Coronavirus Archive – Daily Stats and Headlines

Coronavirus Archives

July 31,2020:  Notice:  Vacation gap between July 31 and August 16
March 16, 2020: Stats reordered to put newest entry at the top

Daily statistics

Daily Headlines

This page was created to make room in the original Coronavirus Blog. It was taking too long to load with all the daily statistics and headlines. From this point forward, only the current days summary statistics and headlines will remain at the bottom of the post. All of the archived data is here.

April 30, 2020 Update:

Scams, Hoaxes and Stupid Human Tricks moved to their own page.

Texas-Centric Resources and Articles moved to their own page.

May 8, 2020 updates:

Ecuador added to tracking spreadsheet based on out-of-control situation bringing their numbers up to Switzerland’s.

Brazil is at the upper reaches of the chart with 203k and growing cases. They have added just above 13k cases today.

Russia is up to the #3 spot, averaging 10k or more new cases per day for 12 days running – for a current total of 252k+ cases.

May 22, 2020 Update:

Due to rapidly rising numbers, Saudi Arabia has been added to the spreadsheet with 67,000+ cases but a very low mortality rate (under 300)

Russia and Brazil are currently swapping the #2 and #3 positions throughout any given day. Both are in the 330,000 case range and climbing rapidly.

Russia is trending at a daily average of just under 9,000 new cases per day. This is down from an 11 day run of 10,000 to 11,000+ cases per day.

Brazil is currently trending at a 5 day average of 18,000 new cases per day, with a high of 21,472 in one day.

May / June 2020 Update:

Due to a rapid uptick in new cases around the world and across the U.S., I have added the the following countries to the tracking spreadsheet: Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Chile, Qatar, Peru and Pakistan. New U.S. states added: Arizona, Iowa, Ohio, Maryland, Arkansas, Minnesota, North Carolina and Wisconsin.

September 2020 Update:

Due to escalating numbers I have recently added the following countries to the tracking spreadsheet:

Colombia, Argentina, South Africa, Iraq, Philippines, Indonesia and  Ukraine.

I have also added a Per Capita calculations sheet to the spreadsheet embedded in the Coronavirus Blog.  Scroll right through the pages to see the top countries and their per capita cases / deaths.


Today

Latest Statistics:

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

 


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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

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 248,120 New U.S. cases
  2. 17,015 New India cases
  3. 61,822 New Brazil cases
  4. 23,852 New France cases
  5. 22,850 New Russia cases
  6. 47,525 New UK cases
  7. 15,773 New Italy cases
  8. 23,369 New Germany cases
  9. 9,126 New Poland cases
    1. 6,409 New Ukraine cases
  10. 15,873 New Mexico cases
  11. 41,781 New cases in California
  • Over 92.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 23.6 million
  • Over 248K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 92,767,845
  • Daily new cases: 758,440
  • Global deaths: 1,986,696 with 16,602 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.46%
  • U.S. cases: 23,616,345
  • U.S. new cases: 248,120
  • U.S. deaths: 393,928
  • U.S. recovered: 13,975,036
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,329
  • Texas cases: 2,050,738 with 25,996 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 31,481 – 381 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 225,629
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,994
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,301 – 33 today

January 12th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 225,028 New U.S. cases
  2. 15,903 New India cases
  3. 61,604 New Brazil cases
  4. 19,752 New France cases
  5. 22,934 New Russia cases
  6. 46,169 New UK cases
  7. 14,242 New Italy cases
  8. 16,373 New Germany cases
  9. 5,394 New Poland cases
    1. 5,116 New Ukraine cases
  10. 14,395New Mexico cases
  11. 45,742 New cases in California
  • Over 92 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 23.3 million
  • Over 225K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 92,009,405
  • Daily new cases: 691,165
  • Global deaths: 1,970,094 with 17,162 new cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.54%
  • U.S. cases: 23,368,225
  • U.S. new cases: 225,028
  • U.S. deaths: 389,599
  • U.S. recovered: 13,816,028
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,350
  • Texas cases: 2,024,742 with 26,947 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 30,795 – 305 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 222,635
  • Dallas County new cases: – 3,549
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,268 – 26 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 12, 2021:

Covid symptoms can linger for at least 6 months

It’s not just death – here’s why you don’t want Covid-19

(CNN) Most patients who had been hospitalized with Covid-19 still suffered a variety of symptoms — including fatigue and sleep difficulties — six months after infection, a Chinese study has found.

The study of more than 1,700 patients treated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the pandemic, shows 76% suffered at least one symptom months after they were discharged from hospital.
The findings indicate that even people who recover from Covid-19 could suffer long-lasting health impacts from their bout with the coronavirus, which has infected more than 90 million people worldwide.
The study, the largest of its kind yet carried out, published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. It found that fatigue and sleep difficulties were the most common post Covid-19 symptoms, occurring in 63% and 26% of the patients, respectively, six months after the onset of their initial diagnosis.
The disease could also have long-lasting psychological complications, with anxiety or depression reported among 23% of the patients, the study found.

January 11th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 225,863 New U.S. cases
  2. 12,782 New India cases
  3. 28,043 New Brazil cases
  4. 3,582 New France cases
  5. 23,315 New Russia cases
  6. 46,169 New UK cases
  7. 12,530 New Italy cases
  8. 11,765 New Germany cases
  9. 4,863 New Poland cases
    1. 4,288 New Ukraine cases
  10. 7,594 New Mexico cases
  11. 38,772 New cases in California
  • Over 91.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 23.1 million
  • Over 225K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 91,318,240
  • Daily new cases: 641,649
  • Global deaths: 1,952,932 with 8,206 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.50%
  • U.S. cases: 23,143,197
  • U.S. new cases: 225,863
  • U.S. deaths: 385,249
  • U.S. recovered: 13,483,490
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,974
  • Texas cases: 1,997,795 with 21,806 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 30,795 – 111 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 219,086
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,867
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,242 – 3 today

January 10th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 217,396 New U.S. cases
  2. 15,785 New India cases
  3. 29,792 New Brazil cases
  4. 15,944 New France cases
  5. 22,851 New Russia cases
  6. 54,940 New UK cases
  7. 18,625 New Italy cases
  8. 15,019 New Germany cases
  9. 9,133 New Poland cases
    1. 5,011 New Ukraine cases
  10. 10,003 New Mexico cases
  11. 42,241 New cases in California
  • Over 90.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 22.9 million
  • Over 217K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 90,676,591
  • Daily new cases: 578,954
  • Global deaths: 1,944,726 with 9,893 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.14%
  • Recovery rate: 71.47%
  • U.S. cases: 22,917,334
  • U.S. new cases: 217,396
  • U.S. deaths: 381,480
  • U.S. recovered: 13,483,490
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,795
  • Texas cases: 1,975,989 with 14,824 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 30,684 – 157 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 217,219
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,246
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,239 – 19 today


January 9th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 243,036 New U.S. cases
  2. 18,820 New India cases
  3. 60,078 New Brazil cases
  4. 20,177 New France cases
  5. 23,309 New Russia cases
  6. 59,937 New UK cases
  7. 19,976 New Italy cases
  8. 19,196 New Germany cases
  9. 10,744 New Poland cases
    1. 4,846 New Ukraine cases
  10. 16,105 New Mexico cases
  11. 47,398 New cases in California
  • Over 90 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 22.6 million
  • Over 243K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 90,097,637
  • Daily new cases: 736,856
  • Global deaths: 1,934,833 with 12,733 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.15%
  • Recovery rate: 71.55%
  • U.S. cases: 22,699,938
  • U.S. new cases: 243,036
  • U.S. deaths: 381,480
  • U.S. recovered: 13,393,078
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,331
  • Texas cases: 1,961,165 with 19,953 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 30,527 – 337 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 214,973
  • Dallas County new cases: – 3,194
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,220 – 32 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 9, 2021:

Yes, you can still get infected with Covid-19 after being vaccinated

(CNN)On December 18, a San Diego emergency room nurse was given a shot of the Covid-19 vaccine. A week later, he tested positive for the virus, CNN affiliate KGTV reported.

Stories like this will become more common as millions of Americans are administered the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines over the coming months. Over time, many who are vaccinated will still get infected with the novel coronavirus.
During trials, the vaccines were shown to be about 95% effective — which means some vaccinated people were still infected.
Here’s how and why:
Immunity doesn’t kick in right away
It takes time for vaccines to build up immunity, and the two authorized coronavirus vaccines both require two doses, given several weeks apart, to train the body’s immune system. People can be exposed to coronavirus right before being vaccinated, or right after, and there won’t be time for the body to develop its defenses.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says building immunity “typically takes a few weeks.”
“That means it’s possible a person could be infected with the virus that causes Covid-19 just before or just after vaccination and still get sick,” the CDC says.
The 95% efficacy number for the Covid-19 vaccines also assumes some built-in wait time. Moderna measured the efficacy of its vaccine starting 14 days after the second dose, while Pfizer measured it starting seven days after the second dose.


January 8th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 324,857 New U.S. cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  2. 18,482 New India cases
  3. 54,247 New Brazil cases
  4. 19,814 New France cases
  5. 23,652 New Russia cases
  6. 68,053 New UK cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  7. 17,529 New Italy cases
  8. 25,833 New Germany cases
  9. 8,763 New Poland cases
    1. 5,676 New Ukraine cases
  10. 14,362 New Mexico cases
  11. 52,040 New cases in California
  • Over 89.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 22.4 million
  • Over 324K new U.S. cases – ALL TIME HIGH

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 89,360,781
  • Daily new cases: 860,843
  • Global deaths: 1,922,100 with 15,407 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.15%
  • Recovery rate: 71.63%
  • U.S. cases: 22,456,902
  • U.S. new cases: 324,857 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • U.S. deaths: 378,149
  • U.S. recovered: 13,259,949
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,025
  • Texas cases: 1,941,212 with 24,340 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 30,190 – 466 Today – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Dallas County cases: 211,779
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,387
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,188 – 37 today

January 7th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 274,389 New U.S. cases
  2. 18,106 New India cases
  3. 87,134 New Brazil cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  4. 21,703 New France cases
  5. 23,541 New Russia cases
  6. 52,618 New UK cases
  7. 18,416 New Italy cases
  8. 28,078 New Germany cases
  9. 12,119 New Poland cases
    1. 8,997 New Ukraine cases
  10. 13,734 New Mexico cases
  11. 39,871 New cases in California
  • Over 88.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.9 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 22.1 million
  • Over 274K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 88,499,938
  • Daily new cases: 863,399 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 1,906,693 with 15,902 new cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Mortality rate: 2.15%
  • Recovery rate: 71.88%
  • U.S. cases: 22,132,045
  • U.S. new cases: 274,389
  • U.S. deaths: 374,124
  • U.S. recovered: 13,143,347
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,134
  • Texas cases: 1,916,872 with 22,710 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 29,724 – 367 Today – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Dallas County cases: 209,392
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,590
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,150 – 34 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 7, 2021:

State of emergency announced for Japan’s capital Tokyo

Japan’s Suga declares state of emergency for Tokyo as Covid-19 cases reach highest levels

(CNN) Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared a state of emergency for the nation’s capital and surrounding areas as Covid-19 cases surge to the highest levels since the start of the pandemic.

The emergency declaration will be in place from Friday until February 2 and applies to Tokyo and the three neighboring prefectures of Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa. The emergency includes a number of restrictions on daily life.
Suga has ordered companies to encourage their staff to work from home and reduce office populations by 70%.
Residents of the affected areas are also urged to avoid non-essential outings. The hospitality sector has been hit, with restaurants ordered to close by 8 p.m. and sporting events have been instructed to limit the amount of spectators present.
Suga said Thursday that the government will provide up to 1.8 million yen ($17,400) per month to each restaurant that complies with a request to shorten its operating hours.
Despite the raft of new measures, schools will remain open.
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January 6th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 279,050 New U.S. cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  2. 20,460 New India cases
  3. 62,532 New Brazil cases
  4. 25,379 New France cases
  5. 24,217 New Russia cases
  6. 62,322 New UK cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  7. 20,326 New Italy cases
  8. 26,663 New Germany cases
  9. 14,220 New Poland cases
    1. 6,911 New Ukraine cases
  10. 13,345 New Mexico cases
  11. 36,355 New cases in California
  • Over 87.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 21.8 million
  • Over 279K new U.S. cases – ALL TIME HIGH

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 87,636,539
  • Daily new cases: 802,952 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 1,890,791 with 15,195 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 70.33%
  • U.S. cases: 21,857,656
  • U.S. new cases: 279,050 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • U.S. deaths: 369,990
  • U.S. recovered: 13,024,142
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 4,370
  • Texas cases: 1,894,162 with 25,213 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 29,357 – 329 Today – TIED FOR ALL TIME HIGH
  • Dallas County cases: 206,802
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,428
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,117 – 30 today

 


 


January 5th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 225,555 New U.S. cases
  2. 17,909 New India cases
  3. 57,447 New Brazil cases
  4. 20,489 New France cases
  5. 24,246 New Russia cases
  6. 60,916 New UK cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  7. 15,375 New Italy cases
  8. 18,349 New Germany cases
  9. 7,596 New Poland cases
    1. 5,334 New Ukraine cases
  10. 11,271 New Mexico cases
  11. 36,995 New cases in California
  • Over 86.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 21.5 million
  • Over 225K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 86,833,587
  • Daily new cases: 728,612
  • Global deaths: 1,875,467 with 14,976 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 70.86%
  • U.S. cases: 21,578,606
  • U.S. new cases: 225,555
  • U.S. deaths: 365,620
  • U.S. recovered: 12,862,216
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 3,497
  • Texas cases: 1,868,949 with 31,646 new cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Texas deaths: 29,028 – 275 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 204,474
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,793
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,087 – 29 today

Today’s Headlines

January 5, 2021:

Coronavirus hospitalizations hit new highs in Texas, Dallas County; state adds more than 30,000 cases

[Dallas Morning News]   Dallas County reported 2,794 more coronavirus cases and 20 new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday as hospitalizations for the virus reached record numbers in the county and statewide.

Across Texas, more than 30,000 new cases were reported, close to the record high set one week earlier. More than 13,000 people in the state are now hospitalized for the virus.

The latest victims in Dallas County included 10 Dallas residents: a man and woman in their 40s, a man and woman in their 60s, two men in their 70s, as well as one woman and three men in their 80s, including one who lived in a long-term care facility. All had underlying health problems. The woman in her 60s was found dead at home, and two of the victims died in hospice care.

Seven Mesquite residents were included in the total, including two men in their 50s, two women in their 60s, a man in his 70s, and a man and woman in their 80s. All but one, the man in his 80s, had underlying health problems. Two of the victims lived at long-term care facilities.

The remaining victims included two Seagoville men — one in his 60s who did not have underlying health problems and one in his 80s who did — and a Garland woman in her 70s who had underlying health problems.

County Judge Clay Jenkins noted in a written statement that a model published last week by UT Southwestern Medical Center had projected that Dallas County would reach 2,300 new daily cases by Jan. 11 and have 860 to 1,350 hospitalizations for the virus.

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‘Human disaster’ unfolding in LA will get worse, experts say

(CNN)Imagine having cardiac arrest and getting picked up by an ambulance that won’t take you to a hospital.

Or having a medical emergency and languishing outside an emergency room for hours.
This is what Los Angeles County faces as the onslaught of Covid-19 devastates the community — including those without coronavirus.
“Hospitals are declaring internal disasters and having to open church gyms to serve as hospital units,” County Supervisor Hilda Solis said. “Our health care workers are physically and mentally exhausted and sick.”Solis called the situation a “human disaster.”
Almost 7,900 people are hospitalized with Covid-19 in just Los Angeles County. And 21% of them are in intensive care units, officials said Tuesday. The number of hospital patients grew by more than 200 from Monday.
On Tuesday, another 224 deaths were announced, bringing the total in the county to more than 11,000.

January 4th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 239,523 New U.S. cases
  2. 16,278 New India cases
  3. 20,814 New Brazil cases
  4. 4,022 New France cases
  5. 23,351 New Russia cases
  6. 58,784 New UK cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  7. 10,798 New Italy cases
  8. 12,320 New Germany cases
  9. 4,385 New Poland cases
    1. 4,158 New Ukraine cases
  10. 6,464 New Mexico cases
  11. 32,729 New cases in California
  • Over 86.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 21.3 million
  • Over 239K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 86,104,975
  • Daily new cases: 599,758
  • Global deaths: 1,860,491 with 9,788 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 70.91%
  • U.S. cases: 21,353,051
  • U.S. new cases: 239,523
  • U.S. deaths: 362,123
  • U.S. recovered: 12,736,512
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,045
  • Texas cases: 1,837,303 with 18,183 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 28,753 – 99 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 201,581
  • Dallas County new cases: – 1,570
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,058 – 9 today

January 3rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 208,827 New U.S. cases
  2. 16,660 New India cases
  3. 17,341 New Brazil cases
  4. 12,489 New France cases
  5. 24,150 New Russia cases
  6. 54,990 New UK cases
  7. 14,245 New Italy cases
  8. 12,879 New Germany cases
  9. 7,006 New Poland cases
    1. 4,576 New Ukraine cases
  10. 5,211 New Mexico cases
  11. 38,885 New cases in California
  • Over 85.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 21.1 million
  • Over 208K new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 85,505,217
  • Daily new cases: 526,931
  • Global deaths: 1,850,703 with 7,337 new cases
  • Mortality rate: 2.16%
  • Recovery rate: 70.70%
  • U.S. cases: 21,113,528
  • U.S. new cases: 208,827
  • U.S. deaths: 360,087
  • U.S. recovered: 12,436,958
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,396
  • Texas cases: 1,819,120 with 17,212 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 28,654 – 57 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 200,011
  • Dallas County new cases: – 3,851
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,049 – 7 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 3, 2021:

2020’s alternative universe is not going away

London (CNN) At a recent Saturday protest outside London’s Stratford train station — comprised of bindi-wearing hippies, conspiracy theorists in balaclavas, and middle-aged men in waterproof jackets — a protester with the grassroots, anti-lockdown group StandUpX yelled into a megaphone.

The vaccine is there to make you infertile… that vaccine is just going to make them able to control you,” they shouted.
Listening to the dangerously false spiel was 24-year-old Rebekah, who we are only identifying by her first name. A survivor of domestic abuse, Rebekah said she was living in a Manchester safe house when the first UK-wide lockdown began in March. “If I was still living at home [with her abuser] in lockdown, I probably would have died,” she told CNN.
But Rebekah’s concerns about the crushing social and economic effects of pandemic restrictions took a conspiratorial turn after she read an Instagram post that she said made her question “information shared by the media.” She researched the matter online, churning up information that, while not supported by facts, nonetheless backed up her growing suspicions.
Many conspiracy theories have found legs during the pandemic, and one of the first ones that Rebekah found was the widely debunked claim that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was profiting from coronavirus vaccines.
There’s no evidence Gates or his foundation will profit from the Covid-19 vaccines, according to PolitiFact, a nonpartisan fact-checking operation.

Covid-19: Impact on Israel

[BBC] Israel had early success in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, but that came at a cost.

The divide between secular and religious communities increased after the army was brought in to enforce public health measures. Families across the country lost loved ones, and the nation, like the rest of the world, ended the year weary and economically uncertain.

Tom Bateman and the BBC team in Israel revisit some of those they met this year while covering the pandemic in Israel.

[OBLIVIOTS] In this video, see if you can identify the reason they are experiencing such problems controlling this pandemic. It should be fairly obvious.

 

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January 2nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  1. 287,355 New U.S. cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  2. 21,222 New India cases
  3. 15,827 New Brazil cases
  4. 3,466 New France cases
  5. 26,301 New Russia cases
  6. 57,724 New UK cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  7. 11,825 New Italy cases
  8. 8,513 New Germany cases
  9. 7,006 New Poland cases
    1. 5,038 New Ukraine cases
  10. 6,359 New Mexico cases
  11. 46,966 New cases in California
  • Over 84.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.8 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 20.9 million
  • Over 287K new U.S. cases – ALL TIME HIGH

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 84,978,285
  • Daily new cases: 600,901
  • Global deaths: 1,843,366 with 8,132
  • Mortality rate: 2.17%
  • Recovery rate: 70.72%
  • U.S. cases: 20,904,701
  • U.S. new cases: 287,355 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • U.S. deaths: 358,682
  • U.S. recovered: 12,361,387
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,237
  • Texas cases: 1,801,908 with 17,339 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 28,597 – 91 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 196,160
  • Dallas County new cases: – 2,842
  • Dallas County deaths: 2,042 – 9 today

 


Today’s Headlines

January 2, 2021:

“We do not recommend mixing Covid-19 vaccines,” Public Health England chief says

[CNN] Mixing Covid-19 vaccines is not recommended, Public Health England’s Head of Immunisations Dr. Mary Ramsay said Saturday, after government guidance was updated this week to say the interchangeability of Covid-19 vaccines was a “reasonable” option.

“We do not recommend mixing the Covid-19 vaccines – if your first dose is the Pfizer vaccine you should not be given the AstraZeneca vaccine for your second dose and vice versa,” Ramsay said in a statement.

“There may be extremely rare occasions where the same vaccine is not available, or where it is not known what vaccine the patient received. Every effort should be made to give them the same vaccine, but where this is not possible it is better to give a second dose of another vaccine than not at all,” she added.

Ramsay clarified the UK’s position on vaccine mixing after an update to the government’s vaccine playbook on Dec. 31.

What did the updated guidance say? Thursday’s guidance said if the same vaccine is not available, or if the first product received is unknown, “it is reasonable to offer one dose of the locally available product to complete the schedule.”

“This option is preferred if the individual is likely to be at immediate high risk or is considered unlikely to attend again,” it added.

 

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October 31st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 86,293 New U.S. cases
  • 16,077 New Brazil cases
  • 18,140 Russia cases
  • 46,715 New India cases
  • 6,151 Mexico cases
  • 3,367 New cases in California
  • Over 46.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1.2 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 9.4 million
  • Over 86k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 46,373,779
  • Daily new cases: 473,921
  • Global deaths: 1,200,193 with 6,438 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 33,483,520
  • Mortality rate: 2.59%
  • Recovery rate: 72.20%

 

  • U.S. cases: 9,402,590
  • U.S. new cases: 86,293
  • U.S. deaths: 236,072
  • U.S. recovered: 6,062,438
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 913

 

  • Texas cases: 956,734 with 6,763 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 18,581 – 74 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 102,642
  • Dallas County new cases: 759
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,267 – 13 today

 



September 30th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 41,136 New U.S. cases
  • 33,269 New Brazil cases
  • 8,481 Russia cases
  • 86,768 New India cases
  • 5,053 Mexico cases
  • 3,237 New cases in California
  • Over 34.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 7.4 million
  • Over 41k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 34,154,636
  • Daily new cases: 312,982
  • Global deaths: 1,018,769 with 6,138 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 25,426,411
  • Mortality rate: 2.98%
  • Recovery rate: 74.44%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,447,282
  • U.S. new cases: 41,136
  • U.S. deaths: 211,740
  • U.S. recovered: 4,699,706
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 955

 

  • Texas cases: 787,211 with 3,803 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 16,132 – 109 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 86,500
  • Dallas County new cases: 287
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,133 – 7 today

 


Today’s Headlines

India’s coronavirus crisis may be more dire than official figures suggest

New Delhi (CNN) More than 63 million people in India may have contracted Covid-19, health authorities said on Tuesday — about 10 times higher than the official reported figures.

A national survey of more than 29,000 people across 700 villages and wards found that about one in 15 people above the age of 10 had antibodies against the coronavirus, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research. The survey was conducted from mid-August to mid-September.
Antibody tests, also known as serology tests, check for proteins called antibodies in the immune system, which indicate if someone has been exposed to the virus.
Of the country’s 1.3 billion citizens, more than 966 million are aged 10 or above, according to the government’s most recent census in 2011. If one in 15 people of this group have been infected with Covid-19, that’s a total of 63.78 million people.

New York sees startling uptick in Covid-19 cases in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods

(CNN) New York neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish communities have seen startling rises in Covid-19 cases and test positivity rate in recent weeks, alarming officials concerned about a new outbreak.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that 20 “hot spot” zip codes, including parts of Brooklyn, Queens and Orange and Rockland counties, had a collective positivity rate of 5.5%, more than five times the statewide rate. One zip code in Orange County, for example, had a positivity rate of 18%.
“If you look at those clusters and you look at those zip codes, you will see there’s an overlap with large Orthodox Jewish communities,” Cuomo said Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Cuomo said he had a “good conversation” with Orthodox Jewish community leaders in hot spot cluster areas that morning. He said those leadersare working with officials to come up with an action plan particularly ahead of the Friday holiday of Sukkot.

September 29th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 44,535 New U.S. cases
  • 31,990 New Brazil cases
  • 8,232 Russia cases
  • 80,500 New India cases
  • 4,446 Mexico cases
  • 3,030 New cases in California
  • Over 33.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 7.4 million
  • Over 44k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 33,841,654
  • Daily new cases: 291,781
  • Global deaths: 1,012,631 with 6,252 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 24,893,480
  • Mortality rate: 2.99%
  • Recovery rate: 73.56%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,406,146
  • U.S. new cases: 44,535
  • U.S. deaths: 210,785
  • U.S. recovered: 4,648,683
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 977

 

  • Texas cases: 783,468 with 6,303 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 16,023 – 100 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 86,213
  • Dallas County new cases: 803
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,126 – 2 today

September 28th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 40,268 New U.S. cases
  • 16,018 New Brazil cases
  • 8,135 Russia cases
  • 69,671 New India cases
  • 3,400 Mexico cases
  • 3,166 New cases in California
  • Over 33.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 7.3 million
  • Over 40k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 33,549,873
  • Daily new cases: 245,207
  • Global deaths: 1,006,379 with 3,990 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 24,878,124
  • Mortality rate: 3.00%
  • Recovery rate: 74.15%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,361,611
  • U.S. new cases: 40,268
  • U.S. deaths: 209,808
  • U.S. recovered: 4,609,636
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 355

 

  • Texas cases: 777,165 with 6,935 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,923 – 62 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 85,410
  • Dallas County new cases: 311
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,124 – 0 today

 


Today’s Headlines

‘Everything he says is false’: CDC Chief concerned about Trump’s Covid adviser

(CNN)US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield is concerned that White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Scott Atlas is providing President Trump with misleading information about Covid-19, a federal official told CNN.

NBC News reported Monday that Redfield was overheard during a phone call in public on a commercial airline to say, “Everything he says is false.” NBC News, which heard the comment, said Redfield acknowledged after the flight from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., that he was speaking about Dr. Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist who joined the White House Coronavirus Task Force in August.
NBC said that Redfield, in a conversation with a colleague that took place on Friday, suggested Atlas is providing Trump with misleading data about the efficacy of masks, young people’s susceptibility to the coronavirus and herd immunity.
In a statement to CNN, a CDC spokesman did not deny the conversation took place: “NBC News is reporting one side of a private phone conversation by CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield that was overheard on a plane from Atlanta Hartsfield airport. Dr. Redfield was having a private discussion regarding a number of points he has made publicly about Covid-19.”

September 27th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 33,782 New U.S. cases
  • 14,194 New Brazil cases
  • 7,867 Russia cases
  • 82,767 New India cases
  • 3,886 Mexico cases
  • 2,513 New cases in California
  • Over 33.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 1 Million
  • U.S. Cases topped 7.3 million
  • Over 33k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 33,304,666
  • Daily new cases: 249,629
  • Global deaths: 998,721 with 5,286 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 24,634,343
  • Mortality rate: 3.01%
  • Recovery rate: 73.97%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,321,343
  • U.S. new cases: 33,782
  • U.S. deaths: 209,453
  • U.S. recovered: 4,560,456
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 276

 

  • Texas cases: 770,230 with 1,361 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,861 – 35 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 85,099
  • Dallas County new cases: 199
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,124 – 4 today

Today’s Headlines

Global Covid-19 Fatalities Exceed One Million


September 26th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 43,377 New U.S. cases
  • 25,536 New Brazil cases
  • 7,523 Russia cases
  • 89,010 New India cases
  • 5,573 Mexico cases
  • 3,404 New cases in California
  • Over 337 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 998k
  • U.S. Cases topped 7.2 million
  • Over 43k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 33,055,037
  • Daily new cases: 296,048
  • Global deaths: 998,721 with 5,286 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 24,405,921
  • Mortality rate: 3.02%
  • Recovery rate: 73.83%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,287,561
  • U.S. new cases: 43,377
  • U.S. deaths: 209,177
  • U.S. recovered: 4,524,108
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 737

 

  • Texas cases: 768,869 with 2,398 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,826 – 100 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 84,900
  • Dallas County new cases: 415
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,120 – 2 today

September 25th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 58,713 New U.S. cases
  • 32,670 New Brazil cases
  • 7,212 Russia cases
  • 85,468 New India cases
  • 5,401 Mexico cases
  • 6,142 New cases in North Carolina
  • Over 32.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 993k
  • U.S. Cases topped 7.2 million
  • Over 58k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 32,758,989
  • Daily new cases: 350,485 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 993,435 with 5,711 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 24,173,040
  • Mortality rate: 3.03%
  • Recovery rate: 73.79%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,244,184
  • U.S. new cases: 58,713
  • U.S. deaths: 208,440
  • U.S. recovered: 4,480,719
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 902

 

  • Texas cases: 766,471 with 5,530 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,726 – 97 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 83,304
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,181
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,118 – 3 today

September 24th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 45,918 New U.S. cases
  • 32,129 New Brazil cases
  • 6,595 Russia cases
  • 85,919 New India cases
  • 4,408 Mexico cases
  • 3,266 New cases in California
  • Over 32.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 987k
  • U.S. Cases topped 7.1 million
  • Over 45k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 32,408,504
  • Daily new cases: 316,348
  • Global deaths: 987,724 with 5,771 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 23,924,977
  • Mortality rate: 3.05%
  • Recovery rate: 73.82%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,185,471
  • U.S. new cases: 45,918
  • U.S. deaths: 207,538
  • U.S. recovered: 4,437,575
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 945

 

  • Texas cases: 760,941 with 4,998 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,629 – 138 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 83,304
  • Dallas County new cases: 704
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,115 – 9 today

 


Today’s Headlines

September 24, 2020 Graphical Analysis

Just to illustrate how badly this pandemic has gone out of control…

[OBLIVIOTS] Below is a graph of the 2nd tier of high Covid-19 growth countries from Russia through Israel.

