Coronavirus Archive – Daily Stats and Headlines

Coronavirus Archives

July 31,2020:  Notice:  No further updates until August 13th as I take a break from all this
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 reading 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.


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

 


Today’s Headlines

‘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

 


Today’s Headlines

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

 


Today’s Headlines

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

 


Today’s Headlines

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

 


Today’s Headlines

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

 


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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 the highest and it his highly unlikely that will change. The U.S. comprises roughly 4% of the world population. We currently account for 26% of all cases and fatalities. Don’t you wonder why…
U.S. States and Countries Hot Zones

U.S. States and Countries Hot Zones

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Daily New Covid-19 Cases

Global Daily New Covid-19 Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern States Show Increasing Covid-19 Infection Rates

OBLIVIOTS — Some #Covid19 updates:

Southern States Analysis.
It should come to no surprise that the Southern States have been performing poorly in regards the safekeeping of their citizenry. It should come as no surprise, that there are some gaps in the data from Mississippi. If you can find the missing data, let me know and I’ll be happy to update the spreadsheets and graph.

You will note the point in time when most of these states begin reporting increasing numbers of infections. These correspond with the premature reopening of these states and the amount of time it takes for new cases to appear, and test results to come in.

We are including all the “Southern States” even though not all are showing spikes. This provides a reference point.

Here is a graph of total Covid-19 cases over time for all of the “Southern States” from the beginning of May through June 20th.

Southern States Covid-19 Infections

Southern States Covid-19 Infections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More young people across the South are testing positive for coronavirus

(CNN) Officials in states across the South are warning more young people are testing positive for coronavirus.

The shifts in demographics have been recorded in parts of Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and other states — many of which were some of the first to reopen.
And while some officials have pointed to more widespread testing being done, others say the new cases stem from Americans failing to social distance.

Covid-19 Daily New Cases Top 179,000

OBLIVIOTS — Saturday Morning #Covid19 update.

Yesterday we hit a record (2nd day in a row) for new global cases – 179,698.

We’ve been trending in the 123-140,000 cases per day, so this is a very dramatic jump.

Embedded below are two informative charts exported from the live spreadsheet above.

One shows the trend for new daily cases over time.
The other shows the international and U.S. States hot zones comparing the highest daily case count over the last 2 weeks. You can see who is trending up and who is trending down this way. On the extremes graph, the numbers in RED are yesterday’s new case count. Otherwise the highs are somewhere in the last 7 days, just not yesterday. Brazil went off the rails with new cases yesterday, reporting over 60,000 new cases to bring their total case count to over one million. End of day numbers for Brazil are:

  • Total cases: 1,038,568
  • New cases: 60,426
  • Fatalities: 49,090
  • Recovered: 520,360
  • Active cases: 469,118

Global Data This Morning:

  • Global Cases: 8,783,225
  • Global Fatalities: 463,019
  • Global Recoveries: 4,643,007
  • Global Active Cases: 3,676,365
Global New Cases Per Day

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Covid-19 Hot Zones 6-19-2020

Covid-19 Hot Zones 6-19-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 20 2020:

June 20th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 37,278 New U.S. cases
  • 31,571 New Brazil cases
  • 7,889 New Russia cases
  • 15,915 New India cases
  • 4,717 Mexico cases
  • 4,363 New cases in California
  • Over 8.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 466k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.33 million
  • Over 37k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:

 


  • Global cases: 8,915,863
  • Daily new cases: 158,113
  • Global deaths: 466,727 with 4,208 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,738,606
  • Mortality rate: 5.23%
  • Recovery rate: 53.15%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,330,578
  • U.S. new cases: 37,278
  • U.S. deaths: 121,364
  • U.S. recovered: 958,237
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 616

 

  • Texas cases: 111,408 with 4,250 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,193
  • Dallas County cases: 16,437
  • Dallas County new cases: 395
  • Dallas County deaths: 313

 


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Covid-19 Daily New Cases Top 179,000

OBLIVIOTS — Saturday Morning #Covid19 update.

Yesterday we hit a record (2nd day in a row) for new global cases – 179,698.

We’ve been trending in the 123-140,000 cases per day, so this is a very dramatic jump.

Embedded below are two informative charts exported from the live spreadsheet above.

One shows the trend for new daily cases over time.
The other shows the international and U.S. States hot zones comparing the highest daily case count over the last 2 weeks. You can see who is trending up and who is trending down this way. On the extremes graph, the numbers in RED are yesterday’s new case count. Otherwise the highs are somewhere in the last 7 days, just not yesterday. Brazil went off the rails with new cases yesterday, reporting over 60,000 new cases to bring their total case count to over one million. End of day numbers for Brazil are:

  • Total cases: 1,038,568
  • New cases: 60,426
  • Fatalities: 49,090
  • Recovered: 520,360
  • Active cases: 469,118

Global Data This Morning:

  • Global Cases: 8,783,225
  • Global Fatalities: 463,019
  • Global Recoveries: 4,643,007
  • Global Active Cases: 3,676,365
Global New Cases Per Day

Global New Cases Per Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 Hot Zones 6-19-2020

Covid-19 Hot Zones 6-19-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 19 2020:

June 19th #COVID19 Status

All Time High new Global Cases = 179,698

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 29,649 New U.S. cases
  • 60,426 New Brazil cases – ALL TIME HIGH
  • 7,972 New Russia cases
  • 14,721 New India cases
  • 5,030 Mexico cases
  • 3,608 New cases in California
  • Over 8.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 462k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.29 million
  • Over 29k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:

 


  • Global cases: 8,757,750
  • Daily new cases: 179,698 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 462,519 with 6,235 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,625,449
  • Mortality rate: 5.28%
  • Recovery rate: 52.82%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,293,300
  • U.S. new cases: 29,649
  • U.S. deaths: 121,364
  • U.S. recovered: 956,061
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 676

 

  • Texas cases: 107,158 with 4,497 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,165
  • Dallas County cases: 16,042
  • Dallas County new cases: 394
  • Dallas County deaths: 311

 


Today’s Headlines

Fauci warns of ‘anti-science bias’ being a problem in US

(CNN) The White House coronavirus task force has been out of public view as President Donald Trump has shown an urgency to move past the pandemic, downplay recent surges in Covid cases in some states, and get Americans back to work.

But the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been warning Americans about the risk of further spread of the virus.
On Wednesday, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joined the US Department of Health and Human Services’ podcast “Learning Curve” and gave his expertise on the pandemic and the vaccine development process.

Coronavirus spikes bring states and cities back to discussing protection measures

(CNN) The pressure is on for local leaders to respond to regional Covid-19 spikes and records, and some are turning to mask mandates.

Statewide, Californians will be required to wear face coverings in indoor public places, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. To the north, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a similar mandate for seven counties beginning June 24.
Similar measures are being considered in North Carolina and Arizona, where Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane is developing an ordinance with a legal team.

Multiple Florida Hospitals Run Out of ICU Beds as Coronavirus Cases Spike

NEWSWEEKAs 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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Worldwide Spike in New Cases Tops 177,000 Yesterday

OBLIVOTS — June 18, 2020 set the record for global new cases in a day by a significant margin. The day started out with an exploding case count that is unprecedented. By 10:00 AM CDT we had racked up 66.860 new cases. This is roughly double what we have come to expect on a normal day, so we were off to a brisk start. By EOD (End of Day) we screeched to a halt at a record shattering 177,923 new cases. The day before was a relatively typical 120,688. The previous maximum day was June 5th at 146,648 cases.

Our international hot zones were:
(EOD numbers in no particular order)
  • U.S. = 29,180
  • Brazil = 17,833
  • India = 13,827
  • Russia = 7,790 (trending down)
  • Saudi Arabia = 4,757 (trending up)
  • Pakistan = 5,358
  • Bangladesh = 3,803
  • Mexico = 5,662 (trending up)
  • Peru = 3,480
  • Chile = 4,475 (trending down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

China finds heavy coronavirus traces in seafood, meat sections of Beijing food market

BEIJING (Reuters)China has found the trading sections for meat and seafood in Beijing’s wholesale food market to be severely contaminated with the new coronavirus and suspects the area’s low temperature and high humidity may have been contributing factors, officials said on Thursday.

Their preliminary report comes as the country’s capital tackles a resurgence of COVID-19 cases over the past week linked to the massive Xinfadi food center, which houses warehouses and trading halls in an area the size of nearly 160 soccer pitches.

The latest outbreak infected more than 100 people and raised fears of wider contagion in China.

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June 18 2020:

June 18th #COVID19 Status

All Time High new Global Cases = 177,923

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 35,329 New U.S. cases
  • 17,833 New Brazil cases
  • 7,790 New Russia cases
  • 13,827 New India cases
  • 5,662 Mexico cases
  • 3,787 New cases in California
  • Over 8.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 456k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.26 million
  • Over 29k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:

 


  • Global cases: 8,578,052
  • Daily new cases: 177,923 – ALL TIME HIGH
  • Global deaths: 456,284 with 5,021 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,530,261
  • Mortality rate: 5.32%
  • Recovery rate: 52.81%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,263,651
  • U.S. new cases: 29,180
  • U.S. deaths: 120,688
  • U.S. recovered: 930,994
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 747

 

  • Texas cases: 102,661 with 3,357 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,142
  • Dallas County cases: 15,648
  • Dallas County new cases: 392
  • Dallas County deaths: 307

 


Today’s Headlines

There may be no immunity against Covid-19, new Wuhan study suggests

Humans may never develop immunity against Covid-19 , according to new research on antibodies by Chinese and American scientists.

Their conclusion was based on a study looking at whether hospital workers in Wuhan who were directly exposed to infected patients at the early stage of the outbreak had developed antibodies. The deadly new disease was first detected in the Chinese city late last year.

At least a quarter of the more than 23,000 samples tested could have been infected with the virus at some stage, according to the scientists. But only 4 per cent had developed antibodies as of April.

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Florida has makings of new epicenter, experts say

(CNN) Ten states saw a record number of new Covid-19 cases this week, and one of them could be the next epicenter of the pandemic.

Florida reported 3,207 additional coronavirus cases on Thursday — the largest single day count in the state since the pandemic, according to Florida Department of Health. Florida’s total reported cases climbed to nearly 86,000, according to data released by the state.
The Sunshine State has “all the markings of the next large epicenter of coronavirus transmission,” and risks being the “worst it has ever been,” according to Wednesday’s projections from a model by scientists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania.

16 friends get virus after night out. Hear their warning.

A group of 16 friends went out to a crowded Florida bar to celebrate a birthday have all tested positive for coronavirus. They’re telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo that it was too soon to be around large crowds, and going out without a mask was a mistake.

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Comparing the International Hot Zones

OBLIVIOTS — A couple of graphs and a little #COVID19 data for y’all this morning.
These two graphs show the worldwide extreme hot zones. Countries in one, U.S, states in the other.
In the countries I have aggregated the last 2 days together, selecting the highest day to include.
FYI: It is now 7:05 AM on June 18th, 2020. We currently have 66,860 new cases worldwide since 10:00 last night.
Normally by this time of day we would have around half of that. It looks like a wild ride today, kiddies. And Brazil hasn’t even started reporting cases yet. And Russia is trending slightly down in the last 2 days. Below 8,000 cases per day for the first time since May 1st.
Our international hot zones are, as you can see from the chart,
(in no particular order)
  • U.S.
  • Brazil
  • India
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Pakistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Chile
Extreme County Daily Covid-19 Cases

Extreme Countries Daily Covid-19 Cases

 

 

 

 

Extreme U.S. States Daily Covid-19 Cases

Extreme U.S. States Daily Covid-19 Cases

 

 

 

 

 


June 17 2020:

June 17th #COVID19 Status

Dallas Reports Highest New Daily Case Count Ever at 413

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 26,071 New U.S. cases
  • 31,475 New Brazil cases
  • 7,843 New Russia cases
  • 13,103 New India cases
  • 4,930 Mexico cases
  • 4,197 New cases in California
  • Over 8.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 451k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.23 million
  • Over 26k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:

 


  • Global cases: 8,400,129
  • Daily new cases: 142,594
  • Global deaths: 451,263 with 5,277 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,414,991
  • Mortality rate: 5.37%
  • Recovery rate: 52.56%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,234,471
  • U.S. new cases: 26,071
  • U.S. deaths: 119,941
  • U.S. recovered: 918,796
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 809

 

  • Texas cases: 99,304 with 3,511 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,105
  • Dallas County cases: 15,256
  • Dallas County new cases: 413
  • Dallas County deaths: 302

 


Today’s Headlines

‘Much more infectious’: A mutated strain of the novel coronavirus has scientists very concerned

New research on mutations in the novel coronavirus reveals that an evolved strain of the disease may possess a significantly increased ability to infect people. Physically, this mutation’s changes have increased the number and flexibility of the protein spikes on the virus’ surface.

“Viruses with this mutation were much more infectious than those without the mutation in the cell culture system we used,” wrote Scripps Research virologist Hyeryun Choe, PhD, who is the senior author of the study. The study is still undergoing peer review, and its authors noted that the conclusions need to be viewed as preliminary. The conclusions were announced prior to the completion of peer review “amid news reports of its findings,” according to Scripps Research.

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Texas Reports Highest Daily New Case Count at 4,413

OBLIVIOTS — Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Texas reports the highest daily new case addition at 4,413 new cases, bringing the state total case count to 95,793. 46 fatalities were reported yesterday, bringing the state total to 2,062 which amounts to a 2.15% mortality rate, less than half the U.S. average of 5.39%.

There are apparently a lot of people trying to justify the higher case count by saying Texas is doing more testing. Our president likes to tell us this too. The facts would appear to refute these claims. As you can see by the first graph, which shows daily testing numbers, yesterday’s total tests (23,419) is actually lower than the previous day (35,164), yet the new reported case number for yesterday is more than double the day before (4,413 vs 2,138). Both of these numbers are very high compared to our average in recent weeks. We have been trending above 2,000 per day (refer to the lower graph) since June 10th when we recorded our previous all-time high of 2,437 new cases.

Daily Testing Graph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Cases Per day vs. Total Cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 16 2020:

June 16th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 25,450 New U.S. cases
  • 32,278 New Brazil cases
  • 8,248 New Russia cases
  • 11,135 New India cases
  • 4,599 Mexico cases
  • 3,440 New cases in California
  • Over 8.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 445k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.2 million
  • Over 25k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:

 


  • Global cases: 8,257,535
  • Daily new cases: 143,856
  • Global deaths: 445,986 with 6,901 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,306,748
  • Mortality rate: 5.41%
  • Recovery rate: 51.60%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,182,950
  • U.S. new cases: 20,806
  • U.S. deaths: 119,132
  • U.S. recovered: 903,041
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 849

 

  • Texas cases: 95,793 with 4,413 new cases – A NEW RECORD
  • Texas deaths: 2,062
  • Dallas County cases: 14,843
  • Dallas County new cases: 306
  • Dallas County deaths: 293

 


Today’s Headlines

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

BBCThe low-dose steroid treatment dexamethasone is a major breakthrough in the fight against the deadly virus, UK experts say.

The drug is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for coronavirus.

It cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators. For those on oxygen, it cut deaths by a fifth.

Had the drug had been used to treat patients in the UK from the start of the pandemic, up to 5,000 lives could have been saved, researchers say.

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Dallas Texas Covid-19 Resource Usage and Demographics

OBLIVIOTS — Dallas County does not have a good portal with all the important information collated on a daily basis. So it takes a fair amount of research time and work to bring all this information together. This is a portal with some of the information, but it is always at least 24 hours behind.

Refer to the two graphs below.

Currently, Dallas County is not in dire condition in terms of hospital resources. However, at the current growth rate of the coronavirus spread, it is possible we could start stretching these vital resources thin. For the last six days we have added 300+ new cases per day. Mortality is low, averaging one new death per day, but the current total case count for Dallas County is 14,537, second only to Harris County with 17,282 cases.

The really interesting numbers relate to age range and number of cases:

Dallas County Covid-19 Demographics by age

Dallas County Covid-19 Demographics by age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dallas County Covid-19 Hospital Resource Usage

Dallas County Covid-19 Hospital Resource Usage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 15 2020:

June 15th #COVID19 Status

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 20,806 New U.S. cases
  • 23,674 New Brazil cases
  • 8,246 New Russia cases
  • 10,018 New India cases
  • 3,427 Mexico cases
  • 2,719 New cases in California
  • Over 8.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 439k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.18 million
  • Over 20k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 8,113,679
  • Daily new cases: 124,093
  • Global deaths: 439,085 with 3,594 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,186,298
  • Mortality rate: 5.41%
  • Recovery rate: 51.60%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,182,950
  • U.S. new cases: 20,806
  • U.S. deaths: 118,283
  • U.S. recovered: 889,866
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 430

 

  • Texas cases: 91,380 with 2,138 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 2,016
  • Dallas County cases: 14,537
  • Dallas County new cases: 305
  • Dallas County deaths: 285

 


Today’s Headlines

Texas Covid-19 Trend Analysis

In response to a recent post on social media, someone asked if increased testing was responsible for the uptick in cases for Dallas County.

Dallas county does not publish that information directly. But this site will give you a lot of info. You will also note the predominant age ranges for positive cases. And I’m not in them.

https://city-of-dallas-coronavirus-response-dallasgis.hub…

Current statistics:
  • Percentage of positive cases requiring hospitalization: 15%
  • Percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have one or more high-risk medical conditions: 53%
  • Percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients have been admitted to an ICU: 30%
  • Percentage of hospitalized COVID-19 patients requiring mechanical ventilation: 17%
  • Hospital beds occupied: 4.3k out of 6.1k
  • ICU beds occupied: 630 out of 927
  • Ventilators in use: 330 out of 967

 

Positive cases by age:
  • 0-17: 914
  • 18-40: 4.6k
  • 41-64: 4.5k
  • 65+: 1.5k

 

Below is a chart of the testing for Texas vs reported total cases. You will note testing is a fairly straight 10° line progression, where new cases are an upward arc. Therefore, increased testing does not explain the increase. One of the problems with testing data is that you cannot know how many are attributed to healthcare or emergency response personnel who are tested daily. Also, 1/3 of all negative tests are a false negative.

Additionally, there are probably a lot of people who have been infected and the symptoms were so mile they were chalked up to a cold. Therefore never reported or tested. Each one of these people could have infected untold others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 14 2020:

#COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 2,142,224 yesterday to 2,162,144

U.S. deaths exceed 117,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 7.9 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 19,920 New U.S. cases
  • 17,086 New Brazil cases
  • 8,835 New Russia cases
  • 12,023 New India cases
  • 4,147 Mexico cases
  • 2,615 New cases in California
  • Over 7.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 435k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.16 million
  • Over 19k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 7,989,586
  • Daily new cases: 128,834
  • Global deaths: 432,200 with 3,952 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,107,529
  • Mortality rate: 5.45%
  • Recovery rate: 51.41%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,162,144
  • U.S. new cases: 19,920
  • U.S. deaths: 117,853
  • U.S. recovered: 867,849
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 326

 

  • Texas cases: 89,242 with 1,339 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,996
  • Dallas County cases: 14,232
  • Dallas County new cases: 302
  • Dallas County deaths: 284

 


Today’s Headlines

Ky. megachurch shuts down again after 18 members test positive for coronavirus

A Kentucky megachurch pastor who clashed with Gov. Andy Beshear over restrictions on in-person services imposed during the coronavirus pandemic, says he’s suspended in-person worship services again after 18 members of his church tested positive for the virus since he resumed in-person services a month after closing.

