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#14801 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:51 AM

Yesterday the USA had 20 states with zero new deaths.  And another 17 in single-digits.  Only 7 states had totals over 20, and only 2 were over 40.

 

New cases also down again:

 

screenshot-www.worldometers.info-2021.05.04-14_53_39.png

 

https://www.worldome...rus/country/us/

 

 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 04 May 2021 - 10:54 AM.


#14802 Greg

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:55 AM

A lot of the US states don't report any death data on Mondays. I'm sure you're right about the overall trend, but better to look at Tuesday-Friday data.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:58 AM

A lot of the US states don't report any death data on Mondays. I'm sure you're right about the overall trend, but better to look at Tuesday-Friday data.

 

I have been waiting for you.

 

Can you double-check my math in post #14,800?


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#14804 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 12:12 PM

Biden's address on vaccines was good today:

 

VIDEO:   https://youtu.be/QqvNjK2Dyvw



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Posted 04 May 2021 - 12:33 PM

Biden's address on vaccines was good today:

 

VIDEO:   https://youtu.be/QqvNjK2Dyvw

Ron From Seattle will be seething.


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#14806 m3m

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 12:52 PM

Ron From Seattle will be seething.

 

Ya, where is he?



#14807 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 02:33 PM

British Columbia health officials have reported 697 new COVID-19 cases and one death since their last update on May 3.

 

The number of confirmed cases in B.C. climbs to 132,353 while the province’s death toll now stands at 1,597.

 

Of the new cases, 142 were recorded in Vancouver Coastal Health, 456 were in Fraser Health, 19 in Island Health, 65 in Interior Health, and 14 in Northern Health.

 

There are currently 7,161 active cases in the province, 486 people in hospital — 173 of whom are in intensive care.

 

https://www.cheknews...d-cases-778603/


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 02:55 PM

On Tuesday, Alberta confirmed an additional 1,743 cases of COVID-19 as well as 876 new cases involving variants of concern. Variants of concern now make up at least 62.3 per cent of active cases.

 

 

https://globalnews.c...incial-address/

 

 

 

 

that's a good drop there (from over 2000 yesterday).  kenney will address the province at 5pm our tome with more restrictions.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 04:29 PM

Newest COVID-19 restrictions in Alberta to close patios and salons, move all schools online

 

https://edmonton.ctv...nline-1.5413628

 

 

 

Starting this Friday, Kindergarten to Grade 12 will move to at-home learning.

 

Workplaces with COVID-19 outbreaks will be mandated to close for 10 days, with exemptions for critical workplaces.

 

Retail businesses will have capacity slashed to 10 per cent, effective immediately, and patio dining will close alongside barbershops, hair and nail salons, effective 11:59 p.m. on Sunday May 9.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 05:38 PM

"pregnant people"  lol.

 

 

 

B.C. designates pregnant people as priority group for COVID-19 vaccination

 

Those who are pregnant in British Columbia have now been designated a priority population to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says data show pregnant people experience severe illness from COVID-19 at a rate similar to those who are in their 50s.

 

 

https://www.timescol...tion-1.24315178


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 06:48 PM

"pregnant people"  lol.

 

 

 

B.C. designates pregnant people as priority group for COVID-19 vaccination

 

Those who are pregnant in British Columbia have now been designated a priority population to receive COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says data show pregnant people experience severe illness from COVID-19 at a rate similar to those who are in their 50s.

 

 

https://www.timescol...tion-1.24315178

 

i actually feel genuinely sorry for 15-year-old pregnant men.  they are excluded somehow from this latest vaccination round.


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 07:17 AM

The province’s top health official said that there likely won’t be any large events, even outdoors, this year.
 
At a Monday (May 3) press conference, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said “there will not be big events, where there’s lots of crowds of people this summer.”
 
Henry’s words came the same day as one of B.C.’s biggest fireworks shows, the Celebration of Light, cancelled its shows for the second year in a row.

https://www.nanaimob...peeds-up-henry/
 

As India's COVID-19 crisis continues, the percentage of the population testing positive for the virus has grown from 4.2% to 18.4% in the past 30 days.
 
With more than 300,000 new cases reported each day, hospitals and crematoria face collapse. Global media have been awash with heartbreaking images, statistics and stories showing the failure of the country's health system in the face of surging infections and deaths.
 
The fracture lines in India's health system have been developing for years. After decades of under-investment in healthcare and preventative health, India has one of the most privatized health systems in the world. As a consequence, healthcare costs are a leading cause of poverty.
 
As my recent research into rural mental health services shows, patients are caught between the under-resourced public sector and the profit-focused private health market. Some even many, have to "sell a buffalo to pay for a brain scan."

https://medicalxpres...dia-covid-.html
 

A 21-year-old man from Delhi, Piyush Singh had to find a taxi and take his COVID-positive mother to her hometown, 14 hours away from the Indian capital two days after losing his father to the virus. Singh was watching his mother's oxygen drop below 90, but was unable to find an oxygen cylinder in Delhi.