You can see the countries that are experiencing unprecedented high virus growth by the upward arc in their trajectory.. Only recently have these countries seen this sudden uptick.
Why do you suppose this is?
Show of hands?
Yes! You in the back!

Because they opened up too soon?
DING! DING! DING! DING! DING! DING!

We have a winner, boys and girls!

Yes, they opened up too soon and now they are paying the price. Countries are going back into lockdown because they F’d UP.

The extreme trouble spots in recent weeks are:
  1. Spain
  2. Argentina
  3. France
  4. The UK
  5. Iraq
  6. Israel
  • Yesterday, Israel reported 11,316 new cases. This is an order of magnitude more than ever before.Israel is the biggest problem currently. In the #22 slot, Israel reported an all time high new case count of 11,316 yesterday. Prior to this time, they have been steadily rising in new reported cases since the end of June. Prior to this time, they were fluctuating between the under 100 and just over 300 new case count range per day. They were in the #29 slot at this time. On June 27th, Israel reported their first >600 new case day with 621. From that point until July 12th, they fluctuated between 300 and 1,400 daily cases. On July 13th, Israel reported 1,962 new cases, up markedly from 1,206 the previous day. They remained in a 1,400-3,000 daily case range until September 7th, when their first >3k case count was reported at 3,331 new cases. At this time they had risen through the ranks to occupy the #22 slot, as other countries did a better job of containing Covid.
  • Spain reported 11,289 yesterday, which is extremely high, but nowhere near their peak. On September 17th, Spain reported 40,277 new cases. This is their highest ever, and on a par with countries like Brazil and the U.S.
  • Yesterday, France reported 13,072 new cases. This is not their highest to date. That distinction occurred on September 19th with 13,498 new cases. They have recently been trending in the 10,000+ range. Prior to this, they had been languishing in the under 1,500 range until the end of July, when it started to go off the rails. On August 1st, France reported over 3,000 new cases. From there it started a steady climb out of obscurity to become the EU poster child for dropping the ball just ahead of the end zone. France continued to trend in the 3,000-5,000 range for most of the month of August until they hit their stride with over 6,000 cases on August 27th. They they were OFF! (the track, that is)Don’t be like France.
  • Argentina. What can we say about Argentina…
    Stay the Hell Away!
    Yesterday, Argentina reported 12,625 new cases. Not quite their all time high, as this distinction fell on September 17th with 12,701 new cases. They continue to trend in the 8,000 – 12,000 range daily.
  • The UK had been doing an admirable job of keeping Covid-19 growth under control. For the longest time, they were reliably trending under 2,000 new cases per day. Right up until they weren’t. This distinction occurred on September 6th when they jumped from the previous day’s count of 1,813 to a new high of 2,988. They continued to trend in the 2,000 range until 9/11 when they reported 3,539 new cases and have been trending upward ever since. Yesterday’s count is and all time high of 6,178 new cases in the UK.
  • Iraq was doing a fairly decent job of controlling Covid-19 and maintaining relatively low growth (under 2,000 per day) until early July. On July 7th, Iraq reported their first over-2k update of 2,426 and that’s when they lit up my radar. From that point, Iraq stayed in the 2,000-3,000 range through the month of July. On August 16th, they were reporting solidly in the 4,000 range at 4,348 new cases. They have not fallen below 3,000 cases since then and have moved up the list of high case count countries as other countries get the virus under control. They are now in the #16 slot. In July, they occupied the #23 position.

 

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Will Europe’s second wave of Covid-19 cases mean a second huge death toll?

London (CNN) At first glance, the outlook doesn’t seem too grim. While reported coronavirus cases are reaching record highs as Europe endures a “second wave,” deaths are still well below their peak in April.

But experts warn the signs point to more tragedy ahead this winter.
Europe’s hospitals are now better equipped for treating Covid-19. Measures such as social distancing and mask-wearing have become the norm and the latest spread of infection has been primarily among younger people, who are less likely to die if they contract the virus.
Yet colder weather is beginning to set in and the flu season is approaching. The infection is spreading to older populations, and there are signs that people are growing tired of adhering to the restrictions.
“Obviously we don’t really have any ways of preventing Covid from going around, other than the lockdowns or social distancing measures and so on; we don’t yet have a vaccine,” Michael Head, senior research fellow in global health at the UK’s University of Southampton, told CNN.
While he does not expect deaths to reach the levels seen in the first wave, Head added: “We’ll see a lot of spread of cases, we will see a lot of hospitalizations, and a lot of burden on our health service.
“There will also be a big death toll.”

September 23rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 41,616 New U.S. cases
  • 32,445 New Brazil cases
  • 6,431 Russia cases
  • 89,688 New India cases
  • 4,786 Mexico cases
  • 3,230 New cases in California
  • Over 32 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 981k
  • U.S. Cases topped 7 million
  • Over 41k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 32,092,156
  • Daily new cases: 314,385
  • Global deaths: 981,953 with 6,483 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 23,675,955
  • Mortality rate: 3.06%
  • Recovery rate: 73.77%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,139,553
  • U.S. new cases: 41,616
  • U.S. deaths: 206,593
  • U.S. recovered: 4,398,907
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 965

 

  • Texas cases: 755,943 with 4,372 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,491 – 130 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 82,600
  • Dallas County new cases: 348
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,106 – 15 today

 


 


September 22nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 51,721 New U.S. cases
  • 35,252 New Brazil cases
  • 6,215 Russia cases
  • 80,391 New India cases
  • 4,683 Mexico cases
  • 2,921 New cases in California
  • Over 31.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 975k
  • U.S. Cases topped 7 million
  • Over 51k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 31,777,771
  • Daily new cases: 296,472
  • Global deaths: 969,090 with 6,178 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 23,394,844
  • Mortality rate: 3.07%
  • Recovery rate: 73.62%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,097,937
  • U.S. new cases: 51,721
  • U.S. deaths: 205,471
  • U.S. recovered: 4,346,110
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 965

 

  • Texas cases: 751,571 with 18,398 new cases – ALL TIME RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 15,361 – 107 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 82,252
  • Dallas County new cases: 173
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,091 – 6 today

 


Today’s Headlines

September 22, 2020 Graphical Analysis
The U.S., if you believe the data coming from Washington (and I don’t), is trending lower in both new cases and fatalities. So theoretically, that is good news. Europe, however, has completely lost control and India continues to be the global problem child, trending at just under 100,000 new cases per day.
Texas is trending much higher lately in new case additions, which makes Governor AbbottAndCostello’s relaxing of restrictions even more sycophantic and borderline criminal than before.
And I thought I could not detest him more…)
All this data is from the live spreadsheet
Global Comparison Graphs:
The top graph here illustrates the daily new cases contributed by the top 3 high growth countries, India, the U.S. and Brazil.
The second graph illustrates the 2nd tier high growth countries from Russia through Pakistan and their daily contributions.
The third graph illustrates daily reported fatalities among the 15 highest ranking countries in terms of total case counts.
As you can easily see, Spain has been reporting ridiculously high new case numbers over the last month. Their 4 highest count days have reported 24,974 on 8/27, 28,620 on 9/4, 28,610 on 9/10, 17,033 on 9/14, 40,277 on 9/17 and most recently 12,134 yesterday.
U.S. Growth Comparison Graphs:
The U.S. Growth charts on the left illustrate data through 9/21.
The first graph compares the highest growth states’ daily new cases.
The second graph illustrates high growth states case totals.
The third graph indicates daily new cases for the U.S. overall.
The fourth graph is daily fatalities for the U.S. overall. Deaths from Covid-19 in the U.S. are trending lower, but not by a significant amount. As I have said numerous times, fatalities should not be the metric we use for our litmus test for success. There is a rapidly growing group of “long haulers” who, having survived Covid-19 hospitalization, are now suffering long term ill effects.
Texas Growth Comparison Graphs:
The last series is for the state of Texas.
The first graph is new cases per day. As you can see, we are trending noticeably upward again. By quite a bit.
The second graph is overall case growth shown as total cases over time. There is only minimal flattening of the curve
Lastly, we have fatalities per day for the state of Texas. In this regard, Texas is doing much better and overall new fatalities are going down significantly.

 


September 21st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 41,448 New U.S. cases
  • 15,454 New Brazil cases
  • 6,196 Russia cases
  • 74,493 New India cases
  • 2,917 Mexico cases
  • 4,238 New cases in California
  • Over 31.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 969k
  • U.S. Cases topped 7 million
  • Over 41k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 31,481,681
  • Daily new cases: 250,472
  • Global deaths: 969,292 with 4,229 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 23,109,715
  • Mortality rate: 3.08%
  • Recovery rate: 73.41%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,046,216
  • U.S. new cases: 41,448
  • U.S. deaths: 204,506
  • U.S. recovered: 4,299,525
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 388

 

  • Texas cases: 733,173 with 7,789 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,254 – 48 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 82,079
  • Dallas County new cases: 327
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,085 – 0 today

 


Today’s Headlines

COVID-19 safety measures couldn’t contain Cowboys fans’ comeback passions

[Dallas Morning News] Greg Zuerlein spent years training to control his emotions for the sort of moment that came on Sunday afternoon.

The fans in Section 448 of AT&T Stadium did not.

So when the Cowboys kicker methodically converted a 46-yard field goal as time expired, completing a dramatic 40-39 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons, many of those fans attending an NFL game during the COVID-19 pandemic celebrated organically.

Like there was no pandemic at all.

… Victor Griffith, 25, flew in Sunday morning from Atlanta for the game. He spent much of the early part of the game — as the Falcons forced four fumbles and built a lead of 20-0 in the first quarter — cheering loudly while not wearing a mask.

As part of the stadium’s seat layout, no fans were seated directly in front of or behind him.

“If there is a place to catch corona, it is right now,” said Griffith, who was not approached by stadium personnel when at his seat. “I will catch it for Atlanta any day.”

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Updated CDC guidance acknowledges coronavirus can spread through the air

(CNN) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidance on its website to say coronavirus can commonly spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols,” which are produced even when a person breathes.

“Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread,” the site now says.
Previously, the CDC page said that Covid-19 was thought to spread mainly between people in close contact — about 6 feet — and “through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.”
The page, updated Friday, still says Covid-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another, and now says the virus is known to spread “through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes.”

But WAIT!

Not so fast CDC!

Hours after this last CDC statement, they retracted it. Obviously it did not fit the narrative of our dictator in the White House.

I CALL BULLSHIT!

CDC abruptly removes guidance about airborne coronavirus transmission, says update ‘was posted in error’

(CNN)The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday abruptly reverted to its previous guidance about how coronavirus is transmitted, removing language about airborne transmission it had posted just days earlier.

“A draft version of proposed changes to these recommendations was posted in error to the agency’s official website. CDC is currently updating its recommendations regarding airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). Once this process has been completed, the update language will be posted,” Jason McDonald, a CDC spokesman, said in a response emailed to CNN.
The guidance had been quietly updated on Friday, according to the CDC’s website. CNN was first to report the change on Sunday. The CDC responded to CNN just before noon on Monday to say it was reverting to the previous guidance.
Despite several studies that have shown the novel coronavirus can spread through small particles in the air, the CDC page now says that Covid-19 is thought to spread mainly between people in close contact — about 6 feet — and “through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.” This is the same language it posted months ago.

September 20th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 37,365 New U.S. cases
  • 16,282 New Brazil cases
  • 6,148 Russia cases
  • 87,382 New India cases
  • 3,542 Mexico cases
  • 2,784 New cases in California
  • Over 31 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 965k
  • U.S. Cases topped 7 million
  • Over 37k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 31,231,209
  • Daily new cases: 247,251
  • Global deaths: 965,063 with 3,663 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 22,822,258
  • Mortality rate: 3.09%
  • Recovery rate: 73.08%

 

  • U.S. cases: 7,004,768
  • U.S. new cases: 37,365
  • U.S. deaths: 204,118
  • U.S. recovered: 4,250,140
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 294

 

  • Texas cases: 725,384 with 5,103 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,206 – 34 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 81,752
  • Dallas County new cases: 835
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,085 – 2 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Coronavirus can spread on airline flights, two studies show

(CNN)The young woman and her sister had traveled across Europe just as the coronavirus pandemic was taking off there, visiting Milan and Paris before heading to London.

When the woman left London on March 1, she had a sore throat and cough as she boarded a flight home to Vietnam, but no one noticed.
By the time she got off the flight in Hanoi 10 hours later, 15 other people who had been on the plane with her were infected, researchers reported Friday.
This story is one of two published Friday demonstrating how coronavirus can spread on airline flights, and suggesting that simply spacing people out a little will not fully protect them.
In another incident, passengers on a flight from Boston to Hong Kong appear to have infected two flight attendants.
Both cases involved long flights early in the pandemic, before airlines began requiring face masks.
A team from Vietnam tracked down a cluster of cases linked to the flight that arrived in Hanoi from London on March 2.
“A 27-year-old businesswoman from Vietnam, whom we identified as the probable index case, had been based in London since early February,” Nguyen Cong Khanh of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology in Hanoi and colleagues wrote.

How it all went wrong (again) in Europe as second wave grips continent

London (CNN) After successfully tamping down the first surge of infection and death, Europe is now in the middle of a second coronavirus wave as it moves into winter — raising questions over what went so wrong.

Daily case numbers in the European Union and United Kingdom this week reached record highs of more than 45,000 on a 14-day notification rate, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and new restrictions are being imposed in places that were well into reopening. Leaders have raised fears over the pressure that hospitals could face in coming months and the looming prospect of new national lockdowns.
Europe’s death rate has been stable for 72 days, according to the ECDC, although Bulgaria, Croatia, Malta, Romania and Spain are seeing death rate increases.
There are trends that may explain the deterioration. The surge comes just after the summer vacation season, as workers return to city centers and children go back to school. The World Health Organization has suggested the increase could be partly down to the relaxation of measures and people dropping their guard, and evidence indicates young people are driving the second surge in Europe.
Despite the rising numbers of cases, and recent deaths in Europe, the continent still compares favorably to the United States. Europe has reported 4.4 million cases and 217,278 deaths among a population of 750 million, while the US has reported 6.7 million cases and 198,000 deaths in a population of 330 million.

September 19th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 41,462 New U.S. cases
  • 30,913 New Brazil cases
  • 6,065 Russia cases
  • 92,755 New India cases
  • 5,167 Mexico cases
  • 3,712 New cases in California
  • Over 30.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 961k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.9 million
  • Over 41k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 30,983,958
  • Daily new cases: 290,484
  • Global deaths: 961,400 with 4,978 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 22,583,338
  • Mortality rate: 3.10%
  • Recovery rate: 72.89%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,967,403
  • U.S. new cases: 41,462
  • U.S. deaths: 203,824
  • U.S. recovered: 4,223,693
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 653

 

  • Texas cases: 720,281 with 2,107 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,172 – 94 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 80,917
  • Dallas County new cases: 181
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,083 – 10 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Yesterday’s New Case Count Set an All-Time Record

[OBLIVIOTS] Yesterday’s global Covid-19 numbers set a new record of over 343,000 new cases in a single day. The previous record was 327,012 on September 4th. We have been averaging between 280 and 320k in the last couple of weeks.

Prime contributors are:

  1. India at nearly 100k per day
  2. U.S. at 40-50k per day
  3. Brazil at 30-40k per day
  4. France at 9-40k per day
  5. Spain at 4-12k per day
  6. Argentina at 9-12k per day

And a host of other countries reporting in the 3-6k per day of new cases.

Embedded charts show the current trend of new cases and deaths globally

And The top contributors of cases in two charts:
Top tier
and 2nd tier
Because there is such a disparity of totals that on one graph, the 2nd tier is unreadable.

U.S. numbers have been surprisingly low since the end of July where we were trending in the 70k per day range for weeks. Then suddenly the numbers dropped. On July 31st, the U.S. reported 70,904 new cases. Within two weeks we were down to 36,843 per day. We have been trending between 25k and 48k per day ever since. Until yesterday when the U.S. reported 51k new cases. On August 16th we had a sudden drop off to 37k. In between we were trending in the 50s and 60s. Does anyone but me find this to be suspicious? Is it actually possible that the scads of willfully ignorant mask haters suddenly wised up and started complying with CDC recommendations that we all wear masks and socially distance at all times? Why do I find this implausible? Because Every.Single.Day there are news reports of mobs of unmasked morons invading Target, “Karens” screaming at store employees because they have to wear a mask, and block parties where no one is in compliance with ANY recommendations. So no. I don’t see any sign of a paradigm shift in awareness by the obliviots causing this virus to run amok.

So that leaves only two possibilities:

A: The virus is bored with this and has headed to Bermuda for a much needed rest.
Or
B: Our administration is cooking the books.

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September 18th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 51,345 New U.S. cases
  • 39,991 New Brazil cases
  • 5,905 Russia cases
  • 92,789 New India cases
  • 4,841 Mexico cases
  • 4,408 New cases in California
  • Over 30.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 956k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.9 million
  • Over 51k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 30,693,474
  • Daily new cases: 343,883 – ALL TIME RECORD
  • Global deaths: 956,422 with 5,867 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 22,334,560
  • Mortality rate: 3.12%
  • Recovery rate: 72.77%

 

    • U.S. cases: 6,925,941
  • U.S. new cases: 51,345
  • U.S. deaths: 203,171
  • U.S. recovered: 4,191,894
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 958

 

  • Texas cases: 718,174 with 4,294 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 15,078 – 120 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 80,736
  • Dallas County new cases: 492
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,073 – 14 today

 



September 17th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 46,295 New U.S. cases
  • 35,757 New Brazil cases
  • 5,762 Russia cases
  • 96,793 New India cases
  • 3,182 Mexico cases
  • 3,561 New cases in California
  • Over 30.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 950k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.8 million
  • Over 46k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 30,349,591
  • Daily new cases: 315,156
  • Global deaths: 950,555 with 5,469 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 22,038,587
  • Mortality rate: 3.13%
  • Recovery rate: 72.62%

 

    • U.S. cases: 6,874,596
  • U.S. new cases: 46,295
  • U.S. deaths: 202,213
  • U.S. recovered: 4,155,039
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 865

 

  • Texas cases: 713,880 with 4,654 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,958 – 84 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 80,244
  • Dallas County new cases: 458
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,059 – 3 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Trump’s not bothering to hide his political interference in vaccine push

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s political interference in the scientific and ethical process underwriting the quest for a Covid-19 vaccineon stunning display on a chaotic Wednesday — is deepening the damage of his disastrous pandemic response.

In a breathtaking spell of propagandizing, a President who has no medical expertise and has incessantly downplayed the emergency bulldozed into the White House Briefing Room to kneecap one of the nation’s top health officials, Dr. Robert Redfield. The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had told lawmakers it could be fall 2021 before there are sufficient vaccine stocks to allow normal life to resume. He also said masks work.
“I think he got the message maybe confused,” the President said of the vaccine comments and added that Redfield “didn’t understand the question” on masks — even though the doctor’s answers had been clearly considered and carefully worded.

September 16th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 40,154 New U.S. cases
  • 33,387 New Brazil cases
  • 5,670 Russia cases
  • 97,859 New India cases
  • 4,444 Mexico cases
  • 3,375 New cases in California
  • Over 30 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 945k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.8 million
  • Over 40k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 30,034,435
  • Daily new cases: 310,318
  • Global deaths: 945,086 with 5,946 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 21,800,991
  • Mortality rate: 3.15%
  • Recovery rate: 72.59%

 

    • U.S. cases: 6,828,301
  • U.S. new cases: 40,154
  • U.S. deaths: 201,348
  • U.S. recovered: 4,119,158
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,151

 

  • Texas cases: 709,226 with 4,413 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,874 – 144 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 79,786
  • Dallas County new cases: 312
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,056 – 6 today

 


Today’s Headlines

COVID-19 Drug Breakthrough: Tiny Antibody Component Completely Neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

[SCITECHDAILY] University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine scientists have isolated the smallest biological molecule to date that completely and specifically neutralizes the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is the cause of COVID-19. This antibody component, which is 10 times smaller than a full-sized antibody, has been used to construct a drug — known as Ab8 — for potential use as a therapeutic and prophylactic against SARS-CoV-2.

The researchers report today (September 14, 2020) in the journal Cell that Ab8 is highly effective in preventing and treating SARS-CoV-2 infection in mice and hamsters. Its tiny size not only increases its potential for diffusion in tissues to better neutralize the virus, but also makes it possible to administer the drug by alternative routes, including inhalation. Importantly, it does not bind to human cells — a good sign that it won’t have negative side-effects in people.

Ab8 was evaluated in conjunction with scientists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, as well as the University of British Columbia and University of Saskatchewan.

“Ab8 not only has potential as therapy for COVID-19, but it also could be used to keep people from getting SARS-CoV-2 infections,” said co-author John Mellors, M.D., chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at UPMC and Pitt. “Antibodies of larger size have worked against other infectious diseases and have been well tolerated, giving us hope that it could be an effective treatment for patients with COVID-19 and for protection of those who have never had the infection and are not immune.”

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September 15th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 38,858 New U.S. cases
  • 33,755 New Brazil cases
  • 5,529 Russia cases
  • 91,120 New India cases
  • 4,771 Mexico cases
  • 2,822 New cases in California
  • Over 29.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 939k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.7 million
  • Over 38k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 29,724,117
  • Daily new cases: 282,265
  • Global deaths: 939,140 with 6,402 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 21,538,547
  • Mortality rate: 3.16%
  • Recovery rate: 72.46%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,788,147
  • U.S. new cases: 38,858
  • U.S. deaths: 200,197
  • U.S. recovered: 4,068,086
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,197

 

  • Texas cases: 704,813 with 7,078 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,730 – 148 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 79,474
  • Dallas County new cases: 211
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,050 – 4 today

 


Today’s Headlines

NIH ‘very concerned’ about serious side effect in AstraZeneca vaccine

(Kaiser Health News)The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case.

“The highest levels of NIH are very concerned,” said Dr. Avindra Nath, intramural clinical director and a leader of viral research at the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an NIH division. “Everyone’s hopes are on a vaccine, and if you have a major complication the whole thing could get derailed.”
A great deal of uncertainty remains about what happened to the unnamed patient, to the frustration of those avidly following the progress of vaccine testing. AstraZeneca, which is running the global trial of the vaccine it produced with Oxford University, said the trial volunteer recovered from a severe inflammation of the spinal cord and is no longer hospitalized.
AstraZeneca has not confirmed that the patient was afflicted with transverse myelitis, but Nath and another neurologist said they understood this to be the case. Transverse myelitis produces a set of symptoms involving inflammation along the spinal cord that can cause pain, muscle weakness and paralysis. Britain’s regulatory body, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, reviewed the case and has allowed the trial to resume in the United Kingdom.
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Austria reports rising cases after leader said it is starting second wave

Austria has reported a moderate rise in cases in parts of the country, including the capital Vienna.

Under Austria’s pandemic traffic light system, the affected regions have been classified as “yellow,” meaning that there is a slight increase in virus clusters.

Outbreaks in yellow zones can be largely controlled by official measures, according to the Austrian health authority’s website.

The country’s leader, Sebastian Kurz, has previously warned that Austria is on the brink of a second Covid-19 wave.

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CDC has been in “trench warfare” with US administration, infectious disease specialist says

CNNThe people responsible for a weekly report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been in “trench warfare” with Washington officials over the report’s scientific integrity, infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner said Monday.

Schaffner said he was “very disturbed” by the news that Trump-appointed officials at the Department of Health and Human Services pushed the CDC to change its weekly science reports so they would not undermine President Donald Trump’s political messages.

“I’ve since learned that the people who run that program, who put out that bulletin, have been in trench warfare with the folks in Washington,” Schaffner told CNN. “They have struggled and succeeded, I think, in maintaining the scientific integrity of those reports, but that struggle continues.”

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Delays, discrepancies and abrupt leaps in coronavirus case and death counts in Texas have baffled residents and frustrated local officials. Here is what has gone awry.

[NYT] — Inconsistencies and problems with Covid-19 data collection in Texas have clouded the picture of the pandemic’s trajectory in the state, to the point that some residents and officials say they cannot rely on the numbers to tell them what is really going on.

The state has overlooked thousands of cases, only to report them weeks after infection. It has made major adjustments to its case and death counts, defining them one way and then another, suddenly reporting figures for some counties that were vastly different from those posted by the local health department.

“The changing of gears and data reporting at the state has a lot of public health departments feeling a significant case of whiplash,” Mayor Ron Nirenberg of San Antonio said.

The daunting task of reporting coronavirus cases and deaths in real time has strained public health departments across the country. But none have shown more repeated cracks than Texas.

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Face masks could be giving people Covid-19 immunity, researchers suggest

UKMask wearing might also be reducing the severity of the virus and ensuring that a greater proportion of new infections are asymptomatic

Face masks may be inadvertently giving people Covid-19 immunity and making them get less sick from the virus, academics have suggested in one of the most respected medical journals in the world.

The commentary, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, advances the unproven but promising theory that universal face mask wearing might be helping to reduce the severity of the virus and ensuring that a greater proportion of new infections are asymptomatic.

If this hypothesis is borne out, the academics argue, then universal mask-wearing could become a form of variolation (inoculation) that would generate immunity and “thereby slow the spread of the virus in the United States and elsewhere” as the world awaits a vaccine.

It comes as increasing evidence suggests that the amount of virus someone is exposed to at the start of infection – the “infectious dose” – may determine the severity of their illness. Indeed, a large study published in the Lancet last month found that “viral load at diagnosis” was an “independent predictor of mortality” in hospital patients.

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September 14th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 40,831 New U.S. cases
  • 19,089 New Brazil cases
  • 5,509 Russia cases
  • 81,911 New India cases
  • 3,335 Mexico cases
  • 3,764 New cases in California
  • Over 29.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 932k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.7 million
  • Over 40k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 29,441,852
  • Daily new cases: 259,247
  • Global deaths: 932,738 with 4,457 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 21,276,210
  • Mortality rate: 3.17%
  • Recovery rate: 72.27%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,749,289
  • U.S. new cases: 40,831
  • U.S. deaths: 199,000
  • U.S. recovered: 4,027,826
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 480

 

  • Texas cases: 697,735 with 6,182 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,582 – 65 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 79,263
  • Dallas County new cases: 462
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,046 – 1 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Face masks could be giving people Covid-19 immunity, researchers suggest

UKMask wearing might also be reducing the severity of the virus and ensuring that a greater proportion of new infections are asymptomatic

Face masks may be inadvertently giving people Covid-19 immunity and making them get less sick from the virus, academics have suggested in one of the most respected medical journals in the world.

The commentary, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, advances the unproven but promising theory that universal face mask wearing might be helping to reduce the severity of the virus and ensuring that a greater proportion of new infections are asymptomatic.

If this hypothesis is borne out, the academics argue, then universal mask-wearing could become a form of variolation (inoculation) that would generate immunity and “thereby slow the spread of the virus in the United States and elsewhere” as the world awaits a vaccine.

It comes as increasing evidence suggests that the amount of virus someone is exposed to at the start of infection – the “infectious dose” – may determine the severity of their illness. Indeed, a large study published in the Lancet last month found that “viral load at diagnosis” was an “independent predictor of mortality” in hospital patients.

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U.S. case growth rapid decline seems unlikely.

[OBLIVIOTS] — Here’s a graph of the top 3 countries for Covid-19 high growth. This shows the number of new cases per day since July 1st. The blue line is USA. Note where the Trump administration implemented the order for hospitals to bypass the CDC and send all case info to Washington DC.
I find this to be very suspicious that we have such a marked case decline since shortly after this took place. The peaks and valleys are what we have come to expect as cases spike from the middle to end of each week and drop off drastically on weekends. This is illogical, in that I don’t think Coronavirus takes weekends off. So this is apparently an administrative reporting issue. This is a global phenomenon, as you can see with this chart of USA, India and Brazil.
This is the global analysis of new cases and new deaths per day as of yesterday, September 13, 2020:
The biggest global contributors of new cases are (with yesterday’s addition:
  1. U.S. – 31,857
  2. India – 93,215
  3. Brazil – 14,597
  4. Russia – 5,449
  5. Columbia – 7,355
  6. Mexico – 4,408
  7. Spain – 0 (a reporting anomaly)
  8. Argentina – 9,056
  9. France – 7,183
  10. UK – 3,330
  11. Iraq – 3,531
  12. Israel – 2,882
  13. Ecuador – 2,143
All of these are posting 2,000 or more cases a day. As you can see, India is contributing the lion’s share.
So why is the U.S. showing such a large decrease in daily new cases when the rest of the world is losing control? Have we done a vastly better job of behaving well in this pandemic? Not based on my observations. Look at the Republican rallies as the best indicator of ZERO social distancing and sporadic mask compliance at best. Then there is the Sturgis motorcycle event, where the CDC is projecting as much as 260,000 related infections. We are seeing none of these additions in the latest reports. Something smells very fishy here and it sure as hell isn’t dinner.
Here is a bar graph of U.S, daily reported new cases and fatalities to better illustrate the trend before and after the CDC was cut out of the loop.
The blue bar graph is reported new cases per day.
The black bar graph is reported fatalities per day.
Supporting Article:
Hospitals have been ordered to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all patient information to a central database in Washington, raising questions about transparency.