Clay Mills Baptist Church on Brannon Road in Nicholasville, just south of the Lexington city limits, held in-person services on May 17 and May 24, Jeff Fugate, pastor of the 2,500-member church, told the Courier Journal. Since then, he said, at least 18 members of his church have tested positive for the new coronavirus. He stressed that there’s “no indication” they were infected at church.

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Record Coronavirus Hospitalizations in Some States

(CNN) The number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have gone up in some states, a bleak reminder that the pandemic that’s infected more than 2 million people is not over.

More than 115,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.
As of Saturday, coronavirus cases were still increasing in 18 states — several of which saw record or near-record highs. In 17 states, the numbers were trending downward, and numbers remained steady in 13 states.
Texas saw more than 2,200 people hospitalized with coronavirus Saturday, bypassing a record high the previous day, CNN affiliate KTVT reported. North Carolina set a record with 823 hospitalizations Saturday.

 

 


June 13 2020:

#COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 2,116,825 yesterday to 2,142,224

U.S. deaths exceed 117,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 7.8 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 25,302 New U.S. cases
  • 20,894 New Brazil cases
  • 8,706 New Russia cases
  • 12,023 New India cases
  • 3,494 Mexico cases
  • 3,135 New cases in California
  • Over 7.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 432k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2.1 million
  • Over 25k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 7,860,752
  • Daily new cases: 127,800
  • Global deaths: 432,200 with 3,952 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 4,035,791
  • Mortality rate: 5.50%
  • Recovery rate: 51.34%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,142,224
  • U.S. new cases: 25,302
  • U.S. deaths: 117,527
  • U.S. recovered: 842,921
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 702

 

  • Texas cases: 87,903 with 2,262 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,989
  • Dallas County cases: 13,930
  • Dallas County new cases: 345 – another new record
  • Dallas County deaths: 283

 


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Top Countries for New Cases Remain U.S., Brazil and India

OBLIVIOTS — A little information on the international hot zones. These are the countries with the highest number of cases per day. Or the ones who at one time had the highest numbers. You will note the U.S., Brazil and India are consistently the highest.

Russia, Mexico, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Peru, Chile, Saudi Arabia and Iran are also reporting fairly high numbers every day, just not nearly as high as the top 3. Russia is consistently in the 8,000-9,000 range, while Mexico, Chile, Pakistan and Peru are in the 5,000 per day range.

Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia and Iran are in the 2,000-4,000 range. Ecuador, Qatar, Sweden, Turkey and the UK continue to report between 1,000 and 3,000 new cases every day, so while not as high as the Top Ten, they still contribute far more cases than anyone would like. A good goal would to be like South Korea, which is only accumulating 50 or less new cases per day. This is a good sign that they are managing the virus with extreme measures of mask wearing, quarantine of new cases and contact tracing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mutation could make coronavirus more infectious, study suggests

(CNN) Researchers in Florida say they believe they have shown that the new coronavirus has mutated in a way that makes it more easily infect human cells.

They say more research is needed to show whether the change has altered the course of the pandemic, but at least one researcher not involved in the study says it likely has, and the changes may explain why the virus has caused so many infections in the United States and Latin America.
It’s a mutation that scientists have been worried about for weeks.

 


June 12 2020:

#COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 2,089,701 yesterday to 2,116,825

U.S. deaths exceed 116,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 7.7 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 27,221 New U.S. cases
  • 24,253 New Brazil cases
  • 8,987 New Russia cases
  • 11,320 New India cases
  • 5,222 Mexico cases
  • 3,627 New cases in California
  • Over 7.7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 428k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2 million
  • Over 27k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 7,732,952
  • Daily new cases: 135,965
  • Global deaths: 428,248 with 4,404 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,956,299
  • Mortality rate: 5.54%
  • Recovery rate: 51.16%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,116,922
  • U.S. new cases: 27,221
  • U.S. deaths: 116,825
  • U.S. recovered: 841,934
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 791

 

  • Texas cases: 85,641 with 2,202 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,966
  • Dallas County cases: 13,585
  • Dallas County new cases: 328 – a new record
  • Dallas County deaths: 280

 


Today’s Headlines

Hugo Sosa survived the ICU. But that’s just the start of recovery.

For the fortunate covid-19 patients like Sosa who survive intensive care and long stretches on ventilators, the journey home can be an arduous and lonely one that runs through places like Burke. Their survival is testament to the lifesaving value of some of the world’s most sophisticated medical interventions, but their deficits reveal the toll of the disease and of hospitalization itself. Their futures can depend on what happens here.

“A lot of the time, it’s a win to get discharged from the hospital,” Lucke said. “Everyone forgets there are so many things that go on before you actually make it home, if you can make it home.”

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New research shows how face masks can stop second and third coronavirus waves

A study published Wednesday by scientists in the U.K. finds that widespread adoption of face masks, in addition to lockdowns, could prevent further waves of the coronavirus and allow for less strict lockdown measures.

The researchers, who hail from Cambridge University and Greenwich University, argue that lockdowns alone are not sufficient to prevent second and third waves of infection, but if “combined with 100% adoption of face mask use by the public,” infection rates can be flattened and subsequent waves can be prevented.

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June 11 2020:

#COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 2,066,401 yesterday to 2,089,701

U.S. deaths exceed 116,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 7.5 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 23,300 New U.S. cases
  • 30,465 New Brazil cases
  • 8,779 New Russia cases
  • 11,128 New India cases
  • 4,790 Mexico cases
  • 3,574 New cases in California
  • Over 7.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 423k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2 million
  • Over 23k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 7,596,987
  • Daily new cases: 144,178
  • Global deaths: 423,844 with 4,925 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,841,493
  • Mortality rate: 5.58%
  • Recovery rate: 50.57%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,089,701
  • U.S. new cases: 23,300
  • U.S. deaths: 116,034
  • U.S. recovered: 816,086
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 904

 

  • Texas cases: 83,439 with 2,005 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,945
  • Dallas County cases: 13,257
  • Dallas County new cases: 312 – a new record
  • Dallas County deaths: 277

 


Today’s Headlines

No new infections after two hairstylists who had coronavirus saw 140 clients

(CNN) No cases of coronavirus have been linked to two Missouri hairstylists who saw 140 clients last month while symptomatic, county health officials said.

Both stylists worked at the same Great Clips location in Springfield. The clients and the stylists all wore face coverings, and the salon had set up other measures such as social distancing of chairs and staggered appointments, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department said this week.
“This is exciting news about the value of masking to prevent Covid-19,” said Clay Goddard, the county’s director of health.

Comparing Countries’ New Cases Per Day

OBLIVIOTS — I also thought it would be interesting to take the Extremes spreadsheet and analyze past week highs against yesterday’s reported new cases on a country by country basis. The blue columns represent the highest daily reported new cases over a 5-7 day period ending June 9th. The red bars are yesterday’s numbers.

As you can see, Brazil is our big problem. Worldwide, we have been adding over 100,000 cases per day since May 27th, with an all-time high of over 146,000 reported on June 5th. Brazil has been adding between 13,000 and 33,000 per day for an extended period of time, unseating Russia as the #2 country for Covid-19 cases on May 22nd. The U.S. remains number one with over 2 million cases.

Our biggest problem countries are Russia, India, Bangladesh, Chile, Pakistan, Mexico and Saudi Arabia. Russia has settled in to reporting around 8-9 thousand cases per day, but their death toll is surprisingly low at 6,358 (1.28%). Draw your own conclusions. Brazil, on the other hand, has a current death toll of 39,797 (5.13%), right behind the #2 United Kingdom at 41,128. Again, the U.S. is #1 at 115,130 fatalities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparing U.S. States’ New Cases Per Day

OBLIVIOTS — I thought it would be interesting to take the Extremes spreadsheet and analyze past week highs against yesterday’s reported new cases on a state by state basis. The blue columns represent the highest daily reported new cases over a 5-7 day period ending June 9th. The red bars are yesterday’s numbers.

As you can see, California is consistently the highest, adding between 2,200 and 3,600 new cases per day. Texas is second (Texas HATES being 2nd in anything) and has had a very wild ride lately (see this graph) while reporting an all-time high yesterday of 2.437 new cases. As you can see in the story below, Texas hospital saturation is becoming a very real concern.

Arizona is the current problem child among the States (1,556 new cases yesterday) and their Governor has recently declared an emergency to deal with their projected hospital crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus: The number of Texans in hospitals hit record highs three days in a row

Dallas Morning NewsThe number of people in Texas hospitals with COVID-19 hit an all-time high for the third straight day, raising alarms for public health experts who warn that a new surge of the virus could be coming.

As of Wednesday, 2,153 people are in the hospital with the disease, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The number topped 2,000 for the first time Tuesday after reaching what was then a record high of 1,935 on Monday.

The state health department told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday the increase was due mostly to large metro areas like Houston and Dallas. In the Dallas area, hospitalizations increased in the last few days, also nearing its highest numbers to date.

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June 10 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 2,045,549 yesterday to 2,066,401

U.S. deaths exceed 115,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 7.4 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 20,852 New U.S. cases
  • 33,100 New Brazil cases
  • 8,404 New Russia cases
  • 11,009 New India cases
  • 4,883 Mexico cases
  • 2,897 New cases in California
  • Over 7.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 418k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2 million
  • Over 20k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 7,452,809
  • Daily new cases: 134,685
  • Global deaths: 418,919 with 5,271 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,749,888
  • Mortality rate: 5.62%
  • Recovery rate: 50.32%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,066,401
  • U.S. new cases: 20,852
  • U.S. deaths: 115,130
  • U.S. recovered: 808,488
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 982

 

  • Texas cases: 81,434 with 2,437 new cases – a new record
  • Texas deaths: 1,920
  • Dallas County cases: 12,945
  • Dallas County new cases: 300 – a new record
  • Dallas County deaths: 274

 


Today’s Headlines

Satellite images of Wuhan may suggest coronavirus was spreading as early as August

(CNN) Satellite images of hospital parking lots in Wuhan, China, as well as internet search trends, suggest the coronavirus may have been spreading in China as early as last August, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School.

The study, which has not yet been peer-viewed, found a significantly higher number of cars in parking lots at five Wuhan hospitals in the late summer and fall of 2019 compared to a year earlier; and an uptick in searches of keywords associated with an infectious disease on China’s Baidu search engine.

Covid-19 is Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ‘worst nightmare’

(CNN) Coronavirus is “my worst nightmare,” in some ways more than Ebola or HIV, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday.

“Ebola was scary, but Ebola would never be easily transmitted,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said. Ebola outbreaks are also always highly local.
“HIV, as important as it is, was drawn out and over an extended period of time,” added Fauci, who was speaking via recorded video at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization International Convention. Many never felt threatened by the disease because it was always a threat “depending upon who you are, where you are, where you live.”

WHO: Coronavirus spread by asymptomatic people ‘appears to be rare’

(CNN) The spread of Covid-19 by someone who is not showing symptoms appears to be rare, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday.

“From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual,” Van Kerkhove said on Monday.

But Wait!

There is further clarification from WHO, following the initial release of this statement…

Dr. Fauci’s Response:

(CNN) This novel coronavirus is bizarre for many reasons, making its spread unpredictable and hard to control.

One oddity is how easily people can get infected by someone without symptoms. But there’s a difference between asymptomatic spread and pre-symptomatic spread.
Here’s what you need to know:
Asymptomatic spread is the transmission of the virus by people who do not have symptoms and will never get symptoms from their infection. But those infected carriers could still get others very sick.
Pre-symptomatic spread is the transmission of the virus by people who don’t look or feel sick, but will eventually get symptoms later. They, too, can infect others without knowing it.

 

 


June 9 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 2,026,493 yesterday to 2,045,549

U.S. deaths exceed 114,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 7.3 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 19,056 New U.S. cases
  • 31,197 New Brazil cases
  • 8,595 New Russia cases
  • 10,218 New India cases
  • 4,199 Mexico cases
  • 3,045 New cases in California
  • Over 7.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 413k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2 million
  • Over 19k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 7,318,124
  • Daily new cases: 124,549
  • Global deaths: 413,648 with 5,020 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,602,581
  • Mortality rate: 5.65%
  • Recovery rate: 49.23%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,045,549
  • U.S. new cases: 19,056
  • U.S. deaths: 114,148
  • U.S. recovered: 788,862
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,093

 

  • Texas cases: 78,997 with 1,748 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,892
  • Dallas County cases: 12,645
  • Dallas County new cases: 298
  • Dallas County deaths: 271

 


Today’s Headlines

WHO: Coronavirus spread by asymptomatic people ‘appears to be rare’

(CNN) The spread of Covid-19 by someone who is not showing symptoms appears to be rare, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases and zoonoses unit, said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday.

“From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual,” Van Kerkhove said on Monday.

But Wait!

There is further clarification from WHO, following the initial release of this statement…

New Cases Coming in Virtual Waves

OBLIVIOTS — I decided it would be interesting to analyze the new case trend this morning. So pulling all the new global case data in from the embedded spreadsheet to my desktop, I created this graph. As you can see, we have not fallen below 100,000 new cases per day since May 27th, and the peak was June 5th with 146,000+ new cases in a single day. But more interesting is the waves you see in the pattern. Peaks of reported cases tend to fall on Fridays and Saturdays. Valleys tend to fall on Sundays and Mondays. I’ve observed for some time that new data comes in slowly on Sundays and I can usually predict the numbers will be lower.

This is a graph from May 1st through yesterday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 8 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 2,007,449 yesterday to 2,026,493

U.S. deaths exceed 113,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 7.1 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 19,044 New U.S. cases
  • 19,925 New Brazil cases
  • 8,985 New Russia cases
  • 8,442 New India cases
  • 2,999 Mexico cases
  • 2,279 New cases in California
  • Over 7.1 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 406k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2 million
  • Over 18k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 7,086,478
  • Daily new cases: 107,510
  • Global deaths: 408,628 with 2,502 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,535,491
  • Mortality rate: 5.68%
  • Recovery rate: 49.15%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,026,493
  • U.S. new cases: 19,044
  • U.S. deaths: 113,055
  • U.S. recovered: 770,986
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 586

 

  • Texas cases: 77,249 with 1,486 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,864
  • Dallas County cases: 12,347
  • Dallas County new cases: 254
  • Dallas County deaths: 264

 


Today’s Headlines

Locals in their 20s make up half of Hamilton’s new COVID-19 cases

Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)

According to Dr. Elizabeth Richardson, Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health, 43 per cent of new local cases – or roughly 31 people total – diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days have been people in their twenties.

Dr. Richardson points to the fact that people in younger age groups are starting to relax strict safety guidelines, including wearing masks, maintain proper physical distancing, and frequently washing their hands.

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Statistical Projections of Covid-19 Growth Over Time

OBLIVIOTS — I thought it would be interesting to take the last 7 days of data and extrapolate out through the next year. This gives us an idea of what to expect if nothing improves. The numbers are fairly disturbing.

As you can see from the graphic at the left, we will have a lot of very sick people and as many as 50 million dead over the next year if we don’t get a handle on this virus in the near future.

A screenshot of the spreadsheet is below so you can see the raw data and calculations. I’ve left out one anomaly day where we had a very large spike in cases so as to not skew the results excessively high.

U.S. statistics over the last week are actually improved considerably from a few weeks ago, so if I had taken a worst case scenario, these numbers could be a lot higher. I thought the last week would be the most realistic and we have had far fewer daily casualties in the U.S. lately.

 

To recap:

Global projections:
  • One Million new cases every 8.48 days
  • Over 32,000 fatalities per week
  • Over 138,000 fatalities per month
  • Over 1.6 Million fatalities per year
U.S. projections:
  • Over 170,000 new cases per week
  • Over 729,000 new cases per month
  • Over 8.8 Million new cases per year
  • Over 6,000 fatalities per week
  • Over 26,000 fatalities per month
  • Over 326,000 fatalities per year
The spreadsheet:

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 7, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,988,544 yesterday to 1,988,544

U.S. deaths exceed 112,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 7 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 18,905 New U.S. cases
  • 15,468 New Brazil cases
  • 7,984 New Russia cases
  • 10,864 New India cases
  • 3,484 Mexico cases
  • 2,763 New cases in California
  • Over 7 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 406k
  • U.S. Cases topped 2 million
  • Over 18k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 7,086,478
  • Daily new cases: 111,757
  • Global deaths: 406,126 with 4,032 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,460,171
  • Mortality rate: 5.73%
  • Recovery rate: 48.83%

 

  • U.S. cases: 2,007,449
  • U.S. new cases: 18,905
  • U.S. deaths: 112,469
  • U.S. recovered: 761,708
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 373

 

  • Texas cases: 75,763 with 935 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,853
  • Dallas County cases: 12,093
  • Dallas County new cases: 263
  • Dallas County deaths: 264

 


Today’s Headlines

Case for Hydroxychloroquine in Covid-19 Fades as Key Study Finds No Benefit

Treatment with the malaria pill hydroxychloroquine didn’t help patients hospitalized with Covid-19 survive or recover faster any more than standard treatment, according to investigators testing several coronavirus disease drugs in a large, controlled study involving thousands of people in the U.K.
The trial, dubbed RECOVERY, has been closely watched ant its preliminary findings on hydroxychloroquine are on of the most significant signs yet that the decades-old drug has little benefit to offer patients already sick with Covid-19.

 


June 6, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,965,708 yesterday to 1,988,544

U.S. deaths exceed 112,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 6.9 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 22,836 New U.S. cases
  • 30,488 New Brazil cases
  • 9,855 New Russia cases
  • 10,438 New India cases
  • 3,593 Mexico cases
  • 2,539 New cases in California
  • Over 6.9 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 402k
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.988 million
  • Over 22k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 6,974,721
  • Daily new cases: 129,883
  • Global deaths: 402,094 with 3,947 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,411,281
  • Mortality rate: 5.77%
  • Recovery rate: 48.91%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,988,544
  • U.S. new cases: 22,836
  • U.S. deaths: 112,096
  • U.S. recovered: 751,894
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 706

 

  • Texas cases: 74,828 with 1,542 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,847
  • Dallas County cases: 11,830
  • Dallas County new cases: 289
  • Dallas County deaths: 262

 


Today’s Headlines

A third of Americans surveyed engaged in risky cleaning behaviors during the pandemic

(CNN) Americans are putting their health at risk while trying to protect it.

