I got to read it but it was taken down immediately after I did
Looks like the account has been deleted, though I read through the thread earlier today. Don’t know about the facts that account claimed to be true, but the account was clearly a fake/not what it claimed to be.
Jacob are there statics available for how many vaccines have been administered in the state?I haven't posted an update in a while, not much has really changed. Midwest and Plains are largely decreasing, while the southern US and parts of the NE are increasing.
I had seen it floated back during the summer that the virus seems to spread rapidly when outdoor temperatures are in the 40-60 degree range. Could partially explain the peak and fall pattern in the northern US (as they got colder than that), while the southern US has just slowly but steadily risen for a few months now, as that is basically our wintertime normal for much of the southern US. I don't know how much credibility that theory has, but for whatever reason the southern US doesn't seem to be "rolling over" after 6-8 weeks like the northern US did.
Hopefully things are stabilizing a bit in northern Alabama. Huntsville Hospital has roughly the same # of inpatients now as they did 3 weeks ago, but I'm not confident that it's anything more than a plateau. Kentucky fell for a week or two, but has seen an increase in hospitalizations over the last 2 weeks, and Tennessee is continuing to rise. I don't expect that northern AL would peak until after KY/TN has peaked.
Jacob are there statics available for how many vaccines have been administered in the state?
Thanks.. I hope we get more than the 220,000 allocated
That’s interesting. I think the cost of herd immunity would be far greater both due to loss of life and economic terms. It’s interesting that everything has a human cost.New paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research estimates that the COVID lockdowns and the associated economic impact of them will cause an additional 890,000 deaths over the next 15 years in the US alone.
This doesn't even touch on the fact that the average age lost of those lives would be much lower than the average age of death from COVID. Years of Life Lost and Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY) from the effect of lockdowns will end up dwarfing the same numbers of those who died from COVID.
That’s interesting. I think the cost of herd immunity would be far greater both due to loss of life and economic terms. It’s interesting that everything has a human cost.
Sounds like good news and coincides with what I've seen at the hospital and the covid clinic. The past few days there has been an extremely noticable drop in visitation for Covid-19 symptoms. Especially on Saturday, the covid section if the ER was 1-2/3rds empty for the majority of the day. Everyone was astounded and very happy after the massive influx we've seen in the past few weeks. I hope that trend continues.It looks like the south has peaked with this current wave. Hospitalizations are currently decreasing in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, and Arkansas. They have been steady or might be starting to drop in Louisiana, Florida, and South Carolina.
The big question for the immediate future is if this British variant is actually as contagious as recent reports suggest, and if so, whether we'll start seeing areas in the US reverse the downtrends in the next month or so as it possibly becomes the dominant strain.