The Allahabad High Court has accused Indian authorities of being responsible for a "genocide" over its "failure" to ensure a robust oxygen supply chain to COVID facilities.
 
Calling it a "criminal act", the court ordered an investigation into a number of news stories claiming that patients have been dying due to the lack of oxygen in the hospitals of Lucknow and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh (UP), NDTV reported on Tuesday.
 

"We are in pain at observing that deaths of COVID patients just for the non-supply of oxygen to hospitals is a criminal act and nothing less than a genocide by those who have been entrusted with the task to ensure a continuous procurement and supply chain of liquid medical oxygen. How can we let our people die this way?", the court noted.

https://sputniknews....xygen-shortage/

 

Over 90% inoculated with EpiVacCorona jab developed COVID-19 antibodies, says researcher
EpiVacCorona, developed by the Russian sanitary watchdog’s State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector, is Russia’s second coronavirus vaccine
https://tass.com/society/1286547



#14813 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 07:38 AM

Health Canada authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents
 
Regulator says shot can be used on people 12 to 15 years old
 


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:06 AM

Quebec hospitals to 588. Of those, 152 people are in intensive care; down three.

 

 

Quebec 588/152 = 26%

 

(ONTARIO) Some 2,152 people in the province remain in hospital because of the infectious disease, a figure that has consistently been trending upward since the start of the third wave of the pandemic.

 

Of the patients in ICUs, 637 require ventilators to breathe. 

 

Ontario 2152/900 = 42%

 

 

7,886 active cases throughout B.C. with 511 people in hospital, 174 of which are admitted in ICU or critical care.

 

 

BC 511/174 = 34%

 

As of Monday, Alberta Health reported 658 people in hospital and 154 in ICU as a result of the virus.

 

 

Alberta 658/154 = 23%

 

 

 

why such disparity in ICU admissions across different provinces?  i suppose it could be that in ontario for example they do not even admit you to hospital unless your case is already more severe than say their admitting line in alberta.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 May 2021 - 08:23 AM.


#14815 Greg

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:17 AM

Quebec 588/152 = 26%

 

Ontario 2152/900 = 42%

 

BC 511/174 = 34%

 

Alberta 658/154 = 23%

 

why such disparity in ICU admissions across different provinces?

 

Most likely explanation is not an actual disparity in the percentage of cases that end up in ICU, which you would expect to be pretty similar except for natural variation, but rather a disparity in the number of actual cases that have been identified.

 

The number that end up in ICU is a fairly hard number. The number of cases is dependent on extent of testing and other variables.



#14816 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:41 AM

Most likely explanation is not an actual disparity in the percentage of cases that end up in ICU, which you would expect to be pretty similar except for natural variation, but rather a disparity in the number of actual cases that have been identified.

 

The number that end up in ICU is a fairly hard number. The number of cases is dependent on extent of testing and other variables.

 

^ this is not cases/ICU though.    it's hospitalizations/ICU.

 

i would think that hospitalization is entirely dependent on your level of symptoms or illness (with an eye to cormorbities i guess).  not any result of tests.  


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 May 2021 - 08:43 AM.


#14817 Barrrister

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:44 AM

Greg: I suspect you are confusing the figures.which is the ratio of people in hospital compared to those in ICU. 


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 08:56 AM

As of next week, every Albertan over the age of 12 will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday, a day after he announced tighter public health restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 

Kenney's update came after Health Canada announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for use in people 12 and up. The vaccine was initially authorized for use in Canada last December for people aged 16 and older.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...-2021-1.6014321


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Posted 05 May 2021 - 11:30 AM

 

As of next week, every Albertan over the age of 12 will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, Premier Jason Kenney said Wednesday, a day after he announced tighter public health restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 

Kenney's update came after Health Canada announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was authorized for use in people 12 and up. The vaccine was initially authorized for use in Canada last December for people aged 16 and older.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...-2021-1.6014321

 

 

Manitoba plans to offer COVID-19 vaccine within weeks to anyone 12 and up

 

Johanu Botha, a co-lead of the province's vaccine group, says Manitoba is aiming to have everyone eligible to book an appointment by May 21.

 

https://www.timescol...d-up-1.24315449


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 May 2021 - 11:30 AM.


#14820 Greg

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Posted 05 May 2021 - 11:44 AM

^ this is not cases/ICU though.    it's hospitalizations/ICU.

 

i would think that hospitalization is entirely dependent on your level of symptoms or illness (with an eye to cormorbities i guess).  not any result of tests.  

 

 

Greg: I suspect you are confusing the figures.which is the ratio of people in hospital compared to those in ICU. 

 

Yes, misread.



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