About a third of Americans surveyed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have used some kind of risky cleaning practice to stop the spread of Covid-19, the CDC said on Friday.
People have put bleach their food. Others have gargled or inhaled it. And some have washed their bodies with household cleaning and disinfectant products.
None of this cleaning behavior is recommended by the CDC. But this gap in understanding how to safely clean and handle cleaning products during the Covid-19 pandemic may explain why there’s been a sharp increase in the number of calls to poison centers during the pandemic.

State of Texas and Dallas County Report All-Time High New Cases Redux

OBLIVIOTS –So much for records. We keep setting new records every.single.day (OK, not quite… but close)

The state of Texas officially declared a re-opening on April 30th. Now, at roughly 4 weeks out, we are seeing the spike we all should have expected. Texas governor Greg Abbott, in complete disregard for CDC guidelines, reopened the state with no sign of a steady decrease in new cases. Our highest daily total prior to yesterday was on June 4th with 1,944 new cases. Yesterday we recorded 2,080 new cases after a week of fairly steady increases. We have yet to see any steady decline that lasted more than 4 days.

Dallas County reported an all-time high for new cases yesterday as well with 298 new cases to bring the county case count to 11,541. While Texas is nowhere near hospital capacity, if this trend continues, that may change.

Current Texas statistics:
  • Texas total reported cases = 73,286
  • Texas total reported fatalities = 1,828
  • Texas new daily cases = 2,080 – an ALL-TIME-HIGH
  • Texas total recovered = 44,865
  • Texas mortality rate = 2.49%
  • Texas recovery rate = 65.31%
  • Dallas County total reported cases = 11,541
  • Dallas County new daily cases = 298 – an ALL-TIME-HIGH
  • Dallas County total fatalities = 260

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


June 5, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,924,051 yesterday to 1,965,708

U.S. deaths exceed 111,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 6.8 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 41,657 New U.S. cases
  • 30,136 New Brazil cases
  • 8,726 New Russia cases
  • 9,471 New India cases
  • 4,346 Mexico cases
  • 3,600 New cases in California
  • Over 6.8 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 398k
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.965 million
  • Over 41k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 6,844,838
  • Daily new cases: 146,468 – an ALL-TIME-HIGH
  • Global deaths: 398,147 with 5,005 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,348,998
  • Mortality rate: 5.82%
  • Recovery rate: 48.93%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,965,708
  • U.S. new cases: 22,268
  • U.S. deaths: 111,390
  • U.S. recovered: 738,646
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,217

 

  • Texas cases: 73,286 with 2,080 new cases – ALL-TIME-HIGH
  • Texas deaths: 1,828
  • Dallas County cases: 11,541
  • Dallas County deaths: 260 – All-Time-High

 


Today’s Headlines

Is it safe to go to a pool, the beach or a park?

(CNN)Even if we escaped getting sick from the coronavirus, we are all sick of staying at home, practicing social distancing and wearing masks. While case numbers and deaths from Covid-19 are trending downward, this is not the time to let down your guard. These are not ordinary days. These novel days call on us to make decisions with limited and evolving information. The coronavirus is still circulating.
As a physician who has practiced for over 30 years, I find myself facing the decisions about safe outdoor recreation with some trepidation. The decision about whether to go to a beach, a pool or a park was previously pretty simple — now, not so much.
Once at your destination, remember the coronavirus basics.
• Keep a distance of at least six feet.
• Wash and disinfect your hands often — and definitely after touching any shared surface.
• Keep your hands away from your face.
• Wear a mask.
• If at a park, walk or hike single file and leave room for others to pass at a safe distance.
• Consider going at off-peak hours and to less popular locations.
• If going to the beach, you still need to wear a mask. And keep your distance.
• If going to the pool, remember that although there is no evidence of spread through water that has been treated per recommendations, common areas require distancing, masks and the other usual precautions.

 


June 3, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,881,205 yesterday to 1,901,783

U.S. deaths exceed 109,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 6.5 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 36,325 New Brazil cases
  • 20,578 New U.S. cases
  • 8,536 New Russia cases
  • 9,633 New India cases
  • 3,912 Mexico cases
  • 2,298 New cases in California
  • Over 6.5 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 387k
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.9 million
  • Over 20k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 6,568,644
  • Daily new cases: 127,215
  • Global deaths: 382,362 with 5,547 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,169,264
  • Mortality rate: 5.91%
  • Recovery rate: 48.25%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,901,783
  • U.S. new cases: 20,578
  • U.S. deaths: 109,142
  • U.S. recovered: 646,414
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,083

 

  • Texas cases: 69,437 with 1,464 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,768
  • Dallas County cases: 10,958
  • Dallas County deaths: 249

 


Today’s Headlines

State of Texas and Dallas County Report All-Time High New Cases

OBLIVIOTS — The state of Texas officially declared a re-opening on April 30th. Now, at roughly 4 weeks out, we are seeing the spike we all should have expected. Texas governor Greg Abbott, in complete disregard for CDC guidelines, reopened the state with no sign of a steady decrease in new cases. Our highest daily total prior to yesterday was on May 21st with 1,943 new cases. Yesterday we recorded 1,944 new cases after an uneven week of lows and highs. We have yet to see any steady decline that lasted more than 4 days.

Dallas County reported an all-time high for new cases yesterday as well with 257 new cases to bring the county case count to 10,719. While Texas is nowhere near hospital capacity, if this trend continues, that may change.

Current Texas statistics:
  • Texas total reported cases = 67,973
  • Texas total reported fatalities = 1,735
  • Texas total recovered = 44,517
  • Texas mortality rate = 2.55%
  • Texas recovery rate = 65.49%
  • Dallas County total reported cases = 10,719
  • Dallas County total fatalities = 245

 

The graph below is taken directly from the interactive spreadsheet embedded in this blog. Click on the graph to enlarge.

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas statistics to date:

Dallas total case count, daily new cases and total fatalities through June 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Dallas daily new cases vs total fatalities through June 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 


June 2, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,859,323 yesterday to 1,881,205

U.S. deaths exceed 108,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 6.4 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 28,832 New Brazil cases
  • 21,882 New U.S. cases
  • 8,863 New Russia cases
  • 8,821 New India cases
  • 3,891 Mexico cases
  • 2,843 New cases in California
  • Over 6.4 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 382k
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.881 million
  • Over 21k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 6,441,282
  • Daily new cases: 115,215
  • Global deaths: 382,412 with 4,975 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 3,023,638
  • Mortality rate: 5.90%
  • Recovery rate: 46.62%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,881,205
  • U.S. new cases: 21,882
  • U.S. deaths: 108,925
  • U.S. recovered: 608,059
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,134

 

  • Texas cases: 67,973 with 1,944 new cases – a new daily record
  • Texas deaths: 1,735
  • Dallas County cases: 10,719
  • Dallas County deaths: 245

 


June 1, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,837,170 yesterday to 1,859,323

U.S. deaths exceed 106,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 6.3 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 22,153 New U.S. cases
  • 14,413 New Brazil cases
  • 9,035 New Russia cases
  • 7,761 New India cases
  • 2,771 Mexico cases
  • 3,840 New cases in Massachusetts
  • Over 6.3 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 377k
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.8 million
  • Over 22k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 6,366,197
  • Daily new cases: 102,292
  • Global deaths: 377,437 with 3,538 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 2,903,605
  • Mortality rate: 5.93%
  • Recovery rate: 45.61%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,859,323
  • U.S. new cases: 22,068
  • U.S. deaths: 106,925
  • U.S. recovered: 608,191
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 730

 

  • Texas cases: 66,029 with 1,130 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,699
  • Dallas County cases: 10,462
  • Dallas County deaths: 229

 


May 31, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,815,102 yesterday to 1,837,170

U.S. deaths exceed 106,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 6.2 Million

Highest Growth Zones:

  • 22,068 New U.S. cases
  • 15,026 New Brazil cases
  • 9,268 New Russia cases
  • 8,782 New India cases
  • 3,152 Mexico cases
  • 3,000 New cases in California
  • Over 6.2 million Global cases
  • Global Deaths topped 373k
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.8 million
  • Over 22k new U.S. cases

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 6,263,905
  • Daily new cases: 125,415
  • Global deaths: 370,918 with 4,106 new deaths
  • Global recovered: 2,737,039
  • Mortality rate: 6.02%
  • Recovery rate: 44.46%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,815,102
  • U.S. new cases: 22,068
  • U.S. deaths: 106,195
  • U.S. recovered: 599,867
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 674

 

  • Texas cases: 64,899 with 1,483 new cases
  • Texas deaths: 1,679
  • Dallas County cases: 10,234
  • Dallas County deaths: 229

 


Today’s Headlines

Daily Analysis and Trends from OBLIVIOTS

Today’s #Covid19 Update:

Yesterday’s numbers:

  • Total global cases: 6,156,438
  • Total Global deaths: 370,918
  • New Global cases: 125,415
  • New Global deaths: 4,106

 

  • Total U.S, cases: 1,815,102
  • Total U.S, deaths: 105,521
  • New U.S, cases: 21,572
  • New U.S, deaths: 979

For the 2nd day in a row, over 125,000 new cases were reported globally.
Until very recently, we ranged from 80,000 to 111,000 new cases a day.
The bulk of the new caseload is from Brazil, followed by Russia, India and Chile with the largest numbers on any given day.
Brazil reported over 31,000 new cases yesterday.
This is an all-time high.
The day before it was just over 29,000 and is trending up.
Russia continues to add over 8,000 cases per day.
Today’s number for Russia is over 9,000 new cases.
The U.S. reported just over 21,000 new cases yesterday.
The U.S. has been ranging between 18k and 36k per day for the last month.
The average calculates to just under 24k new cases per day.

Texas:

Texas is trending slightly downward over the last 3 days.
From our all-time high daily case count of 1,943 on 5/21, we trended down for 4 days to a low of 527 cases on 5/25. Then we spiked to 1,051 on 5/26 and continued up to 1,699 on 5/28.
Since then we are trending slightly down with 1,290 new cases yesterday.

There is literally nothing in the entire history of Covid-19 in Texas that supports re-opening the state from the Shelter in Place restrictions.

  • Texas has a mortality index of only 2.65%
  • The U.S. mortality index is 5.81%
  • The global mortality index is 6.00%, continuing a slow downward trend.
Recovery rates:
  • Global recovery rate is trending slowly upwards and currently stands at 44.52%
  • U.S, recovery rate is 29.45%
  • Texas recovery rate is 65.68%

 

  • The U.S. accounts for 4% of the world population.
  • The U.S, accounts for 29.38% of all Covid-19 cases.
  • The U.S. accounts for 28.43% of all Covid-19 fatalities.

May 30, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,793,530 yesterday to 1,815,102

U.S. deaths exceed 105,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 6.1 Million today

  • 21,572 New U.S. cases today
  • 31,628 New Brazil cases today
  • 8,952 New Russia cases today
  • 8,336 New India cases today
  • 2,885 Mexico cases today
  • 2,840 New cases in California today
  • 979 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 6.1 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 370k today with 4,106 new deaths
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.8 million today
  • Over 21k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 6,156,438
  • Daily new cases: 125,415
  • Global deaths: 370,918
  • Global recovered: 2,737,039
  • Mortality rate: 6.02%
  • Recovery rate: 44.46%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,815,102
  • U.S. new cases today: 21,572
  • U.S. deaths: 105,521
  • U.S. recovered: 520,996
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 976

 

  • Texas cases: 63,416 with 1,290 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,679
  • Dallas County cases: 10,006
  • Dallas County deaths: 231

 


Today’s Headlines

How One Country Kept Its Coronavirus Death Toll at Zero

(CNN) When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

But there’s one overlooked success story — Vietnam. The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 328 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year.
This is all the more remarkable considering Vietnam is a low-middle income country with a much less-advanced healthcare system than others in the region. It only has 8 doctors for every 10,000 people, a third of the ratio in South Korea, according to the World Bank.

Person attending Lake of the Ozarks gathering tests positive for coronavirus

(CNN) A person who partied in the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, area on Memorial Day weekend has tested positive for coronavirus — and was possibly infectious over the holiday weekend.

The Boone County resident visited multiple bars on May 24 and 25, according to the Camden County Health Department. They “developed illness” on Sunday and were possibly infectious before then.

The World’s New Covid-19 Epicenter Could be the Worst Yet

Mexico City (CNN) For months, Latin America watched the rest of the world suffer as the coronavirus spread. It is a spectator no longer.

“This is the new epicenter,” said Dr. Marcos Espinal, director of communicable diseases at the Pan American Health Organization.
Months after emerging from a relatively obscure Chinese province, the eye of this viral storm has firmly landed in Latin America.
OBLIVIOTS:
Brazil and Russia Compared:
  • Brazil: 468,338 cases – 27,944 fatalities
  • Russia: 396,575 cases – 4,555 fatalities
  • Brazil: 29,526 new cases yesterday
  • Russia: 8,572 new cases yesterday
For some more perspective on Brazil, here is a chart from April 1st until today comparing Brazil to U.S. total case count and progression.
  • Brazil Population: 212.5 million
  • Brazil Total cases: 468,338
  • Brazil fatalities: 27,944
  • Brazil Cases as percentage of population: 0.22%
  • Brazil Fatalities as percentage of cases: 5.97%
  • U.S. Population: 331 million
  • U.S. Total Cases: 1.8 million
  • U.S. fatalities: 104,000
  • U.S. Cases as percentage of population: 0.54%
  • U.S. Fatalities as percentage of cases: 5.83%
And this chart shows the number of cases reported per day, comparing Brazil and the U.S. This is especially interesting in its progression:

 


May 29, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,768,461 yesterday to 1,793,530

U.S. deaths exceed 104,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 6 Million today

  • 25,069 New U.S. cases today
  • 29,526 New Brazil cases today
  • 8,572 New Russia cases today
  • 8,105 New India cases today
  • 3,227 Mexico cases today
  • 2,947 New cases in California today
  • 1,212 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 6 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 366k today with 4,788 new cases
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.793 million today
  • Over 22k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 6,031,023
  • Daily new cases: 125,608 – a new record
  • Global deaths: 366,812
  • Global recovered: 2,651,077
  • Mortality rate: 6.08%
  • Recovery rate: 43.6896

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,793,530
  • U.S. new cases today: 25,069
  • U.S. deaths: 104,542
  • U.S. recovered: 519,569
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,212

 

  • Texas cases: 62,126 with 1,336 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,654
  • Dallas County cases: 9,787
  • Dallas County deaths: 223

 


Today’s Headlines

Hundreds of South Korea schools close again after reopening

More than 500 schools closed again Friday to students after briefly reopening, as South Korea moves to stamp out a resurgence of the coronavirus in the capital, Seoul, and its surrounding metropolitan area.

Parks, art galleries, museums and theaters operated by the government in the Seoul metropolitan area — home to about half the country’s population of nearly 52 million — have also been closed to the public for the next two weeks.

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Some Good News for the U.S.: Daily New Cases Decline

OBLIVIOTSOverall number of new confirmed #COVID19 cases per day has been decreasing over time.

Worldwide we just had our biggest new case per day number yesterday of 115,855.

Much of the increase goes to Brazil, Russia, India, Bangladesh and Europe. The UK added over 4,000 new cases yesterday. The U.S., however, added 22,658 new cases. While this is not a record low, it is down considerably from the high of over 44,000 on April 24th. The largest contributors to new cases in the U.S. are currently New York, California, Illinois, Texas, Maryland and Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 28, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,745,803 yesterday to 1,768,461

U.S. deaths exceed 103,000

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 5.9 Million today

  • 22,658 New U.S. cases today
  • 24,151 New Brazil cases today
  • 8,371 New Russia cases today
  • 7,300 New India cases today
  • 3,377 Mexico cases today
  • 2,242 New cases in California today
  • 1,223 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5.9 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 362k today with 4,592 new cases
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.768 million today
  • Over 22k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,905,415
  • Daily new cases: 115,855
  • Global deaths: 362,024
  • Global recovered: 2,579,691
  • Mortality rate: 6.13%
  • Recovery rate: 43.68%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,768,461
  • U.S. new cases today: 22,658
  • U.S. deaths: 103,330
  • U.S. recovered: 498,725
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,223

 

  • Texas cases: 60,790 with 1,669 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,623
  • Dallas County cases: 9,587
  • Dallas County deaths: 222

 


Today’s Headlines

George Strait Has a Word for Texans on Covid-19

The King of Country, George Strait, has teamed up with Gov. Greg Abbott’s office to release a new public service announcement on COVID-19 hygiene titled “Write This Down, Take A Little Note.”

In the PSA, Strait encourages all Texans to practice good hygiene, wear a face mask, and stay six feet apart from others in public.

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Protest States Operation Gridlock Impact on Case Growth

OBLIVIOTS — As we cross over to 5.8 million #Covid19 cases globally, I thought I would do a quick analysis of the impact “operation gridlock” had on case increases.

If you track it daily, you can definitely see a steady increase. What you don’t see statistically is any massive spike. That’s because the numbers do not indicate any high percentage of increase in any one day or narrow date range followed by a subsequent decline. It’s a steady increase for the most part.

If you look at the states with the lower numbers overall, there is some flattening taking place.

 

 

 

 

 

Top 15 Countries Testing Numbers Compared

Obliviots — May 25, 2020:

When anyone in our government tells you what a great job we are doing of testing for this hideous disease, I want you to look at this chart.

This compares the top 15 countries in terms of total cases, population, total tests and…
TESTS PER MILLION.
Russia does a much better job than we do. So do all the other top 6 countries except India.

This morning we topped 5.5 million global cases. The U.S. is poised to exceed 100,000 fatalities today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 27, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,725,275 yesterday to 1,745,803

U.S. deaths exceed 102,000 today

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 5.7 Million today

  • 20,528 New U.S. cases today
  • 20,154 New Brazil cases today
  • 8,338 New Russia cases today
  • 7,293 New India cases today
  • 3,463 Mexico cases today
  • 1,779 New cases in California today
  • 1,535 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5.78 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 357k today with 5,207 new cases
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.745 million today
  • Over 20k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,789,560
  • Daily new cases: 104,765
  • Global deaths: 357,432
  • Global recovered: 2,490,431
  • Mortality rate: 6.17%
  • Recovery rate: 43.02%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,745,803
  • U.S. new cases today: 20,528
  • U.S. deaths: 102,107
  • U.S. recovered: 490,130
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 767

 

  • Texas cases: 59,121 with 1,377 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,602
  • Dallas County cases: 9,385
  • Dallas County deaths: 221

 



May 26, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,706,226 yesterday to 1,725,275

U.S. deaths exceed 100,000 today

World total of Covid-19 cases exceed 5.6 Million today

  • 19,049 New U.S. cases today
  • 17,838 New Brazil cases today
  • 8,915 New Russia cases today
  • 5,843 New India cases today
  • 3,455 Mexico cases today
  • 2,908 New cases in California today
  • 767 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5.68 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 352k today with 4,352 new cases
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.725 million today
  • Over 19k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,684,795
  • Daily new cases: 89,779
  • Global deaths: 352,225
  • Global recovered: 2,430,593
  • Mortality rate: 6.20%
  • Recovery rate: 42.76%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,725,275
  • U.S. new cases today: 19,049
  • U.S. deaths: 100,572
  • U.S. recovered: 479,969
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 767

 

  • Texas cases: 57,744 with 1,051 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,563
  • Dallas County cases: 9,188
  • Dallas County deaths: 213

 


Today’s Headlines

Fired scientist defends her COVID-19 data role, portrays Florida Dept. of Health as corrupt

Speaking publicly for the first time in an interview with CNN, a public statement posted on her blog and emails to FLORIDA TODAY, fired Florida Department of Health scientist Rebekah Jones defended herself on Friday night and laid bare allegations of corrupt interference in the state’s COVID-19 data by top officials.

