Archive for June 10th, 2020

Update: 2/3s of C-19 deaths have been 65 and over…

June 10, 2020

Not exactly new news, but for the record …

  • About 1 in 4 C-19 deaths have been folks over 85.
  • About 2 in 3 have been over 65
  • Practically no deaths for those under 35.

Source: WSJ, CDC

Can following “the science” around in circles be hazardous to your health?

June 10, 2020

At a minimum, it can make you dizzy…

I  sense that coronavirus interest has started to wane, so you might have missed this one.

From the get-go, we were warned of that “silent spreaders” — the 50% of people who get infected by the coronavirus but never show any of the symptoms — would, in fact, spread the virus like wildfire.  So, bunker down.

Based on  modeling studies the WHO had advised that as much as 41% of transmission may be due to asymptomatic people … spreading through loud talking, singing or shouting. Source: WaPo

But, earlier this week the WHO — the “gold standard” in worldwide medical expertise — did a u-turn:


Specifically, Maria Van Kerkhove, a Stanford trained MD who is the WHO’s technical lead for coronavirus response said:

From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual.

We have a number of reports from countries who are doing very detailed contact tracing.

They’re following asymptomatic cases, they’re following contacts and they’re not finding secondary transmission onward. Source: CNN

Whew!  One less thing to fret about, right?

Not so fast, mes amies…

It took the WHO less than 24 hours to turn the u-turn into a full 360….


June 10: C-19 Key NATIONAL & STATES Data

June 10, 2020

Caution: 6 states (none in top 12) didn’t report any deaths
… either no new deaths to report or report just wasn’t submitted

1,093 Daily New Deaths Worldometer
> 7-day average 1,033
> Peaked on April 21



Cumulative Deaths 
173,019 by Aug 4 @ current 7-day M.A.

IHME Model Cume US Death Projection:
140,496 by Aug. 4  Rev. UP 5,387 6/6
462 = Implied Daily New Deaths until Aug 4


Key States Data

click to enlarge table

Bottom 39 states with more than 25 New Deaths:
GA (77), TX (27), NC (27)

click to see  C-19 Data Reference Guide: ALL STATES and Data Recap: The BOTTOM 39