.

The researchers say the data, published Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reinforces the importance of vaccination among eligible children and teens.

“It tells you children can still suffer and be hospitalized by this virus,” Offit told CNN’s Jake Tapper.


June 4, 2021:

Millions of Americans might not have had an adequate response to the Covid-19 vaccine

[CNN]It was a beautiful March afternoon, and as June Tatelman walked her dog in her Boston neighborhood, she was flying high.

Tatelman had recently received her second dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, and the end of the pandemic was finally in sight. Maybe soon she could play with her grandchildren and return to her volunteer work helping children in foster care. Maybe in a few months, when her husband turned 75, they could go out to a restaurant to celebrate.
As she walked, she ran into her family physician — who killed her buzz very quickly.
To treat inflamed blood vessels in her lungs, Tatelman, 73, takes a drug that suppresses her immune system. Her doctor had been reading recent medical studies suggesting the vaccine might not work well for some people taking medications like hers.
He asked her to get a blood test to see if the vaccine had worked — if she had antibodies against the virus.
She did the test and had no detectable antibodies against Covid-19.
“It was a total shock,” she said.
Tatelman was now full of questions for her doctor. Did her low antibody levels mean the vaccine didn’t work? Should she get a third dose of the vaccine? Should she cut back on the drugs that suppress her immune system to give the vaccine a better chance of working? Was there anything else she could try to make a Covid-19 vaccine work for her?
There’s very little data to help Tatelman and her physician answer these questions. Millions of other Americans are also taking immunosuppressive drugs that might weaken the effect of the Covid-19 vaccine, and they find themselves in uncharted territory, scared — with good reason — that their vaccinations might not have worked.
If their vaccinations did not work, they rely on the rest of the population to get vaccinated.
This should inspire people who have not been vaccinated to roll up their sleeves, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins told CNN Thursday.
“Even if you think you don’t need to, think about this as a donation of your own goodwill to those who are more vulnerable,” Collins said. “That’s the best hope they have.”
Vaccines never tested in people with immune deficiencies
While there’s no clear number of how many Americans are taking medications that might prove to be a challenge for the Covid-19 vaccine, a new study can help give an estimate. In a paper published last month, Dr. Beth Wallace, a rheumatologist and her team at the University of Michigan, looked at a database of more than 3 million Americans to see how many took immunosuppressants.

June 3rd #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 18th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 9th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 20,447 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 131,371 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 83,391 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 8,743 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 6,602 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,933 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 5,179 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 1,963 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 32,291 New Argentina cases ⬇︎
  10. 3,686 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 5,250 New Spain cases ⇔
  12. 572 New Poland cases ⇔
  13. 3,269 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  14. 2,581 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  15. 1,168 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 173.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.1 million
  • Over 20K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 173,103,306
  • Daily new cases: 474,634 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,716,842 with 10,842 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.15% ⬆︎
  • Recovery rate: 90.01% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 2,012,400,690
  • U.S. cases: 34,174,752
  • U.S. new cases: 20,447 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 611,611
  • U.S. recovered: 28,025,575
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 591 ⇔
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 297,323,623
  • Texas cases: 2,960,858 with 3,174 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,855 – 57 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,674
  • Dallas County new cases: 141 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,082 – 2 today ⬆︎

June 2nd #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 17th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 8th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 17,567 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 134,105 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 94,509 New Brazil cases ⬆︎ Highest since May 25
  4. 8,743 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 7,181 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 8,832 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 4,261 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 2,896 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 35,017 New Argentina cases ⇔
  10. 5,096 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 4,984 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  12. 657 New Poland cases ⇔
  13. 6,917 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,205 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  15. 825 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 172.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.1 million
  • Over 17K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 172,626,672
  • Daily new cases: 489,941 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,706,600 with 10,956 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 89.93% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 1,971,155,201
  • U.S. cases: 34,154,305
  • U.S. new cases: 17,567 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 611,020
  • U.S. recovered: 27,986,511
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 584 ⬇︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 296,699,755
  • Texas cases: 2,957,684 with 2,417 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,798 – 52 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,533
  • Dallas County new cases: 253 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,079- 1 today ⬆︎

June 1st #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 16th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 6th day India is reporting less than 250k.
This is the 7th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k. It looks like they have turned a corner in containing their Covid outbreak.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 23,592 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 133,228 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 77,898 New Brazil cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  4. 9,848 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 7,112 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  6. 9,500 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 3,099 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 2,483 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 2,990 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 4,388 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  11. 583 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 932 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 2,137 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,418 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 172.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.1 million
  • Over 23K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 172,138,731
  • Daily new cases: 447,053 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,575,557 with 10,785 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 89.81% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 1,935,361,364
  • U.S. cases: 34,136,738
  • U.S. new cases: 23,592 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 610,436
  • U.S. recovered: 27,940,918
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 669 ⬆︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 296,135,330
  • Texas cases: 2,955,267 with 754 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,746 – 18 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,280
  • Dallas County new cases: 70 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,078 – 1 today ⬆︎

May 31st #COVID19 Status

Florida posted no change for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

No new cases and no new fatalities.

This has never happened before. Given this an anomaly and that Florida is averaging over 2,000 new cases per day and 40+ fatalities per day, either there is an outage, the ONLY person who can update the stats was hit by a bus It is Memorial Day Weekend and everything has come to a halt — or someone is intentionally not reporting the numbers. Stay tuned.

This same pattern has emerged for several other U.S. States this holiday weekend.

 

Dallas is also reporting zero new cases for the last 3 days and the overall Texas numbers are unusually low. I am chalking this up to Memorial Day Weekend and no one tabulating the information.

Today’s overachiever is Chile, shooting past Canada for the #22 slot.

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India records 15th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 5th day India is reporting less than 250k.
This is the 6th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k. It looks like they have turned a corner in containing their Covid outbreak.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 5,235 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 126,698 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 32,554 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 1,171 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 6,493 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 8,475 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 3,283 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 1,818 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 2,203 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 3,186 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  11. 330 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 1,307 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 1,022 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 355 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 171.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34.1 million
  • Over 5K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 171,691,678
  • Daily new cases: 359,740 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,564,772 with 8,164 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 89.64% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 1,898,618,199
  • U.S. cases: 34,113,146
  • U.S. new cases: 5,235 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 609,767
  • U.S. recovered: 27,863,840
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 223 ⬇︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 294,630,699
  • Texas cases: 2,954,513 with 173 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 51,728 – 1 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,210
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⇔
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,078 – 0 today ⇔

May 30th #COVID19 Status

Florida posted no change for Saturday and Sunday.

No new cases and no new fatalities.

This has never happened before. Given this an anomaly and that Florida is averaging over 2,000 new cases per day and 40+ fatalities per day, either there is an outage, the ONLY person who can update the stats was hit by a bus It is Memorial Day Weekend and everything has come to a halt — or someone is intentionally not reporting the numbers. Stay tuned.

Dallas is also reporting zero new cases for the last two days and the overall Texas numbers are unusually low. I am chalking this up to Memorial Day Weekend and no one tabulating the information.

Today’s overachiever is South Africa, shooting past Czechia for the #19 position.

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India records 14th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 4th day India is reporting less than 250k.
This is the 5th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k. It looks like they have turned a corner in containing their Covid outbreak.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 7,750 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 153,485 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 43,520 New Brazil cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  4. 8,581 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 6,933 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 9,694 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 3,111 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 2,948 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 3,343 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 0 New Spain cases reported
  11. 579 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 2,725 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 1,702 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 518 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 170.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34 million
  • Over 12K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 171,331,938
  • Daily new cases: 402,546 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,556,608 with 8,443 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 89.47% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 1,868,257,236
  • U.S. cases: 34,043,068
  • U.S. new cases: 7,7501 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 609,844
  • U.S. recovered: 27,840,884
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 123 ⬇︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 294,391,368
  • Texas cases: 2,954,340 with 175 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,727 – 12 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,210
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⇔
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,078 – 1 today ⇔

May 29th #COVID19 Status

Florida posted no change for Saturday.

No new cases and no new fatalities.

This has never happened before. Given this has never happened before and that Florida is averaging over 2,000 new cases per day and 40+ fatalities per day, either there is an outage, the ONLY person who can update the stats was hit by a bus — or someone is intentionally not reporting the numbers. Stay tuned.

 

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India records 13th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 7th day India is reporting less than 250k.
This is the 4th day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 12,661 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 174,041 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 78,943 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 10,675 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 7,656 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 9,289 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 3,240 New UK cases ⬇︎
  8. 3,348 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 4,215 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 0 New Spain cases reported
  11. 775 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 3,056 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 3,096 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 824 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 170.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34 million
  • Over 12K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 170,929,392
  • Daily new cases: 490,369 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,548,165 with 10,996 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⬆︎
  • Recovery rate: 89.36% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 1,840,789,825
  • U.S. cases: 34,035,318
  • U.S. new cases: 12,661 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 609,421
  • U.S. recovered: 27,818,961
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 460 ⬇︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 293,298,812
  • Texas cases: 2,954,165 with 692 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,715 – 35 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,210
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,077 – 1 today ⬆︎

May 28th #COVID19 Status

The daily summary now tracks vaccinations for the U.S. and globally.

 

Today’s overachievers are:

Argentina surpassing Germany for the #9 slot. 2nd day in a row

Malaysia leapfroging Nepal for the #40 position.

 

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India records 12th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 6th day India is reporting less than 250k.
This is the 3rd day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 22,977 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 171,726 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 50,495 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 11,268 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 7,773 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 9,432 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 4,028 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 3,737 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 6,190 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 5,482 New Spain cases ⇔
  11. 947 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 3,000 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 3,306 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 1,430 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 170.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 34 million
  • Over 22K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 170,439,023
  • Daily new cases: 506,174 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,537,169 with 12,611 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⬆︎
  • Recovery rate: 89.24% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 1,806,626,980
  • U.S. cases: 34,022,657
  • U.S. new cases: 22,977 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 608,961
  • U.S. recovered: 27,767,040
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,235 ⇔
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 291,723,062
  • Texas cases: 2,953,474 with 1,423 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 51,623 – 57 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 303,210
  • Dallas County new cases: 102 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,076 – 6 today ⬆︎

May 27th #COVID19 Status

The daily summary now tracks vaccinations for the U.S. and globally.

 

Today’s overachievers are:

Argentina surpassing Spain for the #10 slot.

Iran leapfroging Poland for the #13 position.

 

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India records 11th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 6th day India is reporting less than 250k.
This is the 2nd day in recent weeks that India has reported less than 200k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 28,473 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 179,770 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 66,722 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 14,033 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 8,426 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 8,859 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 3,380 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 4,143 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 6,928 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 5,290 New Spain cases ⇔
  11. 1,227 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 2,932 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 3,509 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 5,362 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 169.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.9 million
  • Over 28K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 169,932,849
  • Daily new cases: 535,727 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,524,558 with 12,628 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 89.14% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 1,777,979,245
  • U.S. cases: 33,999,680
  • U.S. new cases: 28,473 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 607,728
  • U.S. recovered: 27,701,879
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,547 ⬆︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 290,149,210
  • Texas cases: 2,952,050 with 1,831 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 51,623 – 51 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 302,948
  • Dallas County new cases: 160 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,070- 3 today ⬇︎

May 26th #COVID19 Status

The daily summary now tracks vaccinations for the U.S. and globally.

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India records 10th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 5th day India is reporting less than 250k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 24,018 New U.S. cases ⇔
  2. 211,553 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 79,459 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 12,546 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 8,738 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,373 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 2,987 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 3,935 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 4,473 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 5,007 New Spain cases ⇔
  11. 1,239 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 2,483 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 3,395 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,141 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 169.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.9 million
  • Over 24K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 169,397,122
  • Daily new cases: 559,758 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,511,930 with 12,750 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 89.03% ⬆︎
  • Global vaccinations: 1,764,763,008
  • U.S. cases: 33,971,207
  • U.S. new cases: 24,018 ⇔
  • U.S. deaths: 606,179
  • U.S. recovered: 27,662,268
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 971 ⬆︎
  • U.S. Total vaccinations: 288,654,102
  • Texas cases: 2,950,219 with 1,790 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,572 – 61 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 302,948
  • Dallas County new cases: 145 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,067 – 6 today ⬆︎

Today’s Headlines

May 25, 2021:

10,000 COVID Infections Reported in Fully Vaccinated People So Far, CDC Says

[NEWSWEEK] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced its findings on Tuesday that show over 10,000 vaccine breakthrough infections had been reported as of April 30 out of approximately 101 million Americans who had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The CDC’s data showed a total of 10,262 vaccine breakthrough infections from 46 U.S. states and territories out of about 101 million people who had been fully vaccinated by the time of the April 30 findings.

Among these cases, 6,446 (63 percent) of the breakthrough infections occurred in females, and the median patient age was 58 years.

Furthermore, 2,725 (27 percent) of these infections were asymptomatic, 995 (10 percent) of patients were known to be hospitalized, and 160 (2 percent) patients died.

Among the 995 hospitalized patients in the report, 289 (29 percent) were asymptomatic or hospitalized for a reason unrelated to COVID-19. The median age of patients who died was 82 years, and 28 (18 percent) were asymptomatic or died from a cause unrelated to COVID-19.

The findings noted undercounting of the breakthrough infections is likely due to the national surveillance system relying “on passive and voluntary reporting, and data might not be complete or representative.” The CDC said that many people with vaccine breakthrough infections, especially those who are asymptomatic or who experience only mild symptoms, might not seek testing.

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May 25th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 9th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 4th day India is reporting less than 250k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 24,252 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 208,886 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 74,845 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 3,155 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 9,375 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  6. 7,884 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,410 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 3,220 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 2,578 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 5,359 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  11. 996 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 703 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 2,608 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,390 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 168.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.9 million
  • Over 24K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 168,837,364
  • Daily new cases: 523,263 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,499,180 with 12,234 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 88.91% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,947,189
  • U.S. new cases: 24,252 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 605,208
  • U.S. recovered: 27,606,442
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 792 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,948,429 with 2,042 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,511 – 42 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 302,803
  • Dallas County new cases: 152 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,061 – 2 today ⬆︎

May 24th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 8th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
India reports first day under 200,000 since April 14th
This is the 3rd day India is reporting less than 250k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 19,866 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 195,815 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 37,563 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 2,229 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 7,523 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 8,406 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,362 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 2,489 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 5,789 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 3,624 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  11. 565 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 1,274 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 1,334 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,445 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 168.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.9 million
  • Over 19K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 168,314,101
  • Daily new cases: 443,091 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,486,946 with 8,712 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 88.76% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,922,937
  • U.S. new cases: 19,866 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 604,416
  • U.S. recovered: 27,563,930
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 329 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,946,387 with 3,269 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,469 – 12 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 302,651
  • Dallas County new cases: 201 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,059 – 0 today ⇔

Today’s Headlines

May 24, 2021:

How many people get ‘long COVID’ – and who is most at risk?

[THE CONVERSATION]

A few months ago, a young athletic guy came into my clinic where I’m an infectious disease physician and COVID-19 immunology researcher. He felt tired all the time, and, importantly to him, was having difficulty mountain biking. Three months earlier, he had tested positive for COVID-19. He is the kind of person you might expect to have a few days of mild symptoms before recovering fully. But when he walked into my clinic, he was still experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and he could not mountain bike at the level he was able to before.

Tens of millions of Americans have been infected with and survived COVID-19. Thankfully, many survivors get back to normal health within two weeks of getting sick, but for some COVID-19 survivors – including my patient – symptoms can persist for months. These survivors are sometimes dubbed long-haulers, and the disease process is termed “long COVID” or post-acute COVID-19 syndrome. A long-hauler is anyone who has continued symptoms after an initial bout of COVID-19.

Numerous studies over the past few months have shown that about 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 will have symptoms that last longer than the typical two weeks. These symptoms affect not only people who were very sick and hospitalized with COVID-19, but also those with milder cases.

Long COVID is similar to COVID-19

Many long-haulers experience the same symptoms they had during their initial fight with COVID-19, such as fatigue, cognitive impairment (or brain fog), difficulty breathing, headaches, difficulty exercising, depression, sleep difficulty and loss of the sense of taste or smell. In my experience, patients’ symptoms seem to be less severe than when they were initially sick.

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Fauci ‘not convinced’ COVID developed naturally, backs investigation

[NY POST] Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top adviser to President Biden on the coronavirus pandemic, said he’s “not convinced” the deadly virus developed naturally and has called for further investigations into where it emerged.

Fauci was asked during a Poynter event, “United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking,” earlier this month about whether he was confident that COVID-19 developed naturally.

“No actually. I am not convinced about that. I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, said, according to Fox News.

“Certainly, the people who investigated it say it likely was the emergence from an animal reservoir that then infected individuals, but it could have been something else, and we need to find that out. So, you know, that’s the reason why I said I’m perfectly in favor of any investigation that looks into the origin of the virus,” he added.

The coronavirus was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, and many believe it could have begun in a lab there and escaped.

Fauci was pressed on that theory during a Senate hearing on May 11 and said he would support a further investigation during an exchange with Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kansas).

“Do you think it’s possible that COVID-19 arose from a lab accident … in Wuhan, and should it be fully investigated?” Marshall, a doctor, asked Fauci.

“That possibility certainly exists, and I am totally in favor of a full investigation of whether that could have happened,” he replied.

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May 23rd #COVID19 Status

Weekend numbers are characteristically low.

 

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India records 7th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the 2nd day India is reporting less than 250k.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 14,337 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 222,835 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 36,134 New Brazil cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  4. 9,704 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 7,839 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 9,051 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 2,092 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 3,993 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 1,182 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 0 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  11. 1,075 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 2,586 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 2,533 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 733 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 167.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.8 million
  • Over 14K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 167,871,010
  • Daily new cases: 478,770 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,478,234 with 9,878 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 88.51% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,896,660
  • U.S. new cases: 14,337 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 604,087
  • U.S. recovered: 27,502,255
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 211 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,943,118 with 642 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,457 – 19 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 302,450
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,059 – 4 today ⬆︎

May 22nd #COVID19 Status

Weekend numbers are characteristically low.

Today’s overachiever is Nepal, having just inched past Malaysia for the #42 position.

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India records 6th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
This is the first day India is reporting less than 250k since April 16.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 19,925 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 243,777 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 71,283 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 12,611 New France cases ⇔
  5. 8,697 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,609 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 2,523 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 4,714 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 6,419 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 0 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  11. 1,517 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 2,604 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 4,606 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 775 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 167.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.8 million
  • Over 19K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 167,392,240
  • Daily new cases: 571,945 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,468,356 with 10,856 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 88.41% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,882,323
  • U.S. new cases: 19,925 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 603,876
  • U.S. recovered: 27,471,242
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 468 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,942,476 with 1,085 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,438 – 50 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 302,450
  • Dallas County new cases: 82 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,055 – 2 today ⇔

May 21st #COVID19 Status

Today’s numbers show a remarkable pattern where all of the hot zones but one show a downward trend or holding steady on a Friday. Mexico is the only exception.

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India records 5th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
At this rate India is still reporting over a million new cases every 4 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 29,217 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 254,395 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 77,598 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 12,800 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 9,385 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,937 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,702 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 5,215 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 8,096 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 4,792 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  11. 1,678 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 2,628 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 4,984 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 1,223 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 166.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.8 million
  • Over 29K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 166,820,295
  • Daily new cases: 621,023 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,457,500 with 13,043 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 88.28% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,862,398
  • U.S. new cases: 29,217 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 603,408
  • U.S. recovered: 27,399,429
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 792 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,941,391 with 1,575 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 51,388 – 43 Today ⇔
  • Dallas County cases: 302,368
  • Dallas County new cases: 128 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,053 – 2 today ⇔

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May 21, 2021:

No, herd immunity will not eradicate COVID-19

Dr. Edward Dominguez says new variants are more transmissible than the early strains causing the herd immunity threshold to rise closer to 80%.

[WFAA – DALLAS]Be it through vaccinations or antibodies, getting enough people immune to COVID-19 to reach herd immunity has been seen as a way to stop the spread of the virus and ultimately get out of the pandemic.

But recent statements and predictions about herd immunity have raised questions about the effectiveness and attainability of herd immunity.

In April, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted, “We are in a race against time and the virus to vaccinate enough people to reach herd immunity to deny the virus enough hosts to successfully mutate outside of the protections of the vaccine.”

Two weeks later, a New York Times report said reaching herd immunity in the United States is now considered unlikely.

THE QUESTION

So is herd immunity even attainable and if it is reached, would it eradicate the virus?

THE ANSWER

At this point in the pandemic, the answer to both questions is “no.”

THE SOURCE

Dr. Edward Dominguez is the Medical Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases at Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Because of how quickly the virus is mutating and producing new variants, he does not believe herd immunity can be reached.

“I do not think it is attainable at this point,” said Dominguez, “As an infectious disease community, we feel we are facing a seasonal virus with little likelihood of achieving herd immunity in the United States based on virus practices currently.”

WHAT WE FOUND

Originally, the need to reach herd immunity was estimated at around 65% to 70% of people immune. But Dominguez says new variants are more transmissible than the early strains causing the herd immunity threshold to rise closer to 80%.

However, while that number may be out of reach on a global or national level, Dominguez said it is more realistic a level of herd immunity can be reached at local levels.

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May 20th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 4th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
At this rate India is still reporting over a million new cases every 4 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 30,857 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 259,269 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 83,367 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 33,292 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 9,385 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 9,232 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 2,694 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 5,736 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 10,727 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 5,733 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  11. 2,087 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 2,000 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 5,175 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 1,676 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 166.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.8 million
  • Over 30K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 166,199,282
  • Daily new cases: 651,693 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,444,457 with 13,040 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 88.16% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,833,181
  • U.S. new cases: 30,857 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 602,616
  • U.S. recovered: 27,313,211
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 667 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,939,816 with 1,716 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,345 – 44 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 302,240
  • Dallas County new cases: 90 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,051 – 1 today ⬇︎

May 19th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachiever is Germany, surpassing Spain for the #9 position.

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India records 4th day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
At this rate India is still reporting over a million new cases every 4 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 27,379 New U.S. cases ⇔
  2. 276,261 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 79,706 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 19,050 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 11,553 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 7,920 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,135 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 5,500 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 11,881 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 6,080 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  11. 2,348 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 2,767 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 5,128 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,477 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 165.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.8 million
  • Over 27K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 165,547,589
  • Daily new cases: 662,996 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,431,417 with 13,225 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 88.07% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,802,324
  • U.S. new cases: 27,379 ⇔
  • U.S. deaths: 601,949
  • U.S. recovered: 27,299,180
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 619 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,938,100 with 1,911 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,301 – 58 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 302,150
  • Dallas County new cases: 160 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,050 – 9 today ⬆︎

May 18th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records third day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
At this rate India is still reporting over a million new cases every 4 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 27,506 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 267,174 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 74,379 New Brazil cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  4. 17,210 New France cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  5. 11,937 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  6. 8,183 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,412 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 4,449 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 3,988 New Spain cases ⇔
  10. 7,604 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 1,727 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 822 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 4,095 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,232 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 164.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.7 million
  • Over 27K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 164,884,623
  • Daily new cases: 618,906 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,418,192 with 14,048 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 87.96% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,774,945
  • U.S. new cases: 27,506 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 601,330
  • U.S. recovered: 27,253,327
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 797 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,939,885 with 2,679 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 51,243 – 42 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 301,990
  • Dallas County new cases: 72 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,041 – 4 today ⬆︎

May 17th #COVID19 Status

 

Today’s overachiever is Japan, surpassing Switzerland for the #36 slot

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India records second day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
At this rate India is still reporting over a million new cases every 4 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 31,499 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 263,045 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 36,631 New Brazil cases
  4. 3,350 New France cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  5. 10,174 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 9,328 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 1,979 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 3,454 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 3,621 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 5,353 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 389 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 1,223 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 2,136 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,188 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 164.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.7 million
  • Over 31K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 164,265,717
  • Daily new cases: 554,059 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,404,144 with 10,919 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 87.77% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,747,439
  • U.S. new cases: 31,488 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 600,533
  • U.S. recovered: 27,202,309
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 386 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,937,206 with 2,786 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,201 – 28 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 301,918
  • Dallas County new cases: 490 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,037 – 3 today ⬆︎

May 16th #COVID19 Status

Predictably, Saturday and Sunday numbers are significantly lower, as should be today’s.

 

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India records first day under 300k after 25 straight days over 300k
At this rate India is still reporting over a million new cases every 4 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 20,035 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 281,860 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 36,862 New Brazil cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  4. 13,948 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 10,512 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,554 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 1,926 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 5,748 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases reported
  10. 7,067 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 2,889 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 2,695 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 3,620 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 739 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 163.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.7 million
  • Over 20K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 163,711,658
  • Daily new cases: 542,956 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,393,225 with 9,892 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 87.55% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,715,951
  • U.S. new cases: 20,035 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 600,147
  • U.S. recovered: 27,136,020
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 284 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,934,420 with 862 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 51,173 – 3 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 301,428
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,034 – 0 today ⬇︎

May 15th #COVID19 Status

Predictably, Saturday’s numbers are significantly lower, as should be today and tomorrow.

Today’s overachiever is Philippines, surpassing Iran for the #24 position

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India records 25th straight day of new cases over 300k –
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 26,985 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 310,822 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 69,300 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 15,685 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 11,472 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 8,790 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,027 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 6,552 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases reported
  10. 9,981 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 2,897 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 2,880 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 6,796 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,140 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 163.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.6 million
  • Over 26K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 163,168,702
  • Daily new cases: 635,946 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,383,333 with 12,229 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 87.37% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,695,916
  • U.S. new cases: 26,985 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 599,863
  • U.S. recovered: 27,098,620
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 549 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,932,639 with 2,303 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 51,131 – 67 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 301,428
  • Dallas County new cases: 27 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,034 – 3 today ⬇︎

May 14th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachiever is Minnesota, soaring past Missouri for the #18 position

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India records 24th straight day of new cases over 300k –
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 42,834 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 323,123 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 84,486 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 7,025 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 11,394 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 9,462 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 2,193 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 7,562 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 6,347 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 10,247 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 3,289 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 3,632 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 7,562 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,351 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 162.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.6 million
  • Over 42K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 162,532,756
  • Daily new cases: 711,814 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,371,104 with 12,866 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.07% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 87.03% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,668,931
  • U.S. new cases: 42,834 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 599,314
  • U.S. recovered: 26,712,821
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 774 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,932,639 with 2,303 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 51,131 – 67 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 301,401
  • Dallas County new cases: 91 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,031 – 4 today ⬇︎

Today’s Headlines

May 13, 2021:

Distancing from the vaccinated: Viral anti-vaccine infertility misinfo reaches new extremes

[NBC News] Yehuda Goldberg, owner of Brothers Butcher Shoppe in Ontario, updated the Covid-19 guidelines for people visiting his meat shop this month. He posted on Instagram that he would ask vaccinated people not to come in to protect his female customers.

“We have decided that since the majority of our customers are women and since women are most at risk for these side effects, we ask that if you’ve been vaccinated to please order for curbside pickup or delivery for 28 days after being vaccinated,” the post reads.

The reason, Goldberg said, is that evidence is surfacing that people who have been vaccinated are “shedding spike proteins,” which appears to be affecting women’s menstrual cycles. While medical experts say that isn’t true, Goldberg said that what he’s reading shows that just being around someone who has been vaccinated can cause reproductive health issues for women and that he doesn’t want to endanger any of his female customers.

“In my store, I’m going to stand up for women and stand up for women’s rights, and I’m going to stand up and protect my customers,” Goldberg said in an interview, adding that he isn’t a doctor and that he can’t say for sure that vaccine shedding — the false claim that people who have been vaccinated emit contagious particles — is happening.