While she specifically makes no implication that Governor Ron DeSantis was involved in efforts to massage or hide information on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard, she paints a picture of senior FDOH officials overly eager to appease the governor and his plans to reopen the state.

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More Chick-fil-A workers test positive for COVID-19 at 2 closed stores in Texas city

Fifteen workers from two Chick-fil-A restaurants in Beaumont, Texas, have tested positive for coronavirus, according to media reports.

The Chick-fil-A on College Street is now “closed for planned maintenance,” according to the restaurant’s website, while the Dowlen Road restaurant is “temporarily closed.” Beaumont is in Southeast Texas, around 85 miles east of Houston.

The restaurants closed when four employees tested positive for the virus, Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick told KFDM. More than 100 employees were then tested and had to be quarantined, KFDM reported.

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May 25, 2020:

Today’s #COVID19 Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,686,436 yesterday to 1,706,226

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 5.5 Million today

  • 19,790 New U.S. cases today
  • 13,051 New Brazil cases today
  • 8,946 New Russia cases today
  • 6,414 New India cases today
  • 2,485 Mexico cases today
  • 2,382 New cases in California today
  • 505 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5.5 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 347k today with 1,439 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.706 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 99k today
  • Over 19k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,588,356
  • Daily new cases: 89,779
  • Global deaths: 347,873
  • Global recovered: 2,365,719
  • Mortality rate: 6.22%
  • Recovery rate: 42.33%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,706,226
  • U.S. new cases today: 19,790
  • U.S. deaths: 99,805
  • U.S. recovered: 464,670
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 505

 

  • Texas cases: 56,693 with 527 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,542
  • Dallas County cases: 8,998
  • Dallas County deaths: 211

 


Today’s Headlines

WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine trial as COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organization said Monday it had temporarily suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 being carried out across a range of countries as a precautionary measure.

The decision came after publication last week of a study in The Lancet which indicated that using the drug on COVID-19 patients could increase their chances of dying, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference.

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No Social Distancing, no Masks: US crowds ignore warnings

(CNN) At a glance, it may look like many Americans have forgotten about the dangers of coronavirus.

Crowds packed beaches in Florida, Maryland, Georgia, Virginia and Indiana over the Memorial Day weekend — many venturing out without masks and others failing to keep their distance even as officials highlighted the continued importance of both in order to prevent another surge of infections.
It wasn’t just the beaches. Pictures posted on social media showed mostly unmasked people crowded together at ACE Speedway in Altamahaw, North Carolina, on Saturday.
“We’re tired of being stuck in the house. I’m not afraid of this virus one bit,” spectator Becky Woosley told CNN affiliate WGHP.

 

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Florida and Georgia facing scrutiny for their Covid-19 data reporting

(CNN) Florida and Georgia, two states that were among the first to announce the reopening of businesses and public spaces, have come under scrutiny for the accuracy and transparency of their reporting on Covid-19 cases.

In Florida, Rebekah Jones, the official behind the state’s “dashboard,” a web page showing the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths, said she was removed from the project and questioned the state’s commitment to accessibility and transparency, according to Florida Today.
And in Georgia, data tracking Covid-19 cases has come under question after a misleading chart was posted on the Department of Public Health’s website with the dates out of order, suggesting cases were declining over time, according to an article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The graph below illustrates total reported cases between April 1, 2020 and yesterday. Not there is zero sign of decline, even though both states stand accused of intentionally under-reporting the data.

Texas and Dallas County Progress Charts

Obliviots — Data graphs from our spreadsheet analyzing the trend in Dallas County and Texas overall since April 25th.

Looking at the following two graphs, the top graph is for Texas. After an all-time high spike of 1,943 new cases in one day, Texas has been on a 3 day steady decline in new cases. Only 681 new cases were reported yesterday.

Dallas County is not yet seeing a solid declining trend. The second graph illustrates total cases against daily new cases and total fatalities in the top panel. The bottom panel graphs total deaths against daily new cases, which is easier to evaluate. From May 12th, when we had 253 new cases, you can see an overall decline to yesterday’s reported 178. However, this is not the ruler-straight decrease we would like to see. There is a relatively even decline, interrupted by 3 significant spikes on May 18th, 19th and 22nd. For a true steady decline, the numbers would steadily decrease every day. We are currently looking at a 3 day uninterrupted decline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 15 Countries Testing Numbers Compared

Obliviots — May 25, 2020:

When anyone in our government tells you what a great job we are doing of testing for this hideous disease, I want you to look at this chart.

This compares the top 15 countries in terms of total cases, population, total tests and…
TESTS PER MILLION.
Russia does a much better job than we do. So do all the other top 6 countries except India.

This morning we topped 5.5 million global cases. The U.S. is poised to exceed 100,000 fatalities today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDC now says coronavirus ‘does not spread easily’ on surfaces

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now says the coronavirus “does not spread easily” through touching surfaces or objects.

In early March, the federal health agency was warning that it “may be possible” to pass on the virus from contaminated surfaces, according to Fox News.

Its guidelines now include a section on ways the virus doesn’t easily spread — including from touching surfaces or objects.

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Brazil and Russia Trending at #2 and #3 positions for case numbers

For some time now, Russia has been trending at 8,000 to 11,000+ new cases per day and steadily working its way up the chart until On April 16, they replaced Spain as the #2 country for the most cases. The U.S. will most likely always be #1 with 5 times the cases of Russia as of yesterday’s numbers.

Brazil and Russia have been playing a game of leapfrog (more like Russian Roulette), swapping the #2 and #3 positions throughout the day as new cases are reported.

Total cases per country:

  1. U.S. : 1,645,094
  2. Brazil: 332,382
  3. Russia: 326,448

Looking at the graph below, which covers a comparison of cases in Brazil and Russia from April 1,2020 through yesterday (May22, 2020), you can see how Russia is seeing a decrease in daily cases while Brazil is escalating. Refer to the live spreadsheet above for the full tracking data.

The second graph charts the mortality numbers from April 17, 2020 to date. With nearly identical total case numbers, you will notice a dramatic disparity between the total fatalities in these two countries. Russia is only reporting 3,249 deaths, while Brazil reports over 21,000. Why do you suppose this is?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 24, 2020:

Today’s Milestones

 

U.S. cases jumped from 1,666,828 yesterday to 1,686,436

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 5.4 Million yesterday

  • 19,608 New U.S. cases today
  • 14,505 New Brazil cases today
  • 8,599 New Russia cases today
  • 7,113 New India cases today
  • 2,764 Mexico cases today
  • 2,508 New cases in Illinois today
  • 617 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5.4 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 346k today with 2,713 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.686 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 99k today
  • Over 19k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,498,577
  • Daily new cases: 94,598
  • Global deaths: 346,688
  • Global recovered: 2,302,004
  • Mortality rate: 6.31%
  • Recovery rate: 41.87%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,686,436
  • U.S. new cases today: 19,608
  • U.S. deaths: 99,300
  • U.S. recovered: 431,702
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 617

 

  • Texas cases: 56,166 with 681 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,535
  • Dallas County cases: 8,827
  • Dallas County deaths: 211

May 23, 2020:

Today’s Milestones

 

U.S. cases jumped from 1,645,094 yesterday to 1,666,828

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 5.4 Million today

  • 21,734 New U.S. cases today
  • 16,731 New Brazil cases today and now in 2nd place
  • 9,434 New Russia cases today now in 3rd place
  • 6,629 New India cases today
  • 3,329 Mexico cases today
  • 2,352 New cases in Illinois today
  • 1,036 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5.4 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 343k today with 3,983 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.666 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 98k today
  • Over 21k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,403,979
  • Daily new cases: 100,264
  • Global deaths: 343,975
  • Global recovered: 2,247,230
  • Mortality rate: 6.37%
  • Recovery rate: 41.58%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,666,828
  • U.S. new cases today: 21,734
  • U.S. deaths: 98,683
  • U.S. recovered: 446,914
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,036

 

  • Texas cases: 55,485 with 869 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,503
  • Dallas County cases: 8,649
  • Dallas County deaths: 210

 


Today’s Headlines

Brazil and Russia Trending at #2 and #3 positions for case numbers

For some time now, Russia has been trending at 8,000 to 11,000+ new cases per day and steadily working its way up the chart until On April 16, they replaced Spain as the #2 country for the most cases. The U.S. will most likely always be #1 with 5 times the cases of Russia as of yesterday’s numbers.

Brazil and Russia have been playing a game of leapfrog (more like Russian Roulette), swapping the #2 and #3 positions throughout the day as new cases are reported.

Total cases per country:

  1. U.S. : 1,645,094
  2. Brazil: 332,382
  3. Russia: 326,448

Looking at the graph below, which covers a comparison of cases in Brazil and Russia from April 1,2020 through yesterday (May22, 2020), you can see how Russia is seeing a decrease in daily cases while Brazil is escalating. Refer to the live spreadsheet above for the full tracking data.

The second graph charts the mortality numbers from April 17, 2020 to date. With nearly identical total case numbers, you will notice a dramatic disparity between the total fatalities in these two countries. Russia is only reporting 3,249 deaths, while Brazil reports over 21,000. Why do you suppose this is?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


May 22, 2020:

Today’s Milestones

 

U.S. cases jumped from 1,620,902 today to 1,645,094

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 5.3 Million today

  • 24,192 New U.S. cases today
  • 21,461 New Brazil cases today – now in 2nd place
  • 8,894 New Russia cases today – now in 3rd place
  • 6,568 New India cases today
  • 2,960 Mexico cases today
  • 2,387 New cases in California today
  • 1,293 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5.3 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 339k today with 5,371 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.645 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 97k today
  • Over 24k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,303,715
  • Daily new cases: 109,505
  • Global deaths: 339,992
  • Global recovered: 2,158,514
  • Mortality rate: 6.41%
  • Recovery rate: 40.70%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,645,094
  • U.S. new cases today: 24,192
  • U.S. deaths: 97,647
  • U.S. recovered: 403,201
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,293

 

  • Texas cases: 54,616 with 1,109 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,503
  • Dallas County cases: 8,477
  • Dallas County deaths: 207

May 21, 2020:

Today’s Milestones

 

U.S. cases jumped from 1,591,991 yesterday to 1,620,902

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 5.1 Million today

  • 29,911 New U.S. cases today
  • 8,849 New Russia cases today
  • 17,564 New Brazil cases today
  • 6,198 New India cases today
  • 2,973 Mexico cases today
  • 2,316 New cases in California today
  • 1,360 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5.1 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 334k today with 4,890 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.6 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 96k today
  • Over 28k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,194,210
  • Daily new cases: 108,706
  • Global deaths: 334,621
  • Global recovered: 2,061,504
  • Mortality rate: 6.44%
  • Recovery rate: 40.07%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,620,902
  • U.S. new cases today: 26,911
  • U.S. deaths: 96,354
  • U.S. recovered: 382,169
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,360

 

  • Texas cases: 53,507 with 1,943 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,486
  • Dallas County cases: 8,273
  • Dallas County deaths: 203

 


Today’s Headlines

Sweden is still nowhere near ‘herd immunity,’ even though it didn’t go into lockdown

(CNN) Sweden has revealed that despite adopting more relaxed measures to control coronavirus, only 7.3% of people in Stockholm had developed the antibodies needed to fight the disease by late April.

The figure, which Sweden’s Public Health Authority confirmed to CNN, is roughly similar to other countries that have data and well below the 70-90% needed to create “herd immunity” in a population.
It comes after the country adopted a very different strategy to stop the spread of coronavirus to other countries by only imposing very light restrictions on daily life.

CDC quietly releases detailed guidelines for reopening America

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has quietly released detailed guidance for reopening schools, mass transit and nonessential businesses that had been shut down in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the United States.

The 60-page document, dated only as May and posted on the website without a formal announcement, comes after some states announced they would lift stay-at-home orders and begin reopening parts of their economies. The CDC has remained largely quiet on the pandemic. Agency officials haven’t held a coronavirus-related briefing in more than two months.

 

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May 20, 2020:

Today’s Milestones

 

U.S. cases jumped from 1,570,583 yesterday to 1,591,991

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 5 Million today

  • 21,408 New U.S. cases today
  • 8,764 New Russia cases today
  • 21,472 New Brazil cases today
  • 5,553 New India cases today
  • 2,248 Mexico cases today
  • 2,388 New cases in Illinois today
  • 1,461 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 5 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 329k today with 4,820 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.59 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 94k today
  • Over 21k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 5,085,504
  • Daily new cases: 99,109
  • Global deaths: 329,731
  • Global recovered: 2,021,666
  • Mortality rate: 6.48%
  • Recovery rate: 39.75%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,591,991
  • U.S. new cases today: 21,408
  • U.S. deaths: 94,994
  • U.S. recovered: 370,076
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,461

 

  • Texas cases: 51,564 with 892 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,402
  • Dallas County cases: 8,090
  • Dallas County deaths: 196

May 19, 2020:

Today’s Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,550,294 yesterday to 1,570,583

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.9 Million yesterday

  • 20,289 New U.S. cases today
  • 8,263 New Russia cases today
  • 16,517 New Brazil cases today
  • 6,147 New India cases today
  • 2,713 Mexico cases today
  • 2,093 New cases in California today
  • 1,552 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 4.9 million Global cases yesterday
  • Global Deaths topped 324k today with 4,774 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.570 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 93k today
  • Over 20k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 4,986,395
  • Daily new cases: 94,976
  • Global deaths: 324,911
  • Global recovered: 1,958,496
  • Mortality rate: 6.52%
  • Recovery rate: 39.28%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,570,583
  • U.S. new cases today: 20,289
  • U.S. deaths: 93,533
  • U.S. recovered: 361,180
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,552

 

  • Texas cases: 50,672 with 988 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,402
  • Dallas County cases: 7,904
  • Dallas County deaths: 191

Today’s Headlines

US lockdown protests may have spread virus widely, cellphone data suggests

Cellphone location data suggests that demonstrators at anti-lockdown protests – some of which have been connected with Covid-19 cases – are often traveling hundreds of miles to events, returning to all parts of their states, and even crossing into neighboring ones.

The data, provided to the Guardian by the progressive campaign group the Committee to Protect Medicare, raises the prospect that the protests will play a role in spreading the coronavirus epidemic to areas which have, so far, experienced relatively few infections.

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It’s not a hoax: Dallas nurses working inside Parkland hospital’s coronavirus ‘red box’ speak out

“It can be very discouraging to go in and do what we do every day and experience the reality of it and then to see or hear people say this is a hoax,” Rebecca said.

Liyu grimaced as she listed the incorrect statements she hears too often from people who say the pandemic is not real, the problem is overblown or that it only hits the elderly.

She’s lost patients as young as 20, and she is troubled by how many of the sickest are working-class folks who felt they couldn’t afford to take time off to fight the disease before it became worse.

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Three Weeks of Texas Cases Shows No Steady Decline

OBLIVIOTSAnalyzing the data for Texas since April 25th, we see NO steady decline in cases. This is also no steady increase (YET) and overall, the Texas mortality rate remains under 3% at 2.76%. This is roughly half the national average of 5.93%. Worldwide at this time, the mortality rate is 6.53%, so in that respect, Texas fares well. However…

With Texas opening up bars, restaurants, tattoo parlors and gyms (petri dishes on a GOOD day) , it would not be a big surprise to see a spike in new cases. When will we know? It is hard to say, as incubation time for SARS-CoV-2 is anywhere from a few days to 3 weeks. So look for a spike in the 2-3 week range, right?

Not so fast, Sparky… There can also be a full 2 week span between testing and delivery of results. We personally know someone right now who has been waiting over a week for test results. She is elderly with a host of complications and that diagnosis is critical.

And we wait…

So… It can be a full 5 weeks between the time we make a change in restrictions and when the quantifiable results appear.

A lot of people like to say things like “But how many people are being tested? Testing more means we will document more cases.”

While that is true, it is also irrelevant. We already HAD those cases, but had simply not added them to the data because our testing is so far behind the curve.

Here are today’s relevant statistics:

  • Texas population: 29.90 million
  • Texas cases: 49,684 with 1,007 new cases yesterday
  • Texas deaths: 1,360
  • Texas tests: 735,621
  • Texas recovered: 28,008

 

  • Dallas County Population: 2,622,799
  • Dallas County cases: 7,679
  • Dallas County deaths: 177
  • Dallas County Tests: 7,036 (as of May 15th)
  • Dallas recovered cases: No Data

If you want to analyze the 9 page report from DCHHS, knock yourself out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the most recent graph extracted from the historic page on the spreadsheet above. Let’s play a little game of “Spot the Declining Numbers Trend”.

And…

GO!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUSTINGov. Greg Abbott continued Monday to reopen businesses that had closed to slow the spread of novel coronavirus. Phase 2, as he calls it, will allow tattoo parlors, bars and daycare centers to begin reopening.

But the dates vary by each industry. And while the new order applies to the entire state, Deaf Smith, El Paso, Moore, Potter, and Randall counties will be delayed by over one week because of ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks in those areas. Here’s what you need to know.

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May 18, 2020:

Today’s Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,527,664 yesterday to 1,550,294

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.8 Million yesterday

  • 22,630 New U.S. cases today
  • 8,926 New Russia cases today
  • 14,288 New Brazil cases today
  • 4,630 New India cases today
  • 2,419 Mexico cases today
  • 2,294 New cases in Illinois today
  • 1,003 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 4.8 million Global cases yesterday
  • Global Deaths topped 320k today with 3,466 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.550 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 91k today
  • Over 22k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 4,891,419
  • Daily new cases: 89,544
  • Global deaths: 320,137
  • Global recovered: 1,811,658
  • Mortality rate: 6.54%
  • Recovery rate: 39.00%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,550,294
  • U.S. new cases today: 22,630
  • U.S. deaths: 91,981
  • U.S. recovered: 356,383
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,003

 

  • Texas cases: 49,684 with 1,007 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,360
  • Dallas County cases: 7,679
  • Dallas County deaths: 177

Today’s Headlines

This Italian scientist has become a celebrity by fighting vaccine skeptics

In May 2016, Roberto Burioni, a virologist at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan, Italy, was asked to appear on a popular TV talk show to face off against two opponents of vaccines—a former DJ, Red Ronnie, and an actress and TV personality, Eleonora Brigliadori. The host gave most of the air time to the Italian celebrities. Then, with just a few minutes left, he turned to Burioni.