WASHINGTONThe Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all Covid-19 patient information to a central database in Washington beginning on Wednesday. The move has alarmed health experts who fear the data will be politicized or withheld from the public.

The new instructions were posted recently in a little-noticed document on the Department of Health and Human Services website. From now on, the department — not the C.D.C. — will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, the number of available beds and ventilators, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.

Officials say the change will streamline data gathering and assist the White House coronavirus task force in allocating scarce supplies like personal protective gear and remdesivir, the first drug shown to be effective against the virus. But the Health and Human Services database that will receive new information is not open to the public, which could affect the work of scores of researchers, modelers and health officials who rely on C.D.C. data to make projections and crucial decisions.

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Israel to impose three-week national lockdown as cases surge

Israel is to impose a new national lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus – with tough restrictions coming into effect on Jewish new year.
The country’s second lockdown begins on Friday and lasts at least three weeks.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the measures would “exact a heavy price on us all”, but the country faced a surge with 4,000 new daily infections.
A minister has resigned to protest against the restrictions that overlap with important Jewish festivals.
Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman, who leads an ultra-Orthodox Jewish party, said the measures would prevent Jewish people from celebrating their religious festivals, including Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, on 27 September.

September 13th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 31,857 New U.S. cases
  • 14,597 New Brazil cases
  • 5,449 Russia cases
  • 93,215 New India cases
  • 4,408 Mexico cases
  • 2,831 New cases in California
  • Over 29.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 928k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.7 million
  • Over 31k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 29,182,605
  • Daily new cases: 242,382
  • Global deaths: 928,281 with 3,712 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 21,027,161
  • Mortality rate: 3.18%
  • Recovery rate: 72.05%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,708,458
  • U.S. new cases: 31,857
  • U.S. deaths: 198,520
  • U.S. recovered: 3,974,949
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 392

 

  • Texas cases: 691,553 with 2,505 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,517 – 67 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 78,801
  • Dallas County new cases: 290
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,045 – 2 today

 


September 12th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 40,354 New U.S. cases
  • 31,880 New Brazil cases
  • 5,488 Russia cases
  • 94,409 New India cases
  • 5,674 Mexico cases
  • 3,470 New cases in California
  • Over 28.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 924k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.6 million
  • Over 40k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 28,940,223
  • Daily new cases: 284,098
  • Global deaths: 924,569 with 4,866 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 20,807,121
  • Mortality rate: 3.19%
  • Recovery rate: 71.90%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,676,601
  • U.S. new cases: 40,354
  • U.S. deaths: 198,128
  • U.S. recovered: 3,950,354
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 707

 

  • Texas cases: 689,048 with 2,577 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,450 – 105 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 78,511
  • Dallas County new cases: 220
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,043 – 12 today

 


Today’s Headlines

The tourists are leaving Italy. Now catastrophe looms

Rome (CNN)For all too brief a time, the Italian summer offered a glimmer of hope. After emerging from what was in early 2020, one of the world’s harshest coronavirus lockdowns, the country managed to dust itself down in time to welcome visitors.
But as the sun begins to cool, so do hopes of a full recovery for Italy’s decimated 2020 tourism season. Winter is coming, and with it what is expected to be a full-blown economic catastrophe.
The Italian government, like many across the world, has been doling out cash to help support many ailing businesses and individuals, but with many global travel restrictions still in place, lost revenues from the country’s faltering tourism industry leaves a gaping financial hole that must now be filled.
“Tourists are what we need to keep going,” says Cassandra Santoro CEO and founder of travel planning service, Travel Italian Style. “Our guides, drivers and workers from Piedmont to Sicily who thought they would be out of work for a season, are now exploring other jobs and income sources.”

Why experts are concerned about India’s low death toll

(CNN) For months, India has been struggling to control the coronavirus pandemic with limited success.

The country of 1.3 billion people has the second-highest number of cases globally (more than 4.4 million), and the third highest number of deaths (over 75,000), according to Johns Hopkins University — and the outbreak shows no sign of abating.
But India’s reported mortality rate — calculated by the number of deaths per 100 confirmed cases — is surprisingly low compared to other countries with high infection rates.
India’s Covid-19 mortality rate stands at 1.7%. For context, the same rate is about 3% in the US, 11.7% in the UK, and 12.6% in Italy, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The Indian government claims India’s lower death rate is a sign of its success in handling the crisis, and has used the figure to support its decision to lift some coronavirus restrictions.
“The average fatality rate in the country is … continuously going down,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a press release in August. “The target of bringing down the fatality rate below 1% can be achieved soon.”
But some scientists in India warn that the numbers are incomplete and misleading — and that relying on them to reopen the country could make matters worse.

September 11th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 48,087 New U.S. cases
  • 44,215 New Brazil cases
  • 5,504 Russia cases
  • 97,654 New India cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • 5,935 Mexico cases
  • 3,967 New cases in California
  • Over 28.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 919k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.6 million
  • Over 48k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 28,656,125
  • Daily new cases: 320,317 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 919,703 with 6,413 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 20,332,627
  • Mortality rate: 3.21%
  • Recovery rate: 71.82%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,636,247
  • U.S. new cases: 48,087
  • U.S. deaths: 196,327
  • U.S. recovered: 3,917,962
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,094

 

  • Texas cases: 686,471 with 4,485 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,345 – 146 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 78,291
  • Dallas County new cases: 343
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,037 – 12 today

 


September 10th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 38,685 New U.S. cases
  • 40,431 New Brazil cases
  • 5,363 Russia cases
  • 96,760 New India cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • 4,857 Mexico cases
  • 3,756 New cases in California
  • Over 28.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 913k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.5 million
  • Over 38k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 28,335,808
  • Daily new cases: 314,948 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 913,290 with 5,315 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 20,332,627
  • Mortality rate: 3.22%
  • Recovery rate: 71.76%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,588,160
  • U.S. new cases: 38,685
  • U.S. deaths: 196,327
  • U.S. recovered: 3,879,960
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,088

 

  • Texas cases: 681,986 with 4,096 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,199 – 165 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 77,948
  • Dallas County new cases: 214
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,025 – 4 today

 


 


September 9th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 35,244 New U.S. cases
  • 34,208 New Brazil cases
  • 5,218 New Russia cases
  • 95,529 New India cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • 4,647 Mexico cases
  • 3,096 New cases in California
  • Over 28 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 907k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.5 million
  • Over 35k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 28,020,860
  • Daily new cases: 292,731
  • Global deaths: 907,975 with 6,796 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 20,098,070
  • Mortality rate: 3.24%
  • Recovery rate: 71.73%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,549,475
  • U.S. new cases: 35,244
  • U.S. deaths: 195,239
  • U.S. recovered: 3,846,095
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,207

 

  • Texas cases: 677,890 with 5,271 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 14,034 – 126 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 77,734
  • Dallas County new cases: 408
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,021 – 10 today

 


Today’s Headlines

AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial after unexplained illness in volunteer

[CNN] Drug giant AstraZeneca said Tuesday it had paused a trial of its coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers.

It’s a standard precaution in vaccine trials, meant to ensure experimental vaccines don’t cause serious reactions among volunteers.

“As part of the ongoing randomized, controlled global trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, our standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data,” the company said in a statement sent to CNN.

“This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials, while it is investigated, ensuring we maintain the integrity of the trials,” the statement added.

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The virus moves off campus

[NYT] The problem with college during the coronavirus pandemic is not just what’s happening on campuses and in college towns. It’s also that colleges may end up spreading the virus to dozens of other communities.

In recent weeks, as students have returned to campus, thousands have become infected. And some colleges have responded by sending students home, including those known to have the virus.

Last week, after hundreds of students came down with the virus, the State University of New York at Oneonta ended in-person classes and sent students home. Colorado College, North Carolina State, James Madison (in Virginia) and Chico State (in California) have taken similar steps.

At Illinois State, Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia, administrators have encouraged some students who have tested positive to leave campus, so they don’t infect other students, and return home.

These decisions to scatter students — rather than quarantine them on campus — have led to widespread criticism. “It’s the worst thing you could do,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government’s leading infectious-disease expert, said on NBC. “When you send them home, particularly when you’re dealing with a university where people come from multiple different locations, you could be seeding the different places with infection.”

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September 8th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 25,656 New U.S. cases
  • 17,330 New Brazil cases
  • 5,099 New Russia cases
  • 89,852 New India cases
  • 5,351 Mexico cases
  • 3,409 New cases in California
  • Over 27.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 901k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.5 million
  • Over 28k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 27,728,129
  • Daily new cases: 242,235
  • Global deaths: 901,179 with 4,335 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 19,821,586
  • Mortality rate: 3.25%
  • Recovery rate: 71.49%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,514,231
  • U.S. new cases: 28,656
  • U.S. deaths: 194,032
  • U.S. recovered: 3,796,760
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 498

 

  • Texas cases: 672,619 with 3,832 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 13,908 – 89 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 77,326
  • Dallas County new cases: 181
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,011 – 1 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Sturgis Rally Linked to More Than 250,000 Covid-19 Cases

One study estimates the public health cost of the super-spreading event is near $12 billion.

The inevitable fallout from last month’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, an annual event that packed nearly 500,000 people into a small town in South Dakota, is becoming clear, and the emerging picture is grim.

According to a new study, which tracked anonymized cellphone data from the rally, over 250,000 coronavirus cases have now been tied to the 10-day event, one of the largest to be held since the start of the pandemic. It drew motorcycle enthusiasts from around the country, many of whom were seen without face coverings inside crowded bars, restaurants, and other indoor establishments.

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September 7th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 25,325 New U.S. cases
  • 10,188 New Brazil cases
  • 5,185 New Russia cases
  • 75,022 New India cases
  • 3,486 Mexico cases
  • 2,332 New cases in California
  • Over 27.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 896k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.4 million
  • Over 25k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 27,485,894
  • Daily new cases: 210,458
  • Global deaths: 896,844 with 4,169 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 19,587,108
  • Mortality rate: 3.26%
  • Recovery rate: 71.26%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,485,575
  • U.S. new cases: 25,325
  • U.S. deaths: 193,534
  • U.S. recovered: 3,758,629
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 284

 

  • Texas cases: 668,787 with 1,137 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 13,819 – 42 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 77,145
  • Dallas County new cases: 287
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,010 – 2 today

 


 


September 6th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 29,098 New U.S. cases
  • 14,606 New Brazil cases
  • 5,205 New Russia cases
  • 91,723 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 4,614 Mexico cases
  • 3,076 New cases in California
  • Over 27.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 887k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.4 million
  • Over 29k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 27,290,137
  • Daily new cases: 227,393
  • Global deaths: 887,551 with 3,811 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 19,374,017
  • Mortality rate: 3.25%
  • Recovery rate: 70.99%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,460,250
  • U.S. new cases: 29,098
  • U.S. deaths: 193,250
  • U.S. recovered: 3,725,970
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 432

 

  • Texas cases: 667,650 with 2,268 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 13,777 – 81 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 76,858
  • Dallas County new cases: 359
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,008 – 6 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Coronavirus cases tied to a Maine wedding reception hit 147, with 3 deaths

(CNN) At least 147 Covid-19 cases are now linked to an August wedding reception in Maine, a state CDC spokesman said Saturday.

Three people connected to the outbreak have died of the virus, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman Robert Long told CNN.
The wedding was held in Millinocket on August 7. Since then, the cases have spread to a nursing home and a prison, both more than 100 miles away from the venue.
The wedding outbreak investigation as of Thursday was still at 56 cases among the guests and their secondary and tertiary contacts. Secondary contacts are people who had close contact with someone who attended and tertiary contacts are people who had close contact with a secondary.

 



September 5th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 42,095 New U.S. cases
  • 31,199 New Brazil cases
  • 5,205 New Russia cases
  • 90,600 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 6,319 Mexico cases
  • 4,625 New cases in California
  • Over 27 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 883k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.4 million
  • Over 42k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 27,062,744
  • Daily new cases: 279,231
  • Global deaths: 883,740 with 4,782 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 19,162,6910
  • Mortality rate: 3.27%
  • Recovery rate: 70.81%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,431,152
  • U.S. new cases: 42,095
  • U.S. deaths: 192,818
  • U.S. recovered: 3,707,000
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 707

 

  • Texas cases: 665,382 with 3,877 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 13,696 – 135 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 76,499
  • Dallas County new cases: 418
  • Dallas County deaths: 1,002 – 11 today

 


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The latest Covid-19 statistics and trend analysis

[OBLIVIOTS] — Below are the comparison graphs for Global, United States, Texas and Dallas Covid-19 cases / fatalities as of September 4th, 2020

While overall, some numbers are heading in the right direction, there are still too many countries that have lost complete control of this pandemic. Yesterday, September 4th, 2020, we recorded the highest ever daily new case additions at the global level. We added 327,012 new cases yesterday. The previous record of 294,757 was on July 29th. Since then, we have been trending slightly down, but never below 200,000 new cases per day. To put that in perspective for Texans, that is like the entire city of Frisco, Texas coming down with Covid-19 EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. And now we have seen a spike that exceeds everything before it by a significant amount.

What is contributing to this?

There are several countries that have lost control.

The United States has been trending lower in recent weeks. Down from a high of over 78,000 new cases on July 16th, we have been trending downward (3rd graph set) ever since. Lately we have been reporting from the low 30,000 to mid 40,000 range of new cases per day. Until yesterday, when we reported over 53,000 cases. For the first time since August 15th. It is too soon to tell if this is a trend (read below).

Countries that are contributing far more than their share of cases include (with last day additions):

  1. India – 87,115 (ALL TIME HIGH)
  2. United States – 53,813
  3. Brazil – 45,651- Leveling off
  4. Spain – 28,620 – WAY Out of Control
  5. France – 8,975 – Out of Control
  6. Peru – 6,703
  7. Mexico – 6,196
  8. Russia – 5,110 – Leveling off
  9. Iraq – 5,036
  10. Chile – 1,968
  11. Israel – 1,964 – Trending Up
  12. The UK – 1,940
  13. Bangladesh – 1,929
  14. Italy – 1,732
  15. Turkey – 1,612
  16. Germany – 1,467 – Trending Up

In the last week, Spain has reported over 20,000 cases on two separate days. Their overall average has gone up considerably, from 1,000-2,000 per day in mid-July to what you see now. They lost control of the pandemic around mid-August when they reported a 23,299 case day after one day of zero new cases.

Brazil has had some days recently when they were reporting new cases in the low 20,000 range, but overall they they have been averaging in the mid-to-high 40,000 range.

India has completely lost control, reporting an all-time high yesterday of over 87,000 new cases. You do have to put their population into the equation to get perspective, though. With over 1.3 BILLION people, they are still doing a better job than the United States on a per capita basis.

Peru. What can we say about Peru… They are currently trending slightly down from their peak of over 18,000 cases reported on August 22nd (after a day of zero cases), but they are still reporting over 6,000 cases per day and recently ousted South Africa for the #5 spot of highest Covid-19 count countries at 676,848 reported cases.

France. France was doing well, reporting less than 1,000 new cases per day until mid-July, when they started trending up. Since then they have lost control entirely. France now occupies the #14 spot, recently ousting Pakistan for that position at 309,156 reported cases. They are now averaging over 7,000 new cases per day.

Mexico remains in the number 7 slot with just over 623,000 reported cases and averaging around 4,000-6,000 new cases per day.

Israel had great numbers through the end of June, averaging in the 300-600 case per day range. Then they lost control, and recently have been averaging 2,000-3000 cases per day.

In the United States, we have far too many states now averaging over 1,000 new cases per day:

In order of highest total case count:

  1. California
  2. Texas
  3. Florida
  4. New York
  5. Georgia
  6. Illinois
  7. North Carolina
  8. Tennessee
  9. Alabama
  10. Ohio
  11. Virginia
  12. Iowa

Feel free to analyze the graphs below. These are the latest stats EOD yesterday. All of this information is contained in the embedded spreadsheet above.

 

 

Global Covid-19 Comparison 9-4-2020

Global Covid-19 Comparison 9-4-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Covid-19 Extreme Country Comparison 9-4-2020

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U.S. Covid-19 Daily Case Comparison 9-4-2020

U.S. Covid-19 Daily Case Comparison 9-4-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Covid-19 High Growth States 9-4-2020

U.S. Covid-19 High Growth States 9-4-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Covid-19 Cases / Fatalities 9-4-2020

Texas Covid-19 Cases / Fatalities 9-4-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas Texas Covid-19 Cases / Fatalities 9-4-2020

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September 4th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 53,813 New U.S. cases
  • 45,651 New Brazil cases
  • 5,110 New Russia cases
  • 87,115 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 6,196 Mexico cases
  • 5,116 New cases in California
  • Over 26.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 878k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.3 million
  • Over 53k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 26,792,233
  • Daily new cases: 327,012 – A NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 878,958 with 5,850 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 18,904,050
  • Mortality rate: 3.28%
  • Recovery rate: 70.56%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,389,057
  • U.S. new cases: 53,813
  • U.S. deaths: 192,111
  • U.S. recovered: 3,635,854
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,053

 

  • Texas cases: 661,505 with 5,525 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 13,433 – 195 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 76,081
  • Dallas County new cases: 251
  • Dallas County deaths: 991 – 7 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Why boarding planes from back to front might actually heighten COVID risk

(DMN)United and Delta airlines have recently begun boarding flights from the rear to the front in a bid to minimize close passenger contact that could spread COVID-19.

Yet new research shows it may do just the opposite: U.S. scientists have found that boarding planes starting with the back rows increases the time spent by people clustering in aisles to load bags in overhead bins before taking their seats.

Boarding procedure is just one example of how airlines are struggling to make flying safe during the pandemic and lure back passengers. Carriers also are instituting inconsistent policies on leaving middle seats vacant that aren’t backed by science. There are huge gaps in data and research, and the Trump administration has declined to set health-related rules for airlines.

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September 3rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 44,507 New U.S. cases
  • 45,028 New Brazil cases
  • 4,995 New Russia cases
  • 84,156 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 5,937 Mexico cases
  • 4,541 New cases in California
  • Over 26.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 873k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.3 million
  • Over 44k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 26,465,221
  • Daily new cases: 287,618
  • Global deaths: 873,108 with 5,761 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 18,660,112
  • Mortality rate: 3.30%
  • Recovery rate: 70.51%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,336,244
  • U.S. new cases: 44,507
  • U.S. deaths: 191,058
  • U.S. recovered: 3,575,096
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,094

 

  • Texas cases: 655,980 with 3,752 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 13,433 – 189 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 75,886
  • Dallas County new cases: 251
  • Dallas County deaths: 984 – 11 today

 


Today’s Headlines

The latest on how Covid-19 wreaks havoc on our bodies:

A Supercomputer Analyzed Covid-19 — and an Interesting New Theory Has Emerged

Earlier this summer, the Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee set about crunching data on more than 40,000 genes from 17,000 genetic samples in an effort to better understand Covid-19. Summit is the second-fastest computer in the world, but the process — which involved analyzing 2.5 billion genetic combinations — still took more than a week.

When Summit was done, researchers analyzed the results. It was, in the words of Dr. Daniel Jacobson, lead researcher and chief scientist for computational systems biology at Oak Ridge, a “eureka moment.” The computer had revealed a new theory about how Covid-19 impacts the body: the bradykinin hypothesis. The hypothesis provides a model that explains many aspects of Covid-19, including some of its most bizarre symptoms. It also suggests 10-plus potential treatments, many of which are already FDA approved. Jacobson’s group published their results in a paper in the journal eLife in early July.

…The end result, the researchers say, is to release a bradykinin storm — a massive, runaway buildup of bradykinin in the body. According to the bradykinin hypothesis, it’s this storm that is ultimately responsible for many of Covid-19’s deadly effects. Jacobson’s team says in their paper that “the pathology of Covid-19 is likely the result of Bradykinin Storms rather than cytokine storms,” which had been previously identified in Covid-19 patients, but that “the two may be intricately linked.” Other papers had previously identified bradykinin storms as a possible cause of Covid-19’s pathologies.

…And Covid-19 has another especially insidious trick. Through another pathway, the team’s data shows, it increases production of hyaluronic acid (HLA) in the lungs. HLA is often used in soaps and lotions for its ability to absorb more than 1,000 times its weight in fluid. When it combines with fluid leaking into the lungs, the results are disastrous: It forms a hydrogel, which can fill the lungs in some patients. According to Jacobson, once this happens, “it’s like trying to breathe through Jell-O.”

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September 2nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 33,166 New U.S. cases
  • 48,332 New Brazil cases
  • 4,952 New Russia cases
  • 82,860 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 4,921 Mexico cases
  • 5,147 New cases in California
  • Over 26.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 867k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.2 million
  • Over 33k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 26,177,603
  • Daily new cases: 276,898
  • Global deaths: 867,347 with 6,096 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 18,442,235
  • Mortality rate: 3.31%
  • Recovery rate: 70.45%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,290,737
  • U.S. new cases: 33,166
  • U.S. deaths: 189,964
  • U.S. recovered: 3,547,032
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,064

 

  • Texas cases: 652,228 with 4,540 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 13,244 – 183 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 75,635
  • Dallas County new cases: 367
  • Dallas County deaths: 973 – 14 today

 



September 1st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 45,775 New U.S. cases
  • 41,889 New Brazil cases
  • 4,729 New Russia cases
  • 78,169 New India cases
  • 6,475 Mexico cases
  • 4,298 New cases in California
  • Over 25.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 861k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.2 million
  • Over 45k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 25,900,705
  • Daily new cases: 267,511
  • Global deaths: 861,251 with 6,504 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 18,193,612
  • Mortality rate: 3.33%
  • Recovery rate: 70.24%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,257,571
  • U.S. new cases: 45,775
  • U.S. deaths: 188,900
  • U.S. recovered: 3,496,913
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,164

 

  • Texas cases: 647,688 with 4,967 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 13,061 – 153 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 75,268
  • Dallas County new cases: 692
  • Dallas County deaths: 959 – 12 today

 


Today’s Headlines

The US needs to talk about long-term coronavirus symptoms

(CNN) It’s been almost five months since Shelby Hedgecock tested positive for Covid-19, and the former personal trainer said her symptoms are still debilitating.

Hedgecock is among patients who call themselves “long-haul survivors” — those who experience symptoms long after testing positive. And long-term effects like theirs need to be taken seriously, a doctor researching these symptoms told CNN on Monday night.
“This is the conversation that needs to be had in the medical and the research community, not just in the sufferers who are actually dealing with it,” Dr. William Li said.
Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even among young adults without underlying chronic medical conditions, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in July. Thirty-five percent of patients surveyed by the agency said they still weren’t back to their usual good health even two to three weeks after testing positive for the disease. The rest said they’d returned to their usual state of health five to 12 days after a positive test.

August 31st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 38,560 New U.S. cases
  • 48,590 New Brazil cases
  • 4,993 New Russia cases
  • 68,770 New India cases
  • 3,719 Mexico cases
  • 6,485 New cases in California
  • Over 25.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 854k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.2 million
  • Over 38k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 25,633,194
  • Daily new cases: 249,201
  • Global deaths: 854,747 with 4,159 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 17,938,980
  • Mortality rate: 3.33%
  • Recovery rate: 69.98%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,211,796
  • U.S. new cases: 38,560
  • U.S. deaths: 187,736
  • U.S. recovered: 3,456,263
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 512

 

  • Texas cases: 642,721 with 3,774 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 12,908 – 53 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 74,576
  • Dallas County new cases: 511
  • Dallas County deaths: 947 – 0 today

 


Today’s Headlines

One shot of coronavirus vaccine likely won’t be enough

(CNN) When a coronavirus vaccine comes on the market, people will likely need two doses, not just one — and that could cause real problems.

Some of the potential problems are logistical. Difficulties procuring test kits and protective gear throughout the pandemic point to supply chain issues that could also plague distributing double doses of vaccines for an entire country.
Other potential concerns are more human. Convincing people to show up to get a vaccine not once, but twice, could be a formidable undertaking.
“There’s no question that this is going to be the most complicated, largest vaccination program in human history, and that’s going to take a level of effort, a level of sophistication, that we’ve never tried before,” said Dr. Kelly Moore, a health policy professor at Vanderbilt University.

 


August 30th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 34,158 New U.S. cases
  • 45,346 New Brazil cases
  • 4,980 New Russia cases
  • 79,457 New India cases
  • 4,129 Mexico cases
  • 3,817 New cases in California
  • Over 25.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 850k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.1 million
  • Over 34k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 25,383,993
  • Daily new cases: 226,469
  • Global deaths: 850,588 with 4,607 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 17,706,667
  • Mortality rate: 3.35%
  • Recovery rate: 69.76%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,173,236
  • U.S. new cases: 34,158
  • U.S. deaths: 187,224
  • U.S. recovered: 3,425,723
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 954

 

  • Texas cases: 638,947 with 4,607 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 12,855 – 67 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 74,065
  • Dallas County new cases: 419
  • Dallas County deaths: 947 – 4 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Kids can carry coronavirus in respiratory tract for weeks, study suggests

(CNN) Children can carry coronavirus in their noses and throats for weeks even if they don’t show any symptoms, which might explain how the virus can spread silently, researchers in South Korea reported Friday.

“In this case series study, inapparent infections in children may have been associated with silent COVID-19 transmission in the community,” the researchers wrote in a new study.
“Interestingly, this study aligns with adult data in which up to 40% of adults may remain asymptomatic in the face of infection,” Dr. Roberta DeBiasi and Dr. Meghan Delaney, both of Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, wrote in an accompanying editorial. Neither was involved in the research.

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See what happened when Trump crowd was asked to wear masks

This is why we will be battling this disease for 2 more years.

(CNN) Before President Trump’s speech in New Hampshire, the crowd booed an announcement at the event asking the attendees to wear masks.

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August 29th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 42,843 New U.S. cases
  • 34,360 New Brazil cases
  • 4,941 New Russia cases
  • 78,472 New India cases
  • 5,974 Mexico cases
  • 3,863 New cases in California
  • Over 25.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 845k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6.1 million
  • Over 42k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 25,157,524
  • Daily new cases: 225,278
  • Global deaths: 845,981 with 4,689 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 17,501,168
  • Mortality rate: 3.36%
  • Recovery rate: 69.57%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,139,078
  • U.S. new cases: 42,843
  • U.S. deaths: 186,855
  • U.S. recovered: 3,408,799
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 954

 

  • Texas cases: 635,898 with 4,780 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 12,788 – 121 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 73,646
  • Dallas County new cases: 436
  • Dallas County deaths: 943 – 5 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Current trending analysis for global, U.S. and Texas Covid-19 progress

More like LACK of progress

[OBLIVIOTS] There are four sets of graphs in this series.

Starting at the top is a comparison of Texas new cases per day and deaths per day.

The red bar graph shows new cases per day starting on April 25th and running through August 28th. You can see from the graph we had pretty decent numbers right up until June 16th, where we lost control. Prior to that time, our daily new cases at the highest was 2,262 per day. Then we spiked at 4,406 on June 16th and we were OFF TO THE RACES. Since then we have rarely been below that number. Just as an FYI, we consider COUNTRIES with more than 1,000 new cases a day to be out of control. OK? Understand the problem now?

The next graph in black in the number of Covid-19 fatalities per day in Texas starting May 1st. Up until June 30th, it was fairly well under control with the highest daily number of deaths at 52 on May 21st and averaging around 40 or less. Then on June 30th, we spiked at 59 and have rarely been below that since. The current average new deaths per day is 159 for the last week. At our peak it was 377 on July 29th (not including the big spike in August when we started adding in a large number of backlogged test results).

Currently, Texas has 631,118 reported cases with 12,667 fatalities. We have logged 5,281,377 tests and 500,715 patients have recovered to date. Therefore the Texas rate of recovery is 79.34%. Our mortality rate is only 2.01%. The national average is 3.05% and the global average is 3.38%. So we can at least point to a better than average mortality rate. Our positivity rate, however, is abysmal at over 15% (rate of positive tests to total tests). At 10% we were supposed to go back to Shelter in Place, but Governor AbbottAndCostello, being the useless sycophant that he is, won’t do the smart thing, mandate masks and social distancing – and ENFORCE that mandate.

 

TX Cases Comparison 8-28

TX Covid-19 New Cases / Deaths Comparison 8-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next set of graphs compares the U.S. highest Covid-19 case count states.

These are:

  • California
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Arizona

In that order.

These graphs chart the total cases (top graph) against new cases per day (bottom graph) from June 4th through August 28th.

As you can see from these two graphs, the massive spikes in July have improved significantly. While our daily cases have come down to around half what they were at their peak, they are still far above what any country feels to be acceptable numbers. For the most advanced society on the planet, we are doing a fairly poor job of managing this tranwreck.

 

 

US Highest Case States Comparison 8-28

US Highest Covid-19 Case States Comparison 8-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next set of graphs tracks daily new cases (blue bar graph) against daily fatalities (black bar graph) for the United States as a whole.