Persistent myths like vaccine shedding are becoming more extreme on social media. The latest misinformation claims are that even being near vaccinated people is dangerous and that it can cause adverse side effects for women.

People like Goldberg are taking the warnings so seriously that they are starting to take action, asking that people who have been vaccinated stay out of stores and even canceling appointments with clients who have been vaccinated because of fear that being around vaccinated people can lead to menstrual irregularities, fertility issues or even miscarriages. A private school in Miami barred teachers who have been vaccinated from coming into contact with students and threatened the employment of teachers who had been vaccinated.

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May 13th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachiever is Nepal, soaring past Saudi Arabia for the #43 position

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India records 23rd straight day of new cases over 300k –
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 39,961 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 343,288 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 75,141 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 19,461 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 11,534 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,380 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 2,656 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 8,082 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 5,701 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  10. 17,496 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 3,694 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 3,090 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 6,813 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,355 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 161.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.6 million
  • Over 39K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 161,820,942
  • Daily new cases: 744,025 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,358,238 with 13,429 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 86.92% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,626,097
  • U.S. new cases: 39,951 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 598,540
  • U.S. recovered: 26,337,199
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 755 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,930,336 with 2,626 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 51,064 – 50 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 301,310
  • Dallas County new cases: 285 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,027 – 7 today ⇔

Today’s Headlines

May 13, 2021:

America’s unmasking brings liberation but also trepidation as huge questions loom

(CNN) Americans stripped off their masks Thursday as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made the sudden announcement that vaccinated people no longer need to wear them indoors or outdoors. It was a great moment of liberation after a year of intense stress and fear, but also one of trepidation for many as the policy created a whole new set of complex questions for parents, employers, business owners and the millions of Americans who are still hesitant to get shots.

Biden administration officials greeted the news with euphoria in Washington. In the White House, the President took off his mask during a meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito and other senators, the West Virginia Republican said. The President’s aides, who had been wearing masks as late as Thursday morning, put them away. Senators on Capitol Hill uncovered their faces. “Free at last,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
The CDC’s decision to change the guidance for fully vaccinated people — which was a surprise even to White House officials informed late Wednesday — marks a huge political success for Biden early in his term and a key turning point on the road to eradicating the pandemic, which is perhaps the most important goal of his presidency. Yet in the coming days, the onus will be on officials — none more so than the President himself — to manage and demonstrate the transition between the CDC’s pronouncement and its impact on the lives of millions of Americans.
“I think it’s a great milestone, a great day,” Biden said in the White House Rose Garden, making a point to smile and tell others to do so after months of concealing their faces to keep one another safe. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that the announcement did not mean that the pandemic was over in the US but said that the nation had just taken one step closer to normal life.
“Being able to go around without a mask, indoors as well as outdoors, is really a big step in that direction,” Fauci said. “I wouldn’t want to declare victory prematurely, but I’m saying this is clearly a step in the direction that we want to go.”

May 12th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 22nd straight day of new cases over 300k –
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 36,021 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 362,406 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 76,638 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 21,498 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 13,029 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,217 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 2,284 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 7,848 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 6,418 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 13,833 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 3,948 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 1,897 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 4,538 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,065 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 161 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.5 million
  • Over 36K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 161,076,917
  • Daily new cases: 757,015 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,344,809 with 13,904 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 86.82% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,597,785
  • U.S. new cases: 36,021 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 597,785
  • U.S. recovered: 26,620,229
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 839 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,927,710 with 2,466 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 50,944 – 70 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 301,025
  • Dallas County new cases: 239 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,020 – 7 today ⬆︎

Today’s Headlines

May 12, 2021:

Did COVID-19 Leak from a Wuhan Lab?

[REASON] In March, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called into question the organization’s report on the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The stage-managed investigation didn’t take place until a year after the pandemic started, and reckoned that it’s most likely that the virus jumped to humans from animal species, deeming the lab leak hypothesis extremely unlikely. Tedros observed, “Although the team has concluded that a laboratory leak is the least likely hypothesis, this requires further investigation, potentially with additional missions involving specialist experts, which I am ready to deploy.”

“I do not believe that this assessment was extensive enough. Further data and studies will be needed to reach more robust conclusions,” he added, noting that “all hypotheses remain on the table.” For his troubles, Chinese officials are suggesting that Tedros’ comments are being used by “some forces with ulterior motives [that] are challenging the authority of and science behind the joint report.” But if the Chinese government has nothing to hide, why has it stymied investigations into the origin of the virus from the very beginning of the pandemic?

In an extensive analysis at The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists published last week, science journalist Nicholas Wade evaluates the likelihood that the virus has a natural origin versus the possibility that it escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Noting that ultimately “neither the natural emergence nor the lab escape hypothesis can yet be ruled out,” Wade nevertheless concludes that the “proponents of lab escape can explain all the available facts about SARS2 [COVID-19 virus] considerably more easily than can those who favor natural emergence.”

As evidence, Wade notes that while researchers have identified a very similar RaTG13 virus in horseshoe bats, they have not so far found a likely progenitor of the COVID-19 coronavirus in any wild or domesticated species. Initially, it was suggested that a local Wuhan wet market where wild animals were sold for food may have been the source of the initial outbreak. That was later discounted when further testing found that many of the first cases had no link to that market.

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May 11th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 21st straight day of new cases over 300k –
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 34,807 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 348,499 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 71,018 New Brazil cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  4. 19,791 New France cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  5. 14,497 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  6. 8,115 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 2,474 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 3,943 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 4,941 New Spain cases ⇔
  10. 8,961 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 3,002 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 704 New Mexico cases ⬇︎ – Lowest since 4/21/2020
  13. 2,208 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 1,497 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 160.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.5 million
  • Over 34K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 160,319,602
  • Daily new cases: 724,547 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,330,905 with 13,514 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 86.72% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,550,115
  • U.S. new cases: 34,807 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 596,946
  • U.S. recovered: 26,558,138
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 767 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,925,244 with 2,973 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 50,944 – 55 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 300,786
  • Dallas County new cases: 159 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,013 – 6 today ⬆︎

May 10th #COVID19 Status

As is typical for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, most numbers are down. They will start to rise again today.

Today’s overachiever is Nepal, surpassing Ecuador for the #45 slot.

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India records 20th straight day of new cases over 300k –
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 38,527 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 329,517 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 29,240 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 3,292 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 13,604 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,465 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 2,357 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 8,077 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 4,579 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 7,814 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 2,031 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 1,175 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 2,817 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 2,152 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 159.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.5 million
  • Over 38K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 159,595,395
  • Daily new cases: 635,544 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,317,391 with 10,827 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 86.60% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,515,308
  • U.S. new cases: 38,527 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 596,179
  • U.S. recovered: 26,507,427
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 367 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,922,271 with 2,935 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,889 – 9 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 300,627
  • Dallas County new cases: 188 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,007 – 1 today ⇔

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May 11, 2021:

Covid-19 outbreak reported near Laos casino run by alleged crime boss

Bangkok (CNN) Authorities in Laos have reported a significant Covid-19 outbreak near the notorious Kings Romans casino, whose Chinese owner is accused by the United States of trafficking people, wildlife and drugs.

Officials said a cluster of cases in Tonpheung district was traced to people who illegally entered the area, ignoring lockdown rules, according to the Vientiane Times, a state-run English-language newspaper.
The paper also reported that a district task force accused locals of illegally bringing foreigners into Laos from neighboring Myanmar and Thailand.
Coronavirus cases have been spiking in landlocked Laos and the rest of Southeast Asia in recent weeks. A surge of cases that emerged in Laos’ capital, Vientiane, was tied to festivities during the traditional religious new year holiday celebrated throughout Southeast Asia, in mid-April.
Laos’ first official Covid-19-related death was reported Sunday. To date, authorities have identified at least 1,327 Covid-19 cases in the country, including 730 in Vientiane and 284 in Bokeo province, which is home to Tonpheung district and the Kings Romans casino. Of the nationwide cases, 1,088 are active.

India’s second wave is ravaging villages without hospitals or even doctors to fight it

Chogath, India (CNN) In the remote Indian village of Chogath, local pharmacist Jeetu has become the only source of medical help for people sick with Covid-19.

The country’s second wave has devastated major cities and regional hubs, with hospitals running out of oxygen and medicine.
But in rural states and far-flung villages, doctors and clinics are in even shorter supply — leaving residents to fight for their lives without access to care.
Chogath is a farming community in the western state of Gujarat, and home to roughly 7,400 people, according to the last census in 2011. Earlier this week, Jeetu told CNN there were around 500 to 600 cases of Covid in the village, while other residents report a spike in fatalities.
However, there isn’t a single doctor or medic in the village, and the closest city is more than an hour away. There are clinics in some neighboring towns, but these small facilities are also out of beds and critical supplies.
With cases and deaths piling up, Jeetu, who only goes by one name, took up the role as volunteer medic, using his experience as a pharmacist to source oxygen and prescribe medicine.
“There’s no one here — no health center, no doctor, no nurse,” he said. “There are no facilities in this village. So then I tackled it in the way I saw fit.”

May 9th #COVID19 Status

As is typical for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, most numbers are down. They will start to rise again on Tuesday.

Today’s overachiever is Japan, surpassing Austria for the #37 slot.

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India records 19th straight day of new cases over 300k –
and the first time in 5 days under 400k.
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 22,200 New U.S. cases ⬇︎⬇︎ Lowest since 6/15/2020
  2. 366,499 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 34,162 New Brazil cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  4. 9,128 New France cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  5. 15,191 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,419 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 1,770 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 8,289 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases reported
  10. 8,290 New Germany cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  11. 3,851 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 2,743 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 5,372 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,018 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 158.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.4 million
  • Over 22K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 158,959,811
  • Daily new cases: 650,078 ⬇︎⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,306,564 with 10,243 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 86.43% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,476,781
  • U.S. new cases: 22,200 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 595,812
  • U.S. recovered: 26,439,712
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 224 ⬇︎⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,919,336 with 1,039 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,880 – 21 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 300,439
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,006 – 1 today ⬆︎

May 8th #COVID19 Status

As is typical for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, most numbers are down. They will start to rise again on Tuesday.

Today’s overachiever is Portugal, surpassing Israel for the #30 slot.

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India records 18th straight day of new cases over 300k –
and 4 days in a row over 400k.
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 35,755 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 409,300 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 63,268 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 20,745 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 18,052 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,329 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 2,047 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 10,174 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 0 New Spain cases reported
  10. 15,238 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 4,769 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 3,043 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 8,710 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 1,252 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 158.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.4 million
  • Over 35K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 158,309,773
  • Daily new cases: 782,698 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,296,321 with 13,058 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 86.30% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,454,581
  • U.S. new cases: 35,755 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 595,588
  • U.S. recovered: 26,405,871
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 677 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,918,297 with 1,558 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,859 – 82 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 300,439
  • Dallas County new cases: 178 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,005 – 5 today ⬆︎

May 7th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachiever is Sweden, surpassing Belgium for the #27 slot.

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India records 17th straight day of new cases over 300k –
and 3 days in a row over 400k.
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 49,634 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 401,326 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 78,337 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 19,124 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 20,107 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,386 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 2,490 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 10,549 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 8,186 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 17,550 New Germany cases ⇔
  11. 6,053 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 2,846 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 8,404 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,166 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 157.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.4 million
  • Over 49K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 157,527,035
  • Daily new cases: 842,911 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,283,263 with 13,874 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.08% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 86.21% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,418,826
  • U.S. new cases: 49,634 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 594,911
  • U.S. recovered: 26,324,757
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 905 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,916,739 with 2,600 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 50,777 – 58 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 300,261
  • Dallas County new cases: 232 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 4,000 – 2 today ⬇︎

Today’s Headlines

May 7, 2021:

Mexico’s Covid death toll estimated at 600,000

[NBC News] The coronavirus has killed over 600,000 people in Mexico, according to health researchers who found that the Latin American nation’s Covid-19 death toll is almost three times higher than the official total.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine published an analysis Thursday estimating that 617,127 people have died from Covid-19 in Mexico based on adjusted excess death rates.

The number is 183 percent higher than Mexico’s official death toll, which rose to 218,007 on Wednesday.

“As terrible as the Covid-19 pandemic appears, this analysis shows that the actual toll is significantly worse,” Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, said in a statement.

In Mexico, large numbers of people have died at home without being tested for Covid-19. Additionally, Mexico’s testing rate remains low, at about 51,000 tests per million people, according to German statistics portal Statista.

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May 5th #COVID19 Status

Today’s Overachievers:

Pakistan overtakes Israel and Portugal for the #29 slot

Malaysia surpasses Saudi Arabia for the #42 position

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India records 15th straight day of new cases over 300k and an all-time high of 412,618.
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 46,585 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 412,618 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 75,652 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 26,000 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 28,476 New Turkey cases ⇔
  6. 7,975 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 2,144 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 10,579 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 9,317 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 21,266 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 3,895 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 3,064 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 2,576 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 1,557 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 155.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.3 million
  • Over 46K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 155,822,477
  • Daily new cases: 852,309 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,255,328 with 14,650 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.09% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 86.00% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,321,244
  • U.S. new cases: 46,585 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 593,148
  • U.S. recovered: 26,035,314
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 739 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,911,415 with 2,384 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 50,655 – 57 Today ⇔
  • Dallas County cases: 299,790
  • Dallas County new cases: 209 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,995 – 7 today ⬆︎

May 4th #COVID19 Status

 

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India records 14th straight day of over 300k new cases
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 43,667 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 382,691 New India cases ⬆︎
  3. 69,378 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 24,371 New France cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  5. 28,997 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  6. 7,770 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 1,946 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 9,113 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 4,515 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  10. 12,305 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 2,296 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 1,027 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 2,472 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 2,238 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 154.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.2 million
  • Over 43K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 154,175,987
  • Daily new cases: 794,181 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,240,678 with 13,883 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.09% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.93% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,274,659
  • U.S. new cases: 43,667 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 592,409
  • U.S. recovered: 25,966,389
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 895 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,909,031 with 2,857 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,598 – 53 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 299,581
  • Dallas County new cases: 170 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,988 – 1 today ⬇︎

May 3rd #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:

Philippines surpasses Romania for the #25 slot.

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India records 13th straight day of over 300k new cases
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 50,551 New U.S. cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  2. 355,828 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 36,524 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 3,760 New France cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  5. 24,733 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,489 New Russia cases ⇔
  7. 1,649 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 5,946 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 5,354 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 10,279 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 2,525 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 1,093 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 5,094 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 2,364 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 154.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.2 million
  • Over 50K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 154,175,987
  • Daily new cases: 695,779 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,226,795 with 10,625 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.09% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 85.81% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,230,992
  • U.S. new cases: 50,551 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 591,514
  • U.S. recovered: 25,908,684
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 452 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,906,174 with 4,178 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,545 – 9 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 299,411
  • Dallas County new cases: 452 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,987 – 2 today ⬆︎

Today’s Headlines

May 2, 2021:

The Covid-19 hospital in India so bad patients want to get out

New Delhi and Meerut, India (CNN) For three days, Goldi Patel, 25, went from hospital to hospital in New Delhi’s oppressive summer heat, frantically trying to find one that would keep her husband breathing.

Four hospitals turned away Patel, who is seven months pregnant with the couple’s first child, before she finally found one that would take him. But the level of care at Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital, a makeshift pandemic facility on the outskirts of the capital, is so lacking that her husband is begging to leave.
Around Sadanand Patel, 30, people are dying. He has barely any contact with doctors, and limited medicine. With 80% of his lungs already infected, he’s terrified of what happens if his condition gets worse.
“I am very scared,” Sadanand said Saturday from his hospital bed, through labored breathing. “If my health gets critical I don’t think they will be able to save me.”
As coronavirus cases spiral in India, the country’s health care system has been stretched beyond breaking point. Beds, oxygen and medical workers are in short supply. Some Covid patients are dying in waiting rooms or outside overwhelmed clinics, before they have even been seen by a doctor.
Only some Covid-19 patients manage to get admitted into India’s overburdened hospitals. But once inside, some face a different kind of terror: an absence of medical care or supplies as people die around them.

May 2nd #COVID19 Status

As is typical for the weekend, overall numbers for the most part, are lower.
Sunday’s U.S. reported new deaths are the lowest since April 18th. If you look at the spreadsheet, you can see a higher than average number of states reported zero growth on Sunday. This is likely a reporting anomaly.
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India records 12th straight day of over 300k new cases
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 34,426 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 370,059 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 28,935New Brazil cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  4. 9,888 New France cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  5. 25,980 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,697 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 1,671 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 9,145 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases reported
  10. 11,325 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 4,614 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 3,821 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 5,094 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,304 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 153.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.1 million
  • Over 34K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 153,480,208
  • Daily new cases: 684,536 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,216,170 with 10,033 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.10% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.67% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,180,441
  • U.S. new cases: 34,426 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 591,062
  • U.S. recovered: 25,777,927
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 355 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,901,996 with 1,167 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,536 – 18 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 298,959
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,985 – 0 today ⬇︎

May 1st #COVID19 Status

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India records 11th straight day of over 300k new cases
At this rate India will continue to report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 42,041 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 392,562 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 60,013New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 25,670 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 28,817 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 9,270 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  7. 1,907 New UK cases ⬇︎
  8. 12,964 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases reported
  10. 20,141 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 6,473 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 3,821 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 8,549 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,540 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 152.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.1 million
  • Over 42K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 152,975,672
  • Daily new cases: 796,419 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,206,137 with 12,892 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.10% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.56% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,146,015
  • U.S. new cases: 42,041 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 590,707
  • U.S. recovered: 25,777,927
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 652 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,900,829 with 1,880 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,518 – 55 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 298,959
  • Dallas County new cases: 168 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,985 – 9 today ⬆︎

April 30th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers are:
Turkey surpasses Russia for the #5 position
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India records 10th straight day of over 300k new cases
India reports over 400,000 new daily cases for the first time
At this rate India will continue to report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 59,906 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 402,110 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 73,076 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 24,299 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 31,891 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  6. 8,731 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,381 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 13,445 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 9,135 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  10. 12,845 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 6,802 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 3,990 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 11,627 New Ukraine cases ⇔
  14. 2,098 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 151.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33.1 million
  • Over 59K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 151,999,253
  • Daily new cases: 878,292 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,193,245 with 14,414 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.10% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.44% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 33,103,974
  • U.S. new cases: 59,906 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 590,055
  • U.S. recovered: 25,710,142
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 848 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,898,949 with 3,383 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,395 – 68 Today ⇔
  • Dallas County cases: 298,791
  • Dallas County new cases: 361 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,976 – 4 today ⬆︎

April 29th #COVID19 Status

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India records 9th straight day of over 300k new cases
At this rate India will continue to report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 60,373 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 386,888 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 69,079 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 26,538 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 9,284 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  6. 37,674 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,445 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 14,314 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 10,143 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 27,913 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 8,420 New Poland cases ⇔
  12. 3,818 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 11,627 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,723 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 151.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 33 million
  • Over 60K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 151,120,341
  • Daily new cases: 906,550 ⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 3,178,831 with 15,269 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.10% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 85.39% ⇔
  • U.S. cases: 33,044,068
  • U.S. new cases: 60,373 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 589,207
  • U.S. recovered: 25,584,747
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 870 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,895,566 with 5,127 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,395 – 68 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 298,430
  • Dallas County new cases: 268 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,972 – 3 today ⬇︎

April 28th #COVID19 Status

Today’s Overachievers:
Iraq surpasses Romania for the #24 slot
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India records 8th straight day of over 300k new cases
At this rate India will continue to report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 56,604 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 379,459 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 77,266 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 31,539 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 7,848 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  6. 40,444 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,168 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 13,382 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 8,665 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 24,896 New Germany cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  11. 8,894 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 1,143 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 9,590 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  14. 1,577 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 150.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.9 million
  • Over 56K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 150,213,791
  • Daily new cases: 894,571 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,163,562 with 15,357 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.11% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.39% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,983,695
  • U.S. new cases: 56,604 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 588,337
  • U.S. recovered: 25,584,747
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 953 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,890,439 with 3,852 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,327 – 75 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 298,162
  • Dallas County new cases: 350 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,969 – 4 today ⬇︎

April 27th #COVID19 Status

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India records 7th straight day of over 300k new cases
At this rate India will continue to report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 52,046 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 362,902 New India cases ⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 76,085 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 30,317 New France cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  5. 8,053 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 43,301 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  7. 2,685 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 10,398 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 7,665 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 19,009 New Germany cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  11. 5,709 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 1,143 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 7,915 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,236 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 149.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.9 million
  • Over 52K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 149,319,220
  • Daily new cases: 846,730 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,148,205 with 14,798 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.11% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.36% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,927,091
  • U.S. new cases: 52,046 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 587,384
  • U.S. recovered: 25,521,913
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 773 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,886,587 with 4,064 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 52,046 – 60 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 297,812
  • Dallas County new cases: 175 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,965 – 7 today ⬆︎

Today’s Headlines

April 27, 2021:

Experts fear India has more than half a billion Covid cases

(CNN) India, home to the world’s worst ongoing coronavirus outbreak, has reported more than 17.6 million cases since the pandemic began last year.

But the real number, experts fear, could be up to 30 times higher — meaning more than half a billion cases.
Health workers and scientists in India have long warned that Covid-19 infections and related deaths are significantly underreported for several reasons, including poor infrastructure, human error, and low testing levels.
Some things have changed since then — testing has greatly increased in the wake of the first wave, for instance. But still, the true extent of the second wave now ravaging India is likely much worse than official numbers suggest.
“It’s widely known that both the case numbers and the mortality figures are undercounts, they always have been,” said Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy in New Delhi.
“Last year we estimated that only one in about 30 infections were being caught by testing, so the reported cases are a serious underestimate of true infections,” he said. “This time, the mortality figures are probably serious underestimates, and what we’re seeing on the ground is many more deaths, than what has been officially reported.”
CNN has reached out to the country’s health ministry for comment about the claims of underreporting.
As the first wave began to ebb in September last year, the government pointed to its low death rate as a sign of its success in handling the outbreak, and to support its decision to lift some restrictions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the low figures as boosting “the confidence of people,” and predicted that “the entire country will emerge victorious in the battle against Covid-19,” according to a press release in August.

Canada deploys military to Ontario amid a worsening Covid wave

(CNN) Canada has deployed its military to Ontario amid a worsening Covid-19 wave that has caused the positivity rate to hit an all-time high in the province.

The government approved Ontario’s request for medical and other support as ICU admissions hit new highs Monday.
“We have approved a request for assistance from Ontario to provide support to their provincial healthcare system against COVID19,” Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said on Twitter. “@CanadianForces will provide medical + civilian human health resources within medical care facilities in ON, as well as logistical and admin. support.”
Earlier this month the province issued new stay-at-home orders that were met with some protests. The government doubled down on April 16 when it said it would strengthen enforcement and penalties for those not complying with orders.
Canada said it would deploy federal health human resources, provide support from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and pay for the redeployment of the Canadian Red Cross to support and relieve staff in medical care facilities, a statement released late Monday said.
“The CAF is preparing to deploy up to three multi-purpose medical assistance teams (MMATs), which are scalable healthcare provider teams primarily composed of Nursing Officers and Medical Technicians as well as additional CAF members for general duty support as applicable,” the statement said. “The MMATs will be rotated in and out of the province rather than deployed simultaneously to ensure that CAF support is sustainable.”

India spiraling deeper into Covid crisis

(CNN) In February, it seemed like India had gotten Covid-19 under control, with daily cases falling nearly 90% from the peak of the first wave last year.

Now, the country is experiencing the world’s worst outbreak. Daily cases have been rising continuously for the past 10 days; on Monday, India reported 352,991 new cases, breaking yet another record for the highest single-day figure globally.
On the ground, these numbers translate to heart wrenching tragedy. Photos show grieving families dressed in full protective suits at mass cremations, performing last rites surrounded by dozens of other burning funeral pyres. Hospitals have run out of basic medical supplies, with many patients dying due to oxygen shortages. Family members are driving from clinic to clinic, frantically searching for open ICU beds for their loved ones.
The government has been scrambling to respond to the crisis, with countries around the world offering aid. But for now, the outbreak shows no signs of letting up, and experts warn it could get even worse.
“I’m afraid this is not the peak,” said Dr. Giridhara R. Babu of the Public Health Foundation of India on Monday. “The kind of data that we see, (we are) at least two to three weeks away from the peak.”
Others say India may be approaching the peak now, sooner than Babu’s estimate — but with so many ill and so few supplies available, the country will see many more deaths before the second wave subsides.

How did it get so bad?

Cases began creeping upward in early March, but accelerated rapidly — the number of daily cases by the end of the month had jumped six times higher than at the start of the month. That exponential rise has only continued with increasing speed and severity.
The second wave hit so much harder because people were unprepared, experts say. The first wave peaked in September and daily cases declined steadily in the following months; the apparent recovery seemed so successful that the country’s health minister declared in early March they were “in the endgame” of the pandemic.
And the country’s vaccination drive, among the world’s largest and most ambitious, got underway in January.
Residents relaxed Covid-safe practices like social distancing, and authorities were looser in their enforcement. Although some states stayed cautious and made preparations for a second wave, none of it was enough — and nobody foresaw the massive coming wave.