Burioni realized he didn’t have time to make the usual arguments about statistics and scientific uncertainty, so he kept his message simple: “The Earth is round, gasoline is flammable, and vaccines are safe and effective,” he said. “All the rest are dangerous lies.”

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May 17, 2020:

Today’s Milestones

U.S. cases jumped from 1,507,773 yesterday to 1,527,664

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.8 Million today

  • 19,891 New U.S. cases today
  • 9,709 New Russia cases today
  • 7,569 New Brazil cases today
  • 5,050 New India cases today
  • 2,070 Mexico cases today
  • 1,580 New cases in California today
  • 865 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • Over 4.8 million Global cases today
  • Global Deaths topped 316k today with 3,455 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1.525 million today
  • U.S. deaths topped 90k today
  • Over 19k new U.S. cases today

Details, Details, Details…:


  • Global cases: 4,801,875
  • Daily new cases: 91,721
  • Global deaths: 313,216
  • Global recovered: 1,811,658
  • Mortality rate: 6.64%
  • Recovery rate: 38.38%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,507,773
  • U.S. new cases today: 19,891
  • U.S. deaths: 90,978
  • U.S. recovered: 346,389
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 865

 

  • Texas cases: 48,677 with 1,055 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,360
  • Dallas County cases: 7,455
  • Dallas County deaths: 176

Today’s Headlines

9/11 saw much of our privacy swept aside. Coronavirus could end it altogether

London (CNN) Spit into a cup when you land in an airport, and your DNA is stored. Every phone in every city talks to every other nearby device, their exchanges floating somewhere in the ether. Cross-border travel is enabled only by governments sharing data about millions of private movements.

These are all possible visions of a future that the coronavirus pandemic has rushed on us — decades of change effected, sometimes it feels, in just weeks. But a lurch into an even more intense era of mass data-collection — the vast hoovering up of who went near whom and when, who is healthy to travel, and even scraps of personal DNA languishing in databases — appears to be on the verge of becoming the new reality.

Lack of immunity means China is vulnerable to another wave of coronavirus

(CNN) China still faces the “big challenge” of a potential second wave of Covid-19 infections, the country’s top respiratory authority has warned, with the lack of immunity among the community a serious concern as the race to develop a vaccine continues.

Dr. Zhong Nanshan, the Chinese government’s senior medical adviser and the public face of the country’s fight against Covid-19, also confirmed in an exclusive interview with CNN on Saturday that local authorities in Wuhan, the city where the novel coronavirus was first reported in December, had suppressed key details about the magnitude of the initial outbreak.

Virus Reaches Remote Russia

(CNN)Russia hit a grim Covid-19 milestone this week: According to Johns Hopkins University, the country now ranks second in the world for confirmed coronavirus cases.

The Russian capital has been hardest hit. Of Russia’s total of 281,752 confirmed cases, over half — 142,824 — are in Moscow, the country’s coronavirus headquarters said Sunday. But the virus is now spreading across Russia’s regions, an enormous landmass that covers 11 time zones and includes some of the country’s most remote and impoverished places.

 


May 16, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,484,285 yesterday to 1,507,773

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.7 Million today

  • 23,488 New U.S. cases today
  • 9,200 New Russia cases today
  • 13,220 New Brazil cases today
  • 4,864 New India cases today
  • 2,112 Mexico cases today
  • 2,088 New cases in Illinois today
  • 1,606 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,720,077 total Global today
  • Global Deaths topped 313,000 today with 4,571 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,507,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 90,000 today
  • 23,488 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,720,077
  • Daily new cases: 91,721
  • Global deaths: 313,216
  • Global recovered: 1,811,658
  • Mortality rate: 6.64%
  • Recovery rate: 38.38%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,507,773
  • U.S. new cases today: 23,488
  • U.S. deaths: 90,113
  • U.S. recovered: 339,232
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,606

 

  • Texas cases: 47,622 with 835 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,340
  • Dallas County cases: 7,250
  • Dallas County deaths: 170

Today’s Headlines

New Study Shows That This One Thing Could Cause 80% Decrease In COVID-19 Cases

According to the latest data, history and science tell the same story: wearing a mask – combined with social distancing – stops the spread of the virus. Today, after much debate over the effectiveness against the virus, NBC News reports that all White House staffers are required to wear masks. Secret Service members who work near the President and other leaders already are.

Based on research and scientific models from UC Berkley’s International Computer Science Institute and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, wearing masks can cut the incidence of cases by as much as 80%. “I felt like this was pretty urgent,” says lead researcher, Dr. Dekai Wu (or as he is more commonly known, just DeKai), pointing to a living example of why his scientific model shows significant promise.

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May 15, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,457,593 yesterday to 1,484,285

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.6 Million today

  • 26,692 New U.S. cases today
  • 10,598 New Russia cases today
  • 17,126 New Brazil cases today
  • 3,787 New India cases today
  • 2,437 Mexico cases today
  • 2,034 New cases in California today
  • 1,595 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,628,356 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 308,000 today with 5,723 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,484,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 86,000 today
  • 26,692 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,628,365
  • Daily new cases: 102,936
  • Global deaths: 308,645
  • Global recovered: 1,758,039
  • Mortality rate: 6.67%
  • Recovery rate: 37.98%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,484,285
  • U.S. new cases today: 26,692
  • U.S. deaths: 88,507
  • U.S. recovered: 326,242
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,595

 

  • Texas cases: 46,787 with 2,012 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,308
  • Dallas County cases: 7,036
  • Dallas County deaths: 164

Today’s Headlines

COVID-19 Kills More In LA This Week Than The Flu Did Last Year

LOS ANGELES , CAAnother four dozen coronavirus deaths were reported in Los Angeles County Thursday, making the disease deadlier in just a few days than the flu was all last year.

More Southlanders are expected to leave their homes as shutdown orders are relaxed this month, and county health officials sought to dispel myths that downplay the seriousness of the pandemic Thursday afternoon. Officials also warned of an anticipated spike in new cases as more people leave their homes. Even as more businesses and parks are allowed to open, the county added a new restriction, requiring people to wear masks anytime they are around others in public spaces. Barbara Ferrer, director of the county Department of Public Health, also stressed the lethal nature of the coronavirus, calling it vastly more deadly than the flu.

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May 14, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,457,593 yesterday to 4,525,420

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.5 Million today

  • 31,204 New U.S. cases today
  • 9,074 New Russia cases today
  • 13,028 New Brazil cases today
  • 3,942 New India cases today
  • 2,409 Mexico cases today
  • 5,239 New cases in Illinois today
  • 1,978 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,525,420 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 303,000 today with 5,207 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,457,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 86,000 today
  • 31,204 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,525,420
  • Daily new cases: 96,188
  • Global deaths: 303,372
  • Global recovered: 1,703,808
  • Mortality rate: 6.70%
  • Recovery rate: 37.65%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,457,593
  • U.S. new cases today: 31,204
  • U.S. deaths: 86,912
  • U.S. recovered: 318,027
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,978

 

  • Texas cases: 44,775 with 1,273 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,258
  • Dallas County cases: 6,837
  • Dallas County deaths: 159

Today’s Headlines

Black light experiment shows how quickly Covid-19 can spread

(CNN) A viral video from Japan aims to show how easily germs and viruses can spread in restaurants when just one person is infected.

The experiment simulates the atmosphere at a buffet restaurant or on a cruise ship. It was conducted by the public broadcasting organization NHK in conjunction with health experts.
The video shows 10 people coming into the restaurant, with one singled out as the “infected” person. Each participant goes about the buffet as they normally would, not considering a potential contamination.
At the end of the video, the participants are cast under black lights illuminating where the “infection” has spread.

Countries reimposing lockdowns amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections

The new spikes underscore the question of when — or whether — it will ever be fully safe for coronavirus-stricken countries to lift their lockdowns.

The latest cluster in Wuhan demonstrates how hard it will be to measure whether any location is truly free of coronavirus. The new cases there suggest the virus can flare up in patients up to 50 days after they have apparently recovered, said Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in an interview with state broadcaster CCTV.

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Coronavirus may ‘never go away,’ says WHO official

During a media briefing in Geneva, Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, warned Wednesday that the disease may join the mix of viruses that kill people around the world every year,
“This virus just may become another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away. HIV hasn’t gone away,” Ryan said. “I’m not comparing the two diseases but I think it is important that we’re realistic. I don’t think anyone can predict when or if this disease will disappear.”

72 People Test Positive for Covid-19 After Mass Protest in Wisconsin

Seventy-two individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 in Wisconsin recently attended a “large-gathering” before their diagnosis, according to a report.

According to The Progressive, the state’s Department of Health Services (DHS) confirmed that they had gathered tracing data on a number of people who had contracted the virus.

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Florida Stops MEs from Releasing Covid-19 Death Data

Exactly how many people have died in Florida as a result of contracting coronavirus may be in question after reports on Wednesday indicated that data compiled by medical examiners in Florida was squelched by the state government.

Lists from the medical examiners had shown a higher number of deaths than the official count from the Florida Department of Health (FDH), according to reporting from the Tampa Bay Times.

Chairman of the Florida State Medical Examiners Commission Dr. Stephen Nelson said state officials were planning on redacting certain information, such as causes of death and descriptions of the cases. Data from medical examiners have not been released in over seven days.

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Doctors Tackling Covid19 Seeing Odd and Frightening Syndromes

(CNN) The patient had been relatively fine for the first 10 days he was down with Covid-19.

Just 38, he didn’t fit the description of people at high risk of complications from the new coronavirus.
“He had mild pulmonary symptoms that he was just sitting at home with,” said Dr. Sean Wengerter, a vascular surgeon in Pomona, New York. “He had been diagnosed at an urgent care clinic and it was going fine at home. He just had a little cough.”
Until one of Covid-19’s surprising effects kicked in.
“Then he just woke up with both his legs numb and cold and so weak he couldn’t walk,” said Wengerter, who is division chief of vascular surgery at Westchester Medical Center Health’s Good Samaritan Hospital.

May 13, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,429,389 yesterday to 1,426,389

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.4 Million today

  • 1,568 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,429,232 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 298,000 today with 5,272 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,426,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 84,000 today
  • 17,753 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,429,232
  • Daily new cases: 88,887
  • Global deaths: 298,165
  • Global recovered: 1,658,995
  • Mortality rate: 6.73%
  • Recovery rate: 37.46%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,426,389
  • U.S. new cases today: 17,753
  • U.S. deaths: 84,934
  • U.S. recovered: 310,259
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,568

 

  • Texas cases: 43,502 with 1,636 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,217
  • Dallas County cases: 6,602
  • Dallas County deaths: 153

Today’s Headlines

Doctors Tackling Covid19 Seeing Odd and Frightening Syndromes

(CNN) The patient had been relatively fine for the first 10 days he was down with Covid-19.

Just 38, he didn’t fit the description of people at high risk of complications from the new coronavirus.
“He had mild pulmonary symptoms that he was just sitting at home with,” said Dr. Sean Wengerter, a vascular surgeon in Pomona, New York. “He had been diagnosed at an urgent care clinic and it was going fine at home. He just had a little cough.”
Until one of Covid-19’s surprising effects kicked in.
“Then he just woke up with both his legs numb and cold and so weak he couldn’t walk,” said Wengerter, who is division chief of vascular surgery at Westchester Medical Center Health’s Good Samaritan Hospital.

Should Texans be worried?

Gov. Greg Abbott is eager to ease stay-home orders, but Texas has yet to show downward trends on new cases or positive tests as a percentage of all tests, and CDC guidelines call for 14-day drops.

…Abbott has taken steps that disregard the guidelines issued by the White House coronavirus task force, including Fauci and three other leading public health experts participating in Tuesday’s hearing who emphasized the risks of moving too quickly.

Last week, Abbott cited data for three successive Mondays, April 20 and 27 and May 4, to argue that week-to-week, rates of positive tests had fallen. But the latest data, for Monday of this week, shows a clear spike upward — to 8.53%, nearly double what it was a week earlier, which itself was a slight uptick from the week before that.

“Mid-April was clearly our high mark,” Abbott spokesman John Wittman said Tuesday after Fauci’s testimony. “If you look at the average week after week, there is a clear downward trajectory.”

That is not accurate, however. The governor’s methodology did not compare averages. It compared daily snapshots once a week, which risks putting too much emphasis on a single day’s numbers. Three successive Tuesdays, for instance, from April 21 to May 5, would have shown a spike from 5.4% to 8.9%, which would have undermined the case for reopening.

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Virus Survivors Could Suffer Severe Health Effects for Years

Some recovered patients report breathlessness, fatigue and body pain months after first becoming infected. Small-scale studies conducted in Hong Kong and Wuhan, China show that survivors grapple with poorer functioning in their lungs, heart and liver. And that may be the tip of the iceberg.

The coronavirus is now known to attack many parts of the body beyond the respiratory system, causing damage from the eyeballs to the toes, the gut to the kidneys. Patients’ immune systems can go into overdrive to fight off the infection, compounding the damage done.

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This generation will be the worst-hit by coronavirus

London (CNN Business) Will Murrell had hoped to pass his further education exams this summer, at a college in London. He was hunting for a job, in a retail outlet or supermarket, to earn some extra money alongside his studies.

Then Covid-19 struck. Now the 17-year-old is stuck at home with his parents. His exams have been canceled and all his plans are on hold.
“I’ve been looking for jobs and now we’re in lockdown, so I can’t,” Murrell told CNN. “It seems like an unnecessary risk.”

 

Biologist: Avoid these places to protect against Covid-19

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Biology Professor Erin Bromage tells CNN’s John Berman which environments have an increased risk of spreading coronavirus.

May 12, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,385,834 yesterday to 1,408,839

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.3 Million today

  • 1,571 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,342,345 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 292,000 today with 5,561 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,408,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 83,000 today
  • 18,196 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,342,345
  • Daily new cases: 86,405
  • Global deaths: 292,893
  • Global recovered: 1,602,441
  • Mortality rate: 6.75%
  • Recovery rate: 36.90%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,408,839
  • U.S. new cases today: 23,005
  • U.S. deaths: 83,366
  • U.S. recovered: 296,746
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,571

 

  • Texas cases: 41,866 with 1,011 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,153
  • Dallas County cases: 6,123
  • Dallas County deaths: 148

Today’s Headlines

Mark Cuban wanted to see if Texas stores were reopening safely. The results are horrifying

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott has faced criticism for allowing Texas businesses to reopen when coronavirus cases in the state continue to climb. Texas has one of the lowest test rates per capita in the country.

Cuban wrote that he launched the investigation to get a better sense of what reopening looks like and to see what precautions businesses are taking to make it safe for their employees and for patrons like him and his family. “We will do this again a couple more times so we can learn what the trends are and try to learn from it,” Cuban said in his post.

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May 11, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,367,638 yesterday to 1,385,834

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.2 Million today

  • 1,008 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,255,940 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 287,000 today with 3,472 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,385,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 81,000 today
  • 18,196 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,255,940
  • Daily new cases: 75,635
  • Global deaths: 287,332
  • Global recovered: 1,527,487
  • Mortality rate: 6.75%
  • Recovery rate: 35.89%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,385,834
  • U.S. new cases today: 18,196
  • U.S. deaths: 81,795
  • U.S. recovered: 262,225
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,008

 

  • Texas cases: 40,855 with 9658 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,153
  • Dallas County cases: 6,123
  • Dallas County deaths: 145

 

May 10, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,347,309 yesterday to 1,367,638

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.1 Million yesterday

  • 750 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,180,305 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 283,000 today with 3,428 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,367,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 80,000 yesterday
  • 20,329 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,180,305
  • Daily new cases: 79,517
  • Global deaths: 283,860
  • Global recovered: 1,492,052
  • Mortality rate: 6.79%
  • Recovery rate: 35.69%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,367,638
  • U.S. new cases today: 20,329
  • U.S. deaths: 80,787
  • U.S. recovered: 256,336
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 750

 

  • Texas cases: 38,890 with 1,248 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,133
  • Dallas County cases: 5,870
  • Dallas County deaths: 143


May 9, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,321,785 yesterday to 1,347,309

World total of Covid-19 cases topped 4.1 Million today

  • 1,422 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,100,788 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 280,000 today with 4,216 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,347,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 80,000 today
  • 25,524 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,100,788
  • Daily new cases: 87,947
  • Global deaths: 280,432
  • Global recovered: 1,441,478
  • Mortality rate: 6.84%
  • Recovery rate: 35.15%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,347,309
  • U.S. new cases today: 25,524
  • U.S. deaths: 80,037
  • U.S. recovered: 238,078
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,422

 

  • Texas cases: 38,642 with 915 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,111
  • Dallas County cases: 5,619
  • Dallas County deaths: 143

Today’s Headlines

California identifies nail salons as source of coronavirus

  • Community spread of the coronavirus in California began in a nail salon, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday, as other states allow their manicurists to reopen.
  • “This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon,” Newsom said at a news briefing. “I’m very worried about that.”
  • State health directors have put some “red flags” on nail salons as a high-risk business, Newsom added, likening them to gyms and hair salons.

“This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon,” Newsom said at a news briefing. “I’m very worried about that.”

State health directors have put some “red flags” on nail salons as a high-risk business, Newsom added, likening them to gyms and hair salons. He announced Monday that the state will allow some low-risk businesses, including bookstores, warehouses, florists and more, to begin reopening with modifications and offering curbside pick up as soon as Friday.

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May 8, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,292,623 yesterday to 1,321,785

World total of Covid-19 cases just topped 4 Million

  • 1,687 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 4,012,841 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 276,000 today with 5,505 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,321,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 78,000 today
  • 29,162 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 4,012,841
  • Daily new cases: 96,503
  • Global deaths: 276,216
  • Global recovered: 1,385,184
  • Mortality rate: 6.88%
  • Recovery rate: 34.52%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,321,785
  • U.S. new cases today: 29,162
  • U.S. deaths: 78,615
  • U.S. recovered: 223,603
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,687

 

  • Texas cases: 37,727 with 1,177 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 1,079
  • Dallas County cases: 5,369
  • Dallas County deaths: 135

Today’s Headlines

California identifies nail salons as source of coronavirus

  • Community spread of the coronavirus in California began in a nail salon, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday, as other states allow their manicurists to reopen.
  • “This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon,” Newsom said at a news briefing. “I’m very worried about that.”
  • State health directors have put some “red flags” on nail salons as a high-risk business, Newsom added, likening them to gyms and hair salons.

“This whole thing started in the state of California, the first community spread, in a nail salon,” Newsom said at a news briefing. “I’m very worried about that.”

State health directors have put some “red flags” on nail salons as a high-risk business, Newsom added, likening them to gyms and hair salons. He announced Monday that the state will allow some low-risk businesses, including bookstores, warehouses, florists and more, to begin reopening with modifications and offering curbside pick up as soon as Friday.

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Is 6 feet of social distancing really enough?

