COVID Misery and Response Rankings

Canada’s Macdonald-Laurier Institute created a COVID Misery Index. They compared the misery experienced by Canada against 14 other nations. They used 16 measures for which there is sufficient data from the comparison countries and divide them into three broad categories: disease misery, which looks at data related to the direct impact of COVID-19 on populations; …

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MIT Finds CDC COVID Six-Foot Rule Is Wrong

The social distancing, specifically the Six-Foot Rule, a guideline that offers little protection from pathogen-bearing aerosol droplets sufficiently small to be continuously mixed through an indoor space. The importance of airborne transmission of COVID-19 is now widely recognized. While tools for risk assessment have recently been developed, no safety guideline has been proposed to protect …

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A COVID Baby Bust Happened, Will There Be a COVID Baby Boom?

In Italy, births plunged 21.6% in December, 2020 from the December 2019 and France had the lowest total babies born in a year since WW2. National birth levels seem to be down around 2-20% around the world. Historically short baby busts are followed by rebounds. A longer crisis increases the chances that potential births aren’t …

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Differences in COVID Policy Within the USA Are Inconsequential

Dr Fauci was recently confused as to why Texas lifted restrictions on masks and indoor dining and then Texas had reduced cases while New York had maintained restrictions and had cases increase. The reason is that variations between 20-40% restrictions and 60% mask compliance versus 80% mask compliance are not meaningful. Also, most of the …

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Researchers Estimate Undiagnosed COVID Cases Doubled Confirmed Case Count

Researchers estimated 16 million people in the United States may have had undiagnosed, asymptomatic COVID-19 as of September 2020 and this was double the 7.5 million confirmed cases. Testing has increased. However, the tests are trying to detect active cases of COVID. The ratio of undiagnosed cases to confirmed would gradually reduce. There are now …

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Surging UK Variant COVID Cases in Europe

The UK COVID variant has brought a new surge in infections. The number of cases is increasing in several European countries (Italy, France, Germany, etc…). Coronavirus restrictions were reimposed over three-quarters of the Italian peninsula, including Rome and Milan. Daily cases have nearly doubled in Italy from where it was in mid-February. There were about …

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