April 26th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:

No Changes

As usual, numbers are generally down across the board on the weekend
Saturday, Sunday and Monday are typically lower than the rest of the week.
Follow this blog for all the latest information and Covid-19 news: https://wp.me/p8LOj2-9o
India records another all time high new case count today of 319,435
At this rate India will continue to report over a million new cases every 4 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 50,656 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 319,435 New India cases ⬇︎ – 6 straight days of over 300k new cases
  3. 29,669 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 5,952 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,803 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 37,312 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,064 New UK cases ⬆︎
  8. 8,440 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 6,500 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 9,568 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 3,451 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 1,653 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 5,062 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 2,752 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 148.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.8 million
  • Over 50K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 148,472,490
  • Daily new cases: 691,688 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,133,407 with 10,958 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.11% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.25% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,875,045
  • U.S. new cases: 50,656 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 586,611
  • U.S. recovered: 25,475,789
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 459 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,882,523 with 4,749 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,192 – 16 Today ⇔
  • Dallas County cases: 297,637
  • Dallas County new cases: 322 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,958 – 2 today ⬆︎

April 25th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:

No Changes

As usual, numbers are generally down across the board on the weekend
Saturday, Sunday and Monday are typically lower than the rest of the week.
Follow this blog for all the latest information and Covid-19 news: https://wp.me/p8LOj2-9o
India records another all time high new case count today of 354,531
At this rate India will report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 34,736 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 354,531 New India cases ⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 32,572 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 24,465 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,780 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 38,553 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  7. 1,712 New UK cases ⬇︎
  8. 13,157 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 0 New Spain cases reported
  10. 12,014 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 7,235 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 3,308 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 7,930 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,311 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 147.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.8 million
  • Over 34K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 147,780,802
  • Daily new cases: 728,087 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,122,449 with 9,949 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.11% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 85.09% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,824,389
  • U.S. new cases: 34,736 ⬇︎⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 586,152
  • U.S. recovered: 25,379,831
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 272 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,877,774 with 1,703 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 50,176 – 16 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 297,315
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,956 – 0 today ⬇︎

April 24th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:

Columbia surpasses Poland for the #12 slot

As usual, numbers are generally down across the board on the weekend
Saturday, Sunday and Monday are typically lower than the rest of the week.
Follow this blog for all the latest information and Covid-19 news: https://wp.me/p8LOj2-9o
India records another all time high new case count today of 349,313
At this rate India will report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 53,949 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 349,313 New India cases ⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 70,105 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 32,633 New France cases ⇔
  5. 8,828 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 40,596 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,061 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 13,814 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases reported
  10. 24,423 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 9,510 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 3,911 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 12,711 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 468 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 147 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.7 million
  • Over 53K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 147,052,715
  • Daily new cases: 830,751 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,112,500 with 13,552 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.12% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.03% ⇔
  • U.S. cases: 32,789,653
  • U.S. new cases: 53,949 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 585,880
  • U.S. recovered: 25,339,874
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 805 ⇔
  • Texas cases: 2,876,071 with 1,647 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,160 – 56 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 297,315
  • Dallas County new cases: 303 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,956 – 3 today ⬆︎

April 23rd #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:

No Changes Today

India records another all time high new case count today of 345,147
At this rate India will report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 66,583 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 345,147 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 65,971 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 32,340 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,840 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 49,438 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,678 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 14,758 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 11,731 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 23,710 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 10,863 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 3,708 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 14,277 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 2,081 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 146.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.7 million
  • Over 66K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 146,221,964
  • Daily new cases: 903,565 ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 3,098,948 with 14,329 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.12% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.03% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,735,704
  • U.S. new cases: 66,583 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 585,075
  • U.S. recovered: 25,296,047
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 849 ⇔
  • Texas cases: 2,874,424 with 2,982 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 50,104 – 63 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 297,012
  • Dallas County new cases: 181 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,953 – 2 today ⬆︎

April 22nd #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:

No Changes Today

India records another all time high new case count today of 332,503
At this rate India will report over a million new cases every 3 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 67,701 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 332,503 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 49,344 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 34,318 New France cases ⇔
  5. 8,996 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 54,791 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  7. 2,728 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 16,046 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 10,814 New Spain cases ⇔
  10. 29,382 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 12,770 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 4,639 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 16,235 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,441 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 145.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.6 million
  • Over 67K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 145,318,399
  • Daily new cases: 893,197 ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 3,084,619 with 13,526 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.12% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 85.05% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,669,121
  • U.S. new cases: 67,070 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 584,226
  • U.S. recovered: 25,236,658
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 896 ⇔
  • Texas cases: 2,871,442 with 3,668 new cases ⇔
  • Texas deaths: 50,041 – 68 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 296,831
  • Dallas County new cases: 223 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,951 – 0 today ⬇︎

April 21st #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Turkey Surpasses UK for the #6 position
Iran Surpasses Mexico for the #14 slot
Denmark passes Ireland for the #63 position
India records another all time high new case count today of 315,802
At this rate India is reporting over a million new cases every 4 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 65,581 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 315,082 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 71,910 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 34,368 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,271 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 61,967 New Turkey cases ⇔
  7. 2,396 New UK cases ⇔
  8. 13,868 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 10,232 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 27,862 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 13,927 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 4,262 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 12,162 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 1,982 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 144.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.6 million
  • Over 65K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 144,425,302
  • Daily new cases: 888,414 ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 3,071,093 with 14,113 new cases ⇔
  • Mortality rate: 2.13% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.09% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,602,051
  • U.S. new cases: 65,581 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 583,330
  • U.S. recovered: 25,107,434
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 874 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,867,774 with 3,859 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,973 – 78 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 296,608
  • Dallas County new cases: 281 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,951 – 5 today ⬇︎

April 20th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Phillippines Surpasses Belgium for the #26 position
Washington Surpasses Iowa for the #28 slot
India records a lower new case count today of 294,290 – the second highest daily count
At this rate India is still reporting over a million new cases every 5 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 61,427 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 294,290 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  3. 73,172 New Brazil cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  4. 43,698 New France cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  5. 8,164 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 2,524 New UK cases ⇔
  7. 61,028 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  8. 12,069 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 7,486 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 16,363 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 9,240 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 1,308 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 8,940 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,583 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 143.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.5 million
  • Over 61K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 143,536,788
  • Daily new cases: 844,544 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 3,056,980 with 14,034 new cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.13% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.10% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,536,470
  • U.S. new cases: 61,427 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 582,456
  • U.S. recovered: 25,105,535
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 914 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,863,915 with 4,463 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,895 – 58 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 296,327
  • Dallas County new cases: 282 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,946 – 6 today ⬆︎

Today’s Headlines

April 20, 2021:

Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India’s counting of Covid dead

[CNN] In one crematorium in the western Indian state of Gujarat, gas and firewood furnaces have been running so long without a break that metal parts have begun to melt. In another crematorium in Uttar Pradesh state, the number of cremations have jumped by five times in recent weeks during India’s second Covid-19 wave.

“We are working around the clock at 100% capacity to cremate bodies on time,” Kamlesh Sailor, the president of the trust that runs the Gujarat crematorium in the diamond-polishing city of Surat, told Reuters.
With hospitals full, and oxygen and medicines in short supply in an already creaky health system, several major cities are reporting far larger numbers of cremations and burials under coronavirus protocols than official Covid-19 death tolls, according to crematorium and cemetery workers, media and a review of government data.
India on Monday registered a record 273,810 new daily infections and 1,619 deaths. Its total number of cases now stands at more than 15 million, second only to the United States.
Reliable data is at the heart of any government response to the pandemic, without which planning for hospital vacancies, oxygen and medicine becomes difficult, experts say.
Government officials say the discrepancy in death tallies may be caused by several factors, including over-caution.

WHO delivers Covid warning as world hits weekly case record

(CNN) Covid-19 infections have been rising at an alarming rate for eight consecutive weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, as the virus sweeps unabated through hotspots in several corners of the globe.

More than 5.2 million new cases were recorded last week — the most in a single week since the pandemic began — WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news briefing in Geneva on Monday.
Deaths also increased for the fifth straight week, he said, with the pandemic now officially claiming more than 3 million lives.
And Tedros warned that the pace of the pandemic is accelerating, even as some countries tout their own improved vaccination programs.
“It took nine months to reach 1 million deaths, four months to reach 2 million and three months to reach 3 million deaths,” said Tedros. “Big numbers can make us numb, but each one of these deaths is a tragedy for families, communities and nations.”
And, as more at-risk or older adults are fully inoculated and some economies open up, the director-general suggested the brunt of the virus’s spread may be shifting towards younger adults. He told reporters that infections and hospitalizations among people age 25 to 59 are “increasing at an alarming rate,” possibly due to highly transmissible variants and increased social mixing among younger people.
Concerns about more young adults contracting Covid-19 have already been reported by doctors in some hotspots — including Brazil, where a new variant has caused a devastating surge in hospitalizations and deaths.

April 19, 2021:

Ontario sees 4,447 new COVID-19 cases as admissions to ICUs top 750

[OBLIVIOTS] Canada Surpasses Chile for the #22 slot today

[CBC] Ontario reported another 4,447 cases of COVID-19 and 19 more deaths of people with the illness on Monday, while the number of hospitalizations topped 2,200.

It’s the sixth straight day of more than 4,000 new infections in the province.

They come as labs completed 42,873 tests for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and logged a positivity rate of 10.5 per cent — the highest recorded since in Ontario since the beginning of the pandemic.

There are 2,202 people with COVID-19 in hospitals, according to the Ministry of Health. Of those, 755 are being treated for COVID-related critical illnesses in intensive care units. A total of 516 patients require a ventilator to breathe.

All three figures are new pandemic highs for Ontario. Health officials warned last week that admissions to hospitals and ICUs are expected to continue to rise for the next several weeks, as they are lagging indicators to the explosive growth in cases this month.

Meanwhile, up to 60 patients from the Toronto area are expected to be transferred to Windsor this week to help with the crush of patients from the third COVID-19 wave, according to an internal memo from London Middlesex Primary Care. Another 40 are heading to the London area.


U.S. health officials are examining ‘a handful’ of new, unconfirmed reports after J.& J. vaccine pause

[NYTIMES] Federal health officials are investigating “a handful” of new, unconfirmed reports that have emerged after Johnson & Johnson injections were paused nationwide, to determine whether they might be cases of a rare, serious blood clotting disorder that caused the pause, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. It is unclear as yet whether the vaccine was responsible for the original few cases.

“Right now, we are encouraged that it hasn’t been an overwhelming number of cases but we are looking and seeing what has come in,” the director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said at a White House news conference on the pandemic.

Last week, federal health officials said they wanted vaccine recipients and medical providers to be aware of the original cases and to report any incidents of serious adverse reactions to the shots. Health officials called for the pause after six women ages 18 to 48 developed the blood clotting disorder within about one to three weeks after Johnson & Johnson injections. One died, and as of last week, a second remained hospitalized in critical condition.

 

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April 19th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Canada Surpasses Chile for the #22 position
Norway Surpasses China for the #88 slot
India records a lower new case count today of 256,947 – the first downward trend in a week
At this rate India is still reporting over a million new cases every 5 days

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 70,580 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 256,947 New India cases ⬇︎
  3. 34,642 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 6,696 New France cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  5. 8,589 New Russia cases ⇔
  6. 2,963 New UK cases ⬆︎
  7. 55,149 New Turkey cases ⇔
  8. 8,863 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 6,898 New Spain cases ⇔
  10. 13,417 New Germany cases ⇔
  11. 7,283 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 1,506 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 6,506 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 2,685 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 142.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.4 million
  • Over 70K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 142,692,244
  • Daily new cases: 693,744 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,042,946 with 10,055 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.13% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 85.09% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,475,043
  • U.S. new cases: 70,580 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 581,542
  • U.S. recovered: 25,043,463
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 481 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,859,452 with 5,299 new cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,837 – 17 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 296,045
  • Dallas County new cases: 502 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,940 – 3 today ⬇︎

April 18th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Indonesia Surpasses Chechia for the #18 position
India records another all time high new case count today of 275,306 – 13th all time high in 2 weeks

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 43,183 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 275,306 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 42,937 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 29,344 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,632 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  6. 1,882 New UK cases ⬇︎
  7. 55,802 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  8. 12,688 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases ⇥
  10. 13,123 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 12,172 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 4,157 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 10,282 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,686 New cases in California ⇔
  • Over 141.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.4 million
  • Over 43K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 141,998,500
  • Daily new cases: 711,641 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,032,891 with 9,576 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.14% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 85.00% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,404,463
  • U.S. new cases: 43,183 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 581,061
  • U.S. recovered: 24,961,229
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 305 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,854,153 with 1,374 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,820 – 35 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 295,543
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,937 – 4 today ⬇︎

April 17th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Argentina Surpasses Poland for the #11 position
India records another all time high new case count today of 260,778 – 12th all time high in 2 weeks

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 55,368 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 260,778 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 65,792 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 35,861 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 9,321 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  6. 2,366 New UK cases ⇔
  7. 62,606 New Turkey cases ⇔
  8. 15,364 New Italy cases ⇔
  9. 0 New Spain cases ⇥
  10. 20,957 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 15,761 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 4,504 New Mexico cases ⇔
  13. 14,984 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 1,912 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 141.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.3 million
  • Over 55K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 141,286,859
  • Daily new cases: 781,794 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,023,315 with 11,761 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.14% ⇔
  • Recovery rate: 84.95% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,361,280
  • U.S. new cases: 55,368 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 580,756
  • U.S. recovered: 24,909,770
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 814 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,852,779 with 2,098 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,785 – 52 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 295,543
  • Dallas County new cases: 292 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,933 – 7 today ⬆︎

April 16th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
No Changes
India records another all time high new case count today of 233,943 – 11th all time high in 2 weeks

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 81,773 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 233,943 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 76,249New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 36,442 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,995 New Russia cases
  6. 2,596 New UK cases
  7. 63,082 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  8. 15,923 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 10,598 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 21,764 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 17,870 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 4,189 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 17,479 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,904 New cases in California
  • Over 140.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.3 million
  • Over 81K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 140,505,065
  • Daily new cases: 837,685 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 3,011,554 with 12,640 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.14% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 84.98% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,305,912
  • U.S. new cases: 81,773 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 579,942
  • U.S. recovered: 24,836,187
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 949
  • Texas cases: 2,850,681 with 3,030 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 49,733 – 70 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 295,251
  • Dallas County new cases: 152 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,926 – 4 today ⬆︎

April 15th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Michigan surpasses Arizona for the #11 slot
India records another all time high new case count today of 216,850 – 10th all time high in 2 weeks

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 74,916 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 216,850 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 80,529 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  4. 38,045 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,944 New Russia cases
  6. 2,671 New UK cases
  7. 61,400 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  8. 19,963 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 9,963 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  10. 30,804 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 21,129 New Poland cases
  12. 5,113 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 16,427 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,656 New cases in California
  • Over 139.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.2 million
  • Over 74K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 139,667,380
  • Daily new cases: 846,039 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,998,914 with 13,930 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.15%
  • Recovery rate: 85.03% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,224,139
  • U.S. new cases: 74,916 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 578,993
  • U.S. recovered: 24,770,980
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 901
  • Texas cases: 2,847,651 with 3,398 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 49,663 – 80 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 295,099
  • Dallas County new cases: 202 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,922 – 3 today ⬇︎

April 14th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
India surpasses Brazil for the #1 slot
Michigan is poised to take the #11 slot from Arizona tomorrow
India records another all time high new case count today of 199,569 – Ninth all time high in 2 weeks

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 78,439 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 199,569 New India cases ⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 75,998 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  4. 43,505 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 8,326 New Russia cases
  6. 2,491 New UK cases
  7. 62,797 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  8. 16,160 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 10,474 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 32,546 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  11. 21,279 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 4,293 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 14,553 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,458 New cases in California
  • Over 138.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32.1 million
  • Over 78K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 138,821,341
  • Daily new cases: 814,310 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,984,984 with 13,696 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.15%
  • Recovery rate: 80.54% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 32,149,223
  • U.S. new cases: 78,439 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 578,092
  • U.S. recovered: 24,696,161
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 913 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,844,253 with 3,493 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,583 – 70 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 294,897
  • Dallas County new cases: 285 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,919 – 5 today ⬆︎

April 13th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Argentina surpasses Colombia for the #12 slot
India records another all time high new case count today of 185,248 – Eighth all time high in 2 weeks

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 80,641 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 80,157 New Brazil cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  3. 185,248 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  4. 39,113 New France cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  5. 8,173 New Russia cases
  6. 2,471 New UK cases ⬇︎
  7. 59,187 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  8. 13,439 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 6,292 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  10. 10,772 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 13,210 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 1,627 New Mexico cases
  13. 11,680 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,558 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 138 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 32 million
  • Over 80K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 138,007,031
  • Daily new cases: 757,574 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,971,288 with 12,965 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.15% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 80.46%
  • U.S. cases: 32,070,784
  • U.S. new cases: 80,641 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 577,179
  • U.S. recovered: 24,626,410
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 881 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,840,760 with 4,532 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,513 – 60 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 294,612
  • Dallas County new cases: 262 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,914 – 0 today

April 12th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Michigan surpasses Tennessee for the #12 slot
India records slightly lower new case count today of 160,694 – First downward movement in 7 days
As usual, with the exception of India and Mexico, Sunday’s numbers are low.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 71,542 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 38,866New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  3. 160,694 New India cases ⬇︎
  4. 8,536 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,536 New Russia cases
  6. 3,568 New UK cases ⬆︎
  7. 54,562 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  8. 9,780 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 7,446 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 11,523 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 11,989 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 1,793 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  13. 7,856 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 3,757 New cases in California
  • Over 137.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.9 million
  • Over 71K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 137,249,457
  • Daily new cases: 620,927 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,958,323 with 9,095 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 80.46% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,990,143
  • U.S. new cases: 71,542 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 576,298
  • U.S. recovered: 24,560,856
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 469 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,836,228 with 5,650 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,453 – 16 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 294,350
  • Dallas County new cases: 416 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,914 – 0 today

April 11th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Philippines surpasses Sweden for the #27 slot
India records highest ever new case count today of over 169,000 – Seventh Time in a week
As usual, with the exception of India and Mexico, Sunday’s numbers are low.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 48,605 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 37,537 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 169,923 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH AGAIN
  4. 34,895 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,702 New Russia cases
  6. 1,730 New UK cases ⬇︎
  7. 50,678 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  8. 15,737 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases
  10. 16,738 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 21,706 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 6,356 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 12,112 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 3,512 New cases in California
  • Over 136.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.8 million
  • Over 48K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 136,628,530
  • Daily new cases: 633,287 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,949,228 with 10,148 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 80.42% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,918,601
  • U.S. new cases: 48,605 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 575,829
  • U.S. recovered: 24,480,522
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 234 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,830,578 with 1,413 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,437 – 26 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 293,934
  • Dallas County new cases: 0 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,914 – 3 today

April 10th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Iraq surpasses Belgium for the #25 slot
Pennsylvania surpasses Georgia for the #6 slot
India records highest ever new case count today of over 152,000 – Sixth Time in a week

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 67,224 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 69,592 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 152,673 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH AGAIN
  4. 43,284 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 8,704 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  6. 2,584 New UK cases ⬇︎
  7. 52,676 New Turkey cases ⬇︎
  8. 17,551 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  9. 0 New Spain cases
  10. 18,693 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 24,886 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 5,045 New Mexico cases
  13. 17,463 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  14. 3,115 New cases in California
  • Over 135.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.8 million
  • Over 67K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 135,995,243
  • Daily new cases: 705,100 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,939,080 with 11,330 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 80.41% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,869,996
  • U.S. new cases: 67,224 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 575,595
  • U.S. recovered: 24,423,589
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 755 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,829,165 with 2,708 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,411 – 68 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 293,934
  • Dallas County new cases: 275 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,911 – 3 today ⬇︎

April 9th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Turkey leapfrogs Italy and Spain for the #7 slot
Indonesia surpasses South Africa for the #16 slot
Philippines surpasses Israel and Portugal for the #28 slot
India records highest ever new case count today of over 144,000 – Fifth Time in a week

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 85,368 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 89,090 New Brazil cases
  3. 144,829 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH AGAIN
  4. 41,243 New France cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  5. 9,150 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  6. 3,150 New UK cases ⬆︎
  7. 55,791 New Turkey cases
  8. 18,924 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  9. 10,875 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 22,281 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  11. 28,523 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  12. 5,140 New Mexico cases
  13. 19,676 New Ukraine cases
  14. 3,789 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 135.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.8 million
  • Over 85K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 135,290,143
  • Daily new cases: 785,460 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,927,750 with 13,410 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 80.47% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,802,772
  • U.S. new cases: 85,368 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 574,840
  • U.S. recovered: 24,346,776
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 984 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,826,457 with 3,018 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,343 – 107 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 293,659
  • Dallas County new cases: 294 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,908 – 9 today ⬆︎

April 8th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Poland surpasses Columbia for the #11 slot
India records highest ever new case count today of over 131,000 – Fourth Time in a week

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 80,161 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 89,293 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 131,893 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH AGAIN
  4. 15,869 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,672 New Russia cases
  6. 3,030 New UK cases ⬆︎
  7. 17,206 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  8. 55,941 New Turkey cases ⬆︎
  9. 9,901 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  10. 24,257 New Germany cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  11. 27,899 New Poland cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  12. 5,499 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  13. 19,419 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  14. 2,386 New cases in California
  • Over 134.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.7 million
  • Over 80K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 134,504,683
  • Daily new cases: 828,917 ⬆︎⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,914,340 with 13,928 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.17%
  • Recovery rate: 80.52% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,717,404
  • U.S. new cases: 80,161 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 573,856
  • U.S. recovered: 24,272,869
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,007 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,823,439 with 4,437 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,236 – 98 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 293,365
  • Dallas County new cases: 244 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,899 – 3 today

April 7th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Sweden surpasses both Israel and Portugal for the #27 slot
India records highest ever new case count today of over 126,000 – Third Time in a week

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 76.805 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 90,973 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  3. 126,315 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH AGAIN
  4. 0 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,294 New Russia cases
  6. 2,762 New UK cases
  7. 13,686 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  8. 8,788 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  9. 14,936 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 14,913 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  11. 4,675 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  12. 15,415 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  13. 2,402 New cases in California
  • Over 133.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.6 million
  • Over 76K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 133,015,524
  • Daily new cases: 660,242 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,900,412 with 14,802 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.17%
  • Recovery rate: 80.64%
  • U.S. cases: 31,637,243
  • U.S. new cases: 76,805 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 572,849
  • U.S. recovered: 24,206,539
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 873 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,819,002 with 4,055 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 49,138 – 108 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 293,121
  • Dallas County new cases: 378
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,896 – 2 today

April 6th #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
No position changes today
India records highest ever new case count today of over 115,000

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 63,462 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 82,869 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  3. 115,269 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ – ALL TIME HIGH
  4. 8,045 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,328 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  6. 2,379 New UK cases
  7. 7,763 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  8. 6,623 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  9. 9,600 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 8,243 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  11. 1,247 New Mexico cases
  12. 13,276 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  13. 2,239 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 133 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.5 million
  • Over 63K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 133,015,524
  • Daily new cases: 605,006 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,885,610 with 12,202 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.17%
  • Recovery rate: 80.64% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,560,438
  • U.S. new cases: 63,462 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 570,260
  • U.S. recovered: 24,122,221
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 978 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,814,947 with 4,613 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 49,030 – 94 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 292,743
  • Dallas County new cases: 379 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,894 – 1 today ⬆︎

April 5th #COVID19 Status

As expected, Easter Numbers were substantially lower. And in some cases, there seem to have been resurrections <sarcasm> since the death counts have yielded negative numbers. I am not changing those numbers. They will self-correct in the next day or so.

Today’s overachievers:
Chechia leapfrogged South Africa for the #18 spot

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 76,645 New U.S. cases ⬆︎⬆︎
  2. 38,233 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  3. 96,957 New India cases ⬇︎
  4. 10,793 New France cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  5. 8,646 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  6. 2,762 New UK cases
  7. 10,680 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  8. 10,360 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  9. 7,405 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 9,903 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  11. 1,263 New Mexico cases
  12. 10,179 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  13. 3,270 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 132.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.4 million
  • Over 76K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 132,410518
  • Daily new cases: 504,539 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,873,408 with 7,587 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.17%
  • Recovery rate: 80.61% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,496,976
  • U.S. new cases: 76,645 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 569,282
  • U.S. recovered: 24,058,562
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 505 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,810,334 with 4,803 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,936 – 22 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 292,364
  • Dallas County new cases: 211
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,893 – 0 today

Today’s Headlines

April 5, 2021:

A dozen anti-vaccine accounts are responsible for 65% of disinformation

[CBS] A new report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate finds that “just 12 anti-vaxxers are responsible for almost two-thirds of anti-vaccine content circulating on social media platforms.” The so-called “Disinformation Dozen” remain prominent figures on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, despite repeatedly violating their terms of service, according to the center.

“Living in full view of the public on the internet are a small group of individuals who do not have relevant medical expertise and have their own pockets to line, who are abusing social media platforms to misrepresent the threat of COVID and spread misinformation about the safety of vaccines,” reads the report from the nonprofit organization, which works to disrupt “the spread of digital hate and misinformation.”

 

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India’s second wave threatens to be worse than the first one

(CNN) A familiar scene is taking place across India. In large cities, hospital beds are filling up with Covid-19 patients. Warehouses, unused trains and large public spaces are being converted into makeshift treatment centers. And restrictions are clamping back down, with new lockdowns in place.

India has plunged into its second wave — and this time, with new variants, fatigue setting in among the population, and several massive religious gatherings taking place, it threatens to be worse than the first one.
The country recorded 103,558 new cases on Monday, according to the Indian Ministry of Health — the highest single-day figure since the beginning of the pandemic.
The center identified the dozen “because they have large numbers of followers, produce high volumes of anti-vaccine content or have seen rapid growth of their social media accounts in the last two months.” Among them are Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who leads an anti-vaccine group; Dr. Joseph Mercola, who has made a fortune selling dietary supplements as alternatives to vaccines; and Ty and Charlene Bollinger, founders of “The Truth About Cancer.”

The previous record high had been in September last year, with nearly 98,000 cases in a day during the peak of the first wave. Daily cases had gradually fallen by nearly 90% to reach about 9,000 cases a day in mid-February — which was hailed as a sign that the country had controlled its outbreak.
But cases began rising again in early March. Now, less than two months later, daily cases have jumped more than tenfold.
“There is a shortage of private beds and beds in major government setups,” said Deepak Baid, president of the Association of Medical Consultants in Mumbai. “Because beds aren’t available, actually many patients are still in home quarantine, patients are getting admitted in non-Covid hospitals when they are positive.”
Monday’s figures raise the country’s total since the beginning of the pandemic to more than 12.5 million cases and 165,000 related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
“Covid cases in India are rising very sharply at this time, very different from a year ago when the rate of increase seemed a lot less rapid,” said Ramanan Laxminarayan of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy in New Delhi.

Easter – April 4th #COVID19 Status

As expected, Easter Numbers are substantially lower. And in some cases, there seem to have been resurrections <sarcasm> since the death counts have yielded negative numbers. I am not changing those numbers. They will self-correct in the next day or so.

Today’s overachievers:
For the very first time, Global new cases are UP on a Sunday.
This is not a good trend.  Cases worldwide are spiking and new daily cases are either setting records or are higher than last summer.
The normal trend is for new case numbers to peak on Friday, go down Saturday and Sunday – and start back up Monday or Tuesday.
No position changes on Easter
India records highest ever (over 100,000) new daily cases.
The previous record was 97,859 in September 2020.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 37,205 New U.S. cases ⬇︎⬇︎
  2. 31,359 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 103,793 New India cases ⬆︎⬆︎ ALL TIME HIGH
  4. 60,922 New France cases ⬆︎ Highest since 11/7/20
  5. 9,021 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  6. 2,297 New UK cases ⬇︎
  7. 18,017 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  8. 0 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  9. 9,611 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 22,966 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  11. 1,838 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  12. 13,738 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  13. 1,552 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 131.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.4 million
  • Over 37K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 131,905,979
  • Daily new cases: 555,792 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,865,821 with 6,796 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.17% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 80.51% ⬆︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,420,331
  • U.S. new cases: 37,205 ⬇︎⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 568,777
  • U.S. recovered: 23,946,703
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 264 ⬇︎⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,805,531 with 1,117 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,914 – 20 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 292,153
  • Dallas County new cases: 0
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,893 – 0 today

April 3rd #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Iraq surpassed Israel to capture the #26 slot

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 67,158 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 41,218 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 92,998 New India cases ⬆︎ Highest since 9/18/20
  4. 19,789 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 9,021 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  6. 3,423 New UK cases
  7. 21,247 New Italy cases
  8. 9,571 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  9. 13,641 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 28,084 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  11. 3,089 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  12. 20,341 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  13. 2,849 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 131.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.3 million
  • Over 67K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 131,350,187
  • Daily new cases: 545,845 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,859,025 with 8,805 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.18%
  • Recovery rate: 80.50% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,383,126
  • U.S. new cases: 67,158 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 568,513
  • U.S. recovered: 23,894,632
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 903 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,804,414 with 1,742 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,894 – 76 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 292,153
  • Dallas County new cases: 294 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,893 – 0 today

Today’s Headlines

April 3, 2021:

COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Are Stronger in Women

Experts say females have stronger immune response

[AARP]The day after Ronni Loundy got her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, she could barely get out of bed.

Her husband, Marc, who was immunized at the same time, barely felt a thing, and Loundy was astounded when he headed out to play golf.

“I’m in bed with a 101-degree fever and the chills and the yuckiness and the whole thing, and he’s out playing golf,” says Loundy, 71, of Sarasota, Florida.

Loundy isn’t the only one noticing a gender difference. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that many more women than men are experiencing side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

In the first month of COVID-19 vaccinations, more than 79 percent of vaccine side effects were reported by women, even though women received just about 61.2 percent of the doses, the data shows.

In addition, severe allergic reactions to the vaccines have mostly occurred among women. Although the reactions are extremely rare, all 19 reported anaphylactic reactions to the Moderna vaccine occurred in women, and women accounted for 44 of 47 anaphylactic reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, CDC data shows.