“Usually there’s a lot more social distancing outside,” Dr. Kevin Winthrop, a professor of infectious diseases in epidemiology and public health at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, told National Public Radio. “And environmental factors like wind and UV [radiation, which degrades most viruses] make it less likely you’re going to come in contact with viral particles.”

But one recent study found that when people walk briskly or run, their bodies creates wakes of air that can carry respiratory droplets up to 15 feet.

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Dallas Judges Respond to Texas AG Interference

Dallas City Councilman Omar Narvaez, who represents District 6, on Wednesday evening, May 6, posted on Facebook the following response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding the letter Paxton sent this morning to Judge Eric Moye, chastising the judge for sentencing salon owner Shelley Luther to seven days in jail for violating Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home orders intended to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Here is Narvaez’s response:

Our indicted Texas Attorney General violated the ex parte communication of the Texas Code of Judicial conduct by communicating directly with the court without consideration to the other litigants.

Where is the indicted Attorney Generals letter to release black and brown minor offenders that were/are sitting in jail now? Where is his letter to release the moms and dads that are sitting on Texas detention centers that were seeking asylum after walking thousands of miles literally because they wanted to have the basics of life to feed their children most of whom were or are seeking asylum which is completely legal.

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Italian firm claims to have developed vaccine that neutralizes coronavirus

Italy Coronavirus Covid-19 Vaccine: A team of scientists at Italian medical firm Takis conducted tests on a mice which, after a single vaccination, developed antibodies that can block the virus from infecting human cells, ANSA reported.

An Italian medical firm has claimed to have developed a vaccine that neutralises the novel coronavirus in human cells. According to tests carried out at Rome’s infectious-disease Spallanzani Hospital, the vaccine has antibodies generated in mice that work on human cells, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Another article on Takis from Forbes last month

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May 7, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,263,183 yesterday to 1,292,623

World total of Covid-19 cases just topped 3.9 Million

  • 2,121 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,916,338 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 270,000 today with 5,627 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,292,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 76,000 today
  • 29,440 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,916,338
  • Daily new cases: 93,787
  • Global deaths: 270,711
  • Global recovered: 1,343,054
  • Mortality rate: 6.91%
  • Recovery rate: 34.29%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,292,623
  • U.S. new cases today: 29,440
  • U.S. deaths: 76,928
  • U.S. recovered: 217,250
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,121

 

  • Texas cases: 36,550 with 1,617 new cases today – a new record
  • Texas deaths: 1,027
  • Dallas County cases: 5,120
  • Dallas County deaths: 125

Today’s Headlines

Dallas Judges Respond to Texas AG Interference

Dallas City Councilman Omar Narvaez, who represents District 6, on Wednesday evening, May 6, posted on Facebook the following response to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding the letter Paxton sent this morning to Judge Eric Moye, chastising the judge for sentencing salon owner Shelley Luther to seven days in jail for violating Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-at-home orders intended to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Here is Narvaez’s response:

Our indicted Texas Attorney General violated the ex parte communication of the Texas Code of Judicial conduct by communicating directly with the court without consideration to the other litigants.

Where is the indicted Attorney Generals letter to release black and brown minor offenders that were/are sitting in jail now? Where is his letter to release the moms and dads that are sitting on Texas detention centers that were seeking asylum after walking thousands of miles literally because they wanted to have the basics of life to feed their children most of whom were or are seeking asylum which is completely legal.

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Italian firm claims to have developed vaccine that neutralizes coronavirus

Italy Coronavirus Covid-19 Vaccine: A team of scientists at Italian medical firm Takis conducted tests on a mice which, after a single vaccination, developed antibodies that can block the virus from infecting human cells, ANSA reported.

An Italian medical firm has claimed to have developed a vaccine that neutralises the novel coronavirus in human cells. According to tests carried out at Rome’s infectious-disease Spallanzani Hospital, the vaccine has antibodies generated in mice that work on human cells, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Another article on Takis from Forbes last month

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Coronavirus quickly spread around the world starting late last year

(CNN) A new genetic analysis of the virus that causes Covid-19 taken from more than 7,600 patients around the world shows it has been circulating in people since late last year, and must have spread extremely quickly after the first infection.

Researchers in Britain looked at mutations in the virus and found evidence of quick spread, but no evidence the virus is becoming more easily transmitted or more likely to cause serious disease.
“The virus is changing, but this in itself does not mean it’s getting worse,” genetics researcher Francois Balloux of the University College London Genetics Institute told CNN.

Success Story: No Lockdown – Little Virus

The most important point: Hong Kong’s strategy is working extremely well.

It hasn’t reported a new homegrown case in more than two weeks. Over all, only about 1,000 people — out of 7.5 million — have tested positive. Only four have died.

It’s a sign that a lockdown isn’t the only way to battle the virus. But it’s also a reminder of how different life in a post-reopening United States will be from life in countries that have most effectively stopped the virus’s spread.

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May 6, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,237,633 yesterday to 1,263,183

World total of Covid-19 cases just topped 3.8 Million

  • 2,536 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,822,951 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 265,000 today with 6,746 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,263,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 74,000 today
  • 25,550 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,822,951
  • Daily new cases: 95,149
  • Global deaths: 265,084
  • Global recovered: 1,302,995
  • Mortality rate: 6.93%
  • Recovery rate: 34.08%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,263,183
  • U.S. new cases today: 25,550
  • U.S. deaths: 74,807
  • U.S. recovered: 201,011
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,536

 

  • Texas cases: 34,933 with 695 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 980
  • Dallas County cases: 4,869
  • Dallas County deaths: 123

Today’s Headlines

Coronavirus quickly spread around the world starting late last year

(CNN) A new genetic analysis of the virus that causes Covid-19 taken from more than 7,600 patients around the world shows it has been circulating in people since late last year, and must have spread extremely quickly after the first infection.

Researchers in Britain looked at mutations in the virus and found evidence of quick spread, but no evidence the virus is becoming more easily transmitted or more likely to cause serious disease.
“The virus is changing, but this in itself does not mean it’s getting worse,” genetics researcher Francois Balloux of the University College London Genetics Institute told CNN.

Success Story: No Lockdown – Little Virus

The most important point: Hong Kong’s strategy is working extremely well.

It hasn’t reported a new homegrown case in more than two weeks. Over all, only about 1,000 people — out of 7.5 million — have tested positive. Only four have died.

It’s a sign that a lockdown isn’t the only way to battle the virus. But it’s also a reminder of how different life in a post-reopening United States will be from life in countries that have most effectively stopped the virus’s spread.

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May 5, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,212,835 yesterday to 1,237,633

World total of Covid-19 cases just topped 3.7 Million

  • 2,350 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,727,802 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 258,000 today with 5,942 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,230,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 72,000 today
  • 24,798 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,727,802
  • Daily new cases: 82,263
  • Global deaths: 258,338
  • Global recovered: 1,242,347
  • Mortality rate: 6.93%
  • Recovery rate: 33.33%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,237,633
  • U.S. new cases today: 24,798
  • U.S. deaths: 72,271
  • U.S. recovered: 200,628
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,350

 

  • Texas cases: 34,238 with 1,211 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 960
  • Dallas County cases: 4,623
  • Dallas County deaths: 121

Today’s Headlines

Scientists say a now-dominant strain of the coronavirus appears to be more contagious than original

Scientists have identified a new strain of the coronavirus that has become dominant worldwide and appears to be more contagious than the versions that spread in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study led by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The new strain appeared in February in Europe, migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and has been the dominant strain across the world since mid-March, the scientists wrote.

In addition to spreading faster, it may make people vulnerable to a second infection after a first bout with the disease, the report warned.

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Video surfaces of park ranger pushed into Lake Austin, suspect arrested

AUSTIN (KXAN)A park ranger who was trying to disperse a crowd on a sunny Thursday at Lake Austin says he was pushed into the water. Police say a 25-year-old has been arrested in the case.

A video shared on social media appears to shows the ranger speaking to the crowd and asking them to keep six feet of distance between them to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The video then shows a man run up and push him, sending both men into the water. The suspect then climbs out of the lake and runs off.

That matches a description of the incident described in an arrest affidavit for Brandon James Hicks, who faces a charge of attempted assault on a public servant.

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The Price of Reopening the U.S.: American Lives

Trump, who has consistently appeared to care most about his political prospects during three miserable months, mounted another victory lap on Monday — boasting on Twitter that he was finally getting “great reviews” for his virus management.
A new model from the University of Washington, previously used by the White House suggested that 134,000 Americans could now die by August — in a revised toll prompted by the likely impact of state openings. The total was more than double the same organization’s estimate last month.


May 4, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,188,122 yesterday to 1,212,835

World total of Covid-19 cases just topped 3.6 Million

World Total Deaths just topped 250,000

U.S. Total cases just topped 1.2 Million

U.S. Deaths just topped 69,000

Texas Cases just topped 33,000

  • 1,323 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,645,539 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 250,000 today with 4,111 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,200,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 69,000 today
  • 24,713 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,645,539
  • Daily new cases: 79,428
  • Global deaths: 252,396
  • Global recovered: 1,195,070
  • Mortality rate: 6.92%
  • Recovery rate: 32.78%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,212,835
  • U.S. new cases today: 24,713
  • U.S. deaths: 69,921
  • U.S. recovered: 188,027
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,323

 

  • Texas cases: 33,027 with 1,034 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 915
  • Dallas County cases: 4,370
  • Dallas County deaths: 114

Today’s Headlines

Coronavirus model projects 134,000 deaths in US, nearly double its last estimate

(CNN) An influential coronavirus model often cited by the White House is now forecasting that 134,000 people will die of Covid-19 in the United States, nearly double its previous prediction.

The model, from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, had predicted 72,433 deaths as of Monday morning.
Relatedly, a Trump administration model projects a rise in coronavirus cases and deaths in the weeks ahead, up to about 3,000 daily deaths in the US by June 1, according to an internal document obtained by The New York Times. Over the past week, about 2,000 people died daily in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Three Russian doctors fall from hospital windows

Moscow (CNN) Three frontline health care workers have mysteriously fallen out of hospital windows in Russia over the past two weeks, heightening public attention to the working conditions for doctors and medical professionals amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Two of those health care workers are dead, and one remains hospitalized.
All three incidents, which are being investigated by Russian law enforcement authorities, have prompted intense discussion in the Russian press and on social media.

To avoid web of conspiracies, learn to recognize fake news

Some people believe that the founder of Microsoft planned the coronavirus to take control of the global health system.

He’s also accused of profiting off a vaccine and using the crisis to create strict surveillance systems.

Actually, what Gates did was sound the alarm on a potential pandemic louder than anyone else.

“The coronavirus is a hothouse for conspiracy theorists,” Leonard Apcar said. He holds what may be the only endowed professorship on a new subject called media literacy at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. The site he created with his students is DetectFakeNews.com.

“Trust in official explanations has dwindled,” he said. “Bill Gates and a leading Harvard scientist are the theories-of-the-moment for now. You can bet there will be more.”

How can you verify?

It’s not always easy to separate truth from fiction. In 2016 I could easily tell the fake news reports from the real ones on Facebook. One of my nerdy qualities is that I know the names of newspapers in American cities.

When I saw a news report on Facebook attributed to “ClevelandTribune.com” for instance, I know it was a fake media outlet. But most people outside of Ohio wouldn’t know it should be the Plain Dealer, not the Tribune.

Since then, the subject of media literacy has taken on some urgency. Similarly, a sister field in the library world is named information literacy. One of the leaders in that field is Megan Heuer of the SMU Libraries in Dallas.

Heuer conducts workshops on the subject and also is devising ways to place information literacy in many of the disciplines throughout SMU.

“With coronavirus, people are much more likely to check whether something is true or not,” she said. That’s good.

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George W. Bush’s Call for Unity During the Pandemic

Evangelical fundamentalists who openly defied social distancing guidelines are dying of COVID-19

Countless non-fundamentalist churches in the United States, from Catholic to Lutheran and Episcopalian, have embraced social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and temporarily moved their activities online. But many Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals have been irresponsibly downplaying the dangers of COVID-19 and doing so with deadly results: journalist Alex Woodward, in the U.K.-based Independent, reports that the pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 30 pastors in the Bible Belt.

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May 3, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,160,774 yesterday to 1,188,122

World total of Covid-19 cases just topped 3.5 Million

  • 1,154 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,566,111 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 248,000 today with 3,512 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,188,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 68,000 today
  • 27,348 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,566,111
  • Daily new cases: 82,176
  • Global deaths: 248,285
  • Global recovered: 1,154,014
  • Mortality rate: 6.96%
  • Recovery rate: 32.36%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,188,122
  • U.S. new cases today: 27,348
  • U.S. deaths: 68,598
  • U.S. recovered: 178,263
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,154

 

  • Texas cases: 31,142 with 1,249 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 888
  • Dallas County cases: 4,133
  • Dallas County deaths: 111

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Evangelical fundamentalists who openly defied social distancing guidelines are dying of COVID-19

Countless non-fundamentalist churches in the United States, from Catholic to Lutheran and Episcopalian, have embraced social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic and temporarily moved their activities online. But many Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals have been irresponsibly downplaying the dangers of COVID-19 and doing so with deadly results: journalist Alex Woodward, in the U.K.-based Independent, reports that the pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 30 pastors in the Bible Belt.

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Russia Daily Average of New Cases Exceeds 8k

(Obliviots) Over the last 4 days, Russia has averaged 8,822 new cases per day. Today’s number is a record setter at 10,633 new cases. Prior to today, we have seen numbers of 9,623, 7,933 and 7,099 daily cases. Going back before a daily count above 7,000, we were seeing numbers in the high 5k to mid 6k range. Looking at the last two weeks, Russia’s case count has been steadily trending upward with no sign of slowing. In fact, it is accelerating at a significant rate.

Caveat: These are reported cases. Given Russia’s historic lack of transparency – and the fact that until March 17th they were only reporting double digits of Covid-19 cases, it is prudent to assume their numbers are substantially under-reported.

Today’s case count for Russia is 134,687 cases, but only 1,280 fatalities, which is one of the lowest worldwide percentages. At the current growth rate, Russia will overtake Germany for the number six slot in 4-5 days.

The current lineup is as follows:

  1. U.S.: 1,160,997
  2. Spain: 245,567
  3. Italy: 209,328
  4. U.K.: 182,260
  5. France: 168,396
  6. Germany: 164,967
  7. Russia: 134,687

Russia adds record 10,000 coronavirus cases

Moscow (CNN) Russia reported 10,633 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its fourth record single-day increase in a row, in what is becoming a major headache for President Vladimir Putin.

The country’s total number of cases is now 134,687, the seventh-highest number in the world, in a dramatic turnaround from the situation back in March.
A total of 1,280 deaths has now been recorded, the country’s coronavirus response headquarters said in a statement, adding that around 50% of the cases were asymptomatic. Moscow, the country’s worst-hit city, accounts for more than a half of total cases.

What happens if a coronavirus vaccine is never developed?

London (CNN)As countries lie frozen in lockdown and billions of people lose their livelihoods, public figures are teasing a breakthrough that would mark the end of the crippling coronavirus pandemic: a vaccine.

But there is another, worst-case possibility: that no vaccine is ever developed. In this outcome, the public’s hopes are repeatedly raised and then dashed, as various proposed solutions fall before the final hurdle.
Instead of wiping out Covid-19, societies may instead learn to live with it. Cities would slowly open and some freedoms will be returned, but on a short leash, if experts’ recommendations are followed. Testing and physical tracing will become part of our lives in the short term, but in many countries, an abrupt instruction to self-isolate could come at any time. Treatments may be developed — but outbreaks of the disease could still occur each year, and the global death toll would continue to tick upwards.

 


May 2, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,131,452 yesterday to 1,160,774

  • 1,678 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,401,002 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 244,000 today with 5,171 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,160,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 67,000 today
  • 29,322 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,483,935
  • Daily new cases: 82,933
  • Global deaths: 244,773
  • Global recovered: 1,121,499
  • Mortality rate: 7.03%
  • Recovery rate: 32.19%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,160,774
  • U.S. new cases today: 29,322
  • U.S. deaths: 67,444
  • U.S. recovered: 173,725
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,678

 

  • Texas cases: 31,142 with 1,249 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 874
  • Dallas County cases: 3,899
  • Dallas County deaths: 110

Today’s Headlines

Rare complication seen in some kids with COVID-19

Barber’s case is rare; only a handful of pediatric deaths related to the coronavirus have been reported in the United States. However, the exact numbers for kids are hard to pin down: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told NBC News that it does not track COVID-19 deaths in children under age 18 the way it does for the flu.

Early data on pediatric COVID-19 cases suggested that, for the vast majority of children, the illness is relatively mild.

Recently, however, reports of potential serious complications specific to children have begun to emerge in the U.S. and Europe: A handful of kids have developed dangerous inflammation around the heart and other organs. It’s similar to a rare condition called Kawasaki disease, which causes swelling of the coronary arteries, primarily in children.

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Trump admin pulls NIH grant for coronavirus research over ties to Wuhan lab

The Trump administration has pulled funding for a group of scientists studying coronaviruses in bats and the risk of their spillover into humans — the very kind of infection that started the COVID-19 pandemic — according to EcoHealth Alliance, the New York-based nonprofit organization conducting the research.

The cancellation of the grant after more than a decade of work in this field seems to be tied to EcoHealth Alliance’s partnership with the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the biomedical lab at the heart of conspiracy theories that the Chinese government created or unleashed the virus or the unproven thesis that the outbreak started with an accident because of faulty safety standards in the lab.

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White House blocks Fauci from testifying next week

(CNN) The White House is blocking Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the administration’s coronavirus task force, from testifying before the Democratic-led House next week, according to a spokesman from a key House committee.

“The Appropriations Committee sought Dr. Anthony Fauci as a witness at next week’s Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee hearing on COVID-19 response. We have been informed by an administration official that the White House has blocked Dr. Fauci from testifying,” House Appropriations Committee spokesman Evan Hollander said in a statement Friday.

Comparing 4 Countries With the Same Population and Covid-19

I thought it would make an interesting analysis to take 4 different countries with virtually identical populations (10 million) and evaluate the Covid-19 statistics for all 4. I chose Sweden, Portugal, Chechia and Greece.

Sweden has come under fire recently since they have a very high mortality rate (over 2,400 people). They never had a lockdown, instead counting on its citizenry to make the right decisions. It is painfully obvious this has not worked out well.

Portugal has a slightly higher case count (.25% of their population compared to .21% for Sweden) but Portugal has only 973 deaths (3.97% of the total cases) compared to Sweden with 2,462 deaths (12.13% of the total cases).

For reference, the U.S. has a 5.84% mortality index today.

The interactive spreadsheet above has 3 tabs. The 3rd tab is labeled “10 Million”. This has all the numbers for both cases and deaths for all 4 countries. Below the statistics are a graph for cases over time and deaths over time.

I think you will find this very educational.

 

 

 

 

 

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Deaths Soar in Country That Didn’t Lock Down

Unlike its European neighbors, Swedish officials did not institute lock down measures to combat the Covid-19 epidemic. CNN’s Phil Black takes a look at how that has affected the country’s outbreak.

