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Handlogten's Heros

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What is your point? Just that OB was wrong about something? Just trying to figure out what's going on here.
No one is rights... estimates are estimates. I think Gavin Newsome waaaaaayyyy overestimating the numbers is harmful in getting the compliance to some of the things he enforced... but he wasn’t any here near the ballpark. A hundred thousand one way or another is understandable. I also have no idea how accurate the numbers are... example we all got it and confirmed with positive tests. My brother in law’s family got it but only his wife took a test. I think there are a **** ton in unreported cases. I don’t know if deaths are under or over reported. Guessing they might be slightly over.

But here is the overall point imo... it’s bad. No matter what you believe about the numbers it’s real bad and we likely didn’t do a great job in managing it.
 

Gameface

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I just got an email from the VA. Looks like that will likely be where I get a vaccine. They are starting with older and at-risk patients, but will send an email to me when I'm eligible.
 

Eminence

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Excess mortality is a term used in epidemiology and public health that refers to the number of deaths from all causesduring a crisis above and beyond what we would have expected to see under ‘normal’ conditions.1 In this case, we’re interested in how deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic compare to the average number of deaths over the same period in previous years.

Excess mortality is a more comprehensive measure of the total impact of the pandemic on deaths than the confirmed COVID-19 death count alone. In addition to confirmed deaths, excess mortality captures COVID-19 deaths that were not correctly diagnosed and reported2 as well as deaths from other causes that are attributable to the overall crisis conditions.3


For folks that don't have the time to look - April-Dec of last year had an estimated 427623 excess deaths over that 9 month period, peaking 2 separate times in mid April and then again in mid December.
 

leftyjace

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Interesting piece in the WSJ today about the effect all of our hand washing, social distancing, and mask wearing has had on the seasonal flu.

It’s behind a paywall obviously, but for those that can get to it, here you go:
 

fishonjazz

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I remember when Trumpers would be like "this is all a hoax to make trump look bad and it will suddenly go away if trump loses the election"

So japan just cancelled the olympics. Probably to make trump look bad right?

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Gameface

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Just after Utah expanded vaccine eligibility they announced they are going to expand it again.

12% of Utah's population has received both doses.

Starting Monday, anyone 50 or over or people in certain jobs (medical, long-term treatment facilities, k-12 schools, etc..) and people 16 and over with certain underlying medical conditions will be eligible.

Take a look at the list and see if you qualify. They don't actually verify your underlying condition, you just have to affirm that you have a condition on the list.

I honestly think it's time open it up vaccine eligibility all the way. Reserve priority spots for people that are elderly or have conditions, but other than that open it up.
 

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