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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Excess Pandemic Deaths

COVID has caused an official global count of nearly 2.6 million deaths but there are also indirect excess deaths. Excess mortality is a more comprehensive measure of the total impact of the pandemic on deaths than the confirmed COVID-19 death count alone. It captures confirmed deaths and COVID-19 deaths that were not correctly diagnosed and …

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2-4 Million Direct and Indirect COVID Deaths Are Not Being Counted in Africa

Only eight African countries record their dead which means there are no good tracking of COVID or any other cause of death. Only Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia, Algeria, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles and Mauritius functioning, compulsory and universal civil registration systems (CRVS systems) which record deaths. The other countries have paper-based systems …

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