As you can see, our new case count has come down significantly from the peak in July. On July 16th, we recorded over 76,000 new cases. We are currently averaging around 45,000 new cases per day. That is still a LOT of new cases. Averaging around 1,000 per state per day is not exactly WINNING, is it?

On the fatality graph we are actually tracking a slight downward trend, as you can see in the bottom graph. So while this is some actual good news, we are still averaging over 1,100 deaths per day. To put this in perspective, Japan, with around 126 million people has reported a TOTAL of 1,238 fatalities. The U.S. population is 331 million. Do the math yourself. (I’m not going to do everything for you)

US Daily Cases and Deaths 8-28

US Daily Covid-19 Cases and Deaths 8-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last, but by no means least is the Covid-19 fatalities for the Top Ten Countries comparison graph from July 1st through August 28th.

In this order:

  1. United States
  2. Brazil
  3. Mexico
  4. India
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Italy
  7. France
  8. Spain
  9. Iran
  10. Russia

 

As you can see, the United States remains the overachiever of the bunch in both total cases and fatalities. The U.S. currently reports over 6 million cases and just under 186 thousand deaths.

And as you can also see, Spain has recently lost control altogether. Two days ago they registered and all-time high of 24,974 new cases. Their average prior to this was around 3,500 or so per day. I wrote a blog about this just this last week. You can read it in the archives.

The U.S. continues to add over 40,000 cases per day. The U.S. has a population of 331 million.

Brazil is steadily in the 20,000 to 50,000 range of new cases per day Brazil has a population of 212.5 million people.

And then there is India. India has been reporting 34,000 to a high of over 76,000 new cases per day. India has lost total control over the virus. They also have a population of 1.3 BILLION.

So if you adjust the top three overachievers for population, we get the following:

  1. United States = 1.8%
  2. Brazil = 1.7%
  3. India = .26%

Note the United States, with the most advanced health care system and the best doctors in the world, has the worst infection rate per capita among the top 3 countries of gross overachievers in mishandling this pandemic. 1.8% of our population has been sick. That we know of. The CDC has gone on record to say our actually case count could be 13 TIMES the amount we are reporting. That would be 23.4% of our population infected. Almost a quarter of the United States has had Covid-19 if this is true.

Think about that.

Global Top-10 Countries Deaths 8-28

Global Top-10 Countries Covid-19 Deaths 8-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe’s fight against Covid-19 shifts from hospitals to the streets

Marseille, France (CNN) At first, the front line of Europe’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic was fought in hospitals by overstretched health care workers. Now as European countries seek to avoid the long-dreaded second wave, that line has shifted to the streets and is being manned by police forces.

In the last week, several European countries have seen record infection rates. Not since the spring have countries like France, Germany, Italy and Spain seen such a surge in the number of new cases. Countries like Greece and Croatia, largely spared by the first wave, have seen fast rises in August as tourists, taking advantage of the reopening of Europe’s internal borders in June, have headed to the beach for their summer holidays.
With authorities determined to avoid a second wave of lockdowns, legislation has been introduced to try and stop the spread of the virus. Nightclubs have been closed in Italy and in Greece, curfews introduced in Spain, Italy and Greece and facemasks made mandatory in an ever-growing number of public, outdoor spaces, in most EU countries: a gradual tightening of regulations that will now have to be enforced. The fight against Covid-19 has become, in these last couple of weeks in Europe, a matter of law and order.

 

 


August 28th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 49,601 New U.S. cases
  • 48,112 New Brazil cases
  • 4,829 New Russia cases
  • 76,665 New India cases
  • 5,824 Mexico cases
  • 5,406 New cases in California
  • Over 24.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 841k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6 million
  • Over 49k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 24,907,046
  • Daily new cases: 283,200
  • Global deaths: 841,292 with 5,672 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 17,297,667
  • Mortality rate: 3.38%
  • Recovery rate: 69.45%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,096,235
  • U.S. new cases: 49,601
  • U.S. deaths: 185,901
  • U.S. recovered: 3,356,057
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,105

 

  • Texas cases: 631,118 with 4,987 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 12,667 – 168 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 73,210
  • Dallas County new cases: 326
  • Dallas County deaths: 938 – 12 today

 


August 27th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 46,269 New U.S. cases
  • 42,489 New Brazil cases
  • 4,676 New Russia cases
  • 76,826 New India cases
  • 6,026 Mexico cases
  • 5,280 New cases in California
  • Over 24.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 835k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6 million
  • Over 46k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 24,624,046
  • Daily new cases: 291,171
  • Global deaths: 835,620 with 5,955 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 17,091,531
  • Mortality rate: 3.39%
  • Recovery rate: 69.41%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,046,634
  • U.S. new cases: 46,269
  • U.S. deaths: 184,796
  • U.S. recovered: 3,347,940
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,134

 

  • Texas cases: 626,131 with 4,458 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 12,499 – 221 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 72,884
  • Dallas County new cases: 257
  • Dallas County deaths: 926 – 27 today

 


Today’s Headlines

New study offers more evidence that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t treat coronavirus

(CNN) A new report has added to the growing body of evidence that the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine does not help coronavirus patients get better. In fact, combining it with an antibiotic actually raises the risk of death by 27%, the study found.

The meta-analysis — a study of studies — looked at 29 different pieces of research on the drug, which was once heavily promoted by the White House and which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro still touts.

“Hydroxychloroquine alone was not associated with reduced mortality in hospitalized Covid-19 patients, but the combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin significantly increased mortality,” said the study, which was published in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection.
“There is already a great number of studies that have evaluated hydroxychloroquine alone or in combination and it seems unlikely at this stage that any efficacy will ever emerge. Our results suggest that there is no need for further studies evaluating these molecules.”

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August 26th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 44,637 New U.S. cases
  • 47,828 New Brazil cases
  • 4,676 New Russia cases
  • 75,995 New India cases
  • 5,267 Mexico cases
  • 5,415 New cases in California
  • Over 24 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 829k
  • U.S. Cases topped 6 million
  • Over 44k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 24,332,275
  • Daily new cases: 281,544
  • Global deaths: 829,665 with 6,367 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 16,873,305
  • Mortality rate: 3.41%
  • Recovery rate: 69.35%

 

  • U.S. cases: 6,000,365
  • U.S. new cases: 44,637
  • U.S. deaths: 183,653
  • U.S. recovered: 3,313,861
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,249

 

  • Texas cases: 621,673 with 6,053 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 12,278 – 201 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 72,627
  • Dallas County new cases: 584
  • Dallas County deaths: 899 – 0 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Boston superspreading event may have led to 20,000 cases

(CNN)One superspreading event may be connected to about 20,000 Covid-19 cases in the Boston area, a researcher said on Tuesday.

That event, a biotech conference attended by 200 people in late February, is now well known as a source of Covid-19 spread very early on in the pandemic.
The conference, held from February 26 to 27, was a “perfect storm” and the superspreading there could have been connected to approximately 20,000 cases, Bronwyn MacInnis, a researcher at the Broad Institute who worked on the study, told CNN in an email on Tuesday.
“Many factors made the conference an unfortunate perfect storm as a superspreading event. That the virus was introduced at the conference at all was unlucky,” MacInnis wrote in the email.

 


August 25th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 40,098 New U.S. cases
  • 46,959 New Brazil cases
  • 4,696 New Russia cases
  • 66,873 New India cases
  • 4,916 Mexico cases
  • 5,862 New cases in California
  • Over 24 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 823k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.9 million
  • Over 40k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 24,050,731
  • Daily new cases: 243,937
  • Global deaths: 823,298 with 6,348 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 16,599,945
  • Mortality rate: 3.42%
  • Recovery rate: 69.02%

 

  • U.S. cases: 5,955,728
  • U.S. new cases: 40,098
  • U.S. deaths: 182,404
  • U.S. recovered: 3,254,282
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,290

 

  • Texas cases: 615,620 with 6,803 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 12,077 – 206 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 72,403
  • Dallas County new cases: 381
  • Dallas County deaths: 899 – 16 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Spain has screwed the pooch

[OBLIVIOTS] – If you haven’t been following the international trends, you may have missed what is happening in Spain. Not too long ago, they had achieved an admirably low number of new cases for an extended period of time. From around May 5th all the way through the end of June, their numbers of new cases per day were somewhere south of 500, with the occasional small deviation above this line. And then it all went to hell. Note the two graphs below. The blue line shows overall case growth. As you can see, it is trending upwards at a dizzying rate after a long period of nearly flat growth.

A better graph for actually visualizing this problem is the black bar graph below. This tracks new cases per day over time. As you can see, there was that long span of almost 2 full months with very little growth. And then Spain lost control entirely. It’s not as bad as it was back in March, where they recorded just shy of 11,000 cases in one day. The current trending pattern has a spike of 6,900 three days ago. But this is still a very bad trend, which they need to reverse.

How did this happen?

Everyone is busily trying to figure this out right now.

Some thoughts about this include:

  • A lack of a clear national message (does this sound familiar?)

Spain’s prime minister has not promoted medical disinformation, which Trump is infamous for. But he has recently relinquished virus control to the regions, rather than keeping it at the national level. Again. Does any of this sound familiar? In the past month, regions have issues a variety of virus control measures – almost weekly – and they differ wildly from region to region.

  • Premature reopening (sound familiar?)

You can see from the graphs below exactly when this happened and the resulting spike. Spain, much like America, opted to reopen in hopes of salvaging their economy. They, like Trump, prioritized the economy over public health. And the result is disastrous.

  • A shortage of testing / contact tracing

Much like the United States, the availability of testing with rapid results, followed by contact tracing to isolate the infected carriers of this virus, allows it to run wild. The results are predictable.

 

 

Current Graphs and Trends:

Let’s start with a comparison of the top 14 countries.

[OBLIVIOTS] – The line graph below is from July 1st through end of day August 24th. It tracks the top 14 countries for case count and illustrates the number of new Covid-19 cases per day. Most of these countries had achieved some success in handling the virus by the beginning of this graph. Their spikes. for the most part were sometime in June. As you can see in the line graph, India is completely out of control, while almost everyone else is finally trending lower. With few exceptions, the world is doing better at managing this pandemic in the last month. Finally. But the problem we all face is the “I’m over it” response by massive numbers of incredibly ignorant people. This continues to add new spikes in cases. At the current rate, I don’t see us having a handle on this for 2 more years. Maybe longer. Because in a couple of months we are going to his the flu season for 2020-2021. And this will greatly complicate the existing pandemic and most likely add to the overload on our health care system. Every day I see stupid responses to the current problem. Worldwide, there is a subset of the population that does not want to be “told what to do” regarding the incredibly small sacrifice of wearing a mask anytime you leave your home or car. This is not a lot to ask. It’s not like you’re being asked to shove a pineapple up your ass every day. If EVERYONE would just wear a mask ALL THE TIME for 2 months. We would have this under control and we could recover from this pandemic. There would be light at the end of the tunnel. But currently the light at the end of the tunnel is a FREIGHT TRAIN.

Case Spike Chart

Case Spike Chart

Case Spike Chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas Covid-19 Comparison Graphs

The huge spike in cases on August 16th is due to the state adding in a huge number of test results that were backlogged for two months. This is a problem not just in Texas, but across the United States. Getting rapid test results continues to be a problem. If we can’t get results in less than 48 hours, we cannot do contact tracing and isolate carriers.

Dallas Covid-19 Comps 8-24-2020

Dallas Covid-19 Comps 8-24-2020

 

Texas Covid-19 Comparison Graphs
The big spike on the 17th is due to the same backlog of tests being added in that impacted the Dallas County numbers.
Texas Covid-19 Comparison Graphs

Texas Covid-19 Comparison Graphs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Covid-19 Comparison Graphs

Top graph (in blue) – U.S. new cases per day

Bottom graph (in black) U.S. deaths per day

As you can see, we have been trending downward in the last month or so. Not by a lot, but we are at least headed in the right direction.

U.S. Covid-19 Comps 8-24-2020

U.S. Covid-19 Comps 8-24-2020

 

Global Covid-19 Comparison Graphs
  1. Top graph (in red) – Global new cases per day
  2. Middle graph (in black) – Global case total
  3. Bottom graph (in red) – Global deaths per day
We do have at least a trend slightly downward worldwide in terms of new cases.
Deaths are also trending slightly downward, but not by any significant amount. We need to get a better handle on this as a world.

 

Global Covid-19 Comps 8-24-2020

Global Covid-19 Comps 8-24-2020

 

 


August 24th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 41,484 New U.S. cases
  • 21,434 New Brazil cases
  • 4,744 New Russia cases
  • 59,696 New India cases
  • 3,541 Mexico cases
  • 6,168 New cases in California
  • Over 23.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 816k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.9 million
  • Over 41k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 23,806,569
  • Daily new cases: 222,710
  • Global deaths: 816,950 with 4,433 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 16,356,848
  • Mortality rate: 3.43%
  • Recovery rate: 68.71%

 

  • U.S. cases: 5,915,630
  • U.S. new cases: 41,484
  • U.S. deaths: 181,114
  • U.S. recovered: 3,217,981
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 430

 

  • Texas cases: 608,817 with 4,514 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 11,871 – 59 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 71,662
  • Dallas County new cases: 184
  • Dallas County deaths: 883 – 2 today

 



August 23rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 32,718 New U.S. cases
  • 23,085 New Brazil cases
  • 4,852 New Russia cases
  • 61,749 New India cases
  • 3,948 Mexico cases
  • 5,096 New cases in California
  • Over 23.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 812k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.8 million
  • Over 32k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 23,584,084
  • Daily new cases: 203,515
  • Global deaths: 812,517 with 3,820 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 16,080,594
  • Mortality rate: 3.45%
  • Recovery rate: 68.18%

 

  • U.S. cases: 5,874,146
  • U.S. new cases: 32,718
  • U.S. deaths: 180,604
  • U.S. recovered: 3,167,063
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 430

 

  • Texas cases: 604,303 with 3,335 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 11,722 – 169 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 71,478
  • Dallas County new cases: 330
  • Dallas County deaths: 881 – 3 today

August 22nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:
  • 44,701 New U.S. cases
  • 46,210 New Brazil cases
  • 4,921 New Russia cases
  • 70,068 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 6,482 Mexico cases
  • 5,156 New cases in California
  • Over 23.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 808k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.8 million
  • Over 44k new U.S. cases
Details, Details, Details…:
  • Global cases: 23,380,569
  • Daily new cases: 271,764
  • Global deaths: 808,697 with 5,708 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 15,906,479
  • Mortality rate: 3.46%
  • Recovery rate: 68.03%
  • U.S. cases: 5,841,428
  • U.S. new cases: 44,701
  • U.S. deaths: 180,174
  • U.S. recovered: 3,148,080
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 974
  • Texas cases: 600,968 with 4,577 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 11,722 – 169 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 71,148
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,088
  • Dallas County deaths: 878 – 10 today

August 21st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 50,455 New U.S. cases
  • 31,391 New Brazil cases
  • 4,870 New Russia cases
  • 69,039 New India cases
  • 5,926 Mexico cases
  • 6,539 New cases in California
  • Over 23.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 802k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.7 million
  • Over 50k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 23,108,805
  • Daily new cases: 250,786
  • Global deaths: 802,989 with 5,908 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 15,705,499
  • Mortality rate: 3.47%
  • Recovery rate: 67.96%

 

  • U.S. cases: 5,796,727
  • U.S. new cases: 50,455
  • U.S. deaths: 179,200
  • U.S. recovered: 3,127,418
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,776

 

  • Texas cases: 596,391 with 5,753 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 11,553 – 832 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 70,060
  • Dallas County new cases: 717
  • Dallas County deaths: 868 – 14 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Inflammation: the key factor that explains vulnerability to severe COVID

The severity of COVID-19 can vary hugely. In some it causes no symptoms at all and in others it’s life threatening, with some people particularly vulnerable to its very severe impacts.

The virus disproportionately affects men and people who are older and who have conditions such as diabetes and obesity. In the UK and other western countries, ethnic minorities have also been disproportionately affected.

While many factors contribute to how severely people are affected, including access to healthcare, occupational exposure and environmental risks such as pollution, it’s becoming clear that for some of these at-risk groups, it’s the response of their immune system – inflammation – that explains why they get so sick.

Specifically, we’re seeing that the risks associated with diabetes, obesity, age and sex are all related to the immune system functioning irregularly when confronted by the virus.

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August 20th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 45,340 New U.S. cases
  • 44,684 New Brazil cases
  • 4,785 New Russia cases
  • 68,507 New India cases
  • 6,777 Mexico cases
  • 6,055 New cases in California
  • Over 22.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 797k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.7 million
  • Over 45k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 22,858,019
  • Daily new cases: 278,924
  • Global deaths: 797,081 with 6,079 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 15,513,729
  • Mortality rate: 3.49%
  • Recovery rate: 67.87%

 

  • U.S. cases: 5,746,272
  • U.S. new cases: 45,340
  • U.S. deaths: 177,424
  • U.S. recovered: 3,095,484
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,087

 

  • Texas cases: 585,454 with 5,965 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 10,517 – 219 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 69,343
  • Dallas County new cases: 349
  • Dallas County deaths: 854 – 3 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Odds of catching Covid-19 on an airplane are slimmer than you think

(CNN) — Sitting squeezed between a number of strangers on board an aircraft might feel like a risky position during these uncertain times.
But according to some experts who point to the very few documented cases of in-flight transmission, the chances of catching Covid-19 while on board a flight are actually relatively slim.
Fear of flying during the pandemic has drastically reduced global air traffic, which hasalso been restricted due to border closures. If new scientific claims are borne out, the perceived heightened risk of boarding an airplane could be unfounded.
In one case, about 328 passengers and crew members were tested for coronavirus after it was learned thata March 31 flight from the US to Taiwan had been carrying 12 passengers who were symptomatic at the time. However, all the other passengers tested negative, as did the crew members.
And while there have certainly been cases of infected passengers passing the virus on to an airplane’screw or fellow travelers in recent months, the transmission rates are low.

Here’s what’s behind all those backlogged coronavirus cases across Texas

“We missed that opportunity because of the late report, which just allows the pandemic to grow,” said Dr. Matt Richardson, Denton County’s public health director.

County health authorities across Texas are still sorting through a backlog of previously unreported coronavirus test results, shaking some local officials’ confidence in the numbers and leaving them to wonder whether they missed chances to slow the illness.

A statewide data dump led to giant daily case counts in some North Texas counties over the weekend, including Dallas County, where officials had to contend with more than 7,600 previously unknown positive cases in four days — the majority of them backlogged from June and July.

Because local health officials didn’t know about the cases until now, contact tracing hasn’t been done on them. That could have serious implications, said Dr. Matt Richardson, Denton County’s director of public health.

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Three crew members aboard were spared when the virus spread through the boat. They were the only ones who had antibodies at the beginning of the trip.

A fishing vessel that left Seattle in May returned with an unexpected catch: the first direct evidence in humans that antibodies to the coronavirus can thwart infection.

More than a hundred crew members aboard the American Dynasty were stricken by the infection over 18 days at sea. But three sailors who initially carried antibodies remained virus-free, according to a new report.

Although the study is small, it addresses one of the most important questions in the pandemic: whether the immune response to one bout with the virus protects against reinfection.

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Largest Medical Complex in the World, Reaches 98 Percent ICU Capacity

(NEWSWEEK) – Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical complex in the world, reached 98 percent ICU capacity on Wednesday as the state’s daily caseload remains high.TMC serves the greater Houston area, a region of the state that has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. As of August 15, there were 404 COVID-19 patients in the ICU and 739 patients in general beds, according to the Houston Chronicle.

TMC-affiliated hospitals have been operating beyond their base ICU capacity for most of July and August. Although the number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU have been on a slight decline, their ICU beds remained full as the number of other patients in the unit have increased.

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August 19th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 44,958 New U.S. cases
  • 48,541 New Brazil cases
  • 4,828 New Russia cases
  • 69,196 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 5,792 Mexico cases
  • 6,789 New cases in California
  • Over 22 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 791k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.7 million
  • Over 44k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

 

 

  • Global cases: 22,579,095
  • Daily new cases: 272,567
  • Global deaths: 791,002 with 6,649 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 15,301,255
  • Mortality rate: 3.50%
  • Recovery rate: 67.77%

 

  • U.S. cases: 5,700,932
  • U.S. new cases: 44,958
  • U.S. deaths: 176,337
  • U.S. recovered: 3,062,331
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,263

 

  • Texas cases: 585,454 with 5,965 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 10,517 – 219 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 68,994
  • Dallas County new cases: 403
  • Dallas County deaths: 851 – 5 today

    August 18th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:
  • 43,947 New U.S. cases
  • 48,637 New Brazil cases
  • 4,748 New Russia cases
  • 65,022 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 5,506 Mexico cases
  • 5,350 New cases in California
  • Over 22 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 784k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.6 million
  • Over 43k new U.S. cases
Details, Details, Details…:
  • Global cases: 22,306,538
  • Daily new cases: 257,112
  • Global deaths: 784,353 with 6,914 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 15,047,779
  • Mortality rate: 3.52%
  • Recovery rate: 67.46%
  • U.S. cases: 5,655,974
  • U.S. new cases: 43,947
  • U.S. deaths: 175,074
  • U.S. recovered: 3,011,098
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,358
  • Texas cases: 579,489 with 7,872 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 10,298 – 178 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 68,591
  • Dallas County new cases: 794
  • Dallas County deaths: 846 – 10 today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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The sheer willful ignorance and monumental stupidity of a vast swath of Americans is responsible for us being the WORST country for containing this pandemic. We account for 4% of the population, yet have over 25% of the Covid-19 cases AND fatalities. We should all be embarrassed by the fact that our leadership vacuum has created this disaster and that other countries are banning U.S. travelers BECAUSE of this.

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August 17th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 45,395 New U.S. cases
  • 22,038 New Brazil cases
  • 4,892 New Russia cases
  • 54,288 New India cases
  • 3,571 Mexico cases
  • 6,925 New cases in California
  • Over 22 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 777k
  • U.S. Cases topped 5.6 million
  • Over 45k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 22,049,426
  • Daily new cases: 224,619
  • Global deaths: 777,439 with 4,407 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 14,791,859
  • Mortality rate: 3.53%
  • Recovery rate: 67.09%

 

  • U.S. cases: 5,612,027
  • U.S. new cases: 36,843
  • U.S. deaths: 173,716
  • U.S. recovered: 2,973,587
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 588

 

  • Texas cases: 571,617 with 11,807 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 10,003 – 117 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 67,797
  • Dallas County new cases: 7,215
  • Dallas County deaths: 832 – 4 today

 


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This doctor just endured the deadliest week of his career

(CNN) — Dr. Joseph Varon hasn’t had a day off in months.

Friday was his 134th consecutive day leading the coronavirus unit at Houston’s United Memorial Medical Center.

“If you ask me how the hell have I been able to survive for 134 days nonstop, I guess it’s adrenaline,” he said. “But I’m running on fumes. It’s tough.”

And last week was his toughest yet. With Houston dealing with a surge in Covid-19 cases, he signed more death certificates than he has at any point in his career.

“People were dying every day,” he said.

Varon’s workday starts early. Around 4:30 or 5 a.m., he heads to the hospital and goes straight to the coronavirus unit where he and his team go over each patient’s case.

Then he starts making the rounds.

“He’s involved with everything and very, very personal,” said photographer Callaghan O’Hare, who shadowed him several times over the past month. “He will sit on the bed with people and give them hugs and have a chat. It’s pretty incredible to watch.”

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July 31st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 70,904 New U.S. cases
  • 52,509 New Brazil cases
  • 5,482 New Russia cases
  • 57,704 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 8,458 Mexico cases
  • 9,007 New cases in Florida
  • Over 17 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 682k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.7 million
  • Over70k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 17,757,513
  • Daily new cases: 288,761
  • Global deaths: 682,998 with 6,239 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 111,160,193
  • Mortality rate: 3.85%
  • Recovery rate: 62.85%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,705,889
  • U.S. new cases: 70,904
  • U.S. deaths: 156,747
  • U.S. recovered: 2,327,572
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,462

 

  • Texas cases: 433,276 with 8,843 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 6,703 – 322 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 49,976
  • Dallas County new cases: 707
  • Dallas County deaths: 671 – 7 today

 


Today’s Headlines

State Lab Finds 90 Positive COVID-19 Test Results Were False

Connecticut — Ninety people who received positive COVID-19 results did not have the virus, according to the state Department of Public Health.

The department said the state public health laboratory uncovered a flaw in one of the testing systems it uses to test for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and 90 of 144 people tested between June 15 and July 17 received a false positive COVID test report. Many are nursing home residents.

State officials said the flaw has been reported to the manufacturer and the federal Food and Drug Administration and DPH has taken immediate steps to make sure the patients are notified.

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First dog that tested positive for COVID-19 dies in NY

NEW YORK — A German shepherd in New York that had the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in a dog in the U.S. has died.

Robert and Allison Mahoney of Staten Island told National Geographic that their 7-year-old shepherd, Buddy, developed breathing problems in mid-April after Robert had been sick with the coronavirus for several weeks. A veterinarian tested Buddy in May and found him positive for the virus.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported in June that a German shepherd in New York state was the first dog in the country to test positive for COVID-19, but did not identify the owners.

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July 30th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 66,948 New U.S. cases
  • 58,721 New Brazil cases
  • 5,509 New Russia cases
  • 54,966 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 7,730 Mexico cases
  • 9,956 New cases in Florida
  • Over 17 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 676k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.6 million
  • Over 66k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 17,474,691
  • Daily new cases: 288,761
  • Global deaths: 676,759 with 6,559 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 10,937,771
  • Mortality rate: 3.87%
  • Recovery rate: 62.59%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,634,985
  • U.S. new cases: 66,948
  • U.S. deaths: 155,285
  • U.S. recovered: 2,284,965
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,445

 

  • Texas cases: 433,276 with 8,843 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 6,703 – 322 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 49,269
  • Dallas County new cases: 537
  • Dallas County deaths: 664 – 6 today

 


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‘This is real’ | Houston couple hospitalized for COVID-19 now warning others

HOUSTON — With mom, dad, and five children, life in the Aleman family is busy enough.

But the coronavirus has turned it upside down.

“It tore us apart, all my family is separated,” Arturo Aleman, who is hospitalized with COVID-19, said. “I’ve never been in the hospital like that before and for me, it was just heartbreaking to know my wife was in there also.”

Auturo Aleman and his wife Sandra were diagnosed with coronavirus back in June. By early July, they were both in the hospital after being admitted two days apart.

“One point I couldn’t walk anymore, I couldn’t function anymore,” the father said.

Arturo was able to leave the hospital over a week ago but was still suffering from a bad cough. However, his wife Sandra is still there fighting for her life.

“Her kidneys are failing,” her husband explained. “They found a blood clot in her left arm. Her muscles in her legs are not working so she cannot move them.”

He doesn’t know why he’s better and she’s not.

“We go day by day, hour by hour and see what they say,” he said.

But he’s sharing their story today – so you know that this is real.

“Once you get sick, it’s hard to fight it by yourself,” he said. “Some people can and some people can’t because not everybody is going to get hit the same.”

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Coronavirus transmission “keeps accelerating” throughout the Americas

The Americas has reported the highest number of new Covid-19 cases globally for the past three months, Dr. Carissa Etienne, the director of the Pan American Health Organization, said Thursday. And the virus is spreading faster than ever.

It’s been six months since coronavirus was declared a public health emergency of international concern. At that time, the Americas had only eight cases, with none reported in Latin America or the Caribbean, Etienne said at a briefing.

“No one could have imagined then what the future would bring. As we fast forward, we see a starkly different picture,” Etienne said.

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Inside Brazil’s cult of hydroxychloroquine

Brasilia, Brazil (CNN)The police cavalry horses pranced through red dust towards an open grave nobody expected would be dug for Sgt. Jonas Mendonça. The 58-year-old military policeman was slightly overweight but otherwise healthy, his family says, when he got mild Covid-19 symptoms. Four days later, a fierce fever hit and he was hospitalized.

Following the advice of Brazil’s health ministry, Mendonça’s doctors gave him hydroxychloroquine, along with antibiotics, fever-reducing antipyretics and adrenaline, according to relatives.
“In the last two days [the doctors] were very hopeful,” said his daughter Thais Saturnino Mendonça. “The fever was over. The pulmonary and respiratory condition was evolving. It was good.”
Yet he died suddenly. “God’s will,” Thais said.

 

 


July 29th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 69,694 New U.S. cases
  • 70,869 New Brazil cases – NEW RECORD
  • 5,475 New Russia cases
  • 52,249 New India cases – NEW RECORD
  • 5,752 Mexico cases
  • 12,659 New cases in California
  • Over 17 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 670k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.5 million
  • Over 69k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 17,185,930
  • Daily new cases: 294,757 – NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 670,200 with 6,865 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 10,696,798
  • Mortality rate: 3.90%
  • Recovery rate: 62.24%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,568,037
  • U.S. new cases: 69,694
  • U.S. deaths: 153,840
  • U.S. recovered: 2,245,044
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,520

 

  • Texas cases: 424,433 with 9,556 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 6,381 – 377 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 48,732
  • Dallas County new cases: 704
  • Dallas County deaths: 658 – 36 today

 


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Covid-19 pandemic is “one big wave,” WHO says

(CNN) — Covid-19 is spreading in “one big wave” and is not affected by seasonal trends, according to World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Margaret Harris.

Coronavirus spikes recorded in European countries recently have typically been described as second waves.

But Harris characterised the virus as “one big wave” that “is going to go up and down a bit,” while addressing a virtual press briefing in Geneva Tuesday.