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May 1, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,095,210 yesterday to 1,131,452

Global cases just crossed the 3.4 million mark

  • 1,905 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,401,002 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 239,000 today with 5,497 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,131,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 65,000 today
  • 36,242 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,401,002
  • Daily new cases: 92,769
  • Global deaths: 239,602
  • Global recovered: 1,081,599
  • Mortality rate: 7.05%
  • Recovery rate: 31.80%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,131,452
  • U.S. new cases today: 36,242
  • U.S. deaths: 65,766
  • U.S. recovered: 161,563
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,905

 

  • Texas cases: 29,893 with 1,438 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 849
  • Dallas County cases: 3,718
  • Dallas County deaths: 106

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I want you to look at this chart.

Deaths per day for most of April 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,064,533 yesterday to 1,095,210

Global cases just crossed the 3.3 million mark

  • 2,193 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,308,233 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 234,000 today with 5,889 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,095,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 63,000 today
  • 30,677 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,308,233
  • Daily new cases: 88,079
  • Global deaths: 234,105
  • Global recovered: 1,042,819
  • Mortality rate: 7.08%
  • Recovery rate: 31.52%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,095,210
  • U.S. new cases today: 30,677
  • U.S. deaths: 63,861
  • U.S. recovered: 147,411
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,193

 

  • Texas cases: 28,455 with 889 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 802
  • Dallas County cases: 3,531
  • Dallas County deaths: 104

Today’s Headlines

Comparing 4 Countries With the Same Population and Covid-19

I thought it would make an interesting analysis to take 4 different countries with virtually identical populations (10 million) and evaluate the Covid-19 statistics for all 4. I chose Sweden, Portugal, Chechia and Greece.

Sweden has come under fire recently since they have a very high mortality rate (over 2,400 people). They never had a lockdown, instead counting on its citizenry to make the right decisions. It is painfully obvious this has not worked out well.

Portugal has a slightly higher case count (.25% of their population compared to .21% for Sweden) but Portugal has only 973 deaths (3.97% of the total cases) compared to Sweden with 2,462 deaths (12.13% of the total cases).

For reference, the U.S. has a 5.84% mortality index today.

The interactive spreadsheet above has 3 tabs. The 3rd tab is labeled “10 Million”. This has all the numbers for both cases and deaths for all 4 countries. Below the statistics are a graph for cases over time and deaths over time.

I think you will find this very educational.

 

 

 

 

 

Related story:

Deaths Soar in Country That Didn’t Lock Down

Unlike its European neighbors, Swedish officials did not institute lock down measures to combat the Covid-19 epidemic. CNN’s Phil Black takes a look at how that has affected the country’s outbreak.

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Eye-opening South Korea study on Covid-19

(CNN) The most complicated issue in America right now is how, when and where to reopen the cities and towns that have been sheltered in place. Everyone wants resumption of the mobile life of social proximity we enjoyed a few months ago but balancing this against the competing need to assure both individual safety and — because this is a contagious disease — societal safety remains a substantial challenge.

Fortunately, a new study from South Korea has just been published in “early release” form (it is final and peer-reviewed, just early) in the CDC medical journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Fauci Touts Drug’s ‘Clear Cut’ ability to aid Covid-19 Recovery

(CNN) Researchers released some good news about a possible treatment for coronavirus Wednesday — evidence that the experimental drug remdesivir might help patients recover more quickly from the infection.

The US Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved any drugs for the treatment of the coronavirus. But it plans to announce an emergency-use authorization for remdesivir, according to The New York Times. The authorization could come as soon as Wednesday, The Times reported, citing a senior administration official.

 

 

April 29, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,035,765 yesterday to 1,064,533

Global cases just crossed the 3.2 million mark

  • 2,402 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,220,154 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 228,000 today with 10,244 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,138,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 61,000 today
  • 28,768 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,220,154
  • Daily new cases: 82,003
  • Global deaths: 228,216
  • Global recovered: 1,000,333
  • Mortality rate: 7.09%
  • Recovery rate: 31.06%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,064,533
  • U.S. new cases today: 28,768
  • U.S. deaths: 61,668
  • U.S. recovered: 147,411
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,402

 

  • Texas cases: 27,566 with 1,395 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 749
  • Dallas County cases: 3,352
  • Dallas County deaths: 99

Today’s Headlines

C.D.C.: U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported

Total deaths in seven states that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic are nearly 50 percent higher than normal for the five weeks from March 8 through April 11, according to new death statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is 9,000 more deaths than were reported as of April 11 in official counts of deaths from the coronavirus.

The new data is partial and most likely undercounts the recent death toll significantly. But it still illustrates how the coronavirus is causing a surge in deaths in the places it has struck, probably killing more people than the reported statistics capture. These increases belie arguments that the virus is only killing people who would have died anyway from other causes. Instead, the virus has brought a pattern of deaths unlike anything seen in recent years.

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April 28, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 1,010,507 today to 1,035,765

Global cases just crossed the 3.1 million mark

U.S. Cases just passed the ONE MILLION mark yesterday

  • 2,463 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,138,151 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 217,000 today with 6,360 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,138,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 59,000 today
    (more than we lost in Vietnam)
  • 25,258 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,138,151
  • Daily new cases: 72,626
  • Global deaths: 217,972
  • Global recovered: 955,770
  • Mortality rate: 6.95%
  • Recovery rate: 30.46%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,035,765
  • U.S. new cases today: 25,258
  • U.S. deaths: 59,266
  • U.S. recovered: 142,238
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,643

 

  • Texas cases: 26,171 with 655 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 690
  • Dallas County cases: 3,240
  • Dallas County deaths: 94

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WHO says no evidence shows that having coronavirus prevents a second infection

(CNN) The World Health Organization is warning that people who have had Covid-19 are not necessarily immune by the presence of antibodies from getting the virus again.

“There is no evidence yet that people who have had Covid-19 will not get a second infection,” WHO said in a scientific brief published Friday.
It cautions against governments that are considering issuing so-called “immunity passports” to people who have had Covid-19, assuming they are safe to resume normal life.
“At this point in the pandemic, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of an ‘immunity passport’ or ‘risk-free certificate,’ ” WHO said.

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April 27, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 987,322 to 1,010,507 today

Global cases just crossed the 3 million mark

U.S. Cases just passed the ONE MILLION mark today

  • 1,388 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 3,065,525 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 211,000 today with 4,615 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 1,000,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 56,000 today
  • 23,185 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 3,065,525
  • Daily new cases: 70,567
  • Global deaths: 211,612
  • Global recovered: 922,389
  • Mortality rate: 6.90%
  • Recovery rate: 30.09%

 

  • U.S. cases: 1,010,507
  • U.S. new cases today: 23,185
  • U.S. deaths: 56,803
  • U.S. recovered: 138,990
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,388

 

  • Texas cases: 25,516 with 535 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 672
  • Dallas County cases: 3,105
  • Dallas County deaths: 84

Today’s Headlines:

Hokkaido Lifted Its Coronavirus Lockdown Too Soon and Became a Warning to the World

Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido offers a grim lesson in the next phase of the battle against COVID-19. It acted quickly and contained an early outbreak of the coronavirus with a 3-week lockdown. But, when the governor lifted restrictions, a second wave of infections hit even harder. Twenty-six days later, the island was forced back into lockdown.

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WHO says no evidence shows that having coronavirus prevents a second infection

(CNN) The World Health Organization is warning that people who have had Covid-19 are not necessarily immune by the presence of antibodies from getting the virus again.

“There is no evidence yet that people who have had Covid-19 will not get a second infection,” WHO said in a scientific brief published Friday.
It cautions against governments that are considering issuing so-called “immunity passports” to people who have had Covid-19, assuming they are safe to resume normal life.
“At this point in the pandemic, there is not enough evidence about the effectiveness of antibody-mediated immunity to guarantee the accuracy of an ‘immunity passport’ or ‘risk-free certificate,’ ” WHO said.

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Coronavirus Case Growth Last Month to Date

I want you all to look at this graph.
#COVID19 case count per country (Top 3) over time.
This is an except from the spreadsheet embedded above.
This just takes the span of time (one full month to date) when the U.S. became the #1 country for case count – until today (4/26/2020).
The day before the start of this graph we were #3.
All of the data is in my spreadsheet, but I think this is especially interesting.
This compares the steady increase for the U.S., Spain and Italy in that order. I think this visually makes it abundantly clear what an abysmal job we are doing at containing this virus. Especially considering we have only tested around 4 million people out of the 330 million in this country.
With the current projections we should pass the ONE MILLION case count in the U.S. sometime today. That is more than 4 times the next highest country count (Spain).
#WTFTrump?
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“The pandemic is far from over,” World Health Organization says

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director-General said, the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over.

“The pandemic is far from over,” he said at a news conference.

He said the World Health Organization “continues to be concerned about the increasing trends in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and some Asian countries.”

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April 26, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 960,896 today to 987,322

Global cases just crossed the 2.9 million mark

  • 1,150 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 2,994,958 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 206,000 today with 3,748 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 987,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 55,000 today
  • 26,426 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 2,994,958
  • Daily new cases: 73,757
  • Global deaths: 206,997
  • Global recovered: 878,954
  • Mortality rate: 6.91%
  • Recovery rate: 29.35%

 

  • U.S. cases: 987,322
  • U.S. new cases today: 26,426
  • U.S. deaths: 55,415
  • U.S. recovered: 118,781
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,150

 

  • Texas cases: 24,981 with 786 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 654
  • Dallas County cases: 3,014
  • Dallas County deaths: 82

Today’s Headlines:

 

Tales from the front: Running Out of Outlets

“This man, who had no past medical history, had become so sick he was requiring daily dialysis. I have said in the past, getting a breathing tube is a death sentence. More accurately, I would say if a patient gets to the point of needing a dialysis catheter, it is just prolonging ‘life’. That being said, there has only been one person who wasn’t taken to the body trailers after their breathing tube was removed. One.”

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April 25, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 925,038 today to 960,896

Global cases just crossed the 2.9 million mark

  • 2,080 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 2,921,201 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 200,000 today with 6,043 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 960,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 52,000 today
  • 35,858 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 2,921,201
  • Daily new cases: 91,119
  • Global deaths: 203,289
  • Global recovered: 836,969
  • Mortality rate: 6.96%
  • Recovery rate: 28.65%

 

  • U.S. cases: 960,896
  • U.S. new cases today: 35,858
  • U.S. deaths: 54,265
  • U.S. recovered: 118,162
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,080

 

  • Texas cases: 24,195 with 1,025 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 641
  • Dallas County cases: 2,909
  • Dallas County deaths: 81

Today’s Headlines:

US coronavirus response hit by foreign hackers

Washington (CNN) The Trump administration is pointing the finger at China for attempting to steal coronavirus research as officials are warning they have seen a growing wave of cyberattacks on US government agencies and medical institutions leading the pandemic response by nation states and criminal groups.

Hospitals, research laboratories, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies have all been hit, officials say, and the Department of Health and Human Services – which oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — has been struck by a surge of daily strikes, an official with direct knowledge of the attacks said.

Germany surges ahead, but US states are flying blind

(CNN) People in the US state of Georgia can nowget their nails done, their hair cut — even get a tattoo or a massage — after just three weeks of a state-wide stay-at-home order. That’s an awful lot of touching, considering a highly contagious and deadly virus is going round.

These activities may give some people in Georgia a sense that life is returning to normal, but Governor Brian Kemp’s decision to allow such businesses to reopen on Friday is a risky roll of the dice. In a state that has performed a relatively small number of coronavirus tests, Kemp is driving Georgia through this pandemic blindfolded.

SCIENTISTS: US COULD’VE PREVENTED 90% OF DEATHS BY SHUTTING DOWN TWO WEEKS EARLIER

As it currently stands, the U.S. is predicting that COVID-19 will kill about 60,000 Americans over the next four months. But if the government had acted and urged everyone to physically distance themselves just two weeks sooner than it did, that number could have been slashed by 90 percent.

That’s according to epidemiologists Britta Jewell of Imperial College London and Nicholas Jewell of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who wrote in a Tuesday New York Times op-ed that just two additional weeks of stay-at-home orders and other self-isolation recommendations could have saved tens of thousands of lives.

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‘No Evidence’ Yet That Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune, WHO Says

The World Health Organization has pushed back against the theory that individuals can only catch the coronavirus once, as well as proposals for reopening society that are based on this supposed immunity.

In a scientific brief dated Friday, the United Nations agency said the idea that one-time infection can lead to immunity remains unproven and is thus unreliable as a foundation for the next phase of the world’s response to the pandemic.

“Some governments have suggested that the detection of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could serve as the basis for an ‘immunity passport’ or ‘risk-free certificate’ that would enable individuals to travel or to return to work assuming that they are protected against re-infection,” the WHO wrote. “There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection.”

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April 24, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 848,994 today to 925,038

Global cases just crossed the 2.8 million mark

  • 2,340 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 2,830,082 total Global Cases
  • A record number of new cases today at 111,285
  • Global Deaths topped 197,000 today with 6,590 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 925,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 52,000 today
  • 44,834 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 2,830,082
  • Daily new cases: 111,285
  • Global deaths: 197,246
  • Global recovered: 798,776
  • Mortality rate: 6.97%
  • Recovery rate: 28.22%

 

  • U.S. cases: 925,038
  • U.S. new cases today: 44,834
  • U.S. deaths: 52,185
  • U.S. recovered: 110,432
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,340

 

  • Texas cases: 23,170 with 545 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 608
  • Dallas County cases: 2,834
  • Dallas County deaths: 77

Today’s Headlines:

No, Trump did not put a Labradoodle breeder in charge of COVID-19 response

WASHINGTONNo, the Trump administration did not put a professional dog breeder from Dallas in charge of COVID-19 response.

Yes, the chief of staff at the Department of Health and Human Services briefly owned a family business raising Labradoodles. But he’s also served three administrations in high level posts at HHS, the White House and the Pentagon.

Colleagues who hired Harrison and served with him in government were appalled to see him disparaged Thursday as a mere “dog breeder,” as if Joe Exotic had catapulted from tiger king to head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Trump, ever the salesman, is peddling dangerous cures for coronavirus

In an eye-popping moment, Trump doubled down on his claim that sunlight and the festering humidity of high summer could purge the virus in his latest grab for a game-changer therapy.
Then, he asked aides on camera whether zapping patients with light or injecting disinfectant into the lungs to clean sick patients from inside could cure them of the disease.

Lysol, Dettol Warn Against Using Disinfectants to Treat Coronavirus

Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser Plc has stated that “under no circumstance” should its disinfectant products be administered into the human body, through injection, ingestion or any other route

The company issued the advice on Friday morning, after being asked whether internal administration of disinfectants “may be appropriate for investigation or use as a treatment for coronavirus”, amid recent speculation and social media activity.

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April 23, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 848,994 today to 880,204

Global cases just crossed the 2.7 million mark

  • 2,169 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 2,718,797 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 190,000 today with 6,430 new fatalities
  • U.S. Cases topped 880,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 49,000 today
  • 31,210 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 2,718,797
  • Daily new cases: 17,635
  • Global deaths: 190,656
  • Global recovered: 745,813
  • Mortality rate: 7.01%
  • Recovery rate: 27.43%

 

  • U.S. cases: 880,204
  • U.S. new cases today: 31,210
  • U.S. deaths: 49,845
  • U.S. recovered: 85,922
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,169

 

  • Texas cases: 55,625 with 950 new cases today
  • Texas deaths: 604
  • Dallas County cases: 2,763
  • Dallas County deaths: 72

 

April 22, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 765,913 today to 848,994

Global cases just crossed the 2.6 million mark

  • 2,336 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 2,637,723 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 184,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 848,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 47,000 today
  • 29,830 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 2,637,723
  • Daily new cases: 80,542
  • Global deaths: 184,226
  • Global recovered: 717,812
  • Mortality rate: 6.98%
  • Recovery rate: 27.21%

 

  • U.S. cases: 848,994
  • U.S. deaths: 47,676
  • U.S. recovered: 84,050
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,336

 

  • Texas cases: 21,675
  • Texas deaths: 567
  • Dallas County cases: 2,683
  • Dallas County deaths: 65

Today’s Headlines:

UN warns of global famines of ‘biblical proportions’

London (CNN) The world is facing multiple famines of “biblical proportions” in just a matter of months, the UN has said, warning that the coronavirus pandemic will push an additional 130 million people to the brink of starvation.

Famines could take hold in “about three dozen countries” in a worst-case scenario, the executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP) said in a stark address on Tuesday. Ten of those countries already have more than 1 million people on the verge of starvation, he said.
He cited conflict, an economic recession, a decline in aid and a collapse in oil prices as factors likely to lead to vast food shortages, and urged swift action to avert disaster.

 

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Earliest known US deaths confirmed

(CNN) New autopsy results show two Californians died of coronavirus in early and mid-February — up to three weeks before the previously known first US death from the virus.

These deaths now stand as the country’s earliest two attributed to the novel coronavirus, a development that may change the understanding of how early the virus was spreading in the country, health experts told CNN Wednesday.
Two deaths in Northern California’s Santa Clara County happened February 6 and 17, the county said Tuesday in a news release.

New Covid Fault Lines Emerge in the U.S.

(CNN) The fragile American consensus on battling the coronavirus is fracturing along bitter political fault lines, as early state openings threaten to undermine the nationwide effort to slow the pandemic.

Divisions have emerged along a timeworn North vs. South divide, on ideological and geographical grounds nationally and within states, and on the level of respect accorded by political leaders to epidemiological science.

Covid-19 causes sudden strokes in young adults, doctors say

The novel coronavirus appears to be causing sudden strokes in adults in their 30s and 40s who are not otherwise terribly ill, doctors reported Wednesday.

They said patients may be unwilling to call 911 because they have heard hospitals are overwhelmed by coronavirus cases.

There’s growing evidence that Covid-19 infection can cause the blood to clot unnaturally, and stroke would be an expected consequence of that.

Dr. Thomas Oxley, a neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, and colleagues gave details of five people they treated. All were under the age of 50, and all had either mild symptoms of Covid-19 infection or no symptoms at all.

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April 21, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 765,913 today to 819,164

Global cases just crossed the 2.5 million mark

  • 2,736 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 2,557,181 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 177,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 819,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 45,000 today
  • 25,659 New U.S. cases yesterday
  • Global cases: 2,557,181
  • Daily new cases: 67,775
  • Global deaths: 177,641
  • Global recovered: 690,444
  • Mortality rate: 6.95%
  • Recovery rate: 27.00%

 

  • U.S. cases: 819,164
  • U.S. deaths: 45,340
  • U.S. recovered: 72,389
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,736

 

  • Texas cases: 20,267
  • Texas deaths: 528
  • Dallas County cases: 2,602
  • Dallas County deaths: 64

Today’s Headlines:

Michigan toddler spiked 107-degree fever with coronavirus

FARMINGTON HILLS, MILuke Schreiber’s parents didn’t think their thermometer could possibly be right. There was no way their toddler could be registering a 107.1 temperature. And he couldn’t possibly have COVID-19 at his age, could he?