Men may not report side effects

Doctors and gender experts say they aren’t surprised that women have had stronger reactions.

“We have seen this before,” says Megan Donnelly, a doctor of osteopathic medicine and head of women’s neurology and the headache center at Novant Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. “If you look at flu vaccine data, it was more women seeing more side effects and severe reactions.”

Experts say it’s possible men are less likely than women to report post-vaccine reactions because masculine stereotypes call for men to be stoic.

“Is there a culture of men not wanting to speak up when they have symptoms? That may be part of it,” says Anne Liu, an allergist, immunologist and infectious disease specialist at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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April 2nd #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Poland surpassed Argentina to capture the #12 slot
New Jersey surpassed North Carolina for the #9 slot

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 71,329 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 69,662 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 89,019 New India cases ⬆︎ Highest since 9/23/20
  4. 45,957 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,792 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  6. 3,402 New UK cases ⬇︎
  7. 21,917 New Italy cases
  8. 0 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  9. 18,242 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 30,546 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  11. 5,381 New Mexico cases
  12. 19,893 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  13. 3,758 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 130.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.3 million
  • Over 71K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 130,804,342
  • Daily new cases: 639,703 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,839,774 with 10,446 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.18%
  • Recovery rate: 80.51% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,315,968
  • U.S. new cases: 71,329 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 567,610
  • U.S. recovered: 23,825,896
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 999 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,800,593 with 4,677 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,818 – 106 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 291,859
  • Dallas County new cases: 270 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,893 – 21 today ⬇︎

April 1st #COVID19 Status

Today’s overachievers:
Pennsylvania leapfrogged Ohio for the #7 position today and Minnesota surpassed Alabama for the #20 position in total Covid-19 cases.

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 78,295 New U.S. cases ⬆︎ Highest since 2/26/21
  2. 89,459 New Brazil cases
  3. 81,441 New India cases ⬆︎ Highest since 9/30/20
  4. 51,379 New France cases ⬇︎ Highest since 11/7/20
  5. 9,169 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  6. 4,478 New UK cases
  7. 22,184 New Italy cases ⬇︎ Highest since 11/7/20
  8. 7,041New Spain cases ⬇︎
  9. 23,802 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 35,246 New Poland cases ⬆︎ Highest since 11/23/20
  11. 5,977 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  12. 17,569 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  13. 2,649 New cases in California
  • Over 130.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.2 million
  • Over 78K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 130,164,639
  • Daily new cases: 708,818 ⬆︎ Highest Since 1/21/21
  • Global deaths: 2,839,774 with 12,216 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.18%
  • Recovery rate: 80.58% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,244,639
  • U.S. new cases: 78,295 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 566,611
  • U.S. recovered: 23,754,391
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,355 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,800,593 with 4,677 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,712 – 208 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 291,589
  • Dallas County new cases: 327 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,872 – 23 today ⬆︎

March 31st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 69,190 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 89,200 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  3. 72,182 New India cases ⬆︎
  4. 59,038 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 8,275 New Russia cases
  6. 4,052 New UK cases
  7. 23,887 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  8. 8,534 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  9. 20,825 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 32,876 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  11. 5,068 New Mexico cases ⬆︎
  12. 11,226 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  13. 2,505 New cases in California
  • Over 129.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31.1 million
  • Over 69K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 129,455,821
  • Daily new cases: 665,831 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,827,558 with 12,398 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.18% ⬇︎
  • Recovery rate: 80.65% ⬇︎
  • U.S. cases: 31,166,344
  • U.S. new cases: 69,190 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 565,256
  • U.S. recovered: 23,673,462
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,118 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,795,916 with 3,058 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,504 – 25 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 291,262
  • Dallas County new cases: 364 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,849 – 0 today ⬇︎

March 30th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 63,353 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 86,704 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  3. 53,158 New India cases ⬇︎
  4. 30,702 New France cases ⬆︎
  5. 8,277 New Russia cases
  6. 4,040 New UK cases
  7. 16,055 New Italy cases ⬆︎
  8. 4,994 New Spain cases ⬇︎
  9. 13,110 New Germany cases ⬆︎
  10. 20,887 New Poland cases ⬆︎
  11. 1,292 New Mexico cases
  12. 10,533 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎
  13. 2,350 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 128.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31 million
  • Over 63K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 128,789,990
  • Daily new cases: 559,338 ⬆︎
  • Global deaths: 2,815,160 with 11,071 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.19%
  • Recovery rate: 80.70%
  • U.S. cases: 31,097,154
  • U.S. new cases: 63,353 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 564,138
  • U.S. recovered: 23,586796
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 932 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,792,858 with 4,112 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,479 – 109 Today ⬆︎
  • Dallas County cases: 290,898
  • Dallas County new cases: 281 ⬇︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,849 – 11 today ⬆︎

Today’s Headlines

March 31, 2021:

Dangerous coronavirus variant wreaks havoc in parts of Europe. Experts fear US could be next

(CNN) A dangerous coronavirus variant is already wreaking havoc in other parts of the world and an expert says it’s critical the US sticks with safety measures during the next few months to be able to beat another surge and keep people safe.

The B.1.1.7 variant, first spotted in the UK, is more contagious, may cause more severe disease and is rapidly infecting younger populations, epidemiologist Michael Osterholm told CNN on Tuesday night. Recent research suggests the strain may also be more deadly.
“If we can just hold out, if we can just get enough vaccine between now and the summer, we can actually beat this one,” Osterholm said. “But… we’re impatient.”
The variant has already fueled dangerous increases in other countries.
In France, where health officials warned last month the variant was rapidly spreading, more than 5,000 Covid-19 patients are now in ICUs — for the first time since last April. Turkish officials reported the highest daily case counts since the pandemic’s start, with most of those infections caused by the B.1.1.7 variant. In Canada, the strain has led to more infections and hospitalizations, with officials reporting rising numbers of severe illnesses, including in younger patients.
Health leaders worry the US could be headed in a similar direction — as a big part of the population remains vulnerable the virus. Only around 16.1% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The trajectory of the pandemic in the United States looks similar to many other countries in Europe, including Germany, Italy and France looked like just a few weeks ago,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Monday.

March 30, 2021:

It’s possible to reach herd immunity, then lose it. Repeatedly

(CNN)If you think herd immunity is the finish line to this pandemic, it’s time for a reality check.

Herd immunity with Covid-19 could come and go, scientists say. Or we might never reach it at all.
“There’s a lot of things that have to go our way to actually get to herd immunity,” said Dr. Christopher Murray, director of the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
But don’t panic. Here’s why it’s possible to dip in and out of herd immunity, and what you can do now to maximize the chances of snuffing out Covid-19 for good:

Why herd immunity is so difficult

“Herd immunity is the point where there’s enough people that have been either infected or vaccinated that you basically can’t sustain transmission in the community,” Murray said.
“And if one case leads to less than one new infection, then eventually it peters out.”
Estimates vary on how much of the population needs to have immunity to reach that goal.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has said herd immunity might be reached if 70-85% of people are immune. Board-certified internist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez estimates that number is about 85-90%.
“If we vaccinate 70% of the whole US population, including kids, and then another 15-20% have already gotten (infected), I think we’re pretty close to reaching a normalcy with the virus,” he said.
But there’s a big catch: No one younger than 16 can get a coronavirus vaccine in the United States right now. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is authorized for those age 16 and older, and the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for adults ages 18 and older.

March 29th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 70,998 New U.S. cases ⬆︎
  2. 42,666 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 56,119 New India cases ⬇︎
  4. ⬆︎ 9,094 New France cases ⬇︎
  5. 8,711 New Russia cases ⬇︎
  6. 4,654 New UK cases ⬆︎
  7. 12,900 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  8. 6,120 New Spain cases ⬆︎
  9. 10,055 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. 16,957 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  11. 1,783 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  12. 8,346 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  13. 3,148 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 128.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 31 million
  • Over 70K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 128,230,652
  • Daily new cases: 467,404 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,804.089 with 8,104 new cases ⬆︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.19%
  • Recovery rate: 80.68%
  • U.S. cases: 30,962,803
  • U.S. new cases: 70,998 ⬆︎
  • U.S. deaths: 563,206
  • U.S. recovered: 23,509,220
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 680 ⬆︎
  • Texas cases: 2,788,746 with 3,763 new cases ⬆︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,338 – 55 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 290,617
  • Dallas County new cases: 509 ⬆︎
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,838 – 2 today ⬇︎

March 28th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 45,661 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 44,326 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 68,206 New India cases ⬆︎
  4. 9,088 New Russia cases ⬆︎
  5. 37,014 New France cases ⬇︎
  6. 3,862 New UK cases
  7. 19,604 New Italy cases ⬇︎
  8. 0 New Spain cases
  9. 13,651 New Germany cases ⬇︎
  10. ⬆︎31,772 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  11. 4,922 New Mexico cases ⬇︎
  12. 11,922 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  13. 2,086 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 127.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.9 million
  • Over 64K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 127,763,248
  • Daily new cases: 486,741 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,795,985 with 6,888 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.19%
  • Recovery rate: 80.60%
  • U.S. cases: 30,962,803
  • U.S. new cases: 45,561 ⬇︎
  • U.S. deaths: 562,526
  • U.S. recovered: 23,410,884
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 513 ⬇︎
  • Texas cases: 2,784,983 with 3,127 new cases ⬇︎
  • Texas deaths: 48,338 – 55 Today ⬇︎
  • Dallas County cases: 290,108
  • Dallas County new cases: 0
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,836 – 10 today

March 27th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 64,110 New U.S. cases ⬇︎
  2. 83,039 New Brazil cases ⬆︎
  3. 62,631 New India cases ⬆︎
  4. 8,885 New Russia cases
  5. 42,619 New France cases ⬆︎
  6. 3,865 New UK cases
  7. 23,834 New Italy cases
  8. 0 New Spain cases
  9. 18,692 New Germany cases
  10. 5,303 New Mexico cases
  11. 31,772 New Poland cases ⬇︎
  12. 17,424 New Ukraine cases ⬇︎
  13. 2,111 New cases in California ⬇︎
  • Over 127.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.9 million
  • Over 64K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 127,276,507
  • Daily new cases: 580,630 ⬇︎
  • Global deaths: 2,789,097 with 9,923 new cases ⬇︎
  • Mortality rate: 2.19%
  • Recovery rate: 80.60%
  • U.S. cases: 30,917,142
  • U.S. new cases: 64,110
  • U.S. deaths: 562,013
  • U.S. recovered: 23,348,510
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 871
  • Texas cases: 2,781,856 with 3,284 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 48,283 – 97 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 290,108
  • Dallas County new cases: 312
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,826 – 5 today

Today’s Headlines

March 26, 2021:

7 in 10 people hospitalized for Covid-19 have not fully recovered five months after discharge

[CNN]Seven in 10 people hospitalized for Covid-19 have not fully recovered five months after discharge, a new study finds.

The Covid survivors continued to experience concerns with their mental and physical health, with 1 in 5 people developing a new disability, and a similar number either not working or having to change jobs due to their health, according to findings by UK researchers.
The people most likely to have persistent symptoms were middle-age White women who developed severe Covid-19, and who had at least two conditions that put them at greater risk of severe disease, such as diabetes, asthma or heart disease.
“Our results show a large burden of symptoms, mental and physical health problems and evidence of organ damage five months after discharge with COVID-19,” Rachael Evans, an associate professor at the University of Leicester and respiratory consultant at Leicester’s hospitals, said in a statement.
“It is also clear that those who required mechanical ventilation and were admitted to intensive care take longer to recover,” she said, but highlighted that much of the wide variety of persistent problems was not explained by the severity illness, indicating other underlying reasons.
The UK-wide study analyzed 1,077 people who were discharged from hospital between March and November 2020, who developed Covid-19. Among them, 67% where White, 36% were women and 50% had at least two conditions that put them at risk of severe disease.

March 26th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 78,999 New U.S. cases ⬆︎Highest day since Feb 26th
  2. 82,558 New Brazil cases ⬇︎
  3. 62,291 New India cases ⬇︎
  4. 9,167 New Russia cases
  5. 41,869 New France cases ⬇︎
  6. 6,187 New UK cases
  7. 24,076 New Italy cases
  8. 7,586 New Spain cases
  9. 21,872 New Germany cases
  10. 5,787 New Mexico cases
  11. 35,143 New Poland cases ⬆︎ 2nd highest day
  12. 18,132 New Ukraine cases ⬆︎ ALL TIME HIGH 2nd day in a row
  13. 3,425 New cases in California ⬆︎
  • Over 126.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.8 million
  • Over 78K new U.S. cases

Details…


  • Global cases: 126,693,757
  • Daily new cases: 644,732 ^
  • Global deaths: 2,779,174 with 12,418 new cases ^
  • Mortality rate: 2.19%
  • Recovery rate: 80.63%
  • U.S. cases: 30,853,032
  • U.S. new cases: 78,999
  • U.S. deaths: 561,142
  • U.S. recovered: 23,275,268
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,368
  • Texas cases: 2,778,572 with 3,562 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 48,186 – 126 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 289,796
  • Dallas County new cases: 302
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,821 – 17 today

March 25th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 69,741 New U.S. cases
  2. 97,586 New Brazil cases ^ – ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 59,069 New India cases ^
  4. 9,221 New Russia cases
  5. 45,641 New France cases ^
  6. 6,220 New UK cases
  7. 23,621 New Italy cases
  8. 6,393 New Spain cases
  9. 22,658 New Germany cases
  10. 5,714 New Mexico cases
  11. 34,153 New Poland cases ^ 2nd highest day
  12. 16,669 New Ukraine cases ^ ALL TIME HIGH
  13. 2,491 New cases in California
  • Over 126 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.7 million
  • Over 69K new U.S. cases

Details,

  • Global cases: 126,049,025
  • Daily new cases: 633,062 ^
  • Global deaths: 2,766,756 with 10, 571 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.19%
  • Recovery rate: 80.70%
  • U.S. cases: 30,774,033
  • U.S. new cases: 69,741
  • U.S. deaths: 559,774
  • U.S. recovered: 23,196,209
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,352
  • Texas cases: 2,775,010 with 5,309 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 48,060 – 133 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 289,494
  • Dallas County new cases: 296
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,804 – 11 today

Today’s Headlines

March 25, 2021:

Your Brain on COVID-19: Here’s What to Expect

[Interesting Engineering] Illness from the COVID-19 coronavirus can be deadly, but those whose symptoms persist for several months to years — called “long-haulers” — can suffer at least four lingering neurological effects, including headaches, brain fog, and the loss of sense of smell and taste, despite undergoing hospitalization for the initial contraction of the virus, according to a recent study published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology.

Long-haul COVID-19 patients experienced only 45% in five months, on average

Researchers involved in the study evaluated information amassed from 100 COVID-19 long-haulers from 21 states — who were seen via either telehealth or in-person at Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital between May and November 2020. None of them were admitted to hospitals during initial or onset of symptoms reminiscent of COVID-19, and everyone under study suffered persistent symptoms for more than six weeks. Patients were seen an average of four to five months after symptoms began.

Half of the patients involved in the study had already tested positive for COVID-19, while the other half tested negative — yet experienced COVID-19 symptoms. The study authors said early pandemic-era COVID-19 testing was hard for patients who didn’t merit immediate hospitalization — which means these are the ones who may have cleared the infection by the time they were tested.

Roughly 85% of participants experienced at least four neurological symptoms. Most common among them was “brain fog” or difficulty thinking — which 81% of participants reported. Next in line were headaches, experienced by 68%, and then tingling or numbness, which 60% reported. More than half experienced issues with their sense of smell or taste, 47% with dizziness, 30% blurred vision, and 29% heard a strange ringing in their ears.

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Why are more young people getting sick with Covid-19 in Brazil?

São Paulo [CNN] It took only 10 days from start to finish, from the time 28-year-old Graciane da Silva got sick to the time she died.

She was alone when she passed away in a Rio de Janeiro Hospital — her mom, Maria da Penha da Silva Siqueira, thinks about that often.
“It never crossed our mind that it would happen to her,” said da Silva Siqueira. “It was too fast. This virus does not let us say goodbye.”
Da Silva, who left behind a 4-year-old son, died of Covid-19 in June of last year. At the time, hers was a slightly more unusual death.
During the first part of Brazil’s struggle with the coronavirus, it was the elderly who made up the majority of those who were getting sick and dying from Covid-19.
But since the new year, Brazil has descended into its worst days of this pandemic so far. Daily death and case numbers have shattered previous records.
And amid that surge, a worrying pattern has emerged—more young people seem to be getting severely ill and dying from Covid-19, doctors tell CNN.
The question is why: Is a new variant infecting more young people and making them sicker? Are young people behaving in ways that make them more likely to become infected? Could it be some combination of both?
Across the country, intensive care physicians keep saying the same thing: In this latest wave, their patients are younger than ever.
“We have otherwise healthy patients that are between 30 and 50-years-old and that is the profile for the majority of patients,” said Dr. Pedro Archer, a 33 year-old intensive care physician at a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro. “That is the big differentiator in this latest wave.”
CNN has spoken to nearly a dozen ICU physicians and nurses since mid-January, across multiple hospitals in several Brazilian states. Each said their ICU beds are filled with more young people than ever.
The increase in both illness and death in younger people has coincided with the rise of at least one Covid-19 variant in Brazil.
The so-called P.1 variant, which scientists say originated from Brazil, is widely agreed upon to be more easily transmissible, up to 2.2 times so according to a recent study.

March 24th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 67,758 New U.S. cases
  2. 90,564 New Brazil cases 2nd Highest Day
  3. 53,419 New India cases ^
  4. 8,861 New Russia cases
  5. 33,389 New France cases ^
  6. 5,604 New UK cases
  7. 21,256 New Italy cases
  8. 7,026 New Spain cases
  9. 20,667 New Germany cases
  10. 5,881 New Mexico cases
  11. 30,801 New Poland cases ^
  12. 14,174 New Ukraine cases
  13. 2,804 New cases in California
  • Over 125.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.7 million
  • Over 67K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 125,415,963
  • Daily new cases: 625,500 ^
  • Global deaths: 2,756,185 with 10, 679 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.20%
  • Recovery rate: 80.76%
  • U.S. cases: 30,704,292
  • U.S. new cases: 67,758
  • U.S. deaths: 558,422
  • U.S. recovered: 23,132,879
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,539
  • Texas cases: 2,769,701 with 3,634 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 47,927 – 174 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 289,198
  • Dallas County new cases: 270
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,793 – 10 today

Today’s Headlines

March 24, 2021:

‘Double mutant’ Covid variant found in India

[BBC] A new “double mutant” variant of the coronavirus has been detected from samples collected in India.

Officials are checking if the variant, where two mutations come together in the same virus, may be more infectious or less affected by vaccines.

Some 10,787 samples from 18 Indian states also showed up 771 cases of known variants – 736 of the UK, 34 of the South African and one Brazilian.

Officials say the variants are not linked to a spike in cases in India.

India reported 47,262 cases and 275 deaths on Wednesday – the sharpest daily rise this year.

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG), a group of 10 national laboratories under India’s health ministry, carried out genomic sequencing on the latest samples. Genomic sequencing is a testing process to map the entire genetic code of an organism – in this case, the virus.

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March 23rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 59,572 New U.S. cases
  2. 84,996 New Brazil cases
  3. 47,264 New India cases
  4. 8,457 New Russia cases
  5. 14,678 New France cases ^
  6. 5,379 New UK cases
  7. 18,729 New Italy cases
  8. 5,516 New Spain cases
  9. 10,943 New Germany cases
  10. 1,388 New Mexico cases
  11. 16,740 New Poland cases
  12. 11,476 New Ukraine cases
  13. 2,537 New cases in California
  • Over 124.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.6 million
  • Over 59K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 124,790,463
  • Daily new cases: 501,264
  • Global deaths: 2,745,506 with 10, 350 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.20%
  • Recovery rate: 80.80%
  • U.S. cases: 30,636,534
  • U.S. new cases: 59,572
  • U.S. deaths: 556,883
  • U.S. recovered: 23,039,585
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 938
  • Texas cases: 2,766,067 with 4,713 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 47,753 – 79 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 288,928
  • Dallas County new cases: 228
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,783 – 7 today

Today’s Headlines

March 23, 2021:

Can COVID-19 Also Damage Your Hearing?

[The Cut] After a year’s worth of pandemic life, we know a few things for sure about the coronavirus. We know that, usually, it’s characterized by a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, but please do not discount the possibility of: chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, gastrointestinal issues, nausea, vomiting, runny nose, congestion, painful lesions on the toes, or, frustratingly, a lack of any symptoms at all. That’s a lot to look out for, and according to an analysis out of the U.K., we may eventually be able to add another COVID-19 flag to the list: hearing loss. It never ends!

Specifically, the data — sourced from 56 studies mentioning auditory issues in people with confirmed coronavirus infections — points to side effects including tinnitus, vertigo, and difficulty with hearing. Pooling figures from 24 of those studies, scientists found a nearly 15 percent prevalence of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and about a 7 percent incidence of hearing loss and vertigo, respectively. The review relied mostly on COVID patients’ medical records and their responses to questionnaires, and its authors called for both clinical and diagnostic studies to investigate the apparent link.

“Though the evidence is of varying quality, more and more studies are being carried out so the evidence base is growing,” Ibrahim Almufarrij, a Ph.D. researcher at the University of Manchester, said in a statement. “What we really need are studies that compare COVID-19 cases with controls, such as patients admitted to hospital with other health conditions.”

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March 22, 2021:

Could an accident have caused COVID-19? Wuhan lab-leak shouldn’t be dismissed

[USA TODAY] Clink. Clink. Clink.

Allison Young, Opinion Contributor

On a warm summer evening in July 2014, a laboratory worker on the National Institutes of Health’s sprawling campus just north of Washington, D.C., exited Building 29A toting a cardboard box. Its contents rattled inside – an assortment of fragile glass vials labeled with faded typewriter script: Q fever, rickettsia, and worst of all, four strains of variola – the dreaded virus that causes smallpox.

Highly contagious, variola is one of the deadliest viruses the world has ever known. It could rip through most of the U.S. population and cause a global health disaster if released. It killed as many as three out of every 10 people infected before it was declared eradicated from the planet in 1980.

Clink. Clink.

Nobody has been routinely vaccinated against smallpox in decades, leaving most people in the U.S. and around the world vulnerable to infection. Yet after forgotten specimen vials dating to the 1940s and 1950s were discovered at the NIH in an unlocked cold storage room, nothing was done to ensure their safe transportation. They were allowed to bump around in a cardboard box with dozens of other old biological specimens as a lone laboratory worker walked them to another building about two blocks away, federal records show.

One vial had already shattered.

The world got lucky that day, as it often has when safety breaches occur at biological laboratories in the United States and around the world.

A deadly epidemic wasn’t unleashed. It was only a tissue specimen that broke and nobody got sick.

“Had any of the six glass vials containing the Variola virus been breached, there would have been nothing to contain the agent and prevent its release to the surrounding environment,” according to a joint investigation report by the FBI and federal lab regulators.

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March 21, 2021:

[NYT] One day after the spring break oasis of South Beach descended into chaos, with the police struggling to control overwhelming crowds and making scores of arrests, officials in Miami Beach decided on Sunday to extend an emergency curfew for up to three weeks.

The officials there went so far as to approve closing the famed Ocean Drive to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. — the hours of the curfew — for four nights a week through April 12. Residents, hotel guests and employees of local businesses are exempt from the closure.

The strip, frequented by celebrities and tourists alike, was the scene of a much-criticized skirmish on Saturday night between sometimes unruly revelers who ignored social-distancing and mask guidelines aimed at curbing the coronavirus, and police officers who used pepper balls to disperse a large crowd just hours after the curfew was introduced.

The restrictions were a stunning concession to the city’s inability to control unwieldy crowds of revelers whom the city and the state of Florida have aggressively courted amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

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March 22nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 55,188 New U.S. cases
  2. 53,386 New Brazil cases
  3. 40,611 New India cases
  4. 9,284 New Russia cases
  5. 5,342 New UK cases
  6. 15,792 New France cases
  7. 24,501 New Italy cases
  8. 4,420 New Spain cases
  9. 8,262 New Germany cases
  10. 2,133 New Mexico cases
  11. 14,579 New Poland cases
  12. 7,893 New Ukraine cases
  13. 2,988 New cases in California
  • Over 124.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.5 million
  • Over 55K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 124,289,199
  • Daily new cases: 437,914
  • Global deaths: 2,735,156 with 7,638 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.20%
  • Recovery rate: 80.68%
  • U.S. cases: 30,576,962
  • U.S. new cases:55,188
  • U.S. deaths: 555,945
  • U.S. recovered: 22,846,003
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 631
  • Texas cases: 2,761,354 with 2,886 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 47,674 – 79 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 288,700
  • Dallas County new cases: 484
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,776 – 13 today

Today’s Headlines

March 22, 2021:

Could an accident have caused COVID-19? Wuhan lab-leak shouldn’t be dismissed

[USA TODAY] Clink. Clink. Clink.

Allison Young, Opinion Contributor

On a warm summer evening in July 2014, a laboratory worker on the National Institutes of Health’s sprawling campus just north of Washington, D.C., exited Building 29A toting a cardboard box. Its contents rattled inside – an assortment of fragile glass vials labeled with faded typewriter script: Q fever, rickettsia, and worst of all, four strains of variola – the dreaded virus that causes smallpox.

Highly contagious, variola is one of the deadliest viruses the world has ever known. It could rip through most of the U.S. population and cause a global health disaster if released. It killed as many as three out of every 10 people infected before it was declared eradicated from the planet in 1980.

Clink. Clink.

Nobody has been routinely vaccinated against smallpox in decades, leaving most people in the U.S. and around the world vulnerable to infection. Yet after forgotten specimen vials dating to the 1940s and 1950s were discovered at the NIH in an unlocked cold storage room, nothing was done to ensure their safe transportation. They were allowed to bump around in a cardboard box with dozens of other old biological specimens as a lone laboratory worker walked them to another building about two blocks away, federal records show.

One vial had already shattered.

The world got lucky that day, as it often has when safety breaches occur at biological laboratories in the United States and around the world.

A deadly epidemic wasn’t unleashed. It was only a tissue specimen that broke and nobody got sick.

“Had any of the six glass vials containing the Variola virus been breached, there would have been nothing to contain the agent and prevent its release to the surrounding environment,” according to a joint investigation report by the FBI and federal lab regulators.

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March 21, 2021:

[NYT] One day after the spring break oasis of South Beach descended into chaos, with the police struggling to control overwhelming crowds and making scores of arrests, officials in Miami Beach decided on Sunday to extend an emergency curfew for up to three weeks.

The officials there went so far as to approve closing the famed Ocean Drive to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. — the hours of the curfew — for four nights a week through April 12. Residents, hotel guests and employees of local businesses are exempt from the closure.

The strip, frequented by celebrities and tourists alike, was the scene of a much-criticized skirmish on Saturday night between sometimes unruly revelers who ignored social-distancing and mask guidelines aimed at curbing the coronavirus, and police officers who used pepper balls to disperse a large crowd just hours after the curfew was introduced.