She also said Covid-19 did not appear to follow the seasonal trends of viruses such as influenza.

“The season does not seem to be affecting the transmission of this virus currently. What is affecting the transmission of this virus is mass gatherings, is people coming together and people not social distancing, not taking the precautions to ensure they’re not in close contact,” Harris said.
“People are still thinking about seasons. What we all need to get our heads around is this is a new virus and…this one is behaving differently.”

The WHO spokesperson also warned against complacency, while speaking to Irish radio station Newstalk Tuesday.

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Trump’s New Favorite COVID Doctor Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm…

A Houston doctor who praises hydroxychloroquine and says that face masks aren’t necessary to stop transmission of the highly contagious coronavirus has become a star on the right-wing internet, garnering tens of millions of views on Facebook on Monday alone. Donald Trump Jr. declared the video of Stella Immanuel a “must watch,” while Donald Trump himself retweeted the video.

Before Trump and his supporters embrace Immanuel’s medical expertise, though, they should consider other medical claims Immanuel has made—including those about alien DNA and the physical effects of having sex with witches and demons in your dreams.

Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.

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July 28th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 64,993 New U.S. cases
  • 41,169 New Brazil cases
  • 5,395 New Russia cases
  • 49,632 New India cases
  • 7,208 Mexico cases
  • 9,230 New cases in Florida
  • Over 16 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 663k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.4 million
  • Over 64k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 16,891,173
  • Daily new cases: 247,125
  • Global deaths: 663,335 with 6,7853 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 10,455,694
  • Mortality rate: 3.93%
  • Recovery rate: 61.90%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,498,343
  • U.S. new cases: 64,933
  • U.S. deaths: 152,320
  • U.S. recovered: 2,185,894
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,876

 

  • Texas cases: 414,877 with 10,698 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 6,004- 752 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 48,028
  • Dallas County new cases: 789
  • Dallas County deaths: 622 – 15 today

 


 


July 27th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 61,571 New U.S. cases
  • 23,579 New Brazil cases
  • 5,635 New Russia cases
  • 46,484 New India cases
  • 4,973 Mexico cases
  • 8,892 New cases in Florida
  • Over 16 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 656k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.4 million
  • Over 61k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 16,644,048
  • Daily new cases: 213,0636
  • Global deaths: 656,550 with 4,493 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 10,232,050
  • Mortality rate: 3.94%
  • Recovery rate: 61.48%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,433,410
  • U.S. new cases: 56,130
  • U.S. deaths: 150,444
  • U.S. recovered: 2,130,040
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 595

 

  • Texas cases: 404,179 with 6,187 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 5,252 – 97 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 47,239
  • Dallas County new cases: 426
  • Dallas County deaths: 607 – 2 today

 


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We Thought It Was Just a Respiratory Virus

We were wrong

UCSFIn late January, when hospitals in the United States confirmed the presence of the novel coronavirus, health workers knew to watch for precisely three symptoms: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. But as the number of infections climbed, the symptom list began to grow. Some patients lost their sense of smell and taste. Some had nausea or diarrhea. Some had arrhythmias or even heart attacks. Some had damaged kidneys or livers. Some had headaches, blood clots, rashes, swelling, or strokes. Many had no symptoms at all.

By June, clinicians were swapping journal papers, news stories, and tweets describing more than three dozen ways that COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes, appears to manifest itself. Now researchers at UC San Francisco and around the world have begun taking a closer look at this dizzying array of symptoms to get at the disease’s root causes. They are learning from people inside the hospital and out; people on the brink of death and only mildly sick; people newly exposed and recovered; people young and old, Black, brown, and white. And they are beginning to piece together the story of a virus unlike any known before.

How infection sets in

Viruses lead a curious purgatorial existence of being neither fully alive nor dead. Enveloped in a protein cloak, a virus consists almost entirely of genetic material – DNA or RNA, the blueprints for all of life. But it can’t reproduce on its own. To survive, it must break into a cell and co-opt the cell’s gene-copying machinery.

The novel coronavirus, an RNA virus named SARS-CoV-2, has become notorious for its skill at breaking and entering human cells. Its tools of choice are the protein spikes protruding from its surface – a feature that distinguishes all coronaviruses. The spikes of SARS-CoV-2 are the crème de la crème: By the luck of the evolutionary draw, they are able to easily grab hold of protein gates on human cells known as ACE2 receptors and, like jackknives, pry these gates open.

Most likely, though, you won’t feel sick at all. When UCSF researchers tested people for SARS-CoV-2 in San Francisco’s Mission District, 53% of those infected never had any symptoms. “That’s much higher than expected,” says Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, a UCSF professor of medicine with expertise in HIV. Surveys of outbreaks in nursing homes and prisons show similar or even higher numbers. “If we did a mass testing campaign on 300 million Americans right now, I think the rate of asymptomatic infection would be somewhere between 50% and 80% of cases,” Gandhi says. Millions of people may be spreading the virus without knowing it, she points out, making asymptomatic transmission the Achilles’ heel of efforts to control the pandemic – and highlighting the importance of universal masking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 26th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 56,150 New U.S. cases
  • 23,467 New Brazil cases
  • 5,765 New Russia cases
  • 50,525 New India cases
  • 5,480 Mexico cases
  • 9,344 New cases in Florida
  • Over 16 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 652k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.3 million
  • Over 56k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 16,413,954
  • Daily new cases: 213,0636
  • Global deaths: 652,057 with 3,612 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 10,042,584
  • Mortality rate: 3.97%
  • Recovery rate: 61.18%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,371,839
  • U.S. new cases: 56,130
  • U.S. deaths: 149,849
  • U.S. recovered: 2,090,129
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 451

 

  • Texas cases: 393,683 with 7,735 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 5,069 – 137 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 46,813
  • Dallas County new cases: 800
  • Dallas County deaths: 605 – 1 today

 


 


July 25th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 67,382 New U.S. cases
  • 48,234 New Brazil cases
  • 5,871 New Russia cases
  • 48,472 New India cases
  • 6,751 Mexico cases
  • 12,199 New cases in Florida
  • Over 16 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 648k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.3 million
  • Over 67k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 16,200,891
  • Daily new cases: 270,096
  • Global deaths: 648,445 with 6,565 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 9,913,332
  • Mortality rate: 4.00%
  • Recovery rate: 61.19%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,315,709
  • U.S. new cases: 67,382
  • U.S. deaths: 149,398
  • U.S. recovered: 2,061,692
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,150

 

  • Texas cases: 393,683 with 7,735 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 5,069 – 137 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 46,013
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,267
  • Dallas County deaths: 586 – 18 today

 


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Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even for young adults

(CNN) Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even among young adults without underlying chronic medical conditions, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed by the agency said they still weren’t back to their usual good health even two to three weeks after testing positive for the disease.

The CDC had survey results from 292 people who had a positive test for Covid-19 and were treated as an outpatient from April 15 until June 25. The interviews were done 14 to 21 days after people were originally tested. The results were reported in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Friday.

How do the countries stack up in terms of Covid-19 management…

OBLIVIOTS — July 25, 2020

Well, yesterday was another day of very high numbers. The U.S. set an all-time high for new cases in a day of 78,336. The previous record was 78,278 on July 16th. Not a huge jump from the previous record day, but if you look at the progression, we have been ranging from the low 60,000 range to the low 70,000 range over the last week. This was a jump of over 9,000 cases from the day before.

U.S. daily fatalities have been on the upswing of late, scoring over 1,100 per day for the last 4 days. Refer to the graphs below.

Since the beginning of this pandemic, New York has been the epicenter of the U.S. in terms of case count. They attacked the problem aggressively and have had good results. But for the duration, they have been the #1 state for overall case count, even though they have been down to under 1,000 new cases per day for a very long time.

But around 6 PM CDT yesterday that all changed.

For the first time, yesterday, New York was no longer the number one state in the U.S. for Covid-19 case count. The overachiever of U.S. states is now…

Drum roll, please…

The Golden State!

That’s right.

California is now the number one state for Covid-19 cases.

They look like number two to me, if you know what I mean.

And I suspect you DO know what I mean.

Yesterday, California reported 10,593 new cases to bring their total count to a whopping 442,938 which relegated New York to 2nd place at 438,435 cases.

California has been reporting in excess of 10,000 new cases per day for the last four days. Prior to that was a steady rate of 8,000 to 9,000 per day.

Florida remains #3, reporting between 8,000 and12,000 cases per day for almost the entire month of July. Their highest day was 15,300 on July 12th.

Let’s look as some graphs.

The first set of graphs compares U.S. new daily cases, daily fatalities and global new daily cases.

As you can see from the first (blue column) graph, yesterday was the all-time high in the U.S. for new cases and the trend is extremely high compared to only a month ago.

The second (black columns) graph is new daily fatalities in the U.S. As you can easily see, we continue with the sawtooth pattern of highs mid-week and lows on the weekend. We were reporting significantly more daily fatalities in April and May than during the month of June. July has shown an uptick in mortality, which means we are definitely doing the wrong thing.

Looking at the last (red columns) graph of this series, it is obvious the global trend of Covid-19 is solid growth. The primary contributors for new cases (in this order) are:

  1. U.S.
  2. Brazil
  3. India

Working our way down to the second set of graphs, this is Texas. The line graph is Texas total case growth. The second graph is daily new cases and the last is daily fatalities. From the last two graphs it is clear that for the time being, we have reduced new case growth significantly from the peak of 15,053 new cases on July 15th. We have been steadily in the 7,000 – 10,000 range since then. This is still a significant increase from the average of 5,000 – 11,000 prior to the spike.

However…

The last graph shows that Texas is logging considerably more fatalities in recent days. Is this a trend or an anomaly? We don’t know yet, as it is too soon to tell. Stay tuned for news on this next week.

The next graph set compares the U.S. and Brazil. I think we can all agree, Brazil has done a world-class abysmal job of handling this pandemic. But look at the growth comparison between the U.S. and Brazil.

At the top of this set is a spreadsheet table comparing 4 countries.

  1. U.S.
  2. Brazil
  3. Canada
  4. Germany

I have included the populations, case count, fatalities and the percentages these represent, so you can get an idea of how well or how poorly each country is really dealing with the pandemic.

Here is an enlargement of that chart. As you can see, the U.S. has pretty decent numbers in terms of mortality, but in terms of infections as a percentage of population, we are the highest (a bad thing in this case) at 1.28%. Even Brazil, which had badly bungled this virus response, is only 1.10%. Both Germany and Canada are below a half a percent.

This should tell you a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

Something fascinating to me in the U.S. and Brazil mortality graph is the pattern it forms. They track almost identically in a wave pattern.

The last (single) graph in this series is an enlargement of that analysis. Can anyone explain the ebb and flow of fatalities?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 24th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 78,336 New U.S. cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • 58,249 New Brazil cases
  • 5,811 New Russia cases
  • 48,892 New India cases
  • 7,573 Mexico cases
  • 12,444 New cases in Florida
  • Over 15.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 641k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.2 million
  • Over 78k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 15,930,795
  • Daily new cases: 278,884
  • Global deaths: 641,880 with 5,410 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 9,688,548
  • Mortality rate: 4.03%
  • Recovery rate: 60.82%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,248,327
  • U.S. new cases: 78,336
  • U.S. deaths: 1478,490
  • U.S. recovered: 2,028,874
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,150

 

  • Texas cases: 377,396 with 9,402 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 4,550 – 118 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 44,746
  • Dallas County new cases: 659
  • Dallas County deaths: 586 – 7 today

 


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The continuing saga of Dallas County and Texas Overall

OBLIVIOTS — July 23, 2020 — Okey Dokey fellow Dallasites…

Dallas County is actually doing better in terms of new cases, as you can see from that segment of our graph. We have been well below 1,000 new cases per day for 3 days now. That was after 18 straight days of 1,000+ new cases per day. Prior to that our average daily new case count was around 500, so the 1,000+ days were a huge jump. Daily fatalities, though, are on the rise.

This is swell for Dallas County, but our state, taken as a whole, is not doing so well. We have finally dropped below a daily average of 10,000+ new cases, but mortality has increased significantly. We have set records and on average are reporting far more fatalities in the last 3 weeks than ever before. Hospitalizations are also at unacceptable levels. At least 2 Texas cities are adding refrigerator trucks to store the rising number of dead Texans.

<rant alert>
How about we all just get our acts together, MASK TF UP and STAY HOME unless being out is MANDATORY.

And SOCIALLY DISTANCE, Dammit. If y’all keep being stupid, a lot more Texans are going to suffer for your selfishness.
<end of rant>

This it taken from the spreadsheet above

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 23rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 69,116 New U.S. cases
  • 58,080 New Brazil cases
  • 5,848 New Russia cases
  • 48,446 New India cases – A RECORD
  • 8,438 Mexico cases
  • 10,249 New cases in Florida
  • Over 15.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 636k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.1 million
  • Over 69k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 15,651,911
  • Daily new cases: 287,793 – A NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 636,470 with 7,113 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 9,535,342
  • Mortality rate: 4.07%
  • Recovery rate: 60.92%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,169,991
  • U.S. new cases: 69,116
  • U.S. deaths: 147,333
  • U.S. recovered: 1,979,617
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,150

 

  • Texas cases: 377,396 with 9,402 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 4,550 – 118 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 44,087
  • Dallas County new cases: 648
  • Dallas County deaths: 579 – 12 today

 


Today’s Headlines

Dallas County Going Down in New Cases – But That’s About All

OBLIVIOTS — The story below these graphs is the first Dallas County day to be below 1,000 new cases for the last 19 days at 734. That was July 21st, 2020

July 22nd was the second day to report less than 1,000 new cases at 413. This is good news – and may be the start of a trend — or not. But on the 22nd, Dallas County reported 30 new fatalities, which is the all-time high. Today, July 23rd, Dallas County is reporting 648 new cases and 12 new fatalities. So far we do not have a steady decline, but at least we are below 1,000 a day for the last 3 days.

But on all other fronts, cases / deaths are going in the exact opposite direction. UP.

The following graphs indicate what I mean.

The first graph (blue columns) shows the U.S. new cases per day. While yesterday was not a record, it was, once again, over 70 thousand daily cases (72,306). That is a LOT of new cases. Our record is 78,000.

The next set of graphs is Texas new cases per day (red columns) compared to deaths per day (black columns). Yesterday was an all time high for fatalities in the Lone Star State at 251 new deaths. The state has been reporting less than 10,000 new cases per day for the last 5 days. But that run of reduced case count ended yesterday with 10,867 new cases reported.

Global new cases reported yesterday was an all time high of 270,872, which you can see on the last graph (red columns). At this rate, we will add a million new cases every 4 days. Think about that for a minute.

The largest contributors for new cases are consistently

  1. The U.S.
  2. Brazil
  3. India
  4. Russia
  5. South Africa
  6. Peru
  7. Mexico
  8. Iran
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. Bangladesh
  11. Iraq
  12. Israel

All of these are above 2,000 cases per day. There are 4 others that are below 2,000 but above 1,000 cases per day on average.

All of this information can be found in the embedded spreadsheet above.

U.S. New Covid-19 Cases July 22,2020

U.S. New Covid-19 Cases July 22,2020

Texas New Covid-19 Cases and Deaths July 22,2020

Texas New Covid-19 Cases and Deaths July 22,2020

Global New Covid-19 Cases July 22,2020

Global New Covid-19 Cases July 22,2020

Dallas County Reports First Below 1,000 Case Day in 19 Days

OBLIVIOTS –For the first time in 19 days, Dallas County reported less than 1,000 new cases yesterday. Which is great news. BUT… Dallas County also reported 11 new fatalities, which is up from the recent single digit trend. You can see all of this in the Dallas County graph.

But is it the start of a trend (meaning we are doing the right thing)? or is it an anomaly?
It will be several days before we know.
Before we start patting ourselves on the back and throwing parties of 50 people without masks to celebrate…
Everything else is UP as of yesterday.

 


July 22nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 72,306 New U.S. cases
  • 65,339 New Brazil cases – A RECORD
  • 5,862 New Russia cases
  • 45,599 New India cases – A RECORD
  • 6,019 Mexico cases
  • 12,137 New cases in California
  • Over 15.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 629k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4.1 million
  • Over 72k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 15,364,118
  • Daily new cases: 270,872 – A NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 629,297 with 9,832 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 9,343,500
  • Mortality rate: 4.10%
  • Recovery rate: 60.81%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,100,875
  • U.S. new cases: 72,306
  • U.S. deaths: 146,183
  • U.S. recovered: 1,942,637
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,230

 

  • Texas cases: 367,994 with 10,867 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 4,550 – 118 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 43,439
  • Dallas County new cases: 413
  • Dallas County deaths: 567 – 30 New Today – A RECORD

 


Today’s Headlines

Dallas County Reports First Below 1,000 Case Day in 19 Days

OBLIVIOTS –For the first time in 19 days, Dallas County reported less than 1,000 new cases yesterday. Which is great news. BUT… Dallas County also reported 11 new fatalities, which is up from the recent single digit trend. You can see all of this in the Dallas County graph.

But is it the start of a trend (meaning we are doing the right thing)? or is it an anomaly?
It will be several days before we know.
Before we start patting ourselves on the back and throwing parties of 50 people without masks to celebrate…
Everything else is UP as of yesterday.

Some paltry milestones from yesterday:

  • Global cases exceeded 15 million
  • U.S. cases exceeded 4 million
  • Global deaths exceeded 620 thousand
  • U.S. deaths are poised to exceed 145 thousand today
  • Texas cases exceed 357 thousand
  • Texas fatalities are now 4,299
Texas reported just under 10,000 new cases AND 118 fatalities yesterday. We had been trending right around 8,000 for 3 days.
The U.S. reported over 67,000 new cases yesterday.
The U.S. also reported over 1,100 fatalities yesterday. This is WAY up from previous daily trends. We haven’t reported over 1,000 cases since June 25th.
Worldwide, we reported over 240,000 new cases. This is also UP from the previous few days trend.
All of this is not out of the typical range. We usually have a slowdown over the weekend with gradual acceleration to a mid-week peak.
You can see the “mountain range” pattern in the global new daily case graph.
The graphs here are all as of yesterday, July 21st. Note the trend.

 


July 21 2020:

July 21st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 67,140 New U.S. cases
  • 44,887 New Brazil cases
  • 5,842 New Russia cases
  • 39,168 New India cases
  • 6,859 Mexico cases
  • 10,278 New cases in California
  • Over 15 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 619k
  • U.S. Cases topped 4 million
  • Over 67k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 15,093,246
  • Daily new cases: 240,546
  • Global deaths: 619,465 with 6,252 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 9,110,623
  • Mortality rate: 4.10%
  • Recovery rate: 60.36%

 

  • U.S. cases: 4,028,569
  • U.S. new cases: 67,140
  • U.S. deaths: 144,953
  • U.S. recovered: 1,886,583
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,119

 

  • Texas cases: 357,127 with 9,992 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 4,299 – 118 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 43,026
  • Dallas County new cases: 734
  • Dallas County deaths: 537

 


Today’s Headlines

Potentially Good News on the Covid-19 Growth Front

OBLIVIOTS — Below are the graphs for recent growth trends. Everywhere but Dallas, Texas is trending down in recent days. I am cautiously optimistic in seeing this. It would be extremely premature to declare this a downward trend, because we have had progressions like this in the past that spiked to new highs after a few days of steady decline.

The first (line) graph shows the cumulative total Covid-19 cases for the high growth rate U.S. States.

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Texas
  4. Georgia
  5. Arizona

You can see a little leveling out in recent days. If we can continue this trend, there is light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

The second (line) graph – the jagged one – shows daily new cases for these same high growth states. The sheer randomness of the daily case numbers in curious. The (again potential) good news is that we are seeing an overall leveling out / downward trend in recent days.

The third graph (red bar graph) shows global new cases per day. This is also showing a steady decline in recent days. We had an all-time high of 255,010 new cases on July 16th. The new case numbers are trending steadily down since then.

The fourth graph (blue bar graph) shows U.S. daily new cases and also indicates a steady downward trend at this time. Our high was also on July 16th with a record 78,278 new cases reported on that day.

The next graph (black bar graph) tracks daily new fatalities in Texas. This graph has the same mountain range characteristics as global or U.S. new cases per day graphs in the past. There seems to be a weekly natural ebb and flow, with weekend numbers generally down substantially from mid-week. Yesterday we had 118 new fatalities in the Lone Star State, which while not a record, is much higher than the historic average. The all-time high is 162 fatalities on July 17th.

The next graph (red bar graph) shows Texas new cases per day and exhibits the mountain range effect described above. As you can see, in recent days we have not so much entered a steady decline, but have leveled off at around 7,000-8,000 new cases per day. Our peak was 15,000 new cases on July 16th. You may be observing a trend here. Yes, everything spiked very high on July 16th both worldwide and in the U.S. and Texas. Numbers trended dramatically up almost everywhere.

The last graph tracks Dallas County new cases per day against total fatalities. We have recently been trending at 1,000+ new cases per day for the last 18 days, which is not a good trend at all. Our peak was 1,214 new cases on July 6th. Dallas is currently the biggest hot zone in Texas. As you can see in this graph, prior to our new case counts spiking to the 1,000 range, we were trending at or below 400 cases per day. This is NOT just due to more testing. The positivity rate in Texas (the number of positive results out of the tests administered) has been trending above 15%. It has been as high as 17.9% At 10% we were supposed to go back to lockdown according to Governor AbbottAndCostello (AKA Governor Useless) but for some reason we keep infecting people at a record rate and almost everything is still business as usual.

Except for bars…

Our governor closed the bars

And then, of course, a wad of bar owners are suing the state because THE STATE is somehow responsible for the bars not enforcing social distancing. Seriously? YOU flout the requirements and then BLAME THE STATE?

Restaurants should be pickup / to-go only as well, because there are abundant examples of masses of brain-dead Texans jammed into restaurants while exhibiting no social distancing and nearly no masks. This does not yield good long-term results, people!

Darwin is dancing in hell…

High Growth U.S. States Case Totals

High Growth U.S. States Case Totals

High Growth U.S. States Daily New Cases

High Growth U.S. States Daily New Cases

Global New Covid-19 Cases Per Day

Global New Covid-19 Cases Per Day

U.S. New Covid-19 Daily Cases

U.S. New Covid-19 Daily Cases

Texas Daily Covid-19 Fatalities

Texas Daily Covid-19 Fatalities

Texas Daily New Cases

Texas Daily New Cases

Dallas Daily New Cases and Total Fatalities

Dallas Daily New Cases and Total Fatalities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 20 2020:

July 20th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 62,879 New U.S. cases
  • 21,749 New Brazil cases
  • 5,940 New Russia cases
  • 36,810 New India cases
  • 5,172 Mexico cases
  • 10,347 New cases in Florida
  • Over 14.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 613k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.9 million
  • Over 62k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 14,852,700
  • Daily new cases: 210,881
  • Global deaths: 613,213 with 4,311 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 8,906,690
  • Mortality rate: 4.13%
  • Recovery rate: 59.97%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,961,429
  • U.S. new cases: 62,879
  • U.S. deaths: 143,834
  • U.S. recovered: 1,848,989
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 545

 

  • Texas cases: 347,135 with 7,925 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 4,181 – 118 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 42,292
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,026
  • Dallas County deaths: 526

 


Today’s Headlines

If the coronavirus is really airborne, we might be fighting it the wrong way

This was the week airborne transmission became a big deal in the public discussion about covid-19. Over 200 scientists from around the world cosigned a letter to the World Health Organization urging it to take seriously the growing evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted through the air. WHO stopped short of redefining SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes covid-19) as airborne but did acknowledge that more research is “urgently needed to investigate such instances and assess their significance for transmission of COVID-19.”

“I honestly don’t know what people are waiting for,” says microbiologist Chad Roy of Tulane University in the US. “It doesn’t take WHO coming out to make a proclamation that it’s airborne for us to appreciate this is an airborne disease. I don’t know how much clearer it needs to be in terms of scientific evidence.”

So what does “airborne” really mean in this context? It’s basically an issue of size. We’re pretty sure that SARS-CoV-2 is spread through tiny droplets that contain viral particles capable of leading to an infection. For a virus to be airborne, however, means a few different things, depending on the expert you’re talking to. Typically it means it can spread via inhalation over long distances, perhaps even through different rooms, of small particles known as aerosols.

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Top Seven U.S. States for Covid-19 Cases Are:

OBLIVIOTS — These are the states you don’t want to live in: Top 7 U.S. states for Covid-19 cases

The graph below, generated from the data set in the embedded spreadsheet above, takes the top 7 U.S. states and displays the case growth from May 1st through July 19th, so you can see the progression. As you can see, New York, New Jersey and Illinois have flattened the curve, both literally and figuratively. Everybody else has screwed the pooch.

So if your state is on this graph, it sucks to be you.

Top 6 states in order of highest number of cases:
  1. New York
  2. California
  3. Florida
  4. Texas
  5. New Jersey
  6. Illinois
  7. Arizona
Top 7 U.S. States for Covid-19 Cases

Top 7 U.S. States for Covid-19 Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 19 2020:

July 19th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 65,279 New U.S. cases
  • 24,650 New Brazil cases
  • 6,109 New Russia cases
  • 40,243 New India cases
  • 5,311 Mexico cases
  • 12,478 New cases in Florida
  • Over 14 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 608k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.8 million
  • Over 65k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 14,641,819
  • Daily new cases: 217,002
  • Global deaths: 608,902 with 4,019 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 8,735,158
  • Mortality rate: 4.16%
  • Recovery rate: 59.66%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,898,550
  • U.S. new cases: 65,279
  • U.S. deaths: 143,289
  • U.S. recovered: 1,775,491
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 412

 

  • Texas cases: 339,210 with 8,709 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 4,063 – 56 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 41,266
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,044
  • Dallas County deaths: 525

 


Today’s Headlines

Texas Erases COVID Cases—and Fans Conspiracy Theory Flames

“The last thing you need when you are seeing a surge is for people to suddenly think that the numbers are inaccurate and actually things aren’t as tragic… as they really are.”

HOUSTONWhen health officials quietly removed nearly 3,500 COVID-19 cases from the official Texas total on Wednesday, it launched a deluge of conspiracy theories about inflated and unreliable data in the midst of a surging pandemic.

The 3,484 removed cases were diagnosed using FDA-approved antigen tests. The FDA has said positive results from antigen tests are “highly accurate,” and can be used to diagnose current COVID-19 infections. But state health officials pointed to the definition of a coronavirus case the CDC published in early April to explain why the cases were removed.

“The case data on our website reflect confirmed cases, and cases identified by antigen testing are considered probable cases under the national case definition,” said Chris Van Deusen, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Under that definition, the CDC only considers cases “confirmed” if they are diagnosed using a molecular, often called PCR, test. Cases that are detected using antigen tests are classified as “probable.” If someone is diagnosed with an antigen test, Texas will not count their case among the state total.

The removed cases were from Bexar County, which includes San Antonio. The city’s mayor said Thursday that San Antonio was one of three cities in Texas that tracks antigen tests—and that the tests help local health officials “see the full picture” of COVID-19 in the area.

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I Was a Military COVID Planner. Trust Me: Texas Is in Deep, Deep Trouble

Things are pretty bad right now in the Lone Star State. But the real pain is likely to come during hurricane season, when as many as 19 named storms are projected to hit.

Like many of my fellow Texans, I was shocked when Senator Ted Cruz was recently spotted not wearing a mask on a flight from Dallas to Houston as COVID-19 cases were spiking across the state. Pandemic petulance is pretty on brand for the junior senator, but his latest fit of obstinacy comes at a particularly dangerous time: hurricane season.

This is a personal issue for me. Up until my recent retirement from the Army, I served as a COVID-19 crisis planner at NORTHCOM in Colorado Springs. I was part of the team managing this crisis since January, when we first started evacuating U.S. citizens out of China. Further, my active duty military career was bifurcated by a stint in the Army Reserves. During that time, I worked in Emergency Management at the state and local level in Texas. I was in the Texas Emergency Operations Center on Sept. 11, and I’ve worked disasters all over, including several hurricanes.

And a hurricane in the middle of a pandemic was very much on our minds at NORTHCOM. We started calling it the COVICANE. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for an above-average Atlantic Hurricane Season this year with a possibility of 19 named storms. We based some of our planning off Hurricane Harvey, which struck Cruz’s hometown of Houston in 2017. Typically, the National Guard and some active duty forces respond to hurricanes to provide things like search and rescue, engineering, and medical support. Rooftop helicopter rescues make for dramatic footage, but the truth is that the military does not do the bulk of the work. Instead, volunteer organizations like the Red Cross lead the effort by managing shelters, feeding the hungry, and processing displaced families. My team looked at how COVID-19 might impact volunteers. What we found was scary.

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Canada to inessential US travelers: Please stay home

(CNN)The Canadian/US border is expected to remain closed for another 30 days, until August 21.
In March, the longest un-defended border in the world closed to all “non-essential traffic” due to Covid-19. The US and Canadian governments review the agreement every 30 days, and reports suggest the closure will be extended a fourth time.
The premier of Ontario, Canada’s largest province, is on board with the closure. “I see these numbers from Florida and they’re staggering, 15,000 people that contacted COVID in a day,” Doug Ford told reporters earlier this week. “That is scary, but we’re being pretty vigilant, we’re not rushing into anything.”

Genoa, Italy (CNN) Professional diver Emiliano Pescarolo contracted coronavirus in March and spent 17 days in hospital in the Italian port city of Genoa before being discharged on April 10.

