Archive for October 16th, 2020

NY Times: Positive Covid test results misleading…

October 16, 2020

Up to 90% of people testing positive carry inconsequential amounts of the virus
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When COVID case counts surged in July, most “experts” said that — after a time delay — fatalities would surge, too.

They didn’t, causing a lot of head-scratching.

Now the consensus explanation for a statistically significant decline in the infection-to-fatality rate (IFR)  is that (1) more asymptomatic people (i.e. minimally effected) were being tested (2) those testing positive were skewed to to younger age groups with IFR rates, and (3) more effective medical treatment and therapeutic drugs were saving more seriously effected patients.

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The New York Times has served up a scientific explanation…

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Oct. 16: C-19 Data Dashboard

October 16, 2020

222,688 Deaths-to-Date

845 Daily New Deaths  (peak 2,824 April 21)
> 7-day average 721    (peak 2.229 April 23)

64,808  New Cases
> 7-day average  52,357

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Details below…

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