As mask mandates are canceled, my wife and I are wondering just what is the real risk out there. The per 100,000 rates on the CDC do not tell me much. I wanted to know how these numbers compared with the U.S. significant health death rates due to heart disease, cancer, injuries, strokes, etc.
Today the U.S. surpassed 800,000 Covid related deaths. This was not surprising to me. What surprised me was that 600,000 of these deaths were among
Reuters reported on December 10 that of 43 of the cases of Omicron identified in the U.S., 34 of them were in fully vaccinated people,
15% of Americans are certain they will not get vaccinated and 17% say that they probably will not.
It is painfully obvious to anyone with a background in evolutionary biology. In biology, the only thing that matters is reproduction. Given a population with
It really is beginning to look like there is light at the end of the tunnel…..barring a really virulent COVID variant.
Update to this article. The Economist distilled my thinking on 12/5/2020: Two factors tied to the pandemic help account for Taiwan’s relative success this year.
The NYT is reporting that while the deaths attributable to corona virus is 303,963, the death rate has been higher than they would be in