Now, three months later, the 42-year-old still experiences breathing difficulties. “Once back home, even after weeks I couldn’t see any progress: if I took a small walk, it was like climbing Mount Everest. I was out of breath also just for talking. I was very worried,” he said.
Pescarolo is one of dozens of former Covid patients now receiving care at a rehabilitation clinic in Genoa — and says he is starting to see some progress.
For much of Europe, the peak of Covid-19 infections has passed. But while hospitals are no longer awash with acute cases, there are thousands of people who had either confirmed or suspected Covid and, weeks or months later, say they are far from fully recovered.
In the United Kingdom, communities of “long Covid” sufferers have spring up online, as people try to manage what appear to be long-term effects of a virus about which much remains unknown.

 


July 18 2020:

July 18th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 63,259 New U.S. cases
  • 26,549 New Brazil cases
  • 6,234 New Russia cases
  • 37,407 New India cases
  • 7,615 Mexico cases
  • 10,328 New cases in Florida
  • Over 14 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 604k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.8 million
  • Over 63k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 14,424,817
  • Daily new cases: 235,594
  • Global deaths: 604,883 with 5,542 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 8,612,096
  • Mortality rate: 4.19%
  • Recovery rate: 59.70%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,833,271
  • U.S. new cases: 63,259
  • U.S. deaths: 142,877
  • U.S. recovered: 1,773,931
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 813

 

  • Texas cases: 330,501 with 7,945 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 4,007 – 75 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 40,222
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,031
  • Dallas County deaths: 523

 


Today’s Headlines

I can’t shake Covid-19: Warnings from young survivors still suffering

(CNN) Daniel Green is still hobbled by the severe viral infection that struck him in March and left him coughing up blood.

Three months ago, the 28-year-old postdoctoral research associate from Newcastle, United Kingdom, was on the road with friends in a band as they toured venues in the French Alps.
He came down with Covid-19 symptoms, and like many coronavirus patients, spent weeks in bed.
Unlike other people, however, Green’s life hasn’t returned to normal.
“Since then it’s been on and off with extreme tiredness and fatigue,” he said.
Every day he has brain fog, difficulty concentrating and problems with short-term memory that make reading, writing and speaking harder.

 


July 17 2020:

July 17th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 74,987 New U.S. cases
  • 33,959 New Brazil cases
  • 6,406 New Russia cases
  • 34,820 New India cases
  • 7,257 Mexico cases
  • 11,466 New cases in Florida
  • Over 14 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 599k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.7 million
  • Over 74k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 14,189,223
  • Daily new cases: 242,586
  • Global deaths: 599,341 with 6,664 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 8,455,206
  • Mortality rate: 4.22%
  • Recovery rate: 59.59%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,770,012
  • U.S. new cases: 74,987
  • U.S. deaths: 142,064
  • U.S. recovered: 1,741,223
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 978

 

  • Texas cases: 322,556 with 9,496 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 3,932 – 162 Today – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County cases: 39,191
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,195
  • Dallas County deaths: 514

 


Today’s Headlines

More than 138,000 people have died from coronavirus nationwide, and experts warn that number will likely go up as hospitalizations rise in several states. In Texas and Arizona, morgues are filling up in the hardest-hit areas and officials are bringing in coolers and refrigerated trailers to store bodies.
In South Texas’ Hidalgo County, some patients have to wait on a stretcher for 10 hours before being examined due to lack of resources, said Dr. Ivan Melendez, the public health authority.

Trump’s outrageous refusal to lead is making the pandemic worse

(CNN)The United States just recorded more than 77,000 new cases of Covid-19, the most ever in a single day. But President Donald Trump wants to talk about dishwasher reform.

Trump’s refusal to use his full powers of his office and the government to confront the worst domestic threat since World War II is looking more negligent, callous and politically self-defeating with each virus ravaged day that passes.
Not only is Trump refusing to act in a manner appropriate to the magnitude of the emergency, he is using the country’s loudest megaphone in a way almost guaranteed to make it worse, from presiding over a White House campaign to discredit the lifelong work of Dr. Anthony Fauci — a new front in his war on science and truth — to undermining efforts by local officials to convince people to wear masks to slow the spread of the disease.

Does our blood type make us more vulnerable to Covid-19?

(CNN)Most humans fall into one of four blood groups — A, B, AB or O.

Ordinarily, your blood type makes very little difference in your daily life except if you need to have a blood transfusion.
However, some studies have people wondering if blood type affects coronavirus risk. One, for instance, suggests that people with Type A may have a higher risk of catching Covid-19 and of developing severe symptoms while people with Type O blood may have a lower risk.
A study published this week counters some these early findings, a reminder that scientific discovery is an evolving process. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital published a study Thursday that found no evidence that blood type affects whether someone develops severe symptoms (defined as intubation or death) from a coronavirus infection.

July 16, 2020 New Case Spike Worldwide

OBLIVIOTS — Yesterday we set RECORDS

To put everything in perspective, yesterday was a BAD day in Covid-19 land:
  • Worldwide new cases: 255,010 (OVER a quarter million)
  • U.S, new cases: 78,278 (A NEW RECORD)
  • Texas new cases: 15,053 (A NEW RECORD)
  • Florida new cases: 13,965
  • California new cases: 9,269
  • Brazil: 43,829 (Their record is over 60k)
  • India: 35,468 (Their all-time high)
  • Mexico: 6,406 (Their record is just over 7k)
The fact that we had over a quarter of a million new cases yesterday should worry the hell out of everyone. That literally translates to a million new cases every four days. It was on June 8th that I calculated and posted 1 million every 8.48 days.
In roughly 5 weeks we have more than doubled the rate.

Just to show you graphically how bad yesterday was on the Covid-19 front…

These are graphs of new cases per day for the World, the U.S. and Texas – in that order.

Notice anything important here?

Anyone see a trend?

Like a SPIKE!!?!?!?

If y’all could point out that steady 2 week decline in new cases we were all supposed to see before we relaxed the restrictions I’d like to see it.
Governor AbbottAndCostello…
(AKA USELESS)
Are you listening?
Is anyone home?
Dallas Judge Clay Jenkins (the only voice of reason in this state)
Office of the Governor Greg Abbott (Governor Useless) or (Governor AbbottAndCostello)
Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Dan Patrick (He is determined to keep women barefoot and pregnant – and tethered in their kitchens)

The Only 3 Countries to Reach This Grim Milestone

(CNN) Earlier today, India surged past one million cases, becoming the third country in the world to do so, after the United States and Brazil.

In all three countries, the pandemic is wreaking havoc on healthcare systems, economies, and residents’ daily lives.

The United States has the highest number of cases in the world, with more than 3.5 million infections recorded since the pandemic began. There were more than 77,000 new cases today alone.

New daily cases have more than tripled in just a few weeks; the figure had hovered around 25,000 in mid-June.

Hard-hit states are bringing in hundreds of medical staff from other states to help, and hospitals running out of ICU beds. In Arizona and Texas, hard-hit counties have brought in refrigerated trucks as morgues fill up.

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July 16 2020:

July 16th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 78,278 New U.S. cases
  • 43,829 New Brazil cases
  • 6,428 New Russia cases
  • 35,468 New India cases
  • 6,406 Mexico cases
  • 13,965 New cases in Florida
  • Over 13.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 592k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.6 million
  • Over 78k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 13,946,637
  • Daily new cases: 255,010 – A NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 592,677 with 5,856 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 8,277,741
  • Mortality rate: 4.25%
  • Recovery rate: 59.35%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,695,025
  • U.S. new cases: 78,278 – A NEW RECORD
  • U.S. deaths: 141,118
  • U.S. recovered: 1,679,633
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 978

 

  • Texas cases: 313,030 with 15,053 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 3,770 – 145 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 37,996
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,027
  • Dallas County deaths: 501

 


Today’s Headlines

July 15th was a day for new records and close seconds

OBLIVIOTS — Here’s the thing. This is not a foot race. It it definitely not NASCAR – and as nearly as I can tell it is not a state fair three legged race either. Yet for some reason, the U.S. seems intent on WINNING! Perhaps this is because the Orange Hemorrhoid we elected president in 2016 was so fond of that word. Having the most cases. Or having the most new cases in a day. Or having the most fatalities. Or having the highest hospital saturation. None of these should be goals we strive to excel at. Yet here we are. The United States was once the country the vast majority of the world held up as a shining beacon of greatness. An example of how to succeed. A place people yearned to immigrate to.

In the last 4 years we have become THE world pariah. Initially this was due to our current administration’s nationalist policies. The newfound “US versus THEM” policies and immigration controls.

Swell…

Thanks, Trumpty Dumpty, for making us all look like complete assholes.

As if that was not bad enough, we had to bungle our response to the worst global disaster in 100 years at a level that makes every third world dictatorship look actually desirable.

Current statistics for this pandemic are in the graphic above, but let me just illustrate via brief synopsis:

  • Current total global cases = 13,717,000+
  • Current U.S. cases = 3,617,000+
  • Current global fatalities = 587,000+
  • Current U.S. fatalities = 140,000+
  • Current average daily global increase = 230,000 cases
  • Current average daily U.S. increase = 70,000 cases
What’s wrong with this picture?

In case you’re struggling with the answer, let me unfold my Cliff’s Notes on this:

… EVERYTHING.

EVERYTHING is the answer you’re looking for.

NOTHING about this is good.

NOTHING about this makes sense.

NOTHING about this is appropriate for a FIRST WORLD COUNTRY.

Any Third World Country run by a tin pot dictator should be able to do a better job than this.

The U.S. has implemented the most abysmal response to this pandemic outside of SWEDEN (There is a separate page on that topic).

WHY?

Because the Tangerine CockWomble currently prowling the oval office, ignored, then politicized, then grossly under-responded to this slow-motion freight train derailment of a global catastrophe.

Why did he do this?

Because he is incompetent at EVERYTHING.

HOW on earth does someone LOSE MONEY on a CASINO? Ask yourself that question. I am not giving you the answer to that, because it’s too easy.

 

 

If you look at the embedded spreadsheet above, it constantly tracks the mortality index and rate of recovery globally, for the U.S. and Texas. At the top of the spreadsheet there are two other very important auto calculated fields:

  • The U.S. percentage of cases compared to the global total
  • The U.S, percentage of fatalities compared to the global total

Keep in mind the U.S. comprises roughly 4% of the world population.

Therefore we should represent LESS than 4% of the Covid-19 caseload and fatalities thereof, since we have the best doctors, scientists, schools and constitution, right?

Hold on there, speedy. Not so fast.

Looking at the current calculations, it appears we are the overachievers of the Coronavirus race.

Current statistics are eye-opening to say the least.

  • U.S. % of global Covid-19 cases = 26.37%
  • U.S. % of global Covid-19 fatalities = 23.86%

WTF America?

We can very safely lay the blame for all of this at the tiny little feet of our petulant brat-in-chief, who has displayed the most astounding leadership vacuum in history. If there had been a solid response and some semblance of solidarity from above, perhaps a larger percentage of this once great country would have stepped up and done the right thing (social distancing and WEARING A FRIGGIN’ MASK). But NO. There was denial, politicizing and distraction on a daily basis. There was no point where we ever got the message that our country was actually handling this problem succinctly and effectively. Because this never happened. We have dropped the ball at every opportunity.

What should have been done?

  1. A national mandate for mask wearing, social distancing, contact tracing and quarantine of suspected infections.
  2. A mandate with TEETH
  3. A mandate with CONSEQUENCES for failure to comply
  4. Enforced
  5. With the National Guard if necessary

We would be on our way back to solvency by now.

But our leadership is incapable of that.

So here we are, kiddies, up to our asses in raw sewage with the level rising by the hour.

 

The following graphs indicate the Covid-19 status as of yesterday, July 15th, 2020

The first graph is Dallas County deaths per day over time. Yesterday was an ALL-TIME HIGH of 154 new fatalities.

The second graph set compares Texas overall new cases per day with Dallas County new cases per day. Again, yesterday was an ALL-TIME HIGH for the state with 12,235 new cases in the Lone Star State. The Dallas County graph does not show a new high, but you will note is indicates 13 days in a row of 1,000+ new cases per day. As you can see in the blue / red bar graph, this is a substantial increase from the prior series. An exponential increase of new cases per day rages unabated.

The third graph compares global Covid-19 new cases per day over time. The upper graph (red columns) illustrates global new cases per day (yesterday was the 2nd highest). The lower graph (blue columns) shows U.S. new cases per day. Also 2nd highest day with 71,670 new cases reported yesterday.

 

Dallas County Deaths July 15, 2020

Dallas County Deaths July 15, 2020

Daily New Cases - Dallas County and Texas

Daily New Cases – Dallas County and Texas

Daily New Cases - Global and U.S.

Daily New Cases – Global and U.S.

 


This next story from the NY Times is a perfect example of what a third world dictatorship would do.

This is NOT what a first world democratic republic does. This is a tactic to manipulate data to the advantage of the current administration and borders on treason.

tRump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Coronavirus Data Control

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all Covid-19 patient information to a central database in Washington beginning on Wednesday. The move has alarmed health experts who fear the data will be politicized or withheld from the public.

The new instructions were posted recently in a little-noticed document on the Department of Health and Human Services website. From now on, the department — not the C.D.C. — will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, the number of available beds and ventilators, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic.

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July 15 2020:

July 15th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 71,670 New U.S. cases
  • 39,705 New Brazil cases
  • 6,422 New Russia cases
  • 32,705 New India cases
  • 6,149 Mexico cases
  • 10,181 New cases in Florida
  • Over 13.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 586k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.6 million
  • Over 71k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 13,691,627
  • Daily new cases: 234,169
  • Global deaths: 586,821 with 5,600 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 8,037,170
  • Mortality rate: 4.29%
  • Recovery rate: 58.70%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,616,747
  • U.S. new cases: 71,670
  • U.S. deaths: 140,140
  • U.S. recovered: 1,601,030
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 997

 

  • Texas cases: 298,007 with 12,235 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 3,625 – 154 Today – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County cases: 36,969
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,055
  • Dallas County deaths: 485

 


Today’s Headlines

Current Covid-19 Trend Analysis

OBLIVIOTS — The set of graphs below are current as of July 14, 2020. The global new cases per day growth rate, as seen in the first graph, is hovering near or above 200,000 cases per day. This puts the global increase at one million new cases every 4-5 days.

The next graph is for U.S. high growth states. As in previous analyses, California, Texas and Florida lead the pack by a wide margin. California does have the highest population by far, so their substantial margin above even Texas and Florida is logical.

The next pair of graphs compare the last 3 weeks of highest daily case growth for the U.S. and International hot zones.

The following pair of graphs (red and green) compare the Covid-19 growth progression between India and Mexico. It was not effective to combine these into a single graph because of the wide disparity in overall numbers. But when one country (India) has 1.3 BILLION in population compared to and the other (Mexico) has roughly a tenth the population (126 million), you cannot effectively analyze them in the same chart. Note the growth acceleration of India compared to Mexico. Mexico is a fairly linear progression, while India has a more pronounced arc as their increasing case count grows out of control.

The next line graph compares U.S. Southern States overall case growth to date. This shows the effect of politics on Covid-19 management. As you can see, Texas and Florida are completely out of control.

The following blue bar graph is U.S. daily new case growth to date. The record day so far was July 10th at a whopping 71,787 new cases. The current average is falling in the above 60,000 range. If growth continues unabated (thanks to politicizing this virus and an abundance of willfully ignorant people refusing to distance or wear masks) we will most likely be seeing 100,000 new cases per day by the end of July.

The last line graph compares the two western hemisphere countries with the largest contribution to this pandemic. The U.S. and Brazil. Both have displayed an abysmal approach to managing this global pandemic. Both countries contribute the highest daily new caseload to this pandemic. The blue line, which vastly exceeds the daily case count of the lower red line is, of course, the United States. Just look at the difference between the two. It is important to note the population of the U.S. is 327 million while Brazil is 209 million, but regardless of a 36% population differential, the U.S. Covid-19 pandemic management is an international embarrassment. It has been politicized to a degree never before seen in first world countries. The U.S. leadership vacuum is directly responsible for this result.

 

Global Covid-19 New Cases Per Day

Global Covid-19 New Cases Per Day

Covid-19 US High Grown States Comparison

Covid-19 US High Grown States Comparison

Extremes Covid-19 US and International 3 Weeks

Extremes Covid-19 US and International 3 Weeks

India - Mexico Covid-19 Growth Comparison

India – Mexico Covid-19 Growth Comparison

Southern States Covid-19 Growth

Southern States Covid-19 Growth

US Covid-19 Daily Grown Progression

US Covid-19 Daily Growth Progression

US - Brazil Covid-19 Growth Comparison

US – Brazil Covid-19 Growth Comparison

U.S. CDC head says mask-wearing could get COVID-19 under control within 4-8 weeks

(Reuters)U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield said on Tuesday that if all Americans wore a mask, the rising cases of COVID-19 could be under control within four to eight weeks.

Redfield was speaking in an online interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association, or JAMA, a medical publication.

“I think if we can get everyone to wear masks right now, we can bring this under control within four, six, eight weeks,” Redfield said.

The CDC director also said wearing a mask was a public health issue and that he was “sad” to see it become so politicized.

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A Texas ICU nurse is hospitalized with Covid-19 after testing negative

(CNN)An ICU nurse in Texas has found herself in the position of some of the very same patients she’s spent the last few weeks treating — hospitalized with Covid-19 even after testing negative for the virus.

Heather Valentine, 24, isn’t exactly sure whom she may have picked it up from and told CNN on Tuesday that she was reluctant to even accept that she had symptoms.
Valentine was exhausted a week ago after her third daily hospital shift in a row in Houston, she said, but didn’t think much of it until the body aches, a fever and a small cough surfaced.
On Wednesday, Valentine said she took a rapid antibody test, which came back negative. Antibody tests can help identify recent past infections, not current ones, though even when antibodies are present, the tests can be wrong up to half the time, the US Centers for Disease Control noted in May.

 


July 14 2020:

July 14th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 65,828 New U.S. cases
  • 43,245 New Brazil cases
  • 6,248 New Russia cases
  • 29,842 New India cases
  • 7,051 Mexico cases
  • 9,194 New cases in Florida
  • Over 13.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 581k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.5 million
  • Over 65k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 13,457,458
  • Daily new cases: 221,209
  • Global deaths: 575,540 with 3,966 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 7,847,226
  • Mortality rate: 4.32%
  • Recovery rate: 58.31%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,545,077
  • U.S. new cases: 65,828
  • U.S. deaths: 139,143
  • U.S. recovered: 1,600,195
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 896

 

  • Texas cases: 285,772 with 11,060 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 3,340 – 131 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 35,914
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,000
  • Dallas County deaths: 477

 


Today’s Headlines

This City is the New U.S. Epicenter, Expert Says

(CNN) What should be a booming tourist destination this time of year is now riddled with coronavirus, dwarfing other states and even entire countries in some metrics.

Here’s what the situation in Florida looks like:
Florida had more new cases in 1 day than the entire US did in about 2 months
Florida reported its highest number of new Covid-19 cases in one day — 15,300 on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
That’s a new record for the most new cases in a single day from any state — including New York state earlier in the pandemic.
It took the entire United States 59 days to top 15,000 combined cases — from January 21 to March 20.
It also took the entire US more than two months from the start of the outbreak to top 15,000 new cases in a single day.
That happened on March 26, when the US had 18,036 new cases in a single day, according to Johns Hopkins.

India could soon reach 1 million coronavirus cases

New Delhi (CNN)India has recorded 100,000 new coronavirus cases in the past four days, as the country struggles to gain control of the worsening pandemic.

The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday announced another 28,498 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 906,752.
Sunday marked the fourth consecutive day of highest daily jumps in cases and if the trend continues, it’s likely India will hit 1 million Covid-19 infections by the end of the week.
India now has the third highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, after the United States and Brazil, according to the health ministry. There have been a reported total of 23,727 deaths relating to Covid-19.
The devastating wave of infections comes as lockdown restrictions country-wide have eased and operations steadily increasing over the past few weeks.

 


July 13 2020:

July 13th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 65,254 New U.S. cases
  • 21,783 New Brazil cases
  • 6,537 New Russia cases
  • 21,179 New India cases
  • 4,685 Mexico cases
  • 12,624 New cases in Florida – AN ALL TIME HIGH
  • Over 13 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 575k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.4 million
  • Over 65k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 13,236,249
  • Daily new cases: 199,699
  • Global deaths: 575,540 with 3,966 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 7,696,547
  • Mortality rate: 4.35%
  • Recovery rate: 58.15%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,479,249
  • U.S. new cases: 65,254
  • U.S. deaths: 138,247
  • U.S. recovered: 1,549,169
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 465

 

  • Texas cases: 274,712 with 9,156 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 3,340 – 80 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 34,914
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,114
  • Dallas County deaths: 457

 


Today’s Headlines

My patient caught Covid-19 twice. So long to herd immunity hopes.

VOX.COM“Wait. I can catch Covid twice?” my 50-year-old patient asked in disbelief. It was the beginning of July, and he had just tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, for a second time — three months after a previous infection.

While there’s still much we don’t understand about immunity to this new illness, a small but growing number of cases like his suggest the answer is “yes.”

Covid-19 may also be much worse the second time around. During his first infection, my patient experienced a mild cough and sore throat. His second infection, in contrast, was marked by a high fever, shortness of breath, and hypoxia, resulting in multiple trips to the hospital.

Recent reports and conversations with physician colleagues suggest my patient is not alone. Two patients in New Jersey, for instance, appear to have contracted Covid-19 a second time almost two months after fully recovering from their first infection. Daniel Griffin, a physician and researcher at Columbia in New York, recently described a case of presumed reinfection on the This Week in Virology podcast.

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Florida, Georgia and Texas Compared

OBLIVIOTS — After yesterday’s massive new #Covid19 spike in FloriDUH (15,300 new cases in one day), I decided to update the Florida / Georgia spreadsheet and add Texas (since they are all in the Useless Governor club). More as a cautionary tale than anything else, take a look at this trainwreck our worthless governors (and national leadership vacuum) have caused.

You will notice Texas and Florida have almost the same number of cases – and trajectory now.

  • Florida = 269,811
  • Georgia = 116,926
  • Texas = 265,556

Let’s look at the population difference:

  • Florida = 21.48 million
  • Georgia = 10.62 million
  • Texas = 29 million

Statistically, Florida has roughly 30% fewer people than Texas, so if we were to expand their cases by 30%, that would send their #Covid-19 cases into the upper stratosphere.

Logically, if Georgia had double the population (therefore 2x the cases), they would all be about the same as Florida. And in a similar category to Texas.

But no.
Applying the population differences and equalizing all three as if all were the same population as Texas, this is what today’s numbers would look like:
  • Florida = 372,596
  • Georgia = 319,891
  • Texas = 265,556
All of a sudden, Texas doesn’t look so bad (it really is, but just not as thoroughly hideous as FloriDUH or Georgia).
But All are pretty abysmal in their response to this crisis.

All equally hideous.
All due to politicizing a virus that could not possibly care less about politics.

This is not a hoax
This is not media hype
Over 127 THOUSAND Americans have died in your “media hype” — and that has taken place in 4 MONTHS.

Act like an ADULT

WEAR A MASK

and STFU about your precious (non-existent) “constitutional rights”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

US military bases in Okinawa hit by Covid-19 as outbreak worsens

(CNN)United States military personnel on the Japanese island of Okinawa are on virtual lockdown after almost 100 cases of coronavirus have emerged on several US Marine Corps bases there.

The lockdown order, which was issued Saturday morning, bans almost all off-base movement by the tens of thousands of US military personnel on the bases unless approved by an officer with the rank of lieutenant colonel or above.
The order includes the vital Kadena Air Base, which bills itself the hub of US air power in the Pacific, and comes after US admirals last week touted the “extraordinary measures” the Navy had taken to restore US military readiness in the region in the face of the worsening pandemic.

 

 


July 12 2020:

July 12th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 58,349 New U.S. cases
  • 25,364 New Brazil cases
  • 6,615 New Russia cases
  • 29,108 New India cases
  • 4,482 Mexico cases
  • 15,300 New cases in Florida – AN ALL TIME HIGH
  • Over 13 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 571k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.4 million
  • Over 58k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 13,036,550
  • Daily new cases: 195,514
  • Global deaths: 571,574 with 3,925 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 7,573,607
  • Mortality rate: 4.38%
  • Recovery rate: 58.10%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,413,995
  • U.S. new cases: 58,349
  • U.S. deaths: 137,782
  • U.S. recovered: 1,517,084
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 379

 

  • Texas cases: 265,556 with 6,091 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 3,260 – 32 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 33,800
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,174
  • Dallas County deaths: 451

 


Today’s Headlines

A Tale of Two Countries – Israel and Japan

OBLIVIOTS —

Analyzing these two dissimilar countries and their Coronavirus results would at first seem to be a poor comparison. Their populations (and cultures) are so far apart as to be opposite ends of the spectrum. Israel has a population of under 9 million people, while Japan’s population is over 126 million. But what is interesting is that both countries were tracking almost identical numbers of Covid-19 cases for the better part of the month of May. It is a very interesting progression when you look at the graph below. I decided to analyze these two disparate countries because they are both trending upward in recent weeks.

Comparing their total cases to population, though, Japan appears to be handling this pandemic far better than Israel (at this particular point in time). Consider these numbers:

Population Cases % of Pop
Israel 8,655,535 38,213 0.44%
Japan 126,476,461 21,129 0.02%

Both countries have extremely low mortality rates:

  • Israel = 358
  • Japan = 982

However…

Testing. Who is doing the better job of testing?

Well… Here are the currently reported numbers:

  • Japan = 551,000 tests
  • Israel = 1.22 Million tests

Therefore, Israel is documenting more cases than Japan. Almost 3 times the number of tests for a country that is 14 times smaller than Japan in population.

Assuming we all have a similar infection rate / transmission rate, there are untold thousands of Japanese who are asymptomatic and infecting many more people on a daily basis. With Japan’s abysmal testing record, the virus could be running rampant and we would never know.

Extrapolating further, if Japan was doing the same kind of testing as Israel, they would theoretically be finding a lot more cases. 14 times their current case percentage of .02% would be .28%. Still better than Israel’s .44%, but a considerable difference. In sheer numbers, 14 times 21,129 would come out to over 295,000 cases, which would put them above the UK in total Covid-19 cases.

Just something to think about.

 

 

 

 

And on the same topic:

Japan’s mysteriously low virus death rate

BBC Why haven’t more people in Japan died from Covid-19? It is a macabre question that has spawned dozens of theories, from Japanese manners to claims that the Japanese have superior immunity.

Japan does not have the lowest death rate for Covid-19 – in the region, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vietnam can all boast lower mortality.

But in the early part of 2020, Japan saw fewer deaths than average. This is despite the fact that in April, Tokyo saw about 1,000 “excess deaths’ – perhaps due to Covid. Yet, for the year as a whole, it is possible that overall deaths will be down on 2019.

This is particularly striking because Japan has many of the conditions that make it vulnerable to Covid-19, but it never adopted the energetic approach to tackling the virus that some of its neighbours did.

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July 11 2020:

July 11th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 63,860 New U.S. cases
  • 36,474 New Brazil cases
  • 6,611 New Russia cases
  • 27,755 New India cases
  • 6,094 Mexico cases
  • 10,360 New cases in Florida
  • Over 12.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 567k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.35 million
  • Over 63k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 12.842,036
  • Daily new cases: 216,881
  • Global deaths: 567,649 with 4,880 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 7,478,180
  • Mortality rate: 4.42%
  • Recovery rate: 58.23%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,355,646
  • U.S. new cases: 63,860
  • U.S. deaths: 137,403
  • U.S. recovered: 1,490,446
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 960

 

  • Texas cases: 259,465 with 8,389 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 3,228 – 78 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 32,626
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,101
  • Dallas County deaths: 449

 


Today’s Headlines

More Records Fall in Highest Daily Counts Yesterday

OBLIVIOTS —

Remember Dr. Fauci recently said we would eventually be seeing 100,000 new cases a day?
I did some statistical analysis and came up with around the end of July as when we should see that number.

At that time we were trending around 40,000 cases per day.
Recently it has been around 60,000.

Yesterday we had over 71,000 new cases. A record. It looks like my prediction for end of July was far too optimistic (and I am not known for my optimism).

Worldwide we reported over 237,000 new cases yesterday. Also a substantial amount more than the current trend and a new high. You can see the curve in the graphs below. None of this is good news. While the overall mortality rate is steadily declining and the recovery rate is steadily rising, what we cannot predict at this point is the long-term negative health impact of this disease overall. Read the next article for some sobering information on this topic.

The graphs below are generated from the spreadsheet embedded above. They show the daily case contribution globally (in red) and for the U.S. (in blue).

If this does not convince everyone that we need to get serious about mask wearing and social distancing, I don’t know what will. Maybe when your child gives Covid-19 to you and your life changes forever…

Remember this. It is one of my favorite truisms that I have been using for decades.

In all things

You are either part of the solution or part of the problem.

What do you want to be remembered for?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How coronavirus affects the entire body

(CNN) Coronavirus damages not only the lungs, but the kidneys, liver, heart, brain and nervous system, skin and gastrointestinal tract, doctors said Friday in a review of reports about Covid-19 patients.

The team at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City — one of the hospitals flooded with patients in the spring — went through their own experiences and collected reports from other medical teams around the world.
Their comprehensive picture shows the coronavirus attacks virtually every major system in the human body, directly damaging organs and causing the blood to clot, the heart to lose its healthy rhythm, the kidneys to shed blood and protein and the skin to erupt in rashes. It causes headaches, dizziness, muscle aches, stomach pain and other symptoms along with classic respiratory symptoms like coughing and fever.