The restrictions were a stunning concession to the city’s inability to control unwieldy crowds of revelers whom the city and the state of Florida have aggressively courted amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

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March 21st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 39,647 New U.S. cases
  2. 47,774 New Brazil cases
  3. 47,009 New India cases
  4. 9,299 New Russia cases
  5. 5,312 New UK cases
  6. 30,581 New France cases
  7. 20,045 New Italy cases
  8. 0 New Spain cases
  9. 11,149 New Germany cases
  10. 5,729 New Mexico cases
  11. 21,850 New Poland cases
  12. 11,145 New Ukraine cases
  13. 1,177 New cases in California
  • Over 123.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.5 million
  • Over 39K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 123,851,285
  • Daily new cases: 421,829
  • Global deaths: 2,727,518 with 6,016 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.20%
  • Recovery rate: 80.57%
  • U.S. cases: 30,521,774
  • U.S. new cases: 39,647
  • U.S. deaths: 555,314
  • U.S. recovered: 22,754,252
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 443
  • Texas cases: 2,758,468 with 2,518 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 47,595 – 55 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 288,216
  • Dallas County new cases: 0
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,763 – 6 today

March 20th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 56,340 New U.S. cases
  2. 73,450 New Brazil cases
  3. 43,815 New India cases
  4. 9,632 New Russia cases
  5. 5,587 New UK cases
  6. 35,345 New France cases
  7. 23,913 New Italy cases
  8. 0 New Spain cases
  9. 13,665 New Germany cases
  10. 6,722 New Mexico cases
  11. 26,405 New Poland cases
  12. 15,292 New Ukraine cases
  13. 2,163 New cases in California
  • Over 123.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.4 million
  • Over 56K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 123,429,456
  • Daily new cases: 549,134
  • Global deaths: 2,721,502 with 8,512 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.20%
  • Recovery rate: 80.56%
  • U.S. cases: 30,482,127
  • U.S. new cases: 56,340
  • U.S. deaths: 554,871
  • U.S. recovered: 22,683,617
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 767
  • Texas cases: 2,755,950 with 2,693 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 47,540 – 112 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 288,216
  • Dallas County new cases: 227
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,757 – 6 today

March 19th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 66,907 New U.S. cases
  2. 89,409 New Brazil cases
  3. 40,940 New India cases
  4. 9,699 New Russia cases
  5. 4,802 New UK cases
  6. 0 New France cases
  7. 25,707 New Italy cases
  8. 0 New Spain cases
  9. 16,557 New Germany cases
  10. 5,726 New Mexico cases
  11. 26,049 New Poland cases
  12. 15,850 New Ukraine cases
  13. 3,270 New cases in California
  • Over 122.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.4 million
  • Over 66K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 122,880,232
  • Daily new cases: 554,138
  • Global deaths: 2,712,990 with 10,412 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 80.61%
  • U.S. cases: 30,425,787
  • U.S. new cases: 66,907
  • U.S. deaths: 554,104
  • U.S. recovered: 22,610,325
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,634
  • Texas cases: 2,753,257 with 3,817 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 47,428 – 171 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 287,989
  • Dallas County new cases: 348
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,751 – 23 today

Today’s Headlines

March 19, 2021:

Europe has missed its chance to stop the third wave. The US could be next

(CNN) Europe has missed its chance to stop the third wave of the coronavirus epidemic before it got out of control. Now it’s paying a high price for it, with new lockdowns being imposed across the continent.

On Thursday night, France announced new restrictions on 16 regions, including Paris and Nice, though President Emmanuel Macron has refused to reimpose a national lockdown as cases soar.
On Monday, large parts of Italy including the cities of Rome and Milan once again entered a strict lockdown, while in Spain, all regions except for Madrid have decided to restrict travel over the upcoming Easter holidays. The German capital of Berlin has halted the planned easing of its lockdown too, quoting a rising number of Covid-19 cases.
Critics say the new restrictions have come too late and that Europe’s current problems can be traced back to politicians too eager to start easing.
“The second wave did not end, the lockdown was interrupted too soon, to let people go shopping for Christmas,” French epidemiologist Catherine Hill told CNN. She said infection levels remained at a high level. “Recently admission in intensive care units have [been increasing] regularly, and the situation is now critical in several parts of the country, including greater Paris.”
A more contagious variant of the virus, known as B.1.1.7, seems to be the common culprit behind the chaos. New preliminary data published in the British Medical Journal suggest that the strain, first detected last year in the United Kingdom, may also be more deadly.
Alessandro Grimaldi, the director of infectious diseases at Salvatore Hospital in the Italian town of L’Aquila, told CNN the new more contagious variant had “changed the game,” adding that “inevitably, the measures taken to prevent the infection have to become more drastic.”

March 18th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 64,082 New U.S. cases
  2. 87,169 New Brazil cases
  3. 39,643 New India cases
  4. 9,803 New Russia cases
  5. 6,303 New UK cases
  6. 34,998 New France cases
  7. 24,901 New Italy cases
  8. 6,216 New Spain cases
  9. 17,860 New Germany cases
  10. 6,455 New Mexico cases
  11. 27,272 New Poland cases
  12. 15,053 New Ukraine cases
  13. 3,574 New cases in California
  • Over 122.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.7 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.3 million
  • Over 64K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 122,358,226
  • Daily new cases: 554,138
  • Global deaths: 2,702,578 with 10,653 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 80.69%
  • U.S. cases: 30,358,880
  • U.S. new cases: 64,082
  • U.S. deaths: 552,470
  • U.S. recovered: 22,513,799
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,821
  • Texas cases: 2,749,440 with 3,485 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 47,257 – 194 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 287,641
  • Dallas County new cases: 190
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,728 – 15 today

March 17th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 63,248 New U.S. cases
  2. 90,830 New Brazil cases ALL TIME HIGH
  3. 35,838 New India cases
  4. 8,998 New Russia cases
  5. 5,758 New UK cases
  6. 38,501 New France cases
  7. 23,040 New Italy cases
  8. 6,092 New Spain cases
  9. 16,094 New Germany cases
  10. 1,278 New Mexico cases
  11. 25,053 New Poland cases
  12. 11,833 New Ukraine cases
  13. 3,408 New cases in California
  • Over 121.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.6 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.2 million
  • Over 63K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 121,804,088
  • Daily new cases: 536,269
  • Global deaths: 2,691,925 with 9,842 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 80.62%
  • U.S. cases: 30,294,798
  • U.S. new cases: 63,248
  • U.S. deaths: 550,649
  • U.S. recovered: 22,447,275
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,282
  • Texas cases: 2,745,955 with 5,088 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 47,063 – 181 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 287,451
  • Dallas County new cases: 215
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,713 – 12 today

March 16th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 53,231 New U.S. cases
  2. 84,124 New Brazil cases 2nd Highest Day
  3. 28,869 New India cases
  4. 9,393 New Russia cases
  5. 5,294 New UK cases
  6. 29,975 New France cases
  7. 20,376 New Italy cases
  8. 4,962 New Spain cases
  9. 9,290 New Germany cases
  10. 1,439 New Mexico cases
  11. 14,394 New Poland cases
  12. 9,642 New Ukraine cases
  13. 2,054 New cases in California
  • Over 121.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.6 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.2 million
  • Over 53K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 121,267,819
  • Daily new cases: 502,813
  • Global deaths: 2,682,083 with 10,168 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 80.65%
  • U.S. cases: 30,231,550
  • U.S. new cases: 53,231
  • U.S. deaths: 549,367
  • U.S. recovered: 22,358,469
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,248
  • Texas cases: 2,740,867 with 5,715 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 46,882 – 133 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 287,236
  • Dallas County new cases: 311
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,701 – 13 today

Today’s Headlines

March 16, 2021:

‘Pray for a miracle’: Covid long-haulers fight debilitating symptoms a year later

[NBC DFW] One out of three Covid patients, or 8.4 million Americans, have persistent symptoms months after they first got sick, a recent study shows. In post-Covid clinics across the country, doctors are scrambling to find answers and a cure for what some are calling a “second pandemic”.

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A concerning variant is about to become dominant in the US, experts say

(CNN) Experts are worried some Americans are letting up too early — at a critical time when looming dangers are threatening to wipe out the progress the US has made in its battle against Covid-19.

At least a dozen state leaders have eased Covid-19 restrictions this month, often citing improving Covid-19 trends and growing vaccination numbers. At the same time, air travel is hitting pandemic-era records and the first spring break crowds have begun descending on Florida and other sunny regions while cases of a dangerous variant are on the rise.
The Transportation Security Administration said it screened more than 1.3 million people at airports Sunday — meaning about 5.2 million travelers flew since Thursday. That’s the highest number of people that have traveled by air during any other four-day period of the pandemic.
In Florida, spring breakers have begun packing shores with some Miami Beach officials reporting swelling crowds and precautions going out the window.
It’s a combination of all those factors, officials fear, that could lay the groundwork for another spike.
“We have seen footage of people enjoying spring break festivities, maskless,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Monday. “This is all in the context of still 50,000 cases per day.”
So is another surge inevitable?

Brazil’s Covid-19 resurgence is pushing hospitals to overflowing

São Paulo (CNN) Brazil is pulling ahead in the race that no one wants to win.

Over the past month, the South American nation has blown past a series of grisly milestones, repeatedly setting new records for most Covid-19 deaths per day. In the past week, it set another record: 12,818 new deaths and more than 464,000 new cases, according to Johns Hopkins University figures — signs of a viral spread outpacing even that of the United States, the only country in the world harder hit by the pandemic in absolute numbers.
On the outskirts of São Paulo, the crisis is turning things upside down for the small Dr. Akira Tada Emergency Hospital. In normal times, doctors there would stabilize critically ill patients and then send them on to bigger and better-equipped hospitals with intensive care units (ICUs).
But these are not normal times. Few hospitals today have space to take in new patients, even in Brazil’s richest and most populous state.
When Dineia Martins Firmino entered the hospital at the beginning of March, doctors intubated the 74-year-old, and told her family that she desperately needed to be moved to an ICU for more sophisticated treatment, according to her granddaughter Pamela Rivitti, 30.
She never made it off the official, government-run list for transfer. “No vacancy appeared at the time she needed it and she ended up dying on Saturday,” said Rivitti. “We did the funeral on Sunday.”

AstraZeneca vaccine: Safety experts to review jab

[BBC] Vaccine safety experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) are meeting on Tuesday to review the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab, after several European countries halted their rollouts.

A number of cases of blood clots were reported in Europe after the vaccine was administered.

But the numbers are below the level you would expect in the general population.

The UK medicines regulator and the WHO say there is no evidence of a link between the vaccine and clots.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) – the European Union’s medicines regulator – is also meeting on Tuesday.

It is expected to issue its decision on the continued use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccination on Thursday.

About 17 million people in the EU and the UK have received a dose of the vaccine, with fewer than 40 cases of blood clots reported as of last week, AstraZeneca said.

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March 15th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 56,929 New U.S. cases
  2. 42,107 New Brazil cases
  3. 24,437 New India cases
  4. 9,437 New Russia cases
  5. 5,089 New UK cases
  6. 6,471 New France cases
  7. 15,252 New Italy cases
  8. 11,358 New Spain cases
  9. 6,550 New Germany cases
  10. 2,415 New Mexico cases
  11. 10,896 New Poland cases
  12. 6,792 New Ukraine cases
  13. 2,959 New cases in California
  • Over 120.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.6 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 30.1 million
  • Over 56K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 120,765,006
  • Daily new cases: 355,851
  • Global deaths: 2,671,915 with 6,818 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 80.38%
  • U.S. cases: 30,138,586
  • U.S. new cases: 56,929
  • U.S. deaths: 548,013
  • U.S. recovered: 22,286,551
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 779
  • Texas cases: 2,735,152 with 4,778 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 46,749 – 52 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 286,925
  • Dallas County new cases: 574
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,688 – 10 today

March 8th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 48,402 New U.S. cases
  2. 15,515 New India cases
  3. 36,136 New Brazil cases
  4. 10,253 New Russia cases
  5. 4,712 New UK cases
  6. 5,327 New France cases
  7. 4,721 New Spain cases
  8. 13,582 New Italy cases
  9. 5,113 New Germany cases
  10. 1,877 New Mexico cases
  11. 6,169 New Poland cases
  12. 5,572 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,072 New cases in California
  • Over 117.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.6 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.7 million
  • Over 48K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 117,749,800
  • Daily new cases: 303,279
  • Global deaths: 2,612,150 with 6,848 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 79.35%
  • U.S. cases: 29,744,652
  • U.S. new cases: 48,402
  • U.S. deaths: 538,628
  • U.S. recovered: 20,449,628
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 790
  • Texas cases: 2,703,597 with 3,925 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 45,640 – 69 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 284,510
  • Dallas County new cases: 500
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,794 – 27 today

Today’s Headlines

March 8, 2021:

Here’s how close the US is to a possible Covid-19 surge, expert warns

(CNN) The US is in the “eye of the hurricane” right now, according to epidemiologist Michael Osterholm.

After months of devastation, it appeared things were heading in the right direction with officials reporting several weeks of steep declines in Covid-19 cases and lowered hospitalization numbers.
But now case declines have stopped and infection numbers plateaued at very high levels — with the US averaging roughly 60,000 new cases daily in the past week. Multiple governors have eased Covid-19 safety measures despite health officials’ warnings. Spring break events are kicking off across the country, threatening the potential for further spread of the virus.
Experts project the country is about to see another dangerous Covid-19 spike. One that Osterholm says will be fueled by the B.1.1.7 variant, first spotted in the UK, and will come over the next six to 14 weeks.
“Four weeks ago, the B.1.1.7 variant made up about 1 to 4% of the virus that we were seeing in communities across the country. Today it’s up to 30 to 40%,” Osterholm, who is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
“What we’ve seen in Europe, when we hit that 50% mark, you see cases surge,” he said.

Why has Covid’s toll been surprisingly low across much of Africa and Asia?

[NYT] It’s one of the biggest mysteries about Covid-19: Why has the death toll been relatively low across much of Africa and Asia?
The virus has killed a fraction of as many people on those continents — despite their relative lack of resources — as it has in Europe or the U.S.:

This isn’t how public health emergencies usually work. They tend to inflict their worst damage in poorer places, which is indeed what’s happening within the U.S., where the toll has been higher in many minority and low-income communities.

Globally, though, Covid has been different. In a recent New Yorker article, the physician and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee described it as “an epidemiological whodunit.”
Other than in Mukherjee’s article, the pattern has received surprisingly little attention in the U.S. It’s one of those instances when good news is being overlooked. I want to devote today’s newsletter to the mystery and its most plausible explanations.

Is it a statistical mirage?

Almost certainly not. Some portion of the pattern probably does stem from an underreporting of deaths by less developed medical systems. But much of the pattern is real, many epidemiologists believe.

In India, for example, major cities keep statistics on overall mortality — regardless of cause — and it has risen less than it has in many richer countries. The data suggest that both Delhi and Mumbai have “a much lower Covid death rate than in the U.S.,” Dr. Prabhat Jha, who runs the Center for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, told me.

In Mukherjee’s article, he described a temporary hospital that local officials in Mumbai set up last year in Dharavi, a sprawling slum there. They closed it after Dharavi suffered far fewer deaths than expected.

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March 7th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 42,359 New U.S. cases
  2. 18,472 New India cases
  3. 80,024 New Brazil cases
  4. 10,595 New Russia cases
  5. 5,177 New UK cases
  6. 21,825 New France cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 23,633 New Italy cases
  9. 6,533 New Germany cases
  10. 2,734 New Mexico cases
  11. 13,569 New Poland cases
  12. 7,167 New Ukraine cases
  13. 2,846 New cases in California
  • Over 117.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.6 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.6 million
  • Over 42K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 117,446,521
  • Daily new cases: 367,652
  • Global deaths: 2,605,302with 5,279 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 79.15%
  • U.S. cases: 29,696,250
  • U.S. new cases: 42,359
  • U.S. deaths: 537,838
  • U.S. recovered: 20,336,656
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 719
  • Texas cases: 2,699,672 with 2,870 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 45,571 – 75 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 284,010
  • Dallas County new cases: – 0
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,767- 0 today

March 6th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 60,187 New U.S. cases
  2. 18,935 New India cases
  3. 67,477 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,022 New Russia cases
  5. 6,039 New UK cases
  6. 23,306 New France cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 23,633 New Italy cases
  9. 8,235 New Germany cases
  10. 6,561 New Mexico cases
  11. 14,855 New Poland cases
  12. 9,144 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,211 New cases in California
  • Over 117 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.6 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.6 million
  • Over 60K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 117,078,869
  • Daily new cases: 408,764
  • Global deaths: 2,600,023 with 7,938 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 79.14%
  • U.S. cases: 29,653,891
  • U.S. new cases: 60,187
  • U.S. deaths: 537,119
  • U.S. recovered: 20,273,915
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,556
  • Texas cases: 2,696,802 with 3,994 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 45,496 – 222 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 284,010
  • Dallas County new cases: – 372
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,767- 25 today

Today’s Headlines

March 6, 2021:

What you likely still can’t do if you’re vaccinated

(CNN) As more patients and friends get fully vaccinated, Dr. William Schaffner’s phone has been ringing constantly, his email box flooded.

The fully vaccinated — people who are two weeks past their second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines, or after a single dose of Johnson & Johnson’s — have many questions for the professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University.
They ask if it’s OK to hug their grandkids now. Can they play cards with their vaccinated friends? Can they host a small indoor dinner party, but should they forget to invite Uncle Frank who has been unmasked at the bar a lot?
“I try to answer as many of those questions as I possibly can, because these are very thoughtful people,” Schaffner said. “These are the people who are trying to do the best in these circumstances.”
For others who don’t happen to have a favorite infectious disease expert on speed dial, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention will soon publish guidelines for the fully vaccinated.
More than 82 million vaccine doses have been given out in the US, and after a year of takeout and Zoom-only visits with mom, the vaccinated want direction.
“I think people need practical advice about how to go about their everyday lives,” said Julia Marcus, an infectious disease epidemiologist at Harvard. “I think without guidance, people may make decisions that are not informed.”

 


March 5th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 67,618 New U.S. cases
  2. 18,292 New India cases
  3. 75,337 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,024 New Russia cases
  5. 5,946 New UK cases
  6. 23,507 New France cases
  7. 6,654 New Spain cases
  8. 24,010 New Italy cases
  9. 9,581 New Germany cases
  10. 6,797 New Mexico cases
  11. 15,831 New Poland cases
  12. 10,155 New Ukraine cases
  13. 5,176 New cases in California
  • Over 116.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.5 million
  • Over 67K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 116,670,105
  • Daily new cases: 453,525
  • Global deaths: 2,592,085 with 10,436 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 79.10%
  • U.S. cases: 29,593,704
  • U.S. new cases: 67,618
  • U.S. deaths: 535,563
  • U.S. recovered: 20,183,329
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,927
  • Texas cases: 2,692,808 with 5,565 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 45,274 – 277 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 283,638
  • Dallas County new cases: – 458
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,742- 26 today

Today’s Headlines

March 5, 2021:

Countries making dubious claims over Covid-19

Three places stand out as appearing either less than transparent or in denial about the scale of the problem

(CNN) For the past year, countries around the world have shared data on Covid-19 cases and deaths with the World Health Organization (WHO) — information that is crucial in informing the global fight against the disease.

However, three countries stand out as appearing either less than transparent or in denial about the scale of the problem.
The East African nation of Tanzania has not updated its Covid-19 data since early May, leaving the last number of reported confirmed cases at 509 and the death toll at 21.
The Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan, a secretive, highly authoritarian state, “has not reported any Covid-19 cases to WHO to date,” according to a WHO statement. But human rights groups say the disease is spreading widely there.
North Korea similarly has not recorded a single case of Covid-19. Most experts view that claim as suspect, however. The reclusive country has tested only a fraction of its nearly 26-million-strong population and has a shared border with China, where the pandemic began.
Dr. Dorit Nitzan, regional emergency director for the WHO Regional Office for Europe, told CNN 14 countries have so far reported zero cases, adding that the organization “cannot independently verify whether zero reported cases represent the true absence of cases or not.”
The WHO’s Covid-19 dashboard doesn’t differentiate between countries reporting zero cases of the virus and countries that haven’t submitted any data. However, in contrast to Turkmenistan and North Korea, the other zero-case locations are tiny, isolated island communities such as St. Helena, Kiribati and Tuvalu.
“We encourage all countries to share data — publicly or to WHO — as this allows us to track the disease globally,” Nitzan added. “As Covid-19 is a communicable disease, tracking cases is especially important, aiding in a prompt and appropriate public health response.”

March 4, 2021:

Governor Abbott announce end of mask wearing mandate – Texas is 100% Open

[OBLIVIOTS] One again, Governor AbbottAndCostello is trying to distract the citizens of Texas from the obvious. And that is that the State of Texas left Texans hung out to dry during the worst winter storm in recent memory. As wind chills dipped below -18º, water pipes froze, electric generating plants froze, the power went out and people actually froze to death in their own homes – or on the streets, our government did nothing.

And now, Abbott wants you to forget about that ugly thing that happened 2 weeks ago and watch this shiny thing he is dangling in front of you now. The “no more masks” shiny thing. Oh boy! Isn’t that pretty! Let’s all focus on the shiny thing and forget we almost died. Forget our pipes burst. Forget the insurance deductibles we have to pay to get our homes in order. Forget the hotels all being filled to capacity with Texans who could no longer stay in their own homes for fear of freezing to death.

Abbott would have you believe everything is better now. The virus is under control.

Well…

The actual numbers refute that position entirely.

And these graphs should be the visual proof of where we really stand:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


March 4th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 69,709 New U.S. cases
  2. 16,824 New India cases
  3. 74,285 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,385 New Russia cases
  5. 6,573 New UK cases
  6. 25,279 New France cases
  7. 6,037 New Spain cases
  8. 22,845 New Italy cases
  9. 11,410 New Germany cases
  10. 7,521 New Mexico cases
  11. 15,253 New Poland cases
  12. 10,057 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,226 New cases in California
  • Over 116.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.5 million
  • Over 695K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 116,216,580
  • Daily new cases: 451,175
  • Global deaths: 2,581,649 with 9,893 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 79.06%
  • U.S. cases: 29,526,086
  • U.S. new cases: 69,709
  • U.S. deaths: 533,636
  • U.S. recovered: 20,093,442
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,984
  • Texas cases: 2,687,243 with 7,357 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 44,997 – 289 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 283,180
  • Dallas County new cases: -781
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,716- 27 today

Today’s Headlines

March 1, 2012:

(CNN) The US is at risk of losing all its recent gains in the battle against Covid-19 as highly contagious variants take advantage of Americans getting lax with safety measures.

“Please hear me clearly: At this level of cases with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After weeks of tumbling case numbers, new infections are on the rise again — about 2% more this past week compared to the previous week, Walensky said Monday.
“Similarly, the most recent seven-day average of deaths has also increased more than 2% … to nearly 2,000 deaths per day.”
Walensky also called out states that were easing up on Covid-19 safety mandates.
“I am really worried about reports that more states are rolling back the exact public health measures we have recommended to protect people from Covid-19,” she said.
“Please stay strong in your conviction. Continue wearing your well-fitting mask and taking the other public health prevention actions that we know work,” Walensky added.
“Ultimately, vaccination is what will bring us out of this pandemic. To get there, we need to vaccinate many more people.”

March 3rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 85,672 New U.S. cases
  2. 17,425 New India cases
  3. 74,376 New Brazil cases
  4. 10,535 New Russia cases
  5. 6,385 New UK cases
  6. 26,788 New France cases
  7. 6,137 New Spain cases
  8. 20,840 New Italy cases
  9. 10,835 New Germany cases
  10. 7,793 New Mexico cases
  11. 15,698 New Poland cases
  12. 7,235 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,241 New cases in California
  • Over 115.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.4 million
  • Over 585K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 115,765,405
  • Daily new cases: 465,746
  • Global deaths: 2,571,756 with 11,154 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 79.01%
  • U.S. cases: 29,456,377
  • U.S. new cases: 85,672
  • U.S. deaths: 531,652
  • U.S. recovered: 20,003,325
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,438
  • Texas cases: 2,679,886 with 7,620 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 44,708 – 255 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 282,399
  • Dallas County new cases: -718
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,689 – 26 today

March 2nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 56,451 New U.S. cases
  2. 15,704 New India cases
  3. 58,237 New Brazil cases
  4. 10,565 New Russia cases
  5. 6,391 New UK cases
  6. 22,857 New France cases
  7. 6,484 New Spain cases
  8. 17,063 New Italy cases
  9. 6,492 New Germany cases
  10. 7,913 New Mexico cases
  11. 7,936 New Poland cases
  12. 5,336 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,393 New cases in California
  • Over 115.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.3 million
  • Over 56K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 115,299,659
  • Daily new cases: 308,528
  • Global deaths: 2,560,602 with 10,409 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 79.02%
  • U.S. cases: 29,370,705
  • U.S. new cases: 56,451
  • U.S. deaths: 529,214
  • U.S. recovered: 19,905,322
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,988
  • Texas cases: 2,672,266 with 6,850 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 44,453 275 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 281,681
  • Dallas County new cases: -526
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,663 – 42 today

March 1st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 58,910 New U.S. cases
  2. 11,563 New India cases
  3. 38,349 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,571 New Russia cases
  5. 5,455 New UK cases
  6. 4,703 New France cases
  7. 15,978 New Spain cases
  8. 13,106 New Italy cases
  9. 5,275 New Germany cases
  10. 2,343 New Mexico cases
  11. 4,786 New Poland cases
  12. 4,285 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,215 New cases in California
  • Over 114.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.3 million
  • Over 58K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 114,991,131
  • Daily new cases: 304,198
  • Global deaths: 2,550,193 with 6,908 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 78.88%
  • U.S. cases: 29,314,254
  • U.S. new cases: 58,910
  • U.S. deaths: 527,226
  • U.S. recovered: 19,817,532
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,450
  • Texas cases: 2,665,416 with 7,802 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 44,178 – 106 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 281,155
  • Dallas County new cases: -751
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,621 – 42 today

Today’s Headlines

March 1, 2012:

(CNN) The US is at risk of losing all its recent gains in the battle against Covid-19 as highly contagious variants take advantage of Americans getting lax with safety measures.

“Please hear me clearly: At this level of cases with variants spreading, we stand to completely lose the hard-earned ground we have gained,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After weeks of tumbling case numbers, new infections are on the rise again — about 2% more this past week compared to the previous week, Walensky said Monday.
“Similarly, the most recent seven-day average of deaths has also increased more than 2% … to nearly 2,000 deaths per day.”
Walensky also called out states that were easing up on Covid-19 safety mandates.
“I am really worried about reports that more states are rolling back the exact public health measures we have recommended to protect people from Covid-19,” she said.
“Please stay strong in your conviction. Continue wearing your well-fitting mask and taking the other public health prevention actions that we know work,” Walensky added.
“Ultimately, vaccination is what will bring us out of this pandemic. To get there, we need to vaccinate many more people.”