The Farmington Hills couple is sharing their emotional story with MLive readers, saying they want other people to understand that if coronavirus can unexpectedly impact the smallest members of their family, it can happen to anyone.

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Oil crashes to a historic low of MINUS $37 a barrel

Traders fled from the expiring May US oil futures contract in a frenzy on Monday, sending the contract into negative territory for the first time in history, as barely any buyers are willing to take delivery of oil barrels because there is no place to put the crude.

May US crude futures plunged to a depth never before seen, settling on the day at minus $37.63 a barrel, a decline of some 305%, or $55.90 a barrel. Prices set a low of negative $40.32.

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Kentucky sees highest spike in coronavirus cases after lockdown protests

Kentucky experienced its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases after protests broke out in the state to lift lockdowns, according to reports.

Gov. Andy Beshear announced there were 273 new cases Sunday, bringing the total to 2,960, news station WCPO reported.

“We are still in the midst of this fight against a deadly and highly contagious virus,” Beshear said. “Let’s make sure, as much as we’re looking at those benchmarks and we’re looking at the future, that we are acting in the present and we are doing the things that it takes to protect one another.”

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Stanford study suggests coronavirus is more widespread than realized

Another day, and yet more evidence has appeared that could indicate the number of people who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, might be vastly higher than official figures suggest. This time a Californian study suggests the figure in one county could be more than 50 times the number who knew they had had the virus.

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What this Covid-19 survivor wants protesters to know

(CNN) Leah Blomberg’s voice is still raspy from having a tube stuck down her throat for nine days.

Her muscles are so weak, it takes her 45 minutes to take a quick shower.

Now, as she struggles to recover from coronavirus, she wants protesters to stop “crying and complaining” about shelter-in-place orders, like the one in her state of Wisconsin that just got extended until May 26.

“I spent 9 days in a medically induced coma, on a ventilator due to this virus. I spent another 9 days in the ICU having horrible hallucinations from the meds,” Blomberg posted on Facebook.

April 20, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 765,913 today to 793,505

  • 1,480 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today
  • 2,489,406 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 170,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 790,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 42,000 today
  • 27,592 New U.S. cases today
  • Global cases: 2,489,406
  • Daily new cases: 73,699
  • Global deaths: 170,863
  • Global recovered: 656,760
  • Mortality rate: 6.86%
  • Recovery rate: 26.38%

 

  • U.S. cases: 793,505
  • U.S. deaths: 42,604
  • U.S. recovered: 72,389
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,480

 

  • Texas cases: 20,083
  • Texas deaths: 519
  • Dallas County cases: 2,512
  • Dallas County deaths: 60

Today’s Headlines:

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

*Gaslighting, if you don’t know the word, is defined as manipulation into doubting your own sanity; as in, Carl made Mary think she was crazy, even though she clearly caught him cheating. He gaslit her.

Pretty soon, as the country begins to figure out how we “open back up” and move forward, very powerful forces will try to convince us all to get back to normal. (That never happened. What are you talking about?) Billions of dollars will be spent on advertising, messaging, and television and media content to make you feel comfortable again. It will come in the traditional forms — a billboard here, a hundred commercials there — and in new-media forms: a 2020–2021 generation of memes to remind you that what you want again is normalcy…

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April 19, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 738,913 today to 765,913

  • 2,109 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today.
  • 2,415,407 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 166,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 760,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 41,000 today
  • Global cases: 2,415,407
  • Daily new cases: 83,815
  • Global deaths: 166,074
  • Global recovered: 626,639
  • Mortality rate: 6.87%
  • Recovery rate: 25.94%

 

  • U.S. cases: 765,913
  • U.S. deaths: 41,124
  • U.S. recovered: 71,072
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,109

 

  • Texas cases: 19,371
  • Texas deaths: 499
  • Dallas County cases: 2,428
  • Dallas County deaths: 60

Today’s Headlines:

A Group Linked To Betsy DeVos Is Organizing Protests To End Social Distancing

While thousands of demonstrators swarmed the Michigan State Capitol to protest the governor’s stay-at-home order Wednesday — honking horns, waving flags, and bringing traffic to a halt — dozens of Facebook groups were already springing up to organize similar rallies across the country.

“Indiana Citizens Against Excessive Quarantine,” “Operation Gridlock Tennessee,” and other groups with similar names drew people calling an end to stay-at-home orders, measures that health officials say are essential to stopping the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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April 18, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 710,021 today to 738,913

  • 1,857 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today.
  • 2,331,892 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 160,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 700,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 39,000 today
  • Global cases: 2,331,892
  • Daily new cases: 51,830
  • Global deaths: 160,763
  • Global recovered: 597,194
  • Mortality rate: 6.89%
  • Recovery rate: 25.61%

 

  • U.S. cases: 738,913
  • U.S. deaths: 39,015
  • U.S. recovered: 68,285
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 1,857

 

  • Texas cases: 18,679
  • Texas deaths: 469
  • Dallas County cases: 2,324
  • Dallas County deaths: 60

Today’s Headlines:

Japanese medical workers fear the worst as coronavirus cases spike

Tokyo (CNN) Ayako Kajiwara is scared Japan’s medical system isn’t prepared for what might happen next.

She’s the lead nurse at a hospital in Saitama prefecture and is witnessing firsthand the strain on an intensive care unit that’s treating critically ill coronavirus patients.
“It’s hard because we think the patient is improving, but then they’ll suddenly take a turn for the worse,” she said.

Can You Get Reinfected?

Seoul (CNN) In South Korea, health officials are trying to solve a mystery: why 163 people who recovered from coronavirus have retested positive, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

The same has been recorded in China, where some coronavirus patients tested positive after seeming to recover, although there are no official figures.
That raises the question: can you get reinfected with coronavirus?

WHO says no evidence antibody tests can determine immunity

The World Health Organization has warned there is no evidence to suggest the presence of antibodies in blood can determine whether someone has immunity to the coronavirus.

Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHO’s executive director for health emergencies, said Friday there was no indication so far that a large proportion of the population had developed immunity.

“There’s been an expectation, maybe, that herd immunity may have been achieved and that the majority of people in society may already have developed antibodies. I think the general evidence is pointing against that… so it may not solve the problem the governments are trying to solve.”

April 17, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 644,089 today to 710,021

  • 2,541 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today.
  • 2,250,751 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 154,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 700,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 37,000 today
  • Global cases: 2,239,082
  • Daily new cases: 68,554
  • Global deaths: 154,261
  • Global recovered: 571,145
  • Mortality rate: 6.85%
  • Recovery rate: 25.38%

 

  • U.S. cases: 710,021
  • U.S. deaths: 37,158
  • U.S. recovered: 60,510
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,305

 

  • Texas cases: 18,074
  • Texas deaths: 456
  • Dallas County cases: 2,190
  • Dallas County deaths: 55

Today’s Headlines:

Covid-19 patients recovering quickly after getting experimental drug remdesivir

(CNN) Covid-19 patients who are getting an experimental drug called remdesivir have been recovering quickly, with most going home in days, STAT News reported Thursday after it obtained a video of a conversation about the trial.

The patients taking part in a clinical trial of the drug have all had severe respiratory symptoms and fever, but were able to leave the hospital after less than a week of treatment, STAT quoted the doctor leading the trial as saying.

See how coronavirus affected this man’s ability to breathe

Coronavirus survivor Jason Hartelius describes his struggle with breathing and fear of dying from the virus to CNN’s John Berman.

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April 16, 2020:

U.S. cases jumped from 644,089 yesterday to 677,570

  • 2,174 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today.
  • 2,182,197 total Global Cases
  • Global Deaths topped 145,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 675,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 34,000 today
  • Global cases: 2,182,197
  • Daily new cases: 98,893
  • Global deaths: 145,521
  • Global recovered: 547,295
  • Mortality rate: 6.67%
  • Recovery rate: 25.08%

 

  • U.S. cases: 677,570
  • U.S. deaths: 34,617
  • U.S. recovered: 57,508
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,174

 

  • Texas cases: 17,216
  • Texas deaths: 424
  • Dallas County cases: 2,066
  • Dallas County deaths: 50

Today’s Headlines:

US explores possibility that coronavirus started in Chinese lab

(CNN) US intelligence and national security officials say the United States government is looking into the possibility that the novel coronavirus originated in a Chinese laboratory rather than a market, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter who caution it is premature to draw any conclusions.

The theory is one of multiple being pursued by investigators as they attempt to determine the origin of the coronavirus that has resulted in a pandemic and killed hundreds of thousands. The US does not believe the virus was associated with bioweapons research, and officials noted that the intelligence community is also exploring a range of other theories regarding the origination of the virus, as would typically be the case for high-profile incidents, according to an intelligence source.

Texas is second-worst in the nation for COVID-19 testing

Six times in three weeks, Marci Rosenberg and her ailing husband and teenage children tried to get tested for the new coronavirus — only to be turned away each time, either for not meeting narrow testing criteria or because there simply were not enough tests available.

All the while, the Bellaire family of four grew sicker as their fevers spiked and their coughs worsened. They said they fell one by one into an exhaustion unlike any they had felt before.

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As Many as 50% of People with COVID-19 Aren’t Aware They Have the Virus

There may be a lot of people walking around who have COVID-19 but have no idea they are spreading the virus.

The first word of this possibility came in early April from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director, Dr. Robert Redfield, in an interview with National Public Radio affiliate WABE.

“One of the [pieces of] information that we have confirmed now is that a significant number of individuals that are infected actually remain asymptomatic. That may be as many as 25 percent,” Redfield said.

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April 15, 2020:

  • Over 2,482 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today.
  • Global Cases just topped 2 Million yesterday
  • Global Deaths topped 134,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 644,000 yesterday
  • U.S. deaths topped 28,000 yesterday
  • Global cases: 2,083,304
  • Daily new cases: 81,974
  • Global deaths: 134,616
  • Global recovered: 510,350
  • Mortality rate: 6.46%
  • Recovery rate: 24.50%

 

  • U.S. cases: 644,089
  • U.S. deaths: 28,529
  • U.S. recovered: 48,701
  • U.S. Daily fatalities: 2,482

 

  • Texas cases: 16,230
  • Texas deaths: 387
  • Dallas County cases: 1877
  • Dallas County deaths: 42

Today’s Headlines:

Scientists have bad news about antibody tests

(CNN) In a phone call last week, some of the nation’s top scientists briefed White House officials about antibody testing, according to two doctors who were on the call.

Much of the news wasn’t very good.
Antibody tests check to see if a person has previously been infected with Covid-19, an indication that they’ve had the virus and now could be immune to it.

Amazon shuts down distribution centers in France

London (CNN Business) Amazon is suspending its distribution activity in France after a court ruled it had to stop all non-essential deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic.

The ruling on Tuesday followed the filing of a complaint by a French labor union which accused the online delivery giant of endangering the lives of workers.
In a statement Wednesday, the company said it was “perplexed” by the court ruling that ordered Amazon (AMZN) to restrict its local delivery operations to essential goods only, or face a penalty of 1 million euros ($1.1 million) for each day it failed to comply.

How China Corrupted the World Health Organization’s Response to COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) put out questionable guidance on how to deal with the coronavirus, it was slow to communicate the magnitude of the threat, and it whitewashed the Chinese government’s early handling of the crisis.

President Donald Trump, who put a hold on WHO funding yesterday, isn’t absolved of his own failures in confronting COVID-19. But there’s no doubt that the WHO’s response destroyed much of its credibility, damaged the field of public health, and failed to contain the pandemic.

The WHO’s actions in response to COVID-19, in part, stemmed from its overly deferential stance towards China, which is its second-biggest financial contributor among 194 member states.

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April 14, 2020:

  • Over 2,300 Americans died on U.S. soil from Covid-19 today.
  • Global Cases just topped 2 Million today
  • Global Deaths topped 126,000 today
  • U.S. Cases topped 600,000 today
  • U.S. deaths topped 26,000 today
  • Global cases: 2,001,330
  • Daily new cases: 73,335
  • Global deaths: 126,600
  • Global recovered: 481,886
  • Mortality rate: 6.33%
  • Recovery rate: 24.07%

 

  • U.S. cases: 613,886
  • U.S. deaths: 26,047
  • U.S. recovered: 38,479

 

  • Texas cases: 15,022
  • Texas deaths: 345
  • Dallas County cases: 1877
  • Dallas County deaths: 42

Today’s Headlines:

For survivors of severe COVID-19, beating the virus is just the beginning

COVID-19’s immediate assault on the body is extensive. It targets the lungs, but a lack of oxygen and widespread inflammation can also damage the kidneys, liver, heart, brain, and other organs. Although it’s too early to say what lasting disabilities COVID-19 survivors will face, clues come from studies of severe pneumonia—an infection that inflames the air sacs in the lungs, as COVID-19 does. Some of these infections progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), in which those sacs fill with fluid. That condition sometimes leads to scarring that can cause long-term breathing problems, Ferrante says, but studies show that most ARDS patients eventually recover their lung function.

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Moscow rolls out digital tracking to enforce lockdown

Moscow (CNN) Moscow has introduced a digital tracking system to enforce a coronavirus lockdown — but critics say the technology represents an unprecedented threat to privacy.

The capital is the epicenter of Russia’s coronavirus outbreak, recording 11,513 of the country’s official toll of 18,328 cases of Covid-19. “If previously we had around 500 hospitalizations daily, now we have 1,300,” said Mayor Sergey Sobyanin on Friday. Sobyanin has declared the digital tracking system is a response to Moscow’s rapid spike.

Dallas Announces 10 New Covid-19 Cases – Most in a Single Day

Dallas County announced 10 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon — the first time the single-day count has crossed into double digits.

The dead were a Garland man in his 30s, two Dallas men in their 50s, a Dallas woman in her 50s, a Dallas man in his 60s, a Dallas man in his 70s, a Dallas man in his 80s, a DeSoto man in his 80s, a Mesquite woman in her 80s and a Dallas woman in her 90s.

Stay up to date on Dallas County cases here.

Current Administration Targeting the USPS

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Trump halts World Health Organization funding

(CNN) President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is halting funding to the World Health Organization while a review is conducted.

Trump said the review would cover the WHO’s “role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus.”

Taiwan says WHO ignored its coronavirus questions at start of outbreak

TAIPEI (Reuters)Taiwan accused the World Heath Organization of ignoring its questions at the start of the coronavirus outbreak, part of what it has long described as a pattern that puts it at risk because of Chinese pressure to exclude it from international bodies.
Taiwan is barred from membership in the WHO under pressure from China, which views it as a province rather than a state. It responded early to the coronavirus outbreak in China, and has had notable success in limiting contagion so far, with just two deaths and 215 cases.

April 13, 2020:

  • Global Cases just topped 1.9 Million
  • Global cases: 1,927,995
  • Daily new cases: 71,093
  • Global deaths: 119,792
  • Global recovered: 447,238
  • Mortality rate: 6.21%
  • Recovery rate: 22.20%
  • U.S. cases: 587,416
  • U.S. deaths: 23,739
  • U.S. recovered: 32,427
  • Texas cases: 14,583
  • Texas deaths: 314

 

Today’s Headlines:

Israeli COVID-19 treatment shows 100% survival rate

Not only have all the patients survived, according to Pluristem, but four of them showed improvement in respiratory parameters.

Six critically ill coronavirus patients in Israel who are considered high-risk for mortality have been treated with Pluristem’s placenta-based cell-therapy product and survived, according to preliminary data provided by the Haifa-based company.

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NYC Hospital Dr: “I’ve never seen this before in my life”

Dr. Melanie Malloy takes CNN inside Brooklyn’s Mount Sinai Hospital as it works to accommodate an influx of patients due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Italian police fine nearly 23k for coronavirus violations

Italian police fined almost 23,000 people for breaking coronavirus containment rules on Friday and Saturday, the country’s Interior Ministry said today.

The ministry is expected to release the number of fines handed out on Easter Sunday later today.

Over Friday and Saturday, 22,956 people were fined, along with 397 businesses, according to the ministry.

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FBI DISCOVERS PROMISED STOCKPILE OF 39 MILLION MEDICAL MASKS WAS A SCAM

As state governments and hospitals have scrambled to obtain masks and other medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, scammers attempted to sell a fake stockpile of 39 million masks to a California labor union.

The Los Angeles Times first reported on Sunday that the FBI had uncovered the scam, which has been traced back to a broker in Australia and a supplier in Kuwait. The investigators discovered the scam because they were looking into whether the supply could be intercepted by the federal government through the Defense Production Act.

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Global Food Supply at Risk, UN Warns

Hong Kong (CNN) As the novel coronavirus pandemic shuts down businesses globally and sends countries into lockdown, the disruptions are threatening to cut off supply chains and increase food insecurity.

“Supermarket shelves remain stocked for now,” the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said in a report released late last month. “But a protracted pandemic crisis could quickly put a strain on the food supply chains, a complex web of interactions involving farmers, agricultural inputs, processing plants, shipping, retailers and more.”

Trump says ‘germ is so brilliant antibiotics can’t keep up with it’

The day coronavirus became the number one cause of death among Americans, US president Donald Trump appeared to confuse the viral disease with a bacterial infection which could be treated with antibiotics.

In a meandering address to journalists on Friday which lasted over two hours and veered between incomprehensibility and flippancy, the president pondered the nature of the deadly virus, which he described as a “very brilliant enemy”, and a “genius”.

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April 12, 2020:

  • We just passed 1.8 million in worldwide cases
  • The UK just surpassed China for high case count of 84,279
  • Global cases: 1,856,902
  • Daily new cases: 73,739
  • Global deaths: 114,484
  • Global recovered: 427,373
  • Mortality rate: 6.17%
  • Recovery rate: 23.02%
  • U.S. cases: 560,433
  • U.S. deaths: 22,118
  • U.S. recovered: 30,502
  • Texas cases: 13,748
  • Texas deaths: 273

Today’s Headlines:

People Are Dressing Up To Take Out The Trash

(CNN)In Australia, previously mundane chores are being turned into a fun public outing in the midst of self-isolation.

Just scroll down the Bin Isolation Outing Facebook group to see. Originally begun as a joke between friends, the page now has half a million members and counting — and is filled with photos and videos of folks around Australia (and, increasingly, the world) taking their bins to the curb in fun costumes.

President Trump is wrong in so many ways about hydroxychloroquine studies.

(CNN)There are several treatments being studied to prevent or treat coronavirus, but President Trump has been a cheerleader for one in particular: hydroxychloroquine, a drug currently used to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Over the past month, he’s made many optimistic statements about hydroxychloroquine. CNN has fact-checked the president multiple times — such as here, here, and here — and found that he’s being unrealistically enthusiastic.

U.S. Cases Top 500,000 While Worst is Yet to Come in Texas, Florida

(CNN)The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States topped 500,000 on Friday as health officials reported the highest number of deat