 

 


July 10 2020:

July 10th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 71,787 New U.S. cases
  • 45,235 New Brazil cases
  • 6,635 New Russia cases
  • 27,671 New India cases
  • 6,891 Mexico cases
  • 11,433 New cases in Florida
  • Over 12.6 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 562k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.29 million
  • Over 71k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 12.625,155
  • Daily new cases: 237,329 – A NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 562,769 with 5,364 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 7,361,454
  • Mortality rate: 4.46%
  • Recovery rate: 58.30%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,291,786
  • U.S. new cases: 71,787 – NEW RECORD
  • U.S. deaths: 136,671
  • U.S. recovered: 1,460,495
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 960

 

  • Texas cases: 251,076 with 10,063 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 3,150 – 104 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 31,525
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,164
  • Dallas County deaths: 445

 


Today’s Headlines

The US is diving into a dark Covid hole

(CNN) There is no plan.

As the US plunges into an ever deeper coronavirus morass, setting record new infection rates and the death curve begins to rise again, there’s no prospect of the nightmare ending for months.
Delusion dominates an administration that perversely claims the United States is the world leader in beating this modern day plague. There are only contradictions, obfuscations and confusion from the federal officials who ought to be charting a national course.
The massive integrated testing and tracing effort that could highlight and isolate infection epicenters doesn’t exist. Attempts to reopen schools in a few weeks are already descending into farce amid conflicting messages from Washington.

Current Covid-19 Growth Charts

OBLIVIOTS — Today’s graphs are Covid-19 growth through end of day, July 9, 2020

The first graph is Dallas County, Texas with the blue columns showing total cases. The red columns are new cases per day and the green columns are total fatalities. For the last 7 days, Dallas County has reported over 1,000 cases per day.

The second line graph indicates Texas new cases per day. Yesterday was an all-time high of 11,394, bringing the Texas case count to 241,013. 102 deaths were reported yesterday, but the high is from July 8th at 121 new fatalities.

The third graph indicates highest reporting U.S. states over the last 3 weeks. The highest daily additions for each week are what is displayed here.

The fourth graph indicates highest reporting international countries over the last 3 weeks. The highest daily additions for each week are what is displayed here. Not surprisingly, the United States is consistently the overachiever of the lot.

And last, but by no means least is the Southern States line graph. The only states not in the South with explosive growth are California and Arizona.

Dallas Texas Covid-19 Cases

Dallas Texas Covid-19 Cases

Texas New Covid-19 Cases Per Day

Texas New Covid-19 Cases Per Day

U.S. States Extreme Covid-19 Growth

U.S. States Extreme Covid-19 Growth

International Countries Extreme Covid-19 Growth

International Countries Extreme Covid-19 Growth

Southern States Covid-19 Growth

Southern States Covid-19 Growth

 

 


July 9 2020:

July 9th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 61,067 New U.S. cases
  • 42,907 New Brazil cases
  • 6,509 New Russia cases
  • 25,790 New India cases
  • 7,280 Mexico cases
  • 8,935 New cases in Florida
  • Over 12.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 557k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.2 million
  • Over 61k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 12.387,826
  • Daily new cases: 223,103 – A NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 557,405 with 5,359 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 7,187,447
  • Mortality rate: 4.50%
  • Recovery rate: 58.02%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,219,999
  • U.S. new cases: 61,067
  • U.S. deaths: 135,822
  • U.S. recovered: 1,426,428
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 960

 

  • Texas cases: 241,013 with 11,394 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 3,406 – 102 Today
  • Dallas County cases: 30,361
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,201
  • Dallas County deaths: 436

 


Today’s Headlines

How coronavirus moves through the air

CNN — A University of Minnesota professor tells CNN’s Anderson Cooper about the “emerging evidence” that the coronavirus can be spread through airborne transmission.

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July 8 2020:

July 8th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 61,848 New U.S. cases
  • 41,541 New Brazil cases
  • 6,562 New Russia cases
  • 25,571 New India cases
  • 6,995 Mexico cases
  • 9,989 New cases in Florida
  • Over 12.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 552k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3.1 million
  • Over 61k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 12.164,723
  • Daily new cases: 214,679
  • Global deaths: 552,046 with 5,424 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 7,030,090
  • Mortality rate: 4.54%
  • Recovery rate: 57.79%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,158,932
  • U.S. new cases: 61,848
  • U.S. deaths: 134,862
  • U.S. recovered: 1,392,679
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 890

 

  • Texas cases: 229,619 with 10,199 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,944 – 121 NEW Today – a record
  • Dallas County cases: 29,160
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,029
  • Dallas County deaths: 426

 


Today’s Headlines

Why do some people infected with the coronavirus suffer only mild symptoms, while others become deathly ill?

Geneticists have been scouring our DNA for clues. Now, a study by European scientists is the first to document a strong statistical link between genetic variations and Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.

Variations at two spots in the human genome are associated with an increased risk of respiratory failure in patients with Covid-19, the researchers found. One of these spots includes the gene that determines blood types.

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World Covid-19 Tracking Graphs and Statistics for July 7, 2020

OBLIVIOTS — The following graphs show current Covid-19 statistics as of end of day, July 7th, 2020

The first graph (red bars) shows Texas new cases per day. July 7th was an all time high daily contribution of 9,054 new cases. As you can see from the graph we have a fairly steady upward growth pattern with the exception of the 4th and 5th. Looking at this graph over time, you will notice the “mountain range” or “wave” effect. This is due to an overall slowdown in reporting on weekends. You will also note there is no significant spike on the first day of the week to make up for a weekend of unreported cases. This has been going on almost indefinitely. I have no explanation for this situation, but it is obvious from the graph results.

The second graph (blue and orange bars) is Dallas Texas new cases per day. As you can see, we have been trending above 1,000 new cases per day for the last 5 days straight. July 6th was the all time high so far at 1,214 new cases. Deaths, as you can see from the orange bars, have maintained a fairly steady growth of 1 or so per day. The overall mortality index for Dallas County is exceptional, but hospital bed occupancy is on the rise and new cases are being added at a disturbing rate. We can thank Governor AbbottAndCostello (Who’s on First!) for showing absolutely zero leadership during this pandemic. A leadership vacuum has caused the citizenry of this great state to disbelieve scientists in favor of sycophant politicians who have literally said “some people will have to die to restart our economy” (paraphrasing).

Graph number 3 (all red bars) shows the global contribution of new daily cases. As you can see it is steadily rising with the exception of weekends. This graph very clearly illustrates the “mountain range” effect I mentioned above. We are currently trending at near or just above 200,000 new cases per day, which will add 1 million new cases every 5 days. While the recovery percentage (currently a little over 57%) is steadily but slowly trending up, we are still adding a very heavy caseload to the world health system. The big hot zones are the U.S., Brazil, India, Russia, Peru, Mexico, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and Iraq. In the last week Israel is starting to trend higher every day. Iraq was recently added to our monitoring data for their increased new case count.

The next Graph (all blue bars) is the U.S. new Covid-19 case contribution per day. As you can see, we are trending steadily upward. The red line is 50,000 cases per day. For the last week, except for the weekend anomaly, we are over 50,000 new cases per day. Dr. Anthony Fauci recently stated the U.S. would be adding 100,000 cases per day in the foreseeable future. I went on record last week to predict this would happen by the end of July at current growth rates. Let’s all hang on to our hats and sweat bullets (in the confines of our own homes) while we wait and see when this actually happens.

Graph number 5 is the multi-colored line graph for U.S. High Covid-19 Growth States. The problem states in this order are: California, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Arizona. California is the latest overachiever in the group, trending above 10,000 cases per day, with a peak of 14,210 on July 6th. This is the highest daily case addition on record for any U.S. state to date. The biggest problem zone is Southern California, which makes perfect sense, due to the population density from Los Angeles south. Florida has been in the news a lot lately, with very high new case rates and an overall abysmal response to this pandemic. They are another excellent example of a leadership vacuum. Governor Desantis has acquired the new nickname Governor DeSastrous for his complete sidestepping of this crisis. There have been numerous allegations of under reporting of Covid-related deaths and a total lack of retirement community Covid deaths in the reporting.

The only tools we have at our disposal to reverse this trend are:

  1. Face Masks
  2. Social Distancing
  3. Staying Home as much as possible

Nothing else will make a difference. A full-on lockdown will be the only other option if an abundance of Americans don’t start behaving like they are the only people who matter. And no one. Repeat: NO ONE wants another lockdown. We can actually BEAT this virus if we all follow steps 1 through 3 above. Nothing else will stop it. And lockdowns are disastrous for small businesses and workers who cannot adjust to working at home. This is a LOT of people. There will be evictions, homelessness and economic collapse if we don’t get our collective SHIT together pretty damned quick. When you have entire countries BANNING Americans because we have done such a piss-poor job of handling this pandemic, that should tell you something. That our leadership is non-existent. We have a president who intentionally DIVIDES us and WE pay the price. We all need to COME TOGETHER, UNITED against this pandemic to survive. Because right now — the rest of the world is looking to other countries for leadership. China and Russia are not our friends and the future does not look particularly bright right now.

So how about we all stop trying to make this infernal virus and political issue and address it as what it is. And attack on our very way of life.

MASK THE FUCK UP and STFU about having your “constitutional rights” violated. Do you wear a seat belt? then you can wear a mask.

 

Texas Covid-19 New Cases Per Day

Texas Covid-19 New Cases Per Day

Dallas Covid-19 New Daily Cases June 7

Dallas Covid-19 New Daily Cases July 7

Global Covid-19 New Daily Cases June 7

Global Covid-19 New Daily Cases July 7

Covid-19 U.S. High Growth States June 7

Covid-19 U.S. High Growth States July 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


July 7 2020:

July 7th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 56,251 New U.S. cases
  • 48,584 New Brazil cases
  • 6,368 New Russia cases
  • 23,123 New India cases
  • 6,258 Mexico cases
  • 10,081 New cases in California
  • Over 11.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 546k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3 million
  • Over 56k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 11,950,044
  • Daily new cases: 210,873
  • Global deaths: 546,622 with 5,962 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 6,895,290
  • Mortality rate: 4.57%
  • Recovery rate: 57.70%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,097,084
  • U.S. new cases: 56,251
  • U.S. deaths: 133,972
  • U.S. recovered: 1,346,795
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 993

 

  • Texas cases: 219,420 with 9,414 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,823
  • Dallas County cases: 28,131
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,077
  • Dallas County deaths: 410

 

  • Texas cases: 210,006 with 9,054 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,738
  • Dallas County cases: 27,054
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,214 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 401

 


Today’s Headlines

Spain’s new study is bad news for herd immunity advocate

CNNSpain’s large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that a so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is “unachievable,” the medical journal the Lancet reported.

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Contact tracing is no longer possible across the US South

(CNN)Despite hopes for relief this summer, the US is battling the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic — so much so that across the South and Southwest contact tracing is no longer possible, according to a health expert.

“The cases are rising so rapidly, that we cannot even do contact tracing anymore. I don’t see how it’s possible to even do that,” Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Monday.
His comment comes as the United States nears 3 million officially reported cases. The country averaged just under 50,000 new cases daily over the last week — the highest rate recorded, and twice as high as a month ago.

I got Covid-19 two months ago. I’m still discovering new areas of damage

(CNN)The cough has come back, without warning and seemingly for no reason; so has the fatigue. True, neither are as debilitating as when I had the actual virus, but they are back.

Like many others, I am now coming to realize that I am living and suffering from the long tail of Covid-19.
I got infected back in mid-April. The onset of symptoms came quickly. I suddenly noticed I was feeling very tired and I had a new cough. I got tested and the morning after I received a phone call from the medical center, I had tested positive for coronavirus.
The virus is like a tornado. When it lands, it swirls through the body, causing chaos, confusion, coughs, wreaking damage to each organ it touches. Some won’t survive its visit. For those that do, when it has gone, one surveys the damage to the human landscape and realizes it’s much greater than first thought. My symptoms were on the milder side: I never had breathing difficulties, or loss of sense or smell. I was wiped-out tired and I always had “the cough,” which has now returned.

Florida Teen Dies From Virus After Mom Takes Her To Church ‘Covid Party’

Deplorable: A Florida teen is dead from coronavirus related complications after her mother brought her to a church “COVID party.”

Raw Story reports:

A Florida mother took her high-risk teenage daughter to a “COVID party” at their church, tried treating the girl at home with unproven drugs when she got sick — and then hailed her as a patriot after she died.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement detailed the last two weeks of Carsyn’s life in a public Medical Examiner’s report.

On June 10, Carysn’s mom, Carole, took Carsyn, a 16-year-old girl who was immuno-compromised with a history of health issues (including cancer), to a “COVID party” at her church, where more than 100 children without masks were in attendance.

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July 6 2020:

July 6th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 57,905 New U.S. cases
  • 21,486 New Brazil cases
  • 6,611 New Russia cases
  • 22,510 New India cases
  • 4,902 Mexico cases
  • 14,210 New cases in California – A NEW RECORD
  • Over 11.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 540k
  • U.S. Cases topped 3 million
  • Over 57k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 11,739,171
  • Daily new cases: 182,383
  • Global deaths: 540,660 with 3,884 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 6,642,366
  • Mortality rate: 4.61%
  • Recovery rate: 56.58%

 

  • U.S. cases: 3,040,833
  • U.S. new cases: 57,905
  • U.S. deaths: 132,979
  • U.S. recovered: 1,289,836
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 410

 

  • Texas cases: 210,006 with 9,054 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,738
  • Dallas County cases: 27,054
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,214 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 401

 


Today’s Headlines

Coronavirus can float in air – CDC and WHO should tell people that

(CNN)Imagine a noisy, crowded bar. Music is pounding, and people are clustered close together, talking loudly or even shouting to be heard. If it’s cold out, doors and windows are shut tight and the heat is on, or if it’s hot out, everything is shut and the air conditioner is recirculating the air.

This, in Donald Milton’s opinion, is the perfect situation for spreading coronavirus.
Not only could people pass the virus directly from one to another in the little droplets that we all spray to one degree or another when we talk, laugh or sing; but those little droplets also go up into the air where, Milton says, they can float around for at least some time.

Spain’s coronavirus antibodies study adds evidence against herd immunity

Madrid (CNN)Spain’s large-scale study on the coronavirus indicates just 5% of its population has developed antibodies, strengthening evidence that a so-called herd immunity to Covid-19 is “unachievable,” the medical journal the Lancet reported on Monday.

The findings show that 95% of Spain’s population remains susceptible to the virus. Herd immunity is achieved when enough of a population has become infected with a virus or bacteria — or vaccinated against it — to stop its circulation.

There have been similar studies in China and the United States and “the key finding from these representative cohorts is that most of the population appears to have remained unexposed” to Covid-19, “even in areas with widespread virus circulation,” said a Lancet commentary published along with Spain’s findings.
“In light of these findings, any proposed approach to achieve herd immunity through natural infection is not only highly unethical, but also unachievable,” said the Lancet’s commentary authors, Isabella Eckerle, head of the Geneva Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases, and Benjamin Meyer, a virologist at the University of Geneva.

The sheer willful ignorance and monumental stupidity of a vast swath of Americans is responsible for us being the WORST country for containing this pandemic. We account for 4% of the population, yet have over 25% of the Covid-19 cases AND fatalities. We should all be embarrassed by the fact that our leadership vacuum has created this disaster and that other countries are banning U.S. travelers BECAUSE of this.

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July 5 2020:

July 5th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 47,158 New U.S. cases
  • 26,209 New Brazil cases
  • 6,736 New Russia cases
  • 23,932 New India cases
  • 4,683 Mexico cases
  • 10,059 New cases in Florida
  • Over 11 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 533k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.93 million
  • Over 45k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 11,556,788
  • Daily new cases: 175,350
  • Global deaths: 536,776 with 3,303 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 6,535,492
  • Mortality rate: 4.64%
  • Recovery rate: 56.55%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,982,928
  • U.S. new cases: 47,158
  • U.S. deaths: 132,569
  • U.S. recovered: 1,289,564
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 251

 

  • Texas cases: 200,952 with 5,183 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,675
  • Dallas County cases: 25,840
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,062
  • Dallas County deaths: 395

 


July 4 2020:

July 4th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 45,182 New U.S. cases
  • 35,035 New Brazil cases
  • 6,632 New Russia cases
  • 24,015 New India cases
  • 6,914 Mexico cases
  • 11,458 New cases in Florida – A NEW RECORD
  • Over 11 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 533k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.93 million
  • Over 45k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 11,381,438
  • Daily new cases: 189,757
  • Global deaths: 533,473 with 4,346 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 6,439,803
  • Mortality rate: 4.69%
  • Recovery rate: 55.58%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,935,770
  • U.S. new cases: 45,182
  • U.S. deaths: 132,318
  • U.S. recovered: 1,260,405
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 217

 

  • Texas cases: 195,769 with 5,382 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,648
  • Dallas County cases: 24,778
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,103 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 395

 


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Current Covid-19 Graphs

OBLIVIOTS — July 4, 2020 updates

These are the high growth states showing the number of cases per day for (in this order) California, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Arizona per day for roughly the last month. This indicates an abysmal response to this pandemic at every level.

U.S. High Growth States as of 7-3-2020

U.S. High Growth States as of 7-3-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The blue bar graph below is U.S. new cases per day.

U.S. new cases per day are now trending in the 50,000 per day range. For some time we have been floating around the 40,000 mark, but in recent days we have exceeded 50,000. Dr. Fauci recently went on record to say the U.S. would be reporting 100,000 new cases per day in the future. I predict that will come true before the end of July. Let’s wait and see – and try to negate that trend. I would love to be proved wrong. So everyone behave like semi-intelligent adults and maybe we can reverse this trend. OK? Thx

The sheer willful ignorance and monumental stupidity of a vast swath of Americans is responsible for us being the WORST country for containing this pandemic. We account for 4% of the population, yet have over 25% of the Covid-19 cases AND fatalities. We should all be embarrassed by the fact that our leadership vacuum has created this disaster and that other countries are banning U.S. travelers BECAUSE of this.

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U.S. New Covid-19 Cases per Day as of 7-3-2020

U.S. New Covid-19 Cases per Day as of 7-3-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see from the chart below, global new cases per day are trending steadily higher. The peak thus far was over 218,000 new cases on July 1st. July 3rd was the 2nd highest day with over 206,000 new cases.

Global New Covid-19 Cases per Day as of 7-3-2020

Global New Covid-19 Cases per Day as of 7-3-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas new Covid-19 case numbers have been trending in the stratosphere for weeks now. with the last week staying in the 6,000 to 8,000+ range. The last two days have been a slight downward trend from and all-time high of 8,240 new daily cases on July 1st.

Texas New Covid-19 Cases per Day as of 7-3-2020

Texas New Covid-19 Cases per Day as of 7-3-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas has been continually posting higher new Covid-19 case numbers with July 3rd being a significant spike from 708 the day before to a new high of 1,085.

 

Dallas New Covid-19 Cases per Day as of 7-3-2020

Dallas New Covid-19 Cases per Day as of 7-3-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next graph is the entirety of the Southern U.S. states Covid-19 growth rate. Most of these states are showing increases, but the most extreme states are consistently Texas and Florida, with Georgia in the #3 position. Only yesterday did Texas’ Governor AbbottAndCostello finally put in place a mandate for mask wearing and social distancing. But in direct defiance of this too little too late order, several Texas counties are refusing to enforce this order. And not surprisingly, there is already a lawsuit against the State of Texas in defiance of the mask mandate.

 

Southern States Covid-19 Growty as of 7-3-2020

Southern States Covid-19 Growth as of 7-3-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multiple Florida Hospitals Run Out of ICU Beds as Coronavirus Cases Spike

June 18, 2020 NEWSWEEK — As Florida health officials report another record single-day increase in cases of the novel coronavirus, new data shows hospitals across the state have filled most or all available beds in their respective intensive care units.

Numerous Florida medical facilities reported dwindling ICU bed availability on Thursday, with several reporting no availability at all, according to the latest report published by Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). Palm Beach County was among those statewide regions where the availability of beds was most scarce. An accompanying report from AHCA shows about 75 percent of available hospital beds statewide are currently occupied.

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July 3 2020:

July 3rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 53,399 New U.S. cases
  • 41,988 New Brazil cases
  • 6,718 New Russia cases
  • 22,721 New India cases
  • 6,740 Mexico cases
  • 9,488 New cases in Florida
  • Over 11 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 529k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.89 million
  • Over 53k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 11,191,681
  • Daily new cases: 206,883
  • Global deaths: 529,127 with 5,088 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 6,330,671
  • Mortality rate: 4.73%
  • Recovery rate: 55.57%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,890,588
  • U.S. new cases: 53,399
  • U.S. deaths: 132,101
  • U.S. recovered: 1,235,488
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 616

 

  • Texas cases: 190,387 with 7,343 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,621
  • Dallas County cases: 23,675
  • Dallas County new cases: 1,085 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 393

July 2 2020:

July 2nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 57,236 New U.S. cases
  • 47,984 New Brazil cases
  • 6,760 New Russia cases
  • 21,948 New India cases
  • 6,741 Mexico cases
  • 10,109 New cases in Florida
  • Over 10.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 524k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.8 million
  • Over 57k new U.S. cases – A NEW RECORD

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 10,984,798
  • Daily new cases: 181,199
  • Global deaths: 524,039 with 5,071 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 6,140,758
  • Mortality rate: 4.77%
  • Recovery rate: 55.90%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,837,189
  • U.S. new cases: 57,236 – NEW RECORD
  • U.S. deaths: 131,485
  • U.S. recovered: 1,184,867
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 687

 

  • Texas cases: 183,044 with 7,535 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,585
  • Dallas County cases: 22,590
  • Dallas County new cases: 708 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 387

 


Today’s Headlines

Just When You Think You’ve Heard The Stupidest Things Possible…

Alabama to the rescue!

Alabama Teens Are Throwing Coronavirus Parties with Cash Rewards for the First to Get Infected

People — Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, have been throwing “COVID parties” with cash rewards to intentionally infect each other with the coronavirus, Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said.

Speaking to ABC News, McKinstry explained that several of the students who have been recently diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area where the organizers of the parties are purposely inviting guests who have COVID-19.

“They put money in a pot and they try to get COVID. Whoever gets COVID first gets the pot. It makes no sense,” McKinstry told the outlet. “They’re intentionally doing it.”

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But wait! There’s MORE Stupidity

This time from Texas (of course)

Roughly 300 Teens Exposed to Coronavirus After ‘Pong Fest’ Party in Texas Town

People — Hundreds of teens were exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after attending a party in Texas, and several have now tested positive.

The Austin Public Health Department said in a statement that some of the nearly 300 attendees were waiting on test results, but attended the party anyway — and have now learned that their tests were positive.

“The virus often hides in the healthy and is given to those who are at grave risk of being hospitalized or dying,” the department’s statement said. “While younger people have less risk for complications, they are not immune to severe illness and death from COVID-19.”

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AUSTIN — As cases of the coronavirus surge to record highs, Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday ordered Texans to wear face masks in public in counties with outbreaks of COVID-19. Abbott also gave local officials power to restrict outdoor gatherings with more than 10 people ahead of the holiday weekend.

“Wearing a face covering in public is proven to be one of the most effective ways we have to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Abbott said. “We have the ability to keep businesses open and move our economy forward so that Texans can continue to earn a paycheck, but it requires each of us to do our part to protect one another—and that means wearing a face covering in public spaces.”

The move marks a major reversal for Abbott, who in April blocked local officials from penalizing people who don’t wear masks, undermining their efforts to require face coverings in public. Those who don’t follow Abbott’s latest order first face a warning, and then fines of up to $250 for any additional offense.

OBLIVIOTS — It’s about damned time Governor AbbottAndCostello finally did something truly meaningful regarding protecting Texans from the virus decimating this world. Up until now he and his henchman Dan Patrick (why is this man not in prison?) have made a point of doing the bare minimum, thwarting attempts by intelligent local leaders to enact meaningful guidelines, and generally only pander to his base and his little tin god (Trump). Finally he enacts restrictions with real consequences, although too little too late. Had this happened 3 months ago, we would not have had to shut down the state and lose over 2,000 lives.

This is better than nothing, but it was like pulling teeth to get here. Now we’ll see how the willfully ignorant among us react.

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Arizona’s rules for rationing COVID-19 healthcare should terrify you

(Actually, it’s just triage in a crisis and predictable)

YAHOO — You may think that the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes, are frightening enough. But Arizona has just activated a rulebook for rationing hospital care that is truly terrifying.

In brief, the rules allow hospitals to deny critical healthcare resources such as ventilators to patients based on medical judgments about their likelihood of living even five more years despite surviving COVID-19.

In practical terms, that means that on average, older adults are more likely to be denied care than younger persons. Those with medical conditions other than COVID-19 would be more vulnerable to denials than those judged to be healthier, whatever their age.

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Coronavirus autopsies: A story of 38 brains, 87 lungs and 42 hearts

Washington PostGiven widespread reports about neurological symptoms related to the coronavirus, Fowkes said, she expected to find virus or inflammation — or both — in the brain. But there was very little. When it comes to the heart, many physicians warned for months about a cardiac complication they suspected was myocarditis, an inflammation or hardening of the heart muscle walls — but autopsy investigators were stunned that they could find no evidence of the condition.

Another unexpected finding, pathologists said, is that oxygen deprivation of the brain and the formation of blood clots may start early in the disease process. That could have major implications for how people with covid-19 are treated at home, even if they never need to be hospitalized.

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(CNN)Inside a Houston hospital partly transformed into a coronavirus specialty unit, one doctor says he expects to reach capacity in the next 14 days.

“In the last three weeks, I have seen more admissions and sicker patients than on the previous 10 weeks,” says Dr. Joseph Varon, the chief medical officer at United Memorial Medical Center. “It’s been an exponential increase on the severity of illness and on the number of cases that we admit.”
In other hospitals across America, similar scenes.

He went to a bar, but ended up on a breathing tube

(CNN)Covid-19 was the last thing on his mind when he went to a crowded bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, Jimmy Flores said.

“We were on the verge of reopening, and we didn’t really care about Covid, to be honest with you,” Flores said.
Two days later, he awoke with a fever of 103 and body sores, Flores told CNN’s Erin Burnett. A week later, he was in the hospital, where he was put on a breathing tube during his week stay.

 

 

One graphic explains why Americans are facing an EU travel ban

(CNN)US tourists will be excluded from visiting the European Union after the bloc finalized its list of 15 safe countries for travel to member states on Tuesday.

The EU has formally agreed a set of recommendations for the nationalities of travelers that should be allowed to enter its borders, effective from July 1 — and the US is not included.
And while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stressed the “importance” of reconnecting the US and EU during the coronavirus pandemic, one graphic shows exactly why European countries are shutting Americans out.

Experts say the spread of coronavirus is now hard to control

(CNN)At least 16 states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans in response to a surge in new coronavirus infections, but some health officials say the spread of the virus will still be difficult to control.

“What we hope is we can take it seriously and slow the transmission in these places,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday in a livestreamed event by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

July 1 2020:

July 1st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 52,100 New U.S. cases
  • 44,884 New Brazil cases
  • 6,556 New Russia cases
  • 19,428 New India cases
  • 5,681 Mexico cases
  • 7,500 New cases in California
  • Over 10.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 518k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.77 million
  • Over 52k new U.S. cases – A NEW RECORD

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 10,803,599
  • Daily new cases: 218,447 – A NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 518,968 with 5,055 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,939,017
  • Mortality rate: 4.80%
  • Recovery rate: 54.97%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,779,953
  • U.S. new cases: 52,100
  • U.S. deaths: 130,798
  • U.S. recovered: 1,159,601
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 676

 

  • Texas cases: 175,509 with 8,240 new cases A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,541
  • Dallas County cases: 21,882
  • Dallas County new cases: 544
  • Dallas County deaths: 380

 


Today’s Headlines

COVID-19: Red States, Blue States

OPEN MIND — Of the 50 U.S. states, 24 have democratic governors — let’s call them “blue states” — and 26 “red states” have republican governors. The blue states have a considerably larger population, so let’s compare the case load of COVID-19 per capita (specifically, cases per day per million population). Democrat-governor states in blue, republican-governor states in red.

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June 30 2020:

June 30th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 46,042 New U.S. cases
  • 37,997 New Brazil cases
  • 6,693 New Russia cases
  • 18,256 New India cases
  • 5,432 Mexico cases
  • 7,906 New cases in California
  • Over 10.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 513k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.7 million
  • Over 46k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 10,585,152
  • Daily new cases: 176,719
  • Global deaths: 513,913 with 5,835 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,795,009
  • Mortality rate: 4.86%
  • Recovery rate: 54.75%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,727,853
  • U.S. new cases: 46,042
  • U.S. deaths: 130,122
  • U.S. recovered: 1,143,334
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,339

 

  • Texas cases: 167,269 with 7,959 new cases A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,496
  • Dallas County cases: 21,338
  • Dallas County new cases: 601 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 373

 


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June 30,2020 Statistical Update

OBLIVIOTS — Taking the spreadsheet embedded in this blog, I am posting the last days additions to the various graphs.

Starting at the top are the high growth (Extreme) U.S. states for the last 3 weeks. As you can see, almost all of these are increasing weekly in terms of new Covid-19 cases. Below this chart is the Extreme Countries analysis.

