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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COVID Cases Increasing Globally and in the USA

The CDC reports that US COVID hospitalizations have increased 4% from last week and daily confirmed cases are up 16%. If this is a new surge and wave of COVID then there will be a doubling or more of daily cases within 2-3 weeks. Infections are picking back up again as virus variants threatening to …

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Israel Has High COVID Vaccination Level But Still Has COVID Problems

By Feb 7, 2021, Israel had administered over 5 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine which covered 60% of its population. Israel has a population 9.3 million people. The US might get to the current Israel vaccination level around May-June. Israel still had a spike in cases in February. Israel was targeting the vaccination of …

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Comparing the Life Extension Era with the Pre-Life Extension Era

Life extension has been happening for over 100 years. It doubled in the UK from 40 years to 80 years from 1850 to 2015. It has almost tripled in India from 24 to 69 from 1920 to 2015. An article written by Matthew Bacher on increasing life expectancy is like many other articles that do …

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US Passing 500,000 Cumulative Covid Deaths in One Week and Maybe 1 Million This Summer

The US currently records 474,915 deaths from COVID and the seven day average or daily deaths is over 3000 per day. This will likely update to about 476,000 deaths by the end of the day Feb 7, 2021. UPDATE – adjusted for variance between IHME and Worldometers reporting of death totals on Jan 29. Feb …

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CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Priority Plan Could Cause 100,000 Avoidable Deaths

On December 1, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) gave its recommended COVID-19 Vaccination Priority plan and it is still wrong. The CDC is ignoring its own science on the most at risk groups. On December 1, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that health care personnel and long-term care facility residents …

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Protect the Old – About 10% of Vaccination Effort Can Prevent 90% of the Deaths

We have to protect the old people first to prevent the most COVID-19 deaths. COVID-19 is most deadly to older people, so vaccinating the roughly 7-10% of people who are over 70 would prevent over 75% of COVID deaths. These estimates are from Israel, but striking: vaccinate the 0.5% of people over 90, and total …

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Making Flu Vaccination Over Twice as Effective With a Pro-Active Public Health System

Flu vaccination effectiveness has ranged from 10-60% over the past 20 years. This compares with the 90+% effectiveness of the new COVID-19 vaccines. The reason for this is that national health agencies monitor a few thousand samples globally and then ramp up chicken egg production of flu vaccines six months in advance of the fall …

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Vietnam and Some Other Asian Countries Avoided 7% COVID GDP Hit

The IMF now expects Vietnam to have 2.4% GDP growth in 2020 and 6.4% in 2021 while the world will average -4.4% GDP in 2020 and could bounce back 5% in 2021. The world would normally see 3-4% GDP growth in each year. 2020-2021 will the world miss the 8% GDP expected over the two …

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