February 28th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 52,520 New U.S. cases
  2. 15,325 New India cases
  3. 34,027 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,359 New Russia cases
  5. 6,035 New UK cases
  6. 19,952 New France cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 17,440 New Italy cases
  9. 6,499 New Germany cases
  10. 2,810 New Mexico cases
  11. 10,101 New Poland cases
  12. 5,833 New Ukraine cases
  13. 3,392 New cases in California
  • Over 114.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.2 million
  • Over 52K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 114,686,933
  • Daily new cases: 309,979
  • Global deaths: 2,543,285with 5,725 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 78.69%
  • U.S. cases: 29,255,344
  • U.S. new cases: 52,250
  • U.S. deaths: 525,776
  • U.S. recovered: 19,694,337
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,107
  • Texas cases: 2,657,614 with 4,147 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 44,072 – 187 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 280,404
  • Dallas County new cases: – 0
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,579 – 0 today

February 27th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 65,912 New U.S. cases
  2. 17,637 New India cases
  3. 59,438 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,534 New Russia cases
  5. 7,434 New UK cases
  6. 23,996 New France cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 18,902 New Italy cases
  9. 7,289 New Germany cases
  10. 7,246 New Mexico cases
  11. 12,097 New Poland cases
  12. 8,172 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,338 New cases in California
  • Over 114.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.2 million
  • Over 65K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 114,376,954
  • Daily new cases: 389,028
  • Global deaths: 2,537,560 with 8,167 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 78.63%
  • U.S. cases: 29,202,824
  • U.S. new cases: 65,912
  • U.S. deaths: 524,669
  • U.S. recovered: 19,632,523
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,587
  • Texas cases: 2,653,467 with 5,777 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 43,885 – 158 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 280,404
  • Dallas County new cases: – 570
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,579 – 19 today

February 26th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 84,650 New U.S. cases
  2. 16,056 New India cases
  3. 63,908 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,086 New Russia cases
  5. 8,523 New UK cases
  6. 25,207 New France cases
  7. 8,341 New Spain cases
  8. 20,488 New Italy cases
  9. 9,687 New Germany cases
  10. 7,512 New Mexico cases
  11. 11,536 New Poland cases
  12. 8,003 New Ukraine cases
  13. 7,123 New cases in California
  • Over 113.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29.1 million
  • Over 84K new U.S. cases

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  • Global cases: 113,987,926
  • Daily new cases: 443,588
  • Global deaths: 2,529,393 with 10,138 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 78.55%
  • U.S. cases: 29,136,912
  • U.S. new cases: 84,650
  • U.S. deaths: 523,082
  • U.S. recovered: 19,534,068
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,297
  • Texas cases: 2,647,690 with 10,714 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 43,727 – 283 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 279,834
  • Dallas County new cases: – 726
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,560 – 18 today

February 25th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 77,639 New U.S. cases
  2. 16,606 New India cases
  3. 67,878 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,198 New Russia cases
  5. 9,985 New UK cases
  6. 25,403 New France cases
  7. 9,568 New Spain cases
  8. 19,871 New Italy cases
  9. 10,782 New Germany cases
  10. 8,462 New Mexico cases
  11. 12,143 New Poland cases
  12. 5,147 New Ukraine cases
  13. 5,366 New cases in California
  • Over 113.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 29 million
  • Over 77K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 113,544,338
  • Daily new cases: 447,236
  • Global deaths: 2,519,255 with 10,374 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 78.50%
  • U.S. cases: 29,052,262
  • U.S. new cases: 77,639
  • U.S. deaths: 520,786
  • U.S. recovered: 19,435,453
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,422
  • Texas cases: 2,636,976 with 7,813 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 43,444 – 313 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 279,108
  • Dallas County new cases: – 614
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,542 – 24 today

February 24th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 76,905 New U.S. cases
  2. 17,106 New India cases
  3. 65,387 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,749 New Russia cases
  5. 9,938 New UK cases
  6. 31,519 New France cases
  7. 9,212 New Spain cases
  8. 16,402 New Italy cases
  9. 10,774 New Germany cases
  10. 8,642 New Mexico cases
  11. 12,147 New Poland cases
  12. 5,850 New Ukraine cases
  13. 5,863New cases in California
  • Over 113 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.5 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.9 million
  • Over 76K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 113,097,102
  • Daily new cases: 447,197
  • Global deaths: 2,508,881 with 12,215 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 78.44%
  • U.S. cases: 28,974,623
  • U.S. new cases: 76,905
  • U.S. deaths: 518,363
  • U.S. recovered: 19,340,329
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,367
  • Texas cases: 2,629,163 with 7,426 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 43,131 – 311 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 278,494
  • Dallas County new cases: – 789
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,518 – 25 today

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February 24, 2021:

What Happens After You Get Your Second COVID-19 Shot?

A lot of people are asking this same question: “I’ve had both of the vaccine shots and it has been two weeks, what can I safely do now?”

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I got vaccinated. What now?

(CNN) The United States Covid-19 vaccination program is gaining steam. As of Tuesday, more than 40 million people have received the first dose, representing about 13% of the country. At the same time, national rates of new infection have decreased, presenting a real opportunity to control the pandemic.

With this progress, though, has come no small amount of consternation. A new set of daunting questions has arisen, the product of an increasing number of vaccines and vaccinees. Reasonably enough, people now want to know the specific dos and don’ts of daily living for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.
The nub is this: are we re-approaching the glory days of before this pandemic began or is the lockdown drag-out pod-life still necessary? And within this broad question are a million smaller questions: if you are two vaccines in, is double-masking still necessary? What about the 20-second hand wash? And all those pocket-friendly bottles of hand sanitizer — can I toss them already?
Despite being top of mind for so many, there is still no real guide for how to proceed most safely. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has addressed this a little, though their guidance has risen only to the level of a Frequently Asked Question response not their more common multi-page, multi-referenced tome. Other than side-stepping the need to quarantine after an exposure, the message to vaccinees basically is this: act like you have not been vaccinated at all.
True, Dr Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the President, has indicated that revised guidelines, which he believes “will be coming soon,” may “relax the stringency … when people have been vaccinated,” but, presumably, these guidelines will not mandate specific behavior in every day-to-day decision.
Continued caution makes sense. Health experts are hamstrung by a complete lack of evidence-based information and are all too aware of the dangers created if they wing it and try to reconcile public clamoring to lighten it up against basic public health rules of the road. And attempts over the last six months to loosen things up in various states — for example, easing restaurant restrictions or starting up college campus life — have not gone well.

February 23rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 71,411 New U.S. cases
  2. 13,463 New India cases
  3. 63,090 New Brazil cases
  4. 11,823 New Russia cases
  5. 8,489 New UK cases
  6. 20,064 New France cases
  7. 7,461 New Spain cases
  8. 13,299 New Italy cases
  9. 5,763 New Germany cases
  10. 8,634 New Mexico cases
  11. 6,304 New Poland cases
  12. 4,182 New Ukraine cases
  13. 6,376 New cases in California
  • Over 112.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.8 million
  • Over 71K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 112,649,905
  • Daily new cases: 388,578
  • Global deaths: 2,496,666 with 11,302 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.22%
  • Recovery rate: 78.33%
  • U.S. cases: 28,897,718
  • U.S. new cases: 71,411
  • U.S. deaths: 514,996
  • U.S. recovered: 19,212,517
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,406
  • Texas cases: 2,621,737 with 10,075 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 42,820 – 258 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 277,705
  • Dallas County new cases: – 412
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,493 – 18 today

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February 23, 2021:

Current Covid-19 Vaccination Rates

Comparing vaccination rates

[CNN] At least 98 countries and territories have started their vaccination rollouts. Different countries have different processes for approving vaccines, and not all countries have deals to obtain doses from manufacturers yet. As a result, countries and territories are at different stages of their vaccination campaigns.

 

Measuring countries’ progress is challenging because many are using vaccines that require two doses. Inconsistent data makes it hard to know how many people have been fully or only partially immunized.

 

The race to get fully vaccinated

Most countries and territories are using vaccines that require two doses to provide the greatest protection. Measuring countries’ progress is difficult, because reported data varies from country to country. Many report only the number of doses administered, but at least 55 break down how many people have received one or two doses.

 

 

 

 

 

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‘We’ve done worse than most any other country,’ Fauci says as US marks grim Covid-19 death toll

(CNN) The US has now surpassed the devastating milestone of half a million Covid-19 deaths. It’s a staggering figure that experts say did not have to be this high.

“I believe that if you look back historically, we’ve done worse than most any other country and we’re a highly developed, rich country,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday.
“It’s so tough to just go back and try and do a metaphorical autopsy on how things went. It was just bad,” Fauci added.
The US Covid-19 death toll is by far the highest of any country — and more than double that of Brazil’s, which according to Johns Hopkins University data has the next highest number of virus-related fatalities.
The US has also reported the most infections, with now more than 28 million Americans having tested positive for Covid-19. That number is more than double India’s case count — second in line, according to Johns Hopkins data — and nearly triple that of Brazil.
Experts have pointed to several factors that may have contributed to a worsening pandemic, including a lack of clear messaging from the country’s leadership, state and local leaders loosening restrictions too quickly, large holiday celebrations and continued resistance to face masks and other safety precautions.
“A mask is nothing more than a life-saving medical device, and yet it got categorized in all sorts of other ways that were not factual, not scientific and, frankly, dangerous,” National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins told “Axios on HBO” earlier this week.
“I think you can make a case that tens of thousands of people died as a result,” Collins added.
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February 22nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 60,884 New U.S. cases
  2. 10,013 New India cases
  3. 29,357 New Brazil cases
  4. 12,604 New Russia cases
  5. 10,641 New UK cases
  6. 4,646 New France cases
  7. 20,849 New Spain cases
  8. 9,617 New Italy cases
  9. 9,410 New Germany cases
  10. 2,252 New Mexico cases
  11. 3,891 New Poland cases
  12. 3,206 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,976 New cases in California
  • Over 112.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.8 million
  • Over 60K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 112,261,327
  • Daily new cases: 303,833
  • Global deaths: 2,485,364 with 7,525 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 78.20%
  • U.S. cases: 28,826,307
  • U.S. new cases: 60,884
  • U.S. deaths: 512,590
  • U.S. recovered: 19,114,140
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,457
  • Texas cases: 2,611,662 with 7,385 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 42,562 – 113 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 277,293
  • Dallas County new cases: – 348
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,475 – 18 today

February 21st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 58,950 New U.S. cases
  2. 14,759 New India cases
  3. 29,026 New Brazil cases
  4. 12,742 New Russia cases
  5. 9,834 New UK cases
  6. 20,046 New France cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 13,450 New Italy cases
  9. 1,673 New Germany cases
  10. 3,104 New Mexico cases
  11. 7,040 New Poland cases
  12. 4,489 New Ukraine cases
  13. 4,611 New cases in California
  • Over 111.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.7 million
  • Over 58K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 111,957,494
  • Daily new cases: 308,173
  • Global deaths: 2,477,839 with 5,524 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 77.99%
  • U.S. cases: 28,765,423
  • U.S. new cases: 58,950
  • U.S. deaths: 511,133
  • U.S. recovered: 18,973,190
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,258
  • Texas cases: 2,604,277 with 6,806 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 42,449 – 137 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 276,672
  • Dallas County new cases: – 273
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,457 – 22 today

February 20th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 102,660 New U.S. cases
  2. 14,315 New India cases
  3. 57,455 New Brazil cases
  4. 12,953 New Russia cases
  5. 10,406 New UK cases
  6. 24,371 New France cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 14,914 New Italy cases
  9. 7,158 New Germany cases
  10. 7,785 New Mexico cases
  11. 8,509 New Poland cases
  12. 6,295 New Ukraine cases
  13. 8,458 New cases in California
  • Over 111.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.7 million
  • Over 102K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 111,649,321
  • Daily new cases: 403,804
  • Global deaths: 2,472,315 with 8,701 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 77.76%
  • U.S. cases: 28,706,473
  • U.S. new cases: 102,660
  • U.S. deaths: 509,875
  • U.S. recovered: 18,899,272
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,129
  • Texas cases: 2,597,471 with 6,158 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 42,312 – 226 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 276,672
  • Dallas County new cases: – 333
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,435 – 25 today

February 19th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 80,289 New U.S. cases
  2. 14,587 New India cases
  3. 51,067 New Brazil cases
  4. 13,433 New Russia cases
  5. 12,027 New UK cases
  6. 24,116 New France cases
  7. 11,435 New Spain cases
  8. 15,470 New Italy cases
  9. 9,050 New Germany cases
  10. 7,829 New Mexico cases
  11. 8,772 New Poland cases
  12. 6,531 New Ukraine cases
  13. 5,355 New cases in California
  • Over 111.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.6 million
  • Over 80K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 111,245,517
  • Daily new cases: 410,585
  • Global deaths: 2,463,614 with 11,071 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 77.42%
  • U.S. cases: 28,603,813
  • U.S. new cases: 80,289
  • U.S. deaths: 507,746
  • U.S. recovered: 18,803,723
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,437
  • Texas cases: 2,591,313with 5,147 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 42,086 – 203 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 276,339
  • Dallas County new cases: – 290
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,410 – 40 today

February 18th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 69,998 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,643 New India cases
  3. 51,350 New Brazil cases
  4. 13,447 New Russia cases
  5. 12,057 New UK cases
  6. 22,501 New France cases
  7. 14,515 New Spain cases
  8. 13,755 New Italy cases
  9. 9,845 New Germany cases
  10. 9,099New Mexico cases
  11. 9,074 New Poland cases
  12. 6,237 New Ukraine cases
  13. 7,107 New cases in California
  • Over 110.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.5 million
  • Over 69K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 110,834,932
  • Daily new cases: 404,003
  • Global deaths: 2,452,543 with 11,595 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 77.39%
  • U.S. cases: 28,523,524
  • U.S. new cases: 69,998
  • U.S. deaths: 505,309
  • U.S. recovered: 18,703,421
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,765
  • Texas cases: 2,586,166 with 2,344 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 41,883 – 155 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 276,049
  • Dallas County new cases: – 266
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,370 – 50 today

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February 18, 2021:

Covid-19 variants could fuel another surge. Fauci says we have two powerful tools against them

(CNN) Covid-19 variants are threatening to cause another surge of infections, health officials warned Wednesday, and it’s now more important than ever for Americans to continue practicing safety measures that work against the spread of the virus.

“The continued spread of variants that are more transmissible could jeopardize the progress we have made in the last month if we let our guard down,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House briefing.
But by lowering cases, the US will give “fewer opportunities for the variants to spread and fewer opportunities for new variants to emerge,” she added.
It’s a warning that’s been repeated by multiple experts recently as the country’s tally of variant cases keeps climbing while more state leaders are opting to loosen Covid-19 restrictions.
Among the most concerning strains is the highly contagious B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the UK, that the CDC has previously warned could become “the predominant variant in March.” The agency has reported more than 1,270 cases of the variant across 41 states and Washington, DC.
But the US has two powerful tools that can help against its spread and move the country further out of the pandemic’s tunnel, Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNN on Wednesday night.
“The two ways that we can counter that is one, continue to do the kinds of public health interventions that we talk about all the time,” he said.
That includes the universal wearing of masks, social distancing, staying away from crowded areas and regular hand washing.

Pfizer says South African variant could significantly reduce vaccine protection

[NBC] A laboratory study suggests that the South African variant of the coronavirus may reduce antibody protection from the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine by two-thirds, and it is not clear if the shot will be effective against the mutation, the companies said on Wednesday.

The study found the vaccine was still able to neutralize the virus and there is not yet evidence from trials in people that the variant reduces vaccine protection, the companies said.

Still, they are making investments and talking to regulators about developing an updated version of their mRNA vaccine or a booster shot, if needed.

For the study, scientists from the companies and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) developed an engineered virus that contained the same mutations carried on the spike portion of the highly contagious coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa, known as B.1.351. The spike, used by the virus to enter human cells, is the primary target of many COVID-19 vaccines.

Researchers tested the engineered virus against blood taken from people who had been given the vaccine, and found a two- thirds reduction in the level of neutralizing antibodies compared with its effect on the most common version of the virus prevalent in U.S. trials.

Their findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

Because there is no established benchmark yet to determine what level of antibodies are needed to protect against the virus, it is unclear whether that two-thirds reduction will render the vaccine ineffective against the variant spreading around the world.

However, UTMB professor and study co-author Pei-Yong Shi said he believes the Pfizer vaccine will likely be protective against the variant.

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February 17th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 72,306 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,440 New India cases
  3. 57,295 New Brazil cases
  4. 12,828 New Russia cases
  5. 12,717 New UK cases
  6. 25,018 New France cases
  7. 10,829 New Spain cases
  8. 12,066 New Italy cases
  9. 9,598 New Germany cases
  10. 8,988 New Mexico cases
  11. 8,699 New Poland cases
  12. 4,286 New Ukraine cases
  13. 6,690 New cases in California
  • Over 110.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.4 million
  • Over 72K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 110,430,929
  • Daily new cases: 398,567
  • Global deaths: 2,440,948 with 11,241 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 77.26%
  • U.S. cases: 28,453,526
  • U.S. new cases: 72,306
  • U.S. deaths: 502,544
  • U.S. recovered: 18,596,497
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,553
  • Texas cases: 2,583,822 with 4,178 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 41,728 – 76 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 275,783
  • Dallas County new cases: – 383
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,320 – 37 today

February 16th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 63,517 New U.S. cases
  2. 11,396 New India cases
  3. 55,271 New Brazil cases
  4. 13,233 New Russia cases
  5. 10,625 New UK cases
  6. 19,590 New France cases
  7. 10,057 New Spain cases
  8. 10,368 New Italy cases
  9. 5,890 New Germany cases
  10. 8,683 New Mexico cases
  11. 5,176 New Poland cases
  12. 3,143 New Ukraine cases
  13. 7,996 New cases in California
  • Over 110 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.3 million
  • Over 63K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 110,032,362
  • Daily new cases: 356,002
  • Global deaths: 2,429,707 with 10,939 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.21%
  • Recovery rate: 77.11%
  • U.S. cases: 28,381,220
  • U.S. new cases: 63,517
  • U.S. deaths: 499,991
  • U.S. recovered: 18,479,418
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,788
  • Texas cases: 2,579,644 with 3,067 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 41,652- 57 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 275,400
  • Dallas County new cases: – 245
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,283 – 13 today

February 15th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

1. 56,233 New U.S. cases
2. 9,358 New India cases
3. 32,197 New Brazil cases
4. 14,207 New Russia cases
5. 9,765 New UK cases
6. 4,376 New France cases
7. 11,942 New Spain cases
8. 7,344 New Italy cases
9. 5,175 New Germany cases
10. 3,098 New Mexico cases
11. 2,542 New Poland cases
12. 2,332 New Ukraine cases
13. 6,161 New cases in California

Over 109.6 million Global cases
Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
U.S. Cases topped 28.3 million
Over 56K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:

Global cases: 109,676,360
Daily new cases: 287,897
Global deaths: 2,418,768 with 7,297 new cases
Mortality rate: 2.21%
Recovery rate: 74.79%

U.S. cases: 28,317,703
U.S. new cases: 56,233
U.S. deaths: 498,203
U.S. recovered: 18,356,625
U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,029

Texas cases: 2,576,577 with 2,878 new cases
Texas deaths: 41,595- 60 Today
Dallas County cases: 275,155
Dallas County new cases: – 730
Dallas County deaths: 3,270 – 10 today


February 14th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 64,506 New U.S. cases
  2. 11,434 New India cases
  3. 23,258 New Brazil cases
  4. 16,546 New France cases
  5. 14,185 New Russia cases
  6. 10,972 New UK cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 11,060 New Italy cases
  9. 4,796 New Germany cases
  10. 5,334 New Poland cases
  11. 3,094 New Ukraine cases
  12. 4,099 New Mexico cases
  13. 5,219 New cases in California
  • Over 109.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.2 million
  • Over 64K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 109,388,463
  • Daily new cases: 285,735
  • Global deaths: 2,411,471 with 6,074 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.20%
  • Recovery rate: 74.48%
  • U.S. cases: 28,261,470
  • U.S. new cases: 64,506
  • U.S. deaths: 497,174
  • U.S. recovered: 18,224,288
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,111
  • Texas cases: 2,573,699 with 4,375 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 41,535- 129 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 274,425
  • Dallas County new cases: – 885
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,260 – 20 today

 


February 13th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 90,260 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,188 New India cases
  3. 45,561 New Brazil cases
  4. 21,321 New France cases
  5. 14,861 New Russia cases
  6. 13,307 New UK cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 13,523 New Italy cases
  9. 6,483 New Germany cases
  10. 6,585 New Poland cases
  11. 5,182 New Ukraine cases
  12. 9,741 New Mexico cases
  13. 8,765 New cases in California
  • Over 109.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.4 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.1 million
  • Over 90K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 109,102,728
  • Daily new cases: 375,713
  • Global deaths: 2,405,397 with 11,379 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.20%
  • Recovery rate: 74.36%
  • U.S. cases: 28,196,964
  • U.S. new cases: 90,260
  • U.S. deaths: 496,063
  • U.S. recovered: 18,153,126
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,542
  • Texas cases: 2,569,324 with 9,211 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 41,406- 269 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 273,540
  • Dallas County new cases: – 879
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,240 – 8 today

 


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February 13, 2021:

At least 109 employees at a Colorado ski resort test positive for Covid-19

[CNN] A ski resort in Colorado has had a Covid-19 outbreak, with more than 100 active infections among its employees.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced the outbreak at Winter Park Resort in January but released the data in its weekly outbreak summary on Wednesday.

There are at least 109 employees with active infections, they said.

“It has been determined that these cases have not been traced back to transmission through interaction with visitors but, rather, from social gatherings outside of the workplace and congregate housing,” Grand County, Colorado, officials said Monday in a joint statement with Winter Park Resort.

With ski season in full swing in Colorado, other resorts have also reported Covid-19 cases. But the outbreak at Winter Park is currently the largest, according to CDPHE data.

“We have been working closely with public health authorities since the pandemic began,” said Jen Miller, communications manager at the ski resort. “We did extensive planning and had to get approval from the state on our operations before we could open on December 3.”

Cases linked to socializing and living situations:

Most of the cases have been traced back to social gatherings outside of work and to congregate housing, Miller said.

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February 12th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 104,464 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,137 New India cases
  3. 49,396 New Brazil cases
  4. 20,701 New France cases
  5. 15,089 New Russia cases
  6. 15,144 New UK cases
  7. 14,581 New Spain cases
  8. 13,893 New Italy cases
  9. 9,207 New Germany cases
  10. 6,378 New Poland cases
  11. 4,773 New Ukraine cases
  12. 10,388 New Mexico cases
  13. 9,854 New cases in California
  • Over 108.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28.1 million
  • Over 104K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 108,727,015
  • Daily new cases: 430,968
  • Global deaths: 2,394,018 with 15,194 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.20%
  • Recovery rate: 74.26%
  • U.S. cases: 28,106,704
  • U.S. new cases: 104,464
  • U.S. deaths: 492,521
  • U.S. recovered: 18,040,312
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 5,599
  • Texas cases: 2,560,113 with 11,138 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 41,137- 360 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 272,661
  • Dallas County new cases: – 845
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,232 – 40 today

 

February 11th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 105,026 New U.S. cases
  2. 9,353 New India cases
  3. 53,993 New Brazil cases
  4. 21,063 New France cases
  5. 15,038 New Russia cases
  6. 13,494 New UK cases
  7. 17,853 New Spain cases
  8. 15,137 New Italy cases
  9. 9,918 New Germany cases
  10. 7,013 New Poland cases
  11. 5,039 New Ukraine cases
  12. 10,677 New Mexico cases
  13. 10,305 New cases in California
  • Over 108.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 28 million
  • Over 105K new U.S. cases
Details, Details, Details…:
Global cases: 108,296,047
Daily new cases: 442,952
Global deaths: 2,378,824 with 13,886 new cases
Mortality rate: 2.20%
Recovery rate: 74.18%
U.S. cases: 28,002,240
U.S. new cases: 105,026
U.S. deaths: 486,922
U.S. recovered: 17,930,819
U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,428
Texas cases: 2,548,975 with 16,062 new cases
Texas deaths: 40,777- 397 Today
Dallas County cases: 271,816
Dallas County new cases: – 840 (1st day below 1k since 11/30)
Dallas County deaths: 3,192 – 45 today

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February 10th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 97,268 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,760 New India cases
  3. 60,271 New Brazil cases
  4. 25,387 New France cases
  5. 14,494 New Russia cases
  6. 13,013 New UK cases
  7. 18,114 New Spain cases
  8. 12,947 New Italy cases
  9. 9,246 New Germany cases
  10. 6,960 New Poland cases
  11. 3,409 New Ukraine cases
  12. 11,138 New Mexico cases
  13. 8,357 New cases in California
  • Over 107.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27.8 million
  • Over 97K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 107,853,095
  • Daily new cases: 450,297
  • Global deaths: 2,364,938 with 14,017 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.19%
  • Recovery rate: 74.04%
  • U.S. cases: 27,897,214
  • U.S. new cases: 97,268
  • U.S. deaths: 483,200
  • U.S. recovered: 17,827,323
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,428
  • Texas cases: 2,532,913 with 8,942 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 40,380- 336 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 270,976
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,411
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,147 – 37 today

 


February 9, 2021:

Double masking can block 92% of infectious particles, CDC says

(CNN) Double masking can significantly improve protection, new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows.

Researchers found that layering a cloth mask over a medical procedural mask, such as a disposable blue surgical mask, can block 92.5% of potentially infectious particles from escaping by creating a tighter fit and eliminating leakage.
“These experimental data reinforce CDC’s prior guidance that everyone 2 years of age or older should wear a mask when in public and around others in the home not living with you,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, told a White House briefing.
“We continue to recommend that masks should have two or more layers, completely cover your nose and mouth, and fit snugly against your nose and the sides of your face,” said Walensky
Medical procedure masks like the commonly seen blue surgical masks typically don’t fit securely to faces and create gaps, allowing unfiltered air to escape. A fitted cloth mask can act as a cinch and secures the loose medical mask in place. This improves protection by preventing leakage of unfiltered air and particles, better protecting the wearer and those around them.

Double masking and knotting

Beginning in January 2021, the CDC tested two simple modifications to improve the performance of commonly used masks by using the “double masking” and “knotting” methods.
The study found that ‘knotting’ can improve the overall performance of medical procedure masks. By folding mask edges inward and knotting ear loop strings where they meet mask fabric, the excess fabric is flattened and reduces the gap on either side of the face.
A knotted medical mask can block 63% of particles that could contain coronavirus from escaping, a significant improvement from blocking only 42% of particles when unknotted, according to the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Wednesday.

February 9th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 99.317 New U.S. cases
  2. 10,510 New India cases
  3. 51,733 New Brazil cases
  4. 18,870 New France cases
  5. 15,019 New Russia cases
  6. 12,364 New UK cases
  7. 16,402 New Spain cases
  8. 10,612 New Italy cases
  9. 5,725 New Germany cases
  10. 3,999 New Poland cases
  11. 2,656 New Ukraine cases
  12. 10,738 New Mexico cases
  13. 13,682 New cases in California
  • Over 107.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27.7 million
  • Over 99K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 107,402,798
  • Daily new cases: 396,131
  • Global deaths: 2,350,921 with 14,618 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.19%
  • Recovery rate: 73.84%
  • U.S. cases: 27,799,946
  • U.S. new cases: 99,317
  • U.S. deaths: 479,772
  • U.S. recovered: 17,639,217
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,367
  • Texas cases: 2,523,971 with 13,262 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 40,044- 303 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 269,565
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,303
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,110 – 30 today

 


February 8th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 89,226 New U.S. cases
  2. 8,947 New India cases
  3. 25,661 New Brazil cases
  4. 4,317 New France cases
  5. 15,916 New Russia cases
  6. 14,104 New UK cases
  7. 17,171 New Spain cases
  8. 7,969 New Italy cases
  9. 4,885 New Germany cases
  10. 2,431 New Poland cases
  11. 2,141 New Ukraine cases
  12. 3,868 New Mexico cases
  13. 10,960 New cases in California
  • Over 107 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27.7 million
  • Over 89K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 107,006,667
  • Daily new cases: 322,044
  • Global deaths: 2,336,303 with 9,054 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.18%
  • Recovery rate: 73.69%
  • U.S. cases: 27,700,629
  • U.S. new cases: 89,226
  • U.S. deaths: 476,405
  • U.S. recovered: 17,512,584
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,472
  • Texas cases: 2,510,709 with 9,586 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 39,741- 100 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 268,262
  • Dallas County new cases: – 908
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,080 – 34 today

 


February 7th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 91,767 New U.S. cases – (1st time <100k since 11/2)
  2. 11,673 New India cases
  3. 26,845 New Brazil cases
  4. 19,715 New France cases
  5. 16,048 New Russia cases
  6. 15,845 New UK cases
  7. —– New Spain cases
  8. 11,640 New Italy cases
  9. 6,442 New Germany cases
  10. 4,725 New Poland cases
  11. 3,370 New Ukraine cases
  12. 6,065 New Mexico cases
  13. 10,502 New cases in California
  • Over 106.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27.6 million
  • Over 91K new U.S. cases – (1st time <100k since 11/2)

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 106,684,623
  • Daily new cases: 341,722
  • Global deaths: 2,327,249 with 6,804 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.18%
  • Recovery rate: 73.47%
  • U.S. cases: 27,611,403
  • U.S. new cases: 91,767 – (1st time <100k since 11/2)
  • U.S. deaths: 474,933
  • U.S. recovered: 17,354,388
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,405
  • Texas cases: 2,501,123 with 7,990 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 39,641- 171 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 266,335
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,019
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,046 – 11 today

 


Today’s Headlines

February 7, 2021:

These are the Britons breaking lockdown. No, they’re not young people partying

London (CNN) Anna says she did not want to break the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown rules.