Covid19 Extreme U.S. States New Case Counts 6-29-2020

Covid19 Extreme U.S. States New Case Counts 6-29-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the Extreme Countries (the ones with consistently high new case counts) over the last 3 weeks. With the single anomaly of Brazil recording an all-time high over 60,000 new cases in a day 3 weeks ago, all the others are trending up in new cases.

 

Covid19 Extreme Countries New Case Counts 6-29-2020

Covid19 Extreme Countries New Case Counts 6-29-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas new cases per day graph. With the occasional low reporting day (usually Sunday) we are exhibiting a very high new daily case count. Lately it is averaging between 5,000 and 6,000+ new cases per day. The current total case count for Texas is up to over 159,000. Mortality rate is very low at 1.53%, but that is not the only metric that matters. Long term health problems for Covid-19 survivors abound and we still don’t have enough data for long-term projections.

Texas New Covid-19 Case Chart 6-29-2020

Texas New Covid-19 Case Chart 6-29-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the Dallas County new case count compared to fatalities. The red bars are fatalities and show the predictable steady, but low growth rate. The daily numbers are in a very disturbing trend, going almost steadily up. This is due to a lack of social distancing / mask use in a large percentage of the community. This is NOT due to more testing. The positivity rate is now over 13%, with means we are not looking at a linear relationship between testing and positive diagnoses. It is a logarithmic progression, which signifies we have rapid transmission growth in the Dallas County area.

 

Dallas County New Cases 6-29-2020

Dallas County New Cases 6-29-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Covid19 Growth States

High Covid-19 Growth States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this last graph is of U.S. overall Covid-16 new cases per day over time. Dr Fauci just went on record stating we could see 100,000 new cases per day.

Fauci warns U.S. could see 100,000 new coronavirus cases per day

What he’s saying:

“I can’t make an accurate prediction, but it is going to be very disturbing, I will guarantee you that, because when you have an outbreak in one part of the country even though in other parts of the country they’re doing well, they are vulnerable. I made that point very clearly last week at a press conference. We can’t just focus on those areas that are having the surge. It puts the entire country at risk.”

“We are now having 40,000+ new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. And so I’m very concerned.”

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At our current rate of growth, assuming a linear progression, we will see 100,000 new cases a day by the end of July. Looking at the current growth chart from the embedded spreadsheet above, it took 20 days to grow from averaging 20,000 cases per day to get to our current rate of around 40,000 cases per day. So therefore, in another 20 days we will be at 80,000 cases per day and another 10 days after that, 100,000. Or so. Assuming linear growth. It may not be linear. If we do not reverse course immediately, this is what we are going to see. And if the problem worsens, we will get to that 100,000 case per day mark even sooner.
But we will see soon enough. Yesterday we reported 44,000 new cases. And that is not an anomaly. Or an all time high. Our highest day was only 4 days ago at 51,000+. It shouldn’t take more than a week to make that the new normal at this rate.
U.S. Covid-19 new cases per day over time

U.S. Covid-19 new cases per day over time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One graphic explains why Americans are facing an EU travel ban

(CNN)US tourists will be excluded from visiting the European Union after the bloc finalized its list of 15 safe countries for travel to member states on Tuesday.

The EU has formally agreed a set of recommendations for the nationalities of travelers that should be allowed to enter its borders, effective from July 1 — and the US is not included.
And while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stressed the “importance” of reconnecting the US and EU during the coronavirus pandemic, one graphic shows exactly why European countries are shutting Americans out.

Experts say the spread of coronavirus is now hard to control

(CNN)At least 16 states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans in response to a surge in new coronavirus infections, but some health officials say the spread of the virus will still be difficult to control.

“What we hope is we can take it seriously and slow the transmission in these places,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, the principal deputy director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Monday in a livestreamed event by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

June 29 2020:

June 29th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 44,734 New U.S. cases
  • 25,234 New Brazil cases
  • 6,719 New Russia cases
  • 18,339 New India cases
  • 3,805 Mexico cases
  • 5,266 New cases in Florida
  • Over 10 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 508k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.68 million
  • Over 44k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 10,408,433
  • Daily new cases: 164,575
  • Global deaths: 504,410 with 3,112 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,664,407
  • Mortality rate: 4.88%
  • Recovery rate: 54.42%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,681,811
  • U.S. new cases: 44,734
  • U.S. deaths: 128,783
  • U.S. recovered: 1,117,177
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 346

 

  • Texas cases: 159,310 with 6,135 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,437
  • Dallas County cases: 20,737
  • Dallas County new cases: 572 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 353

June 28 2020:

June 28th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 40,540 New U.S. cases
  • 29,313 New Brazil cases
  • 6,791 New Russia cases
  • 19,620 New India cases
  • 4,050 Mexico cases
  • 8,530 New cases in Florida
  • Over 10 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 504k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.6 million
  • Over 40k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 10,243,858
  • Daily new cases: 162,213
  • Global deaths: 504,410 with 3,112 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,553,495
  • Mortality rate: 4.92%
  • Recovery rate: 54.21%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,637,077
  • U.S. new cases: 40,540
  • U.S. deaths: 128,437
  • U.S. recovered: 1,093,456
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 285

 

  • Texas cases: 153,175 with 4,330 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,416
  • Dallas County cases: 20,165
  • Dallas County new cases: 570 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 352

 


Today’s Headlines

Scientists just beginning to understand the many health problems caused by COVID-19

CHICAGO (Reuters)Scientists are only starting to grasp the vast array of health problems caused by the novel coronavirus, some of which may have lingering effects on patients and health systems for years to come, according to doctors and infectious disease experts.

Besides the respiratory issues that leave patients gasping for breath, the virus that causes COVID-19 attacks many organ systems, in some cases causing catastrophic damage.

“We thought this was only a respiratory virus. Turns out, it goes after the pancreas. It goes after the heart. It goes after the liver, the brain, the kidney and other organs. We didn’t appreciate that in the beginning,” said Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute in La Jolla, California.

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188,106 new cases worldwide. For JUST.ONE.DAY.

June 26, 2020 Was a Shocking Day for #Covid19 Growth Worldwide

OBLIVIOTS — The EU is considering a ban against travelers from the U.S., Brazil and Russia – the highest virus growth zones. This right here should tell you everything you need to know about the overall condition of this pandemic.

The graph below shows the last month of progress for the highest change U.S. states. They are in this order:

  1. California — Yesterday’s cases: 5,619
  2. Texas — Yesterday’s cases: 5,614
  3. Florida — Yesterday’s cases: 8,942
  4. Georgia — Yesterday’s cases: 1,900
  5. Arizona — Yesterday’s cases: 3,428
  6. North Carolina — Yesterday’s cases: 1,695
  7. Louisiana — Yesterday’s cases: 1,310

There were 4 other states with new cases above 1,000 and 2 more were above 900 cases. In one day.

International numbers yesterday were also very high for the following highest growth countries:

  1. Brazil — Yesterday’s cases: 46,907 (slightly high, but their record is 60,000+ in one day)
  2. Russia — Yesterday’s cases: 6,800 (actually trending down)
  3. India — Yesterday’s cases: 18,276 (a new record, but only by less than 100 cases)
  4. UK — Yesterday’s cases: 1,380 (not a record, but trending up)
  5. Peru — Yesterday’s cases: 3,762 (typical)
  6. Chile — Yesterday’s cases: 4,296 (typical)
  7. Iran — Yesterday’s cases: 2,628 (typical)
  8. Mexico — Yesterday’s cases: 5,441 (typical)
  9. Pakistan — Yesterday’s cases: 2,775 (Atypical)
  10. Saudi Arabia — Yesterday’s cases: 3,938 (typical)
  11. Bangladesh — Yesterday’s cases: 3,868 (typical)
  12. Sweden — Yesterday’s cases: 1,247 (trending slightly down)

All of this contributed to 188,106 new cases worldwide. For JUST.ONE.DAY.

  • The previous record was 183,082 yesterday.
  • The day before it was 173,388
  • June 23rd it was 165,874
  • June 22nd was 141,794

See where that trend is headed?

Just to give you a few reference points:
  • The population of Frisco, Texas is 215,060. Yesterday’s new case count is as if 87% of Frisco came down with Covid-19 IN ONE DAY.
  • Better yet, if ALL of Little Rock, Arkansas and some of their neighbors ALL came down with Covid-19 IN ONE DAY.
  • Or if ALL of Irvine, California came down sick with Covid-19 IN ONE DAY.
  • Or if everyone in Amarillo (by morning) Texas tested positive for Covid-19 IN ONE DAY.
  • Or if the entire population of Salt Lake City, Utah (+10,000 of their neighbors) came down with Covid-19 IN ONE DAY.
  • Or if every single person in Knoxville, Tennessee (+ another 8,000 of their closest friends) suddenly had Covid-19 IN ONE DAY.

See where I’m going with this?

Good.

The current U.S. fatalities are 127,640. Over 127,000 Americans have died from this disease.

To put a finer point on it, current U.S. fatalities are equivalent to:
  • If the entire population of Hartford, Connecticut DIED overnight.
  • This disease has killed TWICE as many people as Americans killed in Vietnam.
  • If only 1,000 people in Savannah Georgia survived an unexplained overnight sudden death.
  • If everyone in Topeka Kansas (+another 6,000 of their distant relatives) died overnight.
  • If only 2,000 people in Mesquite Texas survived an overnight explosion.
  • All the U.S. Flu deaths from 2014 through 2017 PLUS another 15,000.

Does any of that help put this in perspective yet?

I certainly hope so.

Everybody needs to get their act together. To wit:

  1. STAY HOME except for unavoidable provisioning runs.
  2. WEAR A GODDAMN MASK, Bubba!
  3. WASH YOUR HANDS
  4. STAY AT LEAST SIX FEET AWAY from everyone else.
  5. DO NOT CONGREGATE with anyone outside your immediate (in your own home) family.

Because if y’all DON’T stop being willfully ignorant and monumentally selfish, one (or more) of several REALLY BAD THINGS are guaranteed to happen:

  1. Hospitals are going to run out of resources
  2. More people will get very, very, very sick.
  3. Some will literally never be the same. Their lifespan may be drastically shortened.
  4. More people will DIE
    (Over 127,000 Americans have died so far)
  5. More communities will go into lockdown.
  6. Entire states may go into lockdown.
  7. The entire country could go into lockdown.
  8. The National Guard can be mobilized to ensure compliance.
  9. Martial Law can be declared.

And then we are in REALLY big trouble.

Capiche?

Good.

Now WASH YOUR HANDS and MASK THE HELL UP.

Thx

 

U.S. vs Brazil Growth Rate – New Cases Per Day and Total Case Count

Covid-19 New Cases Per Day US vs Brazil

Covid-19 New Cases Per Day US vs Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 Total Cases US vs Brazil

Covid-19 Total Cases US vs Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. High Growth States:

High Covid-19 Growth U.S. States

High Covid-19 Growth U.S. States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 27th 2020

June 27th #COVID19 Status
Highest Growth Zones:
  • 43,581 New U.S. cases
  • 35,887 New Brazil cases
  • 6,852 New Russia cases
  • 20,131 New India cases
  • 4,410 Mexico cases
  • 9,585 New cases in Florida
Over 10 million Global cases
Global Deaths topped 501k
U.S. Cases topped 2.59 million
Over 43k new U.S. cases
Details, Details, Details…:
  • Global cases: 10,081,545
  • Daily new cases: 183,234
  • Global deaths: 501,298 with 5,221 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,458,369
  • Mortality rate: 4.97%
  • Recovery rate: 54.14%
  • U.S. cases: 2,596,537
  • U.S. new cases: 43,581
  • U.S. deaths: 128,152
  • U.S. recovered: 1,081,437
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 512
  • Texas cases: 148,845 with 6,079 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,406
  • Dallas County cases: 19,595
  • Dallas County new cases: 561 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 351

June 26 2020:

June 26th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 51,323 New U.S. cases a NEW RECORD
  • 46,907 New Brazil cases
  • 6,800 New Russia cases
  • 18,276 New India cases
  • 5,441 Mexico cases
  • 5,619 New cases in California
  • Over 9.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 496k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.5 million
  • Over 51k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 9,898,311
  • Daily new cases: 188,106 – A NEW RECORD
  • Global deaths: 496,077 with 4,294 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,316,200
  • Mortality rate: 5.01%
  • Recovery rate: 53.71%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,552,956
  • U.S. new cases: 51,323
  • U.S. deaths: 127,640
  • U.S. recovered: 1,068,703
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 920

 

  • Texas cases: 142,766 with 5,614 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,367
  • Dallas County cases: 19,034
  • Dallas County new cases: 496
  • Dallas County deaths: 344

 


Today’s Headlines

The latest trend graphs for Texas, Dallas and the U.S.

OBLIVIOTS — These two sets of graphs should help to illustrate the mess we are in at this moment.

U.S. Daily Cases: Take a look at the daily new case graph since April 24. You can clearly see the progression. I’ve seen several news stories all excited about us getting 36,000 (or thereabouts) new cases in one day and somehow that’s a big deal. While it is most certainly a bad trend, it is nowhere near our maximum, as you can see from this graph. We had just under 45,000 cases added on April 25th. Then on June 5th we added over 41,000.

So while this is indeed a very severe trend, it’s nowhere close to the peak. Numbers I hope we never see again, but logic dictates otherwise.

just yesterday one of the big news stories was that Texas Medical Center (the world’s largest medical center) has all of their ICU beds occupied. They are at 100% use of ICU beds. And they are the city in Texas with the most cases / hospitalizations. To put it in perspective, some statistics for Dallas County and Harris County (Houston):

  • Texas Total Cases: 137,152
  • Texas Total Recovered: 74,496
  • Texas Total Mortality: 2,334 (pretty good compared to anyone else)
  • Texas Active Cases: 60,322
  • Dallas Total Cases: 18,538
  • Dallas Mortality: 334
  • Dallas Active Cases: 6,651
  • Dallas Hospital beds occupied: 4,200 out of 6,100
  • Dallas ICU beds occupied: 675 out of 942
  • Houston Total Cases: 27,017
  • Houston Mortality: 353
  • Houston Active Cases: 17,350
  • Houston Hospital beds occupied: 4,739
  • Houston ICU beds occupied: Not specified

Moving on to the Texas graphs (dual chart below), you can see the trend for Texas overall — and Dallas County separately. This is NOT a good trend and if we don’t reverse it, our economy will take another massive hit when we need to lock down the state (again).

RANT ALERT

If Governor Useless (Greg Abbott – are you listening?) would make a single decision that was not related to his reelection (and not pissing off the PreziDUNCE), perhaps we would be headed in the right direction. Mandating that all Texas businesses require their staff and customers to wear masks is a supremely cowardly way of dealing with this problem. Putting the onus on small business owners to enforce face mask compliance is to put them in harm’s way. It is a double-whammy, as they can be fined for non-compliance and it is likely there will be violent interactions from the willfully ignorant bubbas (and bubbettes) that feel their “rights” are being infringed if they are “forced” to wear a mask.

To all the sudden “constitutional scholars” out there, NO. There is NO constitutional right to be willfully ignorant, downright stupid or so self-centered that you risk the health and lives of everyone you come near, because you don’t like being told what to do. I have debunked this ridiculous notion on the HOAX page on this site. There is no court in this land that will support your petty assertion of a “constitutional right” to be mask-free in a pandemic. Period. I have actually researched this with legitimate attorneys and judges. You do not have a legal foot to stand on. So mask up like a big boy and get over it. Put on your big girl panties and deal with it. OK? Thx.

The right thing to do is mandate masks for everyone in all enclosed spaces BY THE STATE. Enforce compliance with local law enforcement, Texas Rangers or the National Guard if necessary. Do NOT force the small business owner to put themselves in the breech.

End of Rant

 

 

U.S. New Covid-19 Cases Since April 24th

U.S. New Covid-19 Cases Since April 24th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas and Dallas New Cases per Day Graph

Texas and Dallas New Cases per Day Graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 25 2020:

June 25th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 39,079 New U.S. cases
  • 40,673 New Brazil cases
  • 7,113 New Russia cases
  • 18,185 New India cases
  • 6,104 Mexico cases
  • 5,440 New cases in California
  • Over 9.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 491k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.5 million
  • Over 39k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 9,710,205
  • Daily new cases: 183,082
  • Global deaths: 491,783 with 6,811 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,279,579
  • Mortality rate: 5.06%
  • Recovery rate: 54.37%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,501,633
  • U.S. new cases: 39,079
  • U.S. deaths: 126,720
  • U.S. recovered: 1,052,293
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,439

 

  • Texas cases: 137,152 with 5,960 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,334
  • Dallas County cases: 18,538
  • Dallas County new cases: 403
  • Dallas County deaths: 334

 


June 24 2020:

June 24th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 38,386 New U.S. cases
  • 40,995 New Brazil cases
  • 7,176 New Russia cases
  • 16,870 New India cases
  • 5,437 Mexico cases
  • 4,966 New cases in California
  • Over 9.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 484k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.46 million
  • Over 38k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 9,527,123
  • Daily new cases: 173,388
  • Global deaths: 484,972 with 5,167 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,175,404
  • Mortality rate: 5.09%
  • Recovery rate: 54.32%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,462,554
  • U.S. new cases: 38,386
  • U.S. deaths: 124,281
  • U.S. recovered: 1,033,398
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 808

 

  • Texas cases: 131,192 with 6,177 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,293
  • Dallas County cases: 18,135
  • Dallas County new cases: 391
  • Dallas County deaths: 328

 


Today’s Headlines

Fauci gives terse advice to Americans about masks

CNNWearing a face mask in public to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus should not be a political issue, according to the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci was asked during an interview at the Sacramento Press Club Wednesday about the politicization of wearing face coverings, even as cases of Covid-19 continue increasing in more than 10 states.

“There’s no secret formula for that, except to say get past it,” Fauci said. “It should not be a political issue. It is purely a public health issue. Forget the politics — look at the data.”

Welcome to the whack-a-mole stage of coronavirus

(CNN)Germany is back in crisis mode.

The country is trying to stop a new coronavirus outbreak from turning into a full-blown second wave of infections, after hundreds of people working at a meat processing plant in the western state of North-Rhine Westphalia became ill. It’s a serious situation, but the German government isn’t rushing to reintroduce the kind of strict nationwide lockdown measures it used to fight the virus earlier this year.
Instead, public health officials are hoping they will be able to contain the outbreak by introducing more nuanced local measures and going all in on testing and contact tracing. Their approach echoes similar tales from elsewhere.

How Exactly Do You Catch Covid-19? There Is a Growing Consensus

Wall Street JournalSix months into the coronavirus crisis, there’s a growing consensus about a central question: How do people become infected?

It’s not common to contract Covid-19 from a contaminated surface, scientists say. And fleeting encounters with people outdoors are unlikely to spread the coronavirus.

Instead, the major culprit is close-up, person-to-person interactions for extended periods. Crowded events, poorly ventilated areas and places where people are talking loudly—or singing, in one famous case—maximize the risk.

These emerging findings are helping businesses and governments devise reopening strategies to protect public health while getting economies going again. That includes tactics like installing plexiglass barriers, requiring people to wear masks in stores and other venues, using good ventilation systems and keeping windows open when possible.

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Why the Virus is Winning

New York TimesWe know how to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

I know it doesn’t always seem that way. And, yes, there is still a great deal we don’t know about the virus. But there is also a consistent set of lessons, from around the world, about how to reduce the number of new cases sharply.

You should wear a mask if you’re going to spend time near anybody who is not part of your household. You should minimize your time in indoor spaces with multiple people. You should move as many activities as possible outdoors. You should wash your hands frequently. And you should stay home, away from even your own family members, if you feel sick.

…Over the last few weeks, however, the virus has begun spreading across the southern and western U.S., as well as in some other countries. And there’s no real mystery about why. Many people have stopped following public-health guidance. They have gathered in restaurants, bars, churches, gyms and workplaces (sometimes because their employers pressured them to do so).

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The EU plans to ban US travelers indefinitely after haphazard COVID-19 response

THE VERGEThe European Union plans to ban travel from the US when it reopens its borders on July 1st because of the Trump administration’s poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from The New York Times. Under current plans, the US would join Brazil and Russia on the list of forbidden countries, as all three countries have had comparably poor responses to the virus since the worldwide outbreak at the beginning of the year. Travel from China, as well as some developing countries, will be allowed, the report states.

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Coronavirus breakthrough: Patients with this blood type have milder symptoms

A GERMAN infectiologist has discussed the effect coronavirus has been found to have on patients with different blood types, and the findings are surprising.

Dr Christoph Spinner of the Rechts der Isar Hospital in Munich touched on the issue of blood groups in a recent discussion on COVID-19. In an interview with German magazine Focus, he discussed research which explores the influence a person’s blood type is likely to have on their condition if they contract the disease.

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China cover-up: BBC reporter in Beijing fears COVID-19 number ‘doesn’t reflect facts’

THE BBC’s China correspondent has raised fears of a possible cover-up in Beijing as he warned the official number of fresh coronavirus cases is “relatively low” given the authorities’ extreme response.

Stephen McDonell pointed to the Chinese Government’s warning about the “extremely severe” situation in regards to the 106 new infections in the capital over five days. He said the reaction from the ruling Communist Party meant that they were either being “super cautious” in trying to stem the spread of the virus or they had not come clean on the actual infection rate. His warning comes as authorities in the capital locked down residential compounds as fears of a second wave of COVID-19 mounted.

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China lockdown: Beijing shuts all schools as terrifying second wave strikes

BEIJING has announced it is immediately shutting all schools as China desperately attempts to contain a second outbreak of coronavirus.

A further 36 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded ion the capital yesterday, bringing the total of new transmissions since June 12 to 79. After hope that the country had eradicated the virus, has now been forced the implement urgent measures in a desperate attempt to stop a second wave of coronavirus wreaking havoc across the country. It has been reported that have raised the pandemic response level in the whole of Beijing to level two, this means that people will have to be tested for the virus before being allowed to leave the city.

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June 23 2020:

June 23rd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 36,015 New U.S. cases
  • 40,131 New Brazil cases
  • 7,425 New Russia cases
  • 15,665 New India cases
  • 6,288 Mexico cases
  • 6,503 New cases in California
  • Over 9.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 479k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.42 million
  • Over 36k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


 

  • Global cases: 9,353,735
  • Daily new cases: 165,874
  • Global deaths: 479,805 with 5,466 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 5,034,027
  • Mortality rate: 5.13%
  • Recovery rate: 53.82%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,424,168
  • U.S. new cases: 36,015
  • U.S. deaths: 123,473
  • U.S. recovered: 1,020,381
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 863

 

  • Texas cases: 125,015 with 5,370 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,251
  • Dallas County cases: 17,744
  • Dallas County new cases: 445
  • Dallas County deaths: 324

 


Today’s Headlines

Coronavirus has “brought this nation to its knees,” CDC director says

Covid-19 has “brought this nation to its knees,” Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Tuesday in a House hearing.

“We’ve all done the best that we can do to tackle this virus,” Redfield said during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing.

“We’re going to probably spend close to $7 trillion because of one little virus,” he said.

Redfield said the virus has highlighted decades of underinvesting in the “core capabilities of public health data.” Now is the time to fix the broken system, he added.

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Graph Compares U.S. and EU Response Differences to Coronavirus

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta uses a graph to compare new Covid-19 reported case numbers for the US and Europe.

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US is still “way behind the virus,” former HHS secretary says

(CNN) Kathleen Sebelius, former secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services, says that while the country is doing more testing for Covid-19, we are still “way behind the virus.”

We are still reacting. We’re not ahead of it,” Sebelius told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday. “The only way to get ahead of the virus is to tamp way down the cases in any area, and then test like crazy when a case appears, contact trace, and make sure you quarantine. We can’t do that yet because we are still finding all kinds of people who have the virus.

 

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Comparing Brazil and U.S. Covid-19 Caseloads

OBLIVIOTS — For over a month now, the highest continuous new case counts and mortality rates have been coming from the U.S. and Brazil. This continues relatively unabated.

The following two graphs illustrate new cases per day and fatalities per day. In both charts, blue is the U.S. and red is Brazil. The new case count graph runs from May 1st through yesterday (June 22, 2020). The fatality graph is for the month of June to date (also June 22, 2020).

You will probably notice the “wave” or “mountain range” effect of the mortality graph. I have observed this phenomenon for a long time. The peak of each wave is usually a Tuesday and the valley is usually a Sunday. I have to assume there is a shortage of reporting on Sundays, as I’m fairly certain death does not take the Sabbath off (no hate mail from the Jews following this blog, OK?). Looking at the new case line graph, you will note a fairly steady increase over the last 50+ days. This is not a good trend. It should be going down by now if we were correctly managing this pandemic.

U.S. daily mortality rates have been declining for the last 5 days, but went up again on Monday. We need to observe this trend and see if the wave repeats or if we continue down. My guess is the wave continues, as we have 23 states reporting steady increases in cases.

 

US vs Brazil New Covid-19 Cases per Day

US vs Brazil New Covid-19 Cases per Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US vs Brazil New Covid-19 Fatalities per Day

US vs Brazil New Covid-19 Fatalities per Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 22 2020:

June 22nd #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 31,496 New U.S. cases
  • 24,358 New Brazil cases
  • 7,600 New Russia cases
  • 13,540 New India cases
  • 4,577 Mexico cases
  • 5,528 New cases in California
  • Over 9.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 474k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.38 million
  • Over 31k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 9,187,861
  • Daily new cases: 141,794
  • Global deaths: 474,339 with 3,636 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,937,251
  • Mortality rate: 5.16%
  • Recovery rate: 53.74%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,388,153
  • U.S. new cases: 31,496
  • U.S. deaths: 122,610
  • U.S. recovered: 980,367
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 363

 

  • Texas cases: 119,645 with 5,112 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,218
  • Dallas County cases: 17,299
  • Dallas County new cases: 454 – A NEW RECORD
  • Dallas County deaths: 317

 


Today’s Headlines

OBLIVIOTS — Meat Packing Plant Rant Alert

Being a huge fan of the twin sisters Irony and Karma, I find all these meat packing plant outbreaks the ultimate irony.

We have grown our population to a size that is decimating this planet and we insist on consuming sentient lower beings for survival. In so doing we treat these animals, who also have a social structure, to the most hideous of conditions in preparation for a cruel death. We poison the very planet we inhabit in the process, because we are so supremely arrogant that we think no matter what we do, the planet will correct it.

Wrong!

Mother Earth can only correct for just so much stupidity.

And now my favorite twin sisters are giving us a little slap in the face to get our attention.

Meat packing plants worldwide have been hot zones for Coronavirus. Substantial outbreaks have been found across the U.S. and other countries. Germany just found over 1,300 workers at a meat packing plant infected, causing their numbers to spike. Their transmission rate (R-naught) has shot up to 2.88, which is above the standard 2-2.5 rate for Coronavirus. This means each infected person infects 3 other people. Prior to this outbreak they had reduced their transmission rate to a very manageable .75.

Do the math yourself.

Will we learn before it is too late?

It doesn’t look like we are leaving much of a world to our grandchildren.

Come on, younger generations. This is YOUR fight now.

See the next article for details on Germany’s outbreak:

Germany’s coronavirus reproduction rate soars after massive outbreak at meat plant

Berlin (CNN)The reproduction number (R) of the coronavirus in Germany has risen sharply, the country’s center for disease control has said, after an outbreak at a meat processing plant infected hundreds of workers.

The value indicates how much the virus is spreading in the country. A reproduction rate of 1 means each person with coronavirus will infect an average of one other person.
Data published by the Robert Koch Institute puts Germany’s R-number at 2.88. Chancellor Angela Merkel has repeatedly said that Germany needs to keep the number below 1 if the country is to successfully combat the virus.

Nearly half of US states are reporting a rise in new coronavirus cases

Nearly half of states are reporting a rise in new cases and some continue to break records in their daily reported cases. In the South, officials say more young people are testing positive. And across the US, experts continue to repeat warnings highlighting the need for social distancing and face covers.
And while some point to the rise in numbers as a result of more testing, health officials say more tests are only partly to blame.
“More testing does in fact turn out more cases. However … if widespread testing was the entire reason for the rise in cases, you’d expect to see the proportion of positive tests go down or at the very least remain steady. We’re not seeing that,” says Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider, a specialist in internal medicine at the California Pacific Medical Center.

 


June 21 2020:

June 21st #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 26,079 New U.S. cases
  • 16,851 New Brazil cases
  • 7,728 New Russia cases
  • 15,183 New India cases
  • 4,717 Mexico cases
  • 3,589 New cases in California
  • Over 9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 470k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.35 million
  • Over 26k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:

 


  • Global cases: 9,046,067
  • Daily new cases: 130,204
  • Global deaths: 470,703 with 3,976 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,838,338
  • Mortality rate: 5.20%
  • Recovery rate: 53.49%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,356,657
  • U.S. new cases: 26,079
  • U.S. deaths: 122,247
  • U.S. recovered: 980,355
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 267

 

  • Texas cases: 114,533 with 3,494 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,202
  • Dallas County cases: 16,845
  • Dallas County new cases: 408
  • Dallas County deaths: 314

 


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Worldwide and U.S. States Hot Zones Compared

A global view of the current #Covid19 stats
The two sets of graphs below will give you a good idea of where we stand overall in the progress of this massively destructive disease spread.
The single graph shows you the global new cases reported every day. You will note the “waves” this graph indicates. There are certain days of the week where reporting slows down and then picks up again.
The dual graphs are the hot zones. One shows all the states with the highest infections levels. The other shows countries with the highest infection levels. Needless to say, the U.S rates