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  1. baa99

    The Covid-19 thread

    The post Christmas travel in the USA (80+ million) has caused infections to increase greatly. Field hospitals are being constructed and refrigerated trucks for the dead are outside hospitals.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    You do realize that the paper I linked to referred to the Johns Hopkins paper. https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/are-medical-errors-really-the-third-most-common-cause-of-death-in-the-u-s-2019-edition/
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    My prediction for 2021 is that BJ and the Tories will continue to blame the EU for all the UKs problems.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    Do you have a cite for this? What I see is that accidents (vehicular, falls, drowning, etc.) is the 3rd leading cause of death. https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/are-medical-errors-really-the-third-most-common-cause-of-death-in-the-u-s-2019-edition/ The claim that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the US has always rested on very shaky evidence; yet it’s become common wisdom that is cited as though everyone accepts it. But if estimates of 250,000 to 400,000 deaths due to medical error are way too high, what is the real number? A study published last month suggests that it’s almost certainly a lot lower and has been modestly decreasing since 1990.
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    IOS 14.x

    ... or the update forces you to buy a new iphone.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54985981 Since March, a group of volunteers in India's southern state of Kerala have trawled local papers and news networks for reports on deaths due to Covid-19. Led by Dr Arun N Madhavan, a general medicine physician, they checked the district editions of seven local newspapers and followed five news channels unfailingly every day. They took notes on every death reported in the news and obituary notices and diligently entered the details in a spreadsheet. "It's a useful method of counting," says Prabhat Jha, of the University of Toronto, who led India's ambitious Million Death Study, one of the largest studies of premature mortality in the world. As of Thursday night, the volunteers had counted 3,356 deaths from the infection in Kerala, which reported its first Covid-19 case in January and the first casualty in March. But the official death toll from the disease is 1,969. https://www.itv.com/news/2020-12-09/is-indias-covid-19-death-rate-five-times-higher-than-official-figures-suggest With a group of dedicated colleagues he has been monitoring deaths statistics as reported in local newspapers and TV stations, and then comparing them with the official figures. He has concluded there is a massive under reporting of Covid related deaths. Extrapolating across the whole of India he concludes that the real death toll so far is more like 500,000 to 1 million.
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    The UK has already gotten a worst trade deal with Japan than the EU has with Japan. Another Brexit success!
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    The Covid-19 thread

    Those numbers in India are due to lack of testing. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1113465/india-coronavirus-covid-19-tests-cumulative/ India tested over 158 million samples for the coronavirus (COVID-19) as of December 17, 2020. The UK has run 48 million tests. The USA has performed 682 tests per 1000. India has performed 117 tests per 1000. https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing In India those that die at home are not tested for Covid,
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    The Covid-19 thread

    I suspect India has the most cases and the most deaths from Covid. Literally 100s of millions of people have no access to Covid tests or treatment. The dead outside hospitals aren't tested for Covid.
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    The Covid-19 thread

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alaska-covid-vaccine-allergic-reaction-health-care-worker/ One health care worker in Alaska experienced a serious allergic reaction and was hospitalized after taking Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, state officials said Wednesday. The worker, who is middle-aged and had no previous history of allergies, had stabilized with treatment but was being kept in a Juneau hospital to be monitored for another day. The worker received the vaccine Tuesday at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Ten minutes after taking the vaccine she "showed signs of an anaphylactic reaction, with increased heartbeat, shortness of breath and skin rash and redness," according to Dr. Lindy Jones, the emergency room director at Bartlett. "She was given epinephrine and Benadryl, admitted to the hospital, and put on an intravenous epinephrine drip. Her reaction was serious but not life threatening."
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