The 37-year-old has worked through the pandemic. Anna says she cleans an office building in London which is open but nearly empty, as most staff are working from home.
It’s a job the Ecuadorean native has done for five years, after moving to the UK from Spain in 2013 while looking for work. CNN is not disclosing Anna’s real name as she fears repercussions from her employer.
Anna’s employer insisted that she continue to clean the building during the pandemic but cut her hours from five a day to four. She earns £10.75 ($14.77) per hour.
“I have been forced to go to work in a nonessential building,” she told CNN. “There is no one at work, I’m alone.”
Last month Anna caught Covid-19. She’s unsure where she picked it up from but said it was likely “on the bus or on the Underground.” She lives in south London in a shared house and says that at first the virus left her exhausted.
“I had a lot of coughs, fever, fatigue… and dizziness,” she said. “And I [am taking a long time to recover] because this disease is very painful [and] horrible.”
But after staying home for a few days as she recovered from the disease, Anna decided to go into work, as she was only receiving partial pay.
UK government rules state that while recovering from Covid-19, patients should self-isolate for at least 10 full days.
“I only felt tired and [had] a headache,” she said. “That is why I went to work — I also couldn’t afford to stay at home because I received very little salary.
“I feel guilty that I went to work and infected more people, [but] I had no other option.”

February 6th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 112,312 New U.S. cases
  2. 11,948 New India cases
  3. 48,707 New Brazil cases
  4. 20,586 New France cases
  5. 16,627 New Russia cases
  6. 18,262 New UK cases
  7. —– New Spain cases
  8. 13,439 New Italy cases
  9. 8,628 New Germany cases
  10. 5,966 New Poland cases
  11. 4,310 New Ukraine cases
  12. 13,209 New Mexico cases
  13. 11,546 New cases in California
  • Over 106.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27.5 million
  • Over 112K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 106,342,901
  • Daily new cases: 427,614
  • Global deaths: 2,320,445 with 11,412 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.18%
  • Recovery rate: 73.33%
  • U.S. cases: 27,519,636
  • U.S. new cases: 112,312
  • U.S. deaths: 473,528
  • U.S. recovered: 17,268,517
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,823
  • Texas cases: 2,493,133 with 9,718 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 39,470- 334 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 266,335
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,024
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,035 – 10 today

 


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February 6, 2021:

Fake N95 masks have flooded the market. Here’s how to tell the difference

[CNN] There’s one mask guideline that hasn’t changed throughout the pandemic — you definitely should be wearing one.

But what happens when you’re not sure if your mask is real?
Between the time the pandemic began and the year ended, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized over 14.6 million counterfeit face masks entering the US, the agency told CNN.
N95 masks are considered the gold standard for mask usage, but counterfeit doppelgängers may threaten Americans’ safety. Not meeting US safety standards means they may not filter out airborne particles effectively, the agency said.
N95 masks can also be mistaken with KN95 masks, which meet standards in China yet are not certified by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Here’s how you can spot a fake N95 mask.

The most important thing: NIOSH approval

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health is a part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that focuses on worker safety and health.
Before filtering facepiece respirators — a fancy term that includes N95 masks — can be used in any workplace, they must be certified by NIOSH.
For an N95 mask to get a NIOSH stamp of approval, it needs to filter at least 95% of airborne particles.
When finding out if an N95 mask is fake or not, NIOSH markings are your compass. But there’s some vetting you can do before you even have a mask in hand.

February 5th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 133,434 New U.S. cases
  2. 11,689 New India cases
  3. 51.319 New Brazil cases
  4. 22,139 New France cases
  5. 16,688 New Russia cases
  6. 19,114 New UK cases
  7. 28,565 New Spain cases
  8. 14,213 New Italy cases
  9. 10,835 New Germany cases
  10. 6,053 New Poland cases
  11. 4,923 New Ukraine cases
  12. 13,051 New Mexico cases
  13. 13,102 New cases in California
  • Over 105.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.3 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27.4 million
  • Over 133K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 105,915,287
  • Daily new cases: 498,163
  • Global deaths: 2,209,033 with 14,614 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.18%
  • Recovery rate: 73.20%
  • U.S. cases: 27,407,324
  • U.S. new cases: 133,434
  • U.S. deaths: 470,705
  • U.S. recovered: 17,146,149
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,717
  • Texas cases: 2,483,415 with 14,502 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 39,136- 439 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 265,311
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,424
  • Dallas County deaths: 3,025 – 42 today

 


February 4th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 123,433 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,410 New India cases
  3. 57,848 New Brazil cases
  4. 23,848 New France cases
  5. 16,714 New Russia cases
  6. 20,834 New UK cases
  7. 29,960 New Spain cases
  8. 13,656 New Italy cases
  9. 13,047 New Germany cases
  10. 6,495 New Poland cases
  11. 5,082 New Ukraine cases
  12. 13,575 New Mexico cases
  13. 12,238 New cases in California
  • Over 105.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27.2 million
  • Over 123K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 105,417,124
  • Daily new cases: 509,945
  • Global deaths: 2,294,419 with 15,886 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.18%
  • Recovery rate: 73.13%
  • U.S. cases: 27,273,890
  • U.S. new cases: 123,433
  • U.S. deaths: 466,988
  • U.S. recovered: 17,031,629
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 5,058
  • Texas cases: 2,468,913 with 13,885 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 38,697- 412 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 263,887
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,149
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,983 – 35 today

 


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February 4, 2021:

Fauci clears up double masking debate

[CNN]During a White House Covid-19 briefing, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that although the CDC has not yet outlined specific guidelines regarding the trend of wearing two masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, he often double masks.

Watch interview here

 


Increasing data suggests UK variant may be deadlier, says CDC director

[CNN]

Health authorities are still learning about the new coronavirus variants, and whether current health measures are as effective against them — but data suggests that the B.1.1.7 variant, first identified in the UK, may be deadlier than the original strand.

“We know that some of the variants have increased transmissibility, there’s increasing data that suggests that some of the variants, the B.1.1.7 variant may actually … lead to increased mortality, and the jury’s still out with regard to how these vaccines are going to work with against these variants,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on MSNBC Wednesday.

“We’d have to … follow the science, and we are learning more and more about whether our public health measures, our mitigation measures, our mask wearing, our distancing, will be fully effective against these variants, but we have every reason to believe that they will.”

 

 

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February 3rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 123,110 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,917 New India cases
  3. 53,665 New Brazil cases
  4. 26,362 New France cases
  5. 16,474 New Russia cases
  6. 19,202 New UK cases
  7. 31,596 New Spain cases
  8. 13,182 New Italy cases
  9. 12,546 New Germany cases
  10. 6,801 New Poland cases
  11. 3,285 New Ukraine cases
  12. 12,153 New Mexico cases
  13. 12,850 New cases in California
  • Over 104.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27.1 million
  • Over 123K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 104,907,179
  • Daily new cases: 514,175
  • Global deaths: 2,278,533 with 15,738 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.17%
  • Recovery rate: 73.05%
  • U.S. cases: 27,150,457
  • U.S. new cases: 123,110
  • U.S. deaths: 461,930
  • U.S. recovered: 16,906,778
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,074
  • Texas cases: 2,455,028 with 17,025 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 38,285- 426 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 262,738
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,356
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,948 – 50 today

 


Today’s Headlines

February 3, 2021:

Study showing Oxford vaccine slows virus spread ‘superb’ – Hancock

[BBC]Results that show the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine may reduce the spread of coronavirus have been hailed as “absolutely superb” by the health secretary.

Matt Hancock said the study shows “vaccines are the way out of this pandemic”.

It is the first time a vaccine has been shown to reduce transmission of the virus.

The UK has given a first Covid jab to 9.6 million people so far.

The results of the study, which has not yet been formally published, suggest that the vaccine may have a “substantial” effect on transmission of the virus.

It means the jab could have a greater impact on the pandemic, as each person who is vaccinated will indirectly protect other people too.

Mr Hancock called the study “really encouraging” on Twitter, adding that the results were “absolutely superb”.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, he said this latest analysis showing the vaccine reduces transmission would “help us all get out of this pandemic”.

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Fluvoxamine shows promise in treating Covid-19

[NBCDFW]A commonly prescribed pill–approved more than 13 years ago by the Food and Drug Administration for depression and obsessive compulsive disorder–is showing initial success in preventing people infected with COVID-19 from developing serious symptoms and being hospitalized.

The drug Fluvoxamine, sold by the brand name Luvox, appears to prevent inflammation in the lungs of people infected with COVID-19, which can be fatal.

“What we observed was that all the patients who received Fluvoxamine, none of them had a severe COVID infection that affected their lungs or their respiratory status,” said Dr. Caline Mattar, an infectious disease researcher at Washington University in St. Louis who helped conduct an initial trial of the drug last fall.

Now, Washington University, along with Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, University of Washington and University of Utah, is conducting a larger trial of Fluvoxamine, giving a two-week course of the drug to patients.

“I feel a lot better: I haven’t had any fever; I haven’t had any chills; The stuffiness has gone away,” said Eduardo Veliz of Los Angeles, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, and agreed to be part of the larger Fluvoxamine trial.

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‘COVID Arm’ Describes Side Effect Some Experience After COVID-19 Vaccine

[NBCDFW] As more and more people get their first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, more and more pictures of skin reactions to the vaccine are popping up on social media.

They’re first hand accounts of what’s now being called COVID arm.

“It’s happening about seven to 10 days after. It’s mounting an immune response and what we are seeing are swollen red patches on the same arm that you receive the vaccine on,” said board-certified dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Houshmand, FAAD.

The reaction has been mostly associated with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Health experts aren’t sure whether it’s a reaction to the spike protein in the mRNA vaccine or a preservative but feel confident that it’s a positive response that the immune system is reacting as it should.

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WHO’s research in China takes them to Wuhan virology lab

Hong Kong (CNN) A team of World Health Organization investigators in Wuhan are visiting a laboratory Wednesday that has been the focus of conspiracies and speculation about the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.

The WHO investigators began research in the central Chinese city last week, after a 14-day quarantine and bureaucratic delays. Their work has been subject to intense scrutiny and political pressure from both within China and outside the country.
Few places they are visiting are as controversial as a laboratory run by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which officials in former US President Donald Trump’s administration suggested, without providing evidence, could have been the origin of the coronavirus.
The lab in question, which is affiliated with the central government-run Chinese Academy of Sciences, is the only one in mainland China equipped for the highest level of biocontainment, known as Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4).
BSL-4 labs are designed to study the world’s most dangerous pathogens — those that pose a high risk for transmission, are frequently fatal and most often have no reliable cure, such as coronaviruses.
The Wuhan lab was created in the wake of the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic, which swept through China and other parts of Asia in 2002 and 2003.
In particular, the Wuhan lab team led by virologist Shi Zhengli, known as China’s “bat woman” for years of virus-hunting expeditions in bat caves, has focused on bat-borne coronaviruses, exactly what the current pandemic is believed to have been caused by.

February 2nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 114,703 New U.S. cases
  2. 11,000 New India cases
  3. 56,240 New Brazil cases
  4. 23,337 New France cases
  5. 16,643 New Russia cases
  6. 16,840 New UK cases
  7. 29,064 New Spain cases
  8. 9,651 New Italy cases
  9. 7,627 New Germany cases
  10. 4,326 New Poland cases
  11. 2,394 New Ukraine cases
  12. 4,384 New Mexico cases
  13. 12,646 New cases in California
  • Over 104.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 27 million
  • Over 114K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 104,393,004
  • Daily new cases: 461,507
  • Global deaths: 2,262,795 with 15,080 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.17%
  • Recovery rate: 73.04%
  • U.S. cases: 27,027,347
  • U.S. new cases: 114,703
  • U.S. deaths: 461,507
  • U.S. recovered: 16,750,422
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,643
  • Texas cases: 2,438,003 with 18,869 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 37,859- 371 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 261,382
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,438
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,898 – 39 today

 


February 1st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 144,146 New U.S. cases
  2. 8,587 New India cases
  3. 25,285 New Brazil cases
  4. 4,347 New France cases
  5. 17,648 New Russia cases
  6. 18,607 New UK cases
  7. 25,867 New Spain cases
  8. 7,925 New Italy cases
  9. 6,657 New Germany cases
  10. 2,504 New Poland cases
  11. 2,030 New Ukraine cases
  12. 5,448 New Mexico cases
  13. 19,540 New cases in California
  • Over 103.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 26.9 million
  • Over 144K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 103,931,497
  • Daily new cases: 406,692
  • Global deaths: 2,247,715 with 9,969 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 72.87%
  • U.S. cases: 26,911,375
  • U.S. new cases: 144,146
  • U.S. deaths: 454,213
  • U.S. recovered: 16,629,530
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,934
  • Texas cases: 2,419,134 with 21,929 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 37,488- 107 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 259,944
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,427
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,859 – 40 today

 


Today’s Headlines

February 1, 2021:

Can I still spread COVID-19 after getting vaccinated?

[WFAA TV] — A world-renowned epidemiologist in Seattle says it’s still possible to spread the virus after being vaccinated, so masking up and social distancing remains critical.

SEATTLECan you still spread coronavirus, even after you’ve been vaccinated? Unfortunately, the answer is – yes.

To verify, we asked Dr. Peter Rabinowitz, a world-renowned epidemiologist, and the co-director of the University of Washington’s Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness.

“By getting the vaccine, you’re making a huge investment in reducing your risk of both getting it yourself and transmitting it to other people,” Rabinowitz told KING 5. “But that doesn’t mean you’ve gotten rid of the risk.”

As he explained, nothing is fool-proof.

“As good as they are, they are not 100%,” said Rabinowitz, when talking about the COVID-19 vaccines.

“If it’s a 90% effective vaccine, that means there’s a 10% chance that you could still get infected. So, for that reason, you need to consider, when you’re in a high-risk situation – should you wear a mask, should you social distance? And, basically, the answer is yes, you should still continue to do that,” he continued.

He added, even if the vaccine does work properly, “it’s possible that you could be protected against severe infection, but still have a very, very mild case that you don’t even realize. But it is still possible to give to somebody else.”

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The vaccine news continues to be better than many people realize

Infections aren’t what matters

[The New York Times]The news about the vaccines continues to be excellent — and the public discussion of it continues to be more negative than the facts warrant.

Here’s the key fact: All five vaccines with public results have eliminated Covid-19 deaths. They have also drastically reduced hospitalizations. “They’re all good trial results,” Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, told me. “It’s great news.”

Many people are instead focusing on relatively minor differences among the vaccine results and wrongly assuming that those differences mean that some vaccines won’t prevent serious illnesses. It’s still too early to be sure, because a few of the vaccine makers have released only a small amount of data. But the available data is very encouraging — including about the vaccines’ effect on the virus’s variants.

The vaccines are poised to deliver what people so desperately want: an end, however protracted, to this pandemic,” as Julia Marcus of Harvard Medical School recently wrote in The Atlantic.

Why is the public understanding more negative than it should be? Much of the confusion revolves around the meaning of the word “effective.”

What do we care about?

In the official language of research science, a vaccine is typically considered effective only if it prevents people from coming down with any degree of illness. With a disease that’s always or usually horrible, like ebola or rabies, that definition is also the most meaningful one.

But it’s not the most meaningful definition for most coronavirus infections.

Whether you realize it or not, you have almost certainly had a coronavirus. Coronaviruses have been circulating for decades if not centuries, and they’re often mild. The common cold can be a coronavirus. The world isn’t going to eliminate coronaviruses — or this particular one, known as SARS-CoV-2 — anytime soon.

Yet we don’t need to eliminate it for life to return to normal. We instead need to downgrade it from a deadly pandemic to a normal virus. Once that happens, adults can go back to work, and children back to school. Grandparents can nuzzle their grandchildren, and you can meet your friends at a restaurant.

As Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, told me this weekend: “I don’t actually care about infections. I care about hospitalizations and deaths and long-term complications.”

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January 31st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 111,489 New U.S. cases
  2. 11,528 New India cases
  3. 27,756 New Brazil cases
  4. 19,235 New France cases
  5. 18,359 New Russia cases
  6. 21,088 New UK cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 11,249 New Italy cases
  9. 8,425 New Germany cases
  10. 4,711 New Poland cases
  11. 3,177 New Ukraine cases
  12. 7,030 New Mexico cases
  13. 12,476 New cases in California
  • Over 103.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 26.7 million
  • Over 111K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 103,524,805
  • Daily new cases: 389,798
  • Global deaths: 2,237,746 with 8,290 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 72.57%
  • U.S. cases: 26,767,229
  • U.S. new cases: 111,489
  • U.S. deaths: 452,279
  • U.S. recovered: 16,403,843
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,898
  • Texas cases: 2,383,125 with 12,470 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 37,381- 179 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 258,517
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,617
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,819 – 15 today

January 30th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 143,547 New U.S. cases
  2. 13,604 New India cases
  3. 57,498 New Brazil cases
  4. 24,392 New France cases
  5. 19,032 New Russia cases
  6. 23,275 New UK cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 12,713 New Italy cases
  9. 9,841 New Germany cases
  10. 5,864 New Poland cases
  11. 4,685 New Ukraine cases
  12. 15,337 New Mexico cases
  13. 16,991 New cases in California
  • Over 103.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 26.6 million
  • Over 143K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 103,135,007
  • Daily new cases: 505,264
  • Global deaths: 2,229,456 with 13,145 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 72.49%
  • U.S. cases: 26,655,740
  • U.S. new cases: 143,547
  • U.S. deaths: 450,381
  • U.S. recovered: 16,328,950
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,922
  • Texas cases: 2,370,655 with 15,346 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 37,202- 315 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 256,900
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,407
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,804 – 32 today

 


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January 30, 2021:

Wuhan: The Lab Leak Hypothesis

[NYMAG] What happened was fairly simple, I’ve come to believe. It was an accident. A virus spent some time in a laboratory, and eventually it got out. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, began its existence inside a bat, then it learned how to infect people in a claustrophobic mine shaft, and then it was made more infectious in one or more laboratories, perhaps as part of a scientist’s well-intentioned but risky effort to create a broad-spectrum vaccine. SARS-2 was not designed as a biological weapon. But it was, I think, designed. Many thoughtful people dismiss this notion, and they may be right. They sincerely believe that the coronavirus arose naturally, “zoonotically,” from animals, without having been previously studied, or hybridized, or sluiced through cell cultures, or otherwise worked on by trained professionals. They hold that a bat, carrying a coronavirus, infected some other creature, perhaps a pangolin, and that the pangolin may have already been sick with a different coronavirus disease, and out of the conjunction and commingling of those two diseases within the pangolin, a new disease, highly infectious to humans, evolved. Or they hypothesize that two coronaviruses recombined in a bat, and this new virus spread to other bats, and then the bats infected a person directly — in a rural setting, perhaps — and that this person caused a simmering undetected outbreak of respiratory disease, which over a period of months or years evolved to become virulent and highly transmissible but was not noticed until it appeared in Wuhan.

There is no direct evidence for these zoonotic possibilities, just as there is no direct evidence for an experimental mishap — no written confession, no incriminating notebook, no official accident report. Certainty craves detail, and detail requires an investigation. It has been a full year, 80 million people have been infected, and, surprisingly, no public investigation has taken place. We still know very little about the origins of this disease.

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January 29th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 173,586 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,516 New India cases
  3. 58,691 New Brazil cases
  4. 22,858 New France cases
  5. 19,238 New Russia cases
  6. 29,079 New UK cases
  7. 39,118 New Spain cases
  8. 13,563 New Italy cases
  9. 12,831 New Germany cases
  10. 6,145 New Poland cases
  11. 5,181 New Ukraine cases
  12. 16,374 New Mexico cases
  13. 19,746 New cases in California
  • Over 102.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 26.5 million
  • Over 173K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 102,629,743
  • Daily new cases: 589,545
  • Global deaths: 2,216,311 with 15,268 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 72.42%
  • U.S. cases: 26,512,193
  • U.S. new cases: 173,586
  • U.S. deaths: 447,459
  • U.S. recovered: 16,199,572
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,690
  • Texas cases: 2,355,309 with 18,468 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 36,887 – 357 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 255,493
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,809
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,772 – 24 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 29, 2021:

‘Covid tongue’ may be another coronavirus symptom, British researcher suggests

[NBC] — Some patients report tongue discoloration, enlargement and other mouth problems.

There may be another addition to the growing list of strange possible symptoms of the new coronavirus: “Covid tongue.”

A British researcher who is helping to track Covid-19 warning signs is reporting more cases of infected people complaining of tongue discoloration, enlargement and other mouth problems.

“Seeing increasing numbers of Covid tongues and strange mouth ulcers. If you have a strange symptom or even just headache and fatigue stay at home!” Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, tweeted this month.

He believes more than a third of COVID-19 patients, 35 percent, have non-classic symptoms of the disease in the first three days, so it’s important to draw attention to skin rashes, Covid toes and other warning signs that “go ignored,” he wrote.

Spector did not reply to a request for comment, but other researchers have also reported tongue and mouth symptoms linked with the new coronavirus.

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January 28th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 172,406 New U.S. cases
  2. 18,940 New India cases
  3. 60,301 New Brazil cases
  4. 23,770 New France cases
  5. 19,138 New Russia cases
  6. 28,680 New UK cases
  7. 17,346 New Spain cases
  8. 14,360 New Italy cases
  9. 14,883 New Germany cases
  10. 7,153 New Poland cases
  11. 5,529 New Ukraine cases
  12. 18,670 New Mexico cases
  13. 26,975 New cases in California
  • Over 102 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 26.3 million
  • Over 172K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 102,040,198
  • Daily new cases: 602,198
  • Global deaths: 2,201,043 with 16,827 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 72.39%
  • U.S. cases: 26,338,607
  • U.S. new cases: 172,406
  • U.S. deaths: 443,769
  • U.S. recovered: 16,070,127
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,065
  • Texas cases: 2,336,841 with 20,347 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 36,530 – 413 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 253,684
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,637
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,748 – 33 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 28, 2021:

Could post-vaccine life mean we return to normal? Not just yet

(CNN) Mass Covid-19 vaccination programs are underway in many countries around the world, offering the first glimmer of hope that life as we knew it could be back within our reach.

The UK was the first country to begin vaccinating its citizens with a fully vetted and authorized Covid-19 vaccine, and is among the countries with the highest number of vaccines deployed per capita.
But just how quickly can the UK — and perhaps the rest of the world — expect to return to some form of normality? The truth is, not very soon.
Public health experts largely agree that it’s unrealistic to bet on the vaccine being a magic bullet to end the pandemic; they say coronavirus safeguards, such as masks and social distancing, are likely to remain in place for several months at least.
Dr. Paul Hunter, a professor in medicine at the University of East Anglia, told CNN that many factors must be considered before the UK’s lockdown is relaxed — starting with a big drop in severe cases and deaths.
“The issue comes down to numbers really,” Hunter said.
He explained that if the UK was in a similar position to that in August 2020, when the number of number of new cases was below 1,000 on most days — and dipped to lows of 600 — and hospitalizations fell below 100 and daily deaths below 10, then the country would be in a better place to ease some of the current restrictions — given that the vaccination rollout is underway.
But outbreaks are still running out of control across the UK, where on Wednesday, more than 25,000 new cases and 1,725 coronavirus deaths were recorded, taking the number of Covid-19 deaths in the country to 101,887.
Last week, the picture was also bleak, with more than 35,900 cases reported each day and an average of more than 1,240 daily deaths, according to a seven-day average of government data. Two weeks ago, the UK recorded the highest death rate in the world.

January 27th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 154,979 New U.S. cases
  2. 11,752 New India cases
  3. 63,895 New Brazil cases
  4. 26,916 New France cases
  5. 17,741 New Russia cases
  6. 25,308 New UK cases
  7. 40,285 New Spain cases
  8. 15,191 New Italy cases
  9. 16,566 New Germany cases
  10. 6,790 New Poland cases
  11. 3,776 New Ukraine cases
  12. 27,944 New Mexico cases
  13. 11,247 New cases in California
  • Over 101.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 26.1 million
  • Over 154K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 101,438,000
  • Daily new cases: 611,319
  • Global deaths: 2,184,216 with 17,124 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.15%
  • Recovery rate: 72.28%
  • U.S. cases: 26,166,201
  • U.S. new cases: 154,979
  • U.S. deaths: 439,517
  • U.S. recovered: 15,942,757
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,065
  • Texas cases: 2,316,494 with 18,561 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 36,117 – 457 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 252,047
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,671
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,715 – 42 today

 


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January 26, 2021:

Oklahoma Wants To Return Its $2 Million Stockpile Of Hydroxychloroquine

The state bought over a million pills last year after then-President Trump touted, with little evidence, the use of the drug as a COVID-19 treatment.

[HUFFPOST] Oklahoma is trying to return its $2 million stockpile of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug once touted by former President Donald Trump — despite limited medical evidence — as a promising treatment for COVID-19.

A spokesman for Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday that Hunter’s office had been asked by the state’s Department of Health to help them offload the hydroxychloroquine stash. Oklahoma’s The Frontier was the first to report the news.

Oklahoma came under scrutiny last year for its order of 1.2 million hydroxychloroquine pills — about 100,000 doses — from FFF Enterprises, a private medical supply wholesaler based in California.

As The Associated Press noted in April, at least 20 other states also ordered the drug after Trump’s promotion of it, but the vast majority of them obtained the medication through donations. Only Utah and Oklahoma chose to shell out their own money to buy the drug, AP said.

 

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January 26th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 149,625 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,569 New India cases
  3. 63,626 New Brazil cases
  4. 22,086 New France cases
  5. 18,241 New Russia cases
  6. 20,088 New UK cases
  7. 36,435 New Spain cases
  8. 10,584 New Italy cases
  9. 8,457 New Germany cases
  10. 4,603 New Poland cases
  11. 2,779 New Ukraine cases
  12. 7,165 New Mexico cases
  13. 22,058 New cases in California
  • Over 100.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 26 million
  • Over 149K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 100,826,681
  • Daily new cases: 544,543
  • Global deaths: 2,167,092 with 17,647 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.15%
  • Recovery rate: 72.25%
  • U.S. cases: 26,011,222
  • U.S. new cases: 149,625
  • U.S. deaths: 435,452
  • U.S. recovered: 15,767,413
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,060
  • Texas cases: 2,297,933 with 22,628 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 35,660 – 332 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 250,376
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,858
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,673 – 36 today

January 25th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 159,472 New U.S. cases
  2. 9,354 New India cases
  3. 28,364 New Brazil cases
  4. 4,240 New France cases
  5. 19,290 New Russia cases
  6. 22,195 New UK cases
  7. 38,682 New Spain cases
  8. 8,559 New Italy cases
  9. 6,916 New Germany cases
  10. 2,674 New Poland cases
  11. 2,516 New Ukraine cases
  12. 8,521 New Mexico cases
  13. 23,236 New cases in California
  • Over 100.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 25.8 million
  • Over 159K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 100,282,138
  • Daily new cases: 510,811
  • Global deaths: 2,149,445 with 10,480 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 72.09%
  • U.S. cases: 25,861,597
  • U.S. new cases: 159,472
  • U.S. deaths: 431,392
  • U.S. recovered: 15,617,360
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,902
  • Texas cases: 2,275,305 with 19,020 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 35,328 – 135 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 248,518
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,698
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,637 – 8 today

 


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January 25, 2021:

Current trend analysis of Covid-19 growth

[OBLIVIOTS] All of this is taken from the embedded spreadsheets in this Blog, so feel free to peruse the massive amount of data on your own.

These are the U.S. comparison graphs as of Friday night last week (January 22, 2021). Historically, daily numbers are highest Wednesday through Friday and then drop off sharply Saturday and Sunday. then the reporting climbs up slowly starting Monday through Wednesday.
So.
As you can see here, the top line graph is total U.S. Covid-19 cases. As you can see, the growth rate has been steady and sharp until just the last week. It is starting to flatten the curve slightly in recent days. It is too early to get excited about this, but it seems we are past the end of the Holiday Stupidity Spike (choosing my words carefully here).
The middle graph is daily new reported cases. And as you can see it is down dramatically from previous weeks. We need to watch the next 7 days to see if this trend holds.
The problem. And it is a big problem, shows up in the bottom graph of daily reported deaths. It is not going down with the decrease in new cases. It is holding more or less steady at around 4,000 deaths per day.
So we are adding fewer cases, but the same number of people are dying.
And we have no statistics on long term disability after “recovery” from Covid-19. And this may be our biggest problem when we come out the other end of this in two years.
Stay tuned
US Covid-19 Comparison Graphs -1-22

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California vs Texas Analysis:

The latest comparison of Texas and California (the two most populated states in the union).
These graphs are as of End of Day last Friday.
The top graph shows case total growth for both states (CA in red).
The bottom graph shows reported daily new cases per day.
As you can see from this graph, California appears to finally be making some progress and over the last week, we have seen the daily new cases decrease, where Texas has been fairly consistent.
The next week will tell us if we have a continuing trend or an anomaly, but it appears we are now on the other side of the Holiday Stupidity Spike.
Let’s all hope that is true.
Keep in mind, California has roughly 30% more population than Texas (roughly 39 million vs 29 million).
All this data can be found in the embedded spreadsheets

The last Covid-19 graphical analysis for today:

Global Covid-19 growth comparison

All this is in the spreadsheets referenced above
3 graphs from the top down:
New reported cases per day over time
Total worldwide Covid-19 deaths
New reported fatalities per day over time.
Starting at the top, you can see our new cases per day numbers spiked at 863,399 new cases on January 7th. Then it leveled off in the 780k highest day range since then. This next week will tell if this is a leveling off trend or not.
The middle line graph is total fatalities worldwide. As you can see, there is currently no sign of leveling off. It is an upward arc.
The last graph is reported new deaths per day and it continues to average in the 15k to 18k range of new fatalities per day. Compare that to the summer when we were averaging in the 6k per day range, this is really bad.
So let’s all be smart. #MaskUP #KeepYourDistance #StayHome

White House criticises ‘chaotic’ vaccine rollout

[BBC] A senior White House official has criticised the Trump administration’s rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine calling it “chaotic” and “very limited”.

President Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain said there was no plan in the federal government for the distribution of vaccines across the US.

The president, who took office last Wednesday, has promised 100 million vaccine shots in his first 100 days.

The US has now reported more than 25 million Covid-19 cases.

About 417,500 deaths have been linked to the virus. In recent weeks, the daily number of Covid-linked deaths in the US has, on some days, exceeded 4,000.

President Biden signed a raft of new measures last week, including boosting vaccinations and testing. He has implored Americans to wear masks and warned that the death toll could get much worse.

“Let me be clear – things will continue to get worse before they get better”, he said.

President Biden’s efforts follow widespread criticism of the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic and of the vaccination programme.

Vaccines have been distributed to states, and states and cities are carrying out the inoculations. But some have complained they are struggling with supply.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 41 million doses had been distributed by Saturday across the country, but only 20.5 million had been administered.

Speaking to NBC News, Mr Klain said: “The process to distribute the vaccine, particularly outside of nursing homes and hospitals out into the community as a whole, did not really exist when we came into the White House.”

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January 24th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 135,336 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,621 New India cases
  3. 28,346 New Brazil cases
  4. 18,436 New France cases
  5. 21,127 New Russia cases
  6. 30,004 New UK cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 11,628 New Italy cases
  9. 10,051 New Germany cases
  10. 4,566 New Poland cases
  11. 3,915 New Ukraine cases
  12. 10,872 New Mexico cases
  13. 21,412 New cases in California
  • Over 99.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 25.7 million
  • Over 135K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 99,771,327
  • Daily new cases: 447,129
  • Global deaths: 2,138,965 with 8,624 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.91%
  • U.S. cases: 25,702,125
  • U.S. new cases: 135,336
  • U.S. deaths: 429,490
  • U.S. recovered: 15,409,639
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,855
  • Texas cases: 2,248,859 with 15,555 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 34,971 – 371 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 246,820
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,174
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,626 – 15 today

 


January 23rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 176,747 New U.S. cases
  2. 14,891 New India cases
  3. 61,121 New Brazil cases
  4. 23,924 New France cases
  5. 20,921 New Russia cases
  6. 33,552 New UK cases
  7. 0 New Spain cases
  8. 13,331 New Italy cases
  9. 12,428 New Germany cases
  10. 6,431 New Poland cases
  11. 4,928 New Ukraine cases
  12. 20,057 New Mexico cases
  13. 22,854 New cases in California
  • Over 99.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 25.5 million
  • Over 176K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 99,324,198
  • Daily new cases: 580,350
  • Global deaths: 2,130,341 with 14,005 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.86%
  • U.S. cases: 25,566,789
  • U.S. new cases: 176,747
  • U.S. deaths: 427,635
  • U.S. recovered: 15,330,949
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,458
  • Texas cases: 2,248,859 with 15,555 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 34,971 – 371 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 245,646
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,920
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,614 – 33 today

 


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January 23, 2021:

What happens if I get the 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine but delay the 2nd?

[WFAA Dallas] The second coronavirus vaccine dose is about building memory within your body, so there isn’t a ‘waiting too long’ period as recognized by the CDC.

The most common COVID-19 vaccines are produced by Pfizer and Moderna right now. Both are variations of an mRNA vaccine that has to be delivered in two separate doses to be fully effective.

But three weeks ago the UK announced that it would be spacing out the second dose by up to 12 weeks in order to give the first shot to more people. And there are now reports that the first dose could possibly be halved to make the available supply go further.

THE QUESTION

What happens if you can only get half the coronavirus vaccine due to a spread out delivery time or because someone halves the dose?

THE ANSWER

According to Dr. Kawsar Talaat, an infectious disease expert and vaccine researcher at Johns Hopkins, there’s little risk in “waiting too long,” because the first dose of the vaccine causes the body to start building immunity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that the second dose of vaccines be administered within three weeks to one month, but stated that “there is no maximum interval between the first and second doses for either vaccine.”

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New study shows COVID-19 could hide in your brain and reactivate down the road

ATLANTA — A new study shows coronavirus may actually hide in the brain, where it could reactivate down the road.
While there is still much to learn about COVID-19, researchers at Georgia State University have studied why symptoms widely vary with those infected with the virus. Lead researcher Dr. Mukesh Kumar, an associate professor in the Department of Biology, said they’ve learned through studying mice for months, COVID-19 may clear the lungs, but not necessarily the body.
“(The) brain is one of the organs where viruses like to hide. We know that because there is no immune response. So viruses like to go to a place and hide where they can be safe,” said Kumar.
The virus can hide in the brain, remain dormant there and even show itself again.
“It’s hard for a virus to hide in your lungs. It’s much easier for the virus to hide in your central nervous system,” said Kumar.
Signs of this are evident with loss of taste and smell common in people infected with COVID-19. That is an attack on the central nervous system through the brain.
The GSU team monitored the diverse symptoms in the mice and noted brain infection mostly caused their death, not lung infection. They believe this can also be true in certain human cases.

Kumar mentioned a large percentage of people who recover do have some sort of brain dysfunction. Researchers agree our organs are well equipped to fight the infection, but once it reaches the brain, Dr. Kumar stated, “even if you test negative, that does not necessarily mean that you have completely cleared the virus.”

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January 22nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 193,956 New U.S. cases
  2. 14,344 New India cases
  3. 55,319 New Brazil cases
  4. 23,392 New France cases
  5. 21,513 New Russia cases
  6. 40,261 New UK cases
  7. 42,885 New Spain cases
  8. 13,633 New Italy cases
  9. 16,366 New Germany cases
  10. 6,693 New Poland cases
  11. 5,348 New Ukraine cases
  12. 21,007 New Mexico cases
  13. 24,927 New cases in California
  • Over 98.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 25.3 million
  • Over 193K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 98,743,348
  • Daily new cases: 653,971
  • Global deaths: 2,116,336 with 15,932 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.82%
  • U.S. cases: 25,390,042
  • U.S. new cases: 193.956
  • U.S. deaths: 424,177
  • U.S. recovered: 15,222,719
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,892
  • Texas cases: 2,233,304 with 18,537 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 34,600 – 435 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 243,726
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,065
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,581 – 37 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 22, 2021:

Biden signs 10 executive orders as part of ‘wartime’ Covid plan

[BBC] President Joe Biden has signed a raft of executive orders to boost the fight against Covid which has ravaged the US.

Vaccination will be accelerated and testing increased. Emergency legislation will be used to increase production of essentials like masks.

Announcing the 10 measures, Mr Biden said it would take months to defeat the pandemic but America would “get through this” if people stood together.

The moves come a day after Mr Biden was sworn in as the 46th president.

In a break with former President Donald Trump, the policy stresses a national strategy rather than relying on states to decide what is best.

The Trump administration was widely accused of failing to get to grips with the pandemic.

In terms of total deaths from coronavirus, the US is the worst-hit country with more than 406,000 lives lost, according to Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 24.5 million have been infected.

Mr Biden said that the “bold practical steps” that he was taking would not come cheaply.

“Let me be clear – things will continue to get worse before they get better,” he said, adding that he expected the number of dead to top half a million by next month.

“This is a wartime undertaking,” he said, repeating that more Americans had already died in the pandemic than in the whole of World War Two.

He mentioned the vaccine, saying that its rollout had been a “dismal failure so far”, and described his plan for 100 million jabs in his first 100 days in office as “one of the greatest operational challenges our nation has ever taken on”.

But when challenged by a reporter who suggested the target might be too low, he snapped back: “When I announced it you all said that it’s not possible. Come on. Give me a break, man.”

Mr Biden also promised to be transparent about setbacks, and allow scientists to work free from political interference.

“I’m convinced the American people are ready to spare no effort to get this done,” he concluded. “We can do this if we stand together.”

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About 6 in 10 Americans don’t know when or where to get a Covid-19 vaccine, study finds

[CNN] About 6 in 10 Americans don’t know when or where to get a coronavirus vaccine, a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds.

The report, based on surveys conducted from January 11 to 18 with 1,563 participants, also suggests Americans are experiencing a range of emotions as a result of the chaotic vaccine rollout. Half said they are “frustrated,” a third said they felt “confused,” and nearly a quarter are “angry.”

The Biden administration has been left with a huge challenge on vaccine administration. Most Americans don’t know when or where they can get a vaccine, including older Americans, who are already eligible to get a vaccine in a growing number of states,” KFF President and CEO Drew Altman said in a news release Friday. “Understandably large numbers of people are frustrated, angry and confused.”

The survey also found that 55% of essential workers they interviewed said they have enough information about where to get a vaccine, but do not have enough information to know when they will be eligible for their shots. Additionally, 21% of health care workers interviewed who have not yet gotten vaccinated said they don’t have enough information about how to obtain a coronavirus vaccine.

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January 21st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 197,111 New U.S. cases
  2. 14,481 New India cases
  3. 59,946 New Brazil cases
  4. 22,848 New France cases
  5. 21,887 New Russia cases
  6. 37,892 New UK cases
  7. 44,357 New Spain cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  8. 14.055 New Italy cases
  9. 18,734 New Germany cases
  10. 7,008 New Poland cases
  11. 5,583 New Ukraine cases
  12. 22,339 New Mexico cases
  13. 25,135 New cases in California
  • Over 98 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2.1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 25.1 million
  • Over 197K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 98,089,877
  • Daily new cases: 780,957
  • Global deaths: 2,100,404 with 17,093 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.84%
  • U.S. cases: 25,196,086
  • U.S. new cases: 197,111
  • U.S. deaths: 420,285
  • U.S. recovered: 15,100,991
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,391
  • Texas cases: 2,214,767 with 22,317 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 34,165 – 463 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 241,661
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,978
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,544 – 43 today

 


January 21, 2021:

Biden inheriting nonexistent coronavirus vaccine distribution plan

(CNN) Newly sworn in President Joe Biden and his advisers are inheriting no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to speak of from the Trump administration, sources tell CNN, posing a significant challenge for the new White House.

The Biden administration has promised to try to turn the Covid-19 pandemic around and drastically speed up the pace of vaccinating Americans against the virus. But in the immediate hours following Biden being sworn into office on Wednesday, sources with direct knowledge of the new administration’s Covid-related work told CNN one of the biggest shocks that the Biden team had to digest during the transition period was what they saw as a complete lack of a vaccine distribution strategy under former President Donald Trump, even weeks after multiple vaccines were approved for use in the United States.
“There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch,” one source said.
Another source described the moment that it became clear the Biden administration would have to essentially start from “square one” because there simply was no plan as: “Wow, just further affirmation of complete incompetence.”

January 18, 2021:

Expert sees ‘a ray of sunshine’ in Covid-19 battle, but deaths and variant cases are growing in the US

(CNN)Despite a steady growth in coronavirus deaths, a medical expert says the United States now has an opportunity to “get a hold of the pandemic.”

“We’re going to see a lot of deaths in the next two months but there is a ray of sunshine,” Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a George Washington University medical professor and CNN medical analyst, said Monday on “New Day.”
“Over the last four days for the first time in months, we’ve seen a steady decline … a thousand per day fewer hospitalizations in the United States,” he said. “We’ve seen the same trend in new cases.”
Nationally, hospitalizations are now around 124,000 per day, down from 132,000 a few weeks ago. Reiner also said testing has increased in recent weeks, but test positivity has dropped to around 11% from a peak of 14% a few weeks ago.
“All of those metrics point to the conclusion that we may have passed the peak,” he said. “If we stay put now and we mask up and we get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible, we can start to get a hold of this pandemic.”
Still, Covid-related deaths are nearing 400,000 in the United States, and the country passed the 24 million mark in total cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data. More than half — 60% — of all Covid-19 cases in the United states have been reported since Election Day, according to a CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.

California health official urges pause on use of Moderna vaccine lot following possible allergic reactions

[CNN] California’s State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan recommended pausing the administration of Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna’s lot 041L20A in a statement on Sunday, due to possible allergic reactions.

“A higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions were reported with a specific lot of Moderna vaccine administered at one community vaccination clinic,” Pan said. “Fewer than 10 individuals required medical attention over the span of 24 hours.”

“Out of an extreme abundance of caution and also recognizing the extremely limited supply of vaccine, we are recommending that providers use other available vaccine inventory and pause the administration of vaccines from Moderna Lot 041L20A until the investigation by the CDC, FDA, Moderna and the state is complete. We will provide an update as we learn more,” she said in a statement.

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January 20th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 192,588 New U.S. cases
  2. 15,277 New India cases
  3. 64,126 New Brazil cases
  4. 26,784 New France cases
  5. 21,152 New Russia cases
  6. 38,905 New UK cases
  7. 13,568 New Italy cases
  8. 18,688 New Germany cases
  9. 6,943 New Poland cases
    1. 4,383 New Ukraine cases
  10. 20,548 New Mexico cases
  11. 19,830 New cases in California
  • Over 97.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 24.9 million
  • Over 192K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 97,308,920
  • Daily new cases: 684,516
  • Global deaths: 2,083,311 with 17,639 new cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.78%
  • U.S. cases: 24,998,975
  • U.S. new cases: 192,011
  • U.S. deaths: 415,894
  • U.S. recovered: 14,968,716
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,408 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Texas cases: 2,192,450 with 26,403 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 33,702 – 440 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 239,683
  • Dallas County new cases: – 3,469
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,501 – 48 today

January 19th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 180,588 New U.S. cases
  2. 13,795 New India cases
  3. 63,504 New Brazil cases
  4. 23,608 New France cases
  5. 21,734 New Russia cases
  6. 33,355 New UK cases
  7. 10,497 New Italy cases
  8. 12,159 New Germany cases
  9. 4,890 New Poland cases
    1. 3,939 New Ukraine cases
  10. 18,894 New Mexico cases
  11. 34,789 New cases in California
  • Over 96.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 24.8 million
  • Over 180K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 96,624,404
  • Daily new cases: 615,958
  • Global deaths: 2,065,672 with 16,361 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.67%
  • U.S. cases: 24,806,964
  • U.S. new cases: 180,588
  • U.S. deaths: 408,620
  • U.S. recovered: 14,786,852
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,866
  • Texas cases: 2,166,047 with 22,448 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 33,262 – 332 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 236,214
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,589
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,453 – 22 today

January 18th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 144,326 New U.S. cases
  2. 9,975 New India cases
  3. 24,139 New Brazil cases
  4. 3,736 New France cases
  5. 22,857 New Russia cases
  6. 37,535 New UK cases
  7. 8,824 New Italy cases
  8. 9,215 New Germany cases
  9. 3,332 New Poland cases
    1. 3,034 New Ukraine cases
  10. 8,074 New Mexico cases
  11. 29,563 New cases in California
  • Over 96 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 24.6 million
  • Over 144K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 96,008,446
  • Daily new cases: 525,848
  • Global deaths: 2,049,311 with 9,658 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.13%
  • Recovery rate: 71.48%
  • U.S. cases: 24,626,376
  • U.S. new cases: 144,326
  • U.S. deaths: 408,620
  • U.S. recovered: 14,551,685
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,418
  • Texas cases: 2,143,599 with 10,109 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 32,930 – 91 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 234,625
  • Dallas County new cases: – 0
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,431 – 6 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 18, 2021:

Expert sees ‘a ray of sunshine’ in Covid-19 battle, but deaths and variant cases are growing in the US

(CNN)Despite a steady growth in coronavirus deaths, a medical expert says the United States now has an opportunity to “get a hold of the pandemic.”

“We’re going to see a lot of deaths in the next two months but there is a ray of sunshine,” Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a George Washington University medical professor and CNN medical analyst, said Monday on “New Day.”
“Over the last four days for the first time in months, we’ve seen a steady decline … a thousand per day fewer hospitalizations in the United States,” he said. “We’ve seen the same trend in new cases.”
Nationally, hospitalizations are now around 124,000 per day, down from 132,000 a few weeks ago. Reiner also said testing has increased in recent weeks, but test positivity has dropped to around 11% from a peak of 14% a few weeks ago.
“All of those metrics point to the conclusion that we may have passed the peak,” he said. “If we stay put now and we mask up and we get vaccines into arms as quickly as possible, we can start to get a hold of this pandemic.”
Still, Covid-related deaths are nearing 400,000 in the United States, and the country passed the 24 million mark in total cases, according to Johns Hopkins University data. More than half — 60% — of all Covid-19 cases in the United states have been reported since Election Day, according to a CNN analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.

California health official urges pause on use of Moderna vaccine lot following possible allergic reactions

[CNN] California’s State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica S. Pan recommended pausing the administration of Covid-19 vaccines from Moderna’s lot 041L20A in a statement on Sunday, due to possible allergic reactions.

“A higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions were reported with a specific lot of Moderna vaccine administered at one community vaccination clinic,” Pan said. “Fewer than 10 individuals required medical attention over the span of 24 hours.”

“Out of an extreme abundance of caution and also recognizing the extremely limited supply of vaccine, we are recommending that providers use other available vaccine inventory and pause the administration of vaccines from Moderna Lot 041L20A until the investigation by the CDC, FDA, Moderna and the state is complete. We will provide an update as we learn more,” she said in a statement.

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January 17th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 176,007 New U.S. cases
  2. 13,962 New India cases
  3. 23,586 New Brazil cases
  4. 16,642 New France cases
  5. 23,586 New Russia cases
  6. 38,598 New UK cases
  7. 12,544 New Italy cases
  8. 11,454 New Germany cases
  9. 5,970 New Poland cases
    1. 5,990 New Ukraine cases
  10. 11,170 New Mexico cases
  11. 31,540 New cases in California
  • Over 95.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 24.4 million
  • Over 176K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 95,482,598
  • Daily new cases: 523,583
  • Global deaths: 2,039,653 with 8,570 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.39%
  • U.S. cases: 24,482,050
  • U.S. new cases: 176,007
  • U.S. deaths: 407,202
  • U.S. recovered: 14,428,351
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,941
  • Texas cases: 2,133,490 with 11,545 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 32,839 – 209 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 234,625
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,377
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,425 – 28 today

January 16th #COVID19 Status

📷Highest Growth Zones:
203,614 New U.S. cases
15,051 New India cases
62,452 New Brazil cases
21,406 New France cases
24,092 New Russia cases
41,342 New UK cases
16,310 New Italy cases
14,843 New Germany cases
7,292 New Poland cases
7,729 New Ukraine cases
20,523 New Mexico cases
37,050 New cases in California
Over 94.9 million Global cases
Global Deaths topped 2 Million
U.S. Cases topped 24.3 million
Over 203K new U.S. cases
Details, Details, Details…:
Global cases: 94,959,015
Daily new cases: 646,758
Global deaths: 2,031,083 with 13,239 new cases
Mortality rate: 2.14%
Recovery rate: 71.38%
U.S. cases: 24,306,043
U.S. new cases: 203,614
U.S. deaths: 405,261
U.S. recovered: 14,343,644
U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,405
Texas cases: 2,121,945 with 19,545 new cases
Texas deaths: 32,630 – 338 Today
Dallas County cases: 233,248
Dallas County new cases: – 2,809
Dallas County deaths: 2,397 – 35 today

January 15th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 254,019 New U.S. cases
  2. 15,151 New India cases
  3. 68,138 New Brazil cases
  4. 21,271 New France cases
  5. 24,715 New Russia cases
  6. 55,761 New UK cases
  7. 16,144 New Italy cases
  8. 19,817 New Germany cases
  9. 7,958 New Poland cases
    1. 8,199 New Ukraine cases
  10. 21,366 New Mexico cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  11. 39,132 New cases in California
  • Over 94.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 24.1 million
  • Over 254K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 94,312,257
  • Daily new cases: 778,786
  • Global deaths: 2,017,844 with 15,437 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.41%
  • U.S. cases: 24,102,429
  • U.S. new cases: 254,019
  • U.S. deaths: 401,856
  • U.S. recovered: 14,228,969
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,862
  • Texas cases: 2,102,400 with 24,777 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 32,292 – 396 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 230,439
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,817
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,362 – 29 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 14, 2021:

Still going to the grocery store? With new virus variants spreading, it’s probably time to stop

[VOX] Recent developments in the Covid-19 pandemic have exposed a grim reality: If we keep doing what we’re doing now to prevent infections, we’re screwed. Well, even more screwed.

That’s because the virus appears to be getting even better at infecting us. Since at least December, new, more contagious variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 have been outcompeting earlier versions of the virus in countries as far and wide as Brazil, the UK, and South Africa.

The advantage the new variants carry seems to be that in any given situation where people are gathered, they’ll infect more people — an estimated 30 to 70 percent more in the case of the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in Britain, which has now been identified in 50 countries.

B.1.1.7 is already believed to be circulating at low levels across the US.

Even after a lockdown in the UK in November, the virus ripped through the population, overwhelming hospitals and forcing the government to implement even stricter stay-at-home orders by January.

While these variants haven’t been shown to be more deadly, a more transmissible virus is actually worse in many ways than a more lethal one. Cases snowball at a faster rate, Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch said on a recent press call. With a 50 percent rise in infectiousness, for example, “in less than two weeks, you get twice the number of cases,” Lipsitch said. “And in a month or so, you have four, five times as many cases. But that’s very approximate.” The case growth could be even more dramatic, as Vox’s Brian Resnick reported.

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UK hotels open to Covid-19 patients as hospitals overwhelmed

Croydon, England (CNN) The Best Western Hotel in the London suburb of Croydon would normally be packed with visiting families, out-of-town construction workers, and business travelers.

But today the lobby is clear of all guests and furniture except for a single table with a bottle of hand sanitizer, a box of face masks and a notice that reads, “Coughs and sneezes spread disease.”
A four-foot machine emblazoned with the phrase “Viruskiller” whirs behind the empty check-in counter.
This 107-room inn is now a recovery ward for coronavirus patients, as part of a pilot program to relieve local hospitals that are under enormous strain in the second wave of the pandemic.
The hotel’s manager Alex Palaghiu said the transition from 4-star hotel to makeshift medical facility was driven by the need to help the country’s ailing National Health Service (NHS).
“We are very proud to be part of this, so it’s a very good feeling to be a part of something,” he said, “I believe everyone should get together to support the NHS and save lives.”
This is the first hotel in the UK to take part in the scheme, but if successful, it could be a model for converting more of the hospitality industry’s spare rooms, many of which lie empty amid the country’s lockdown.

Some healthcare workers hesitant to receive vaccine

[CNN] CNN’s Elizabeth Cohen reports on vaccine hesitancy among some healthcare workers, a new challenge for distributing the coronavirus vaccine as cases continue to increase throughout the US.

 

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Covid-19 infection grants immunity for five months, UK study suggests

London (CNN)People who have been infected with Covid-19 are likely to be protected against catching it again for at least five months, according to a new study led by Public Health England (PHE).

The study — which has not yet been peer reviewed — found that past infection was linked to an 83% lower risk of reinfection, compared to people who have not been infected before.
But researchers warned that the protection was not absolute, meaning some people do catch the virus again, and that it was unclear how long any immunity lasts. It is also possible that those who have a degree of immunity against the virus may still be able to carry the virus in their nose or throat and therefore transmit it to others.
“We now know that most of those who have had the virus, and developed antibodies, are protected from reinfection, but this is not total and we do not yet know how long protection lasts,” Susan Hopkins, senior medical adviser at PHE and co-leader of the study, said in a statement.
“Even if you believe you already had the disease and are protected, you can be reassured it is highly unlikely you will develop severe infections. But there is still a risk you could acquire an infection and transmit (it) to others,” Hopkins said.

 


January 14th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 232,065 New U.S. cases
  2. 15,677 New India cases
  3. 68,656 New Brazil cases
  4. 21,228 New France cases
  5. 24,763 New Russia cases
  6. 48,682 New UK cases
  7. 17,243 New Italy cases
  8. 23,124 New Germany cases
  9. 9,126 New Poland cases
    1. 7,925 New Ukraine cases
  10. 16,468 New Mexico cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  11. 40,365 New cases in California
  • Over 93.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 23.8 million
  • Over 232K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 93,533,471
  • Daily new cases: 765,626
  • Global deaths: 2,002,407 with 15,711 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.43%
  • U.S. cases: 23,848,410
  • U.S. new cases: 232,065
  • U.S. deaths: 397,994
  • U.S. recovered: 14,112,119
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,066
  • Texas cases: 2,077,623 with 26,885 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 31,896 – 415 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 227,622
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,993
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,333 – 32 today

January 13th #COVID19 Status