Web Site: Diane Jones just sent me this. I hadn’t seen this site. It looks great. It is a fabulous compilation of data for Texas from multiple sites. It will take a day to study it. It might be a few days behind certain sites but looks like a GREAT site. I don’t know this organization, but this site looks to be a good time saver. If you have comments about this or anything else, please send it along. I’m not real good with numbers. J. Harris
J. Harris: This is a long article written by several experienced and excellent writers (who have previously won the prestigious awards). It chronologically follows COVID 19 as it spreads throughout the U.S. and evaluates where the CDC and its leadership went wrong (and right). It’s not complicated reading scientifically, and details how poorly the once-proud agency fared and why. The CDC was once the jewel of public health, governmental medicine, and the one agency that working doctors trusted the most. Hell, who can you trust, or whom? (Yourself)
From Johns Hopkins: Texas is also exhibiting a steady increase in COVID-19 incidence, reporting 3 of its 4 highest daily totals over the past 6 days as well as its highest 7-day average.
Vaccines: SARS-CoV-2 VACCINE The development, production, and distribution of SARS-CoV-2 remains a global priority in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Multiple vaccines are currently in various stages of development, and there is “cautious optimism” that some will be determined to be safe and effective. Notably, Dr. Anthony Fauci commented that the manufacturers of promising candidates are already preparing for subsequent clinical trial phases based on preliminary results. This will enable Phase 2 and 3 trials to commence sooner, which could potentially accelerate vaccine availability. The vaccine candidate developed by Moderna is completing Phase 1 clinical trials, and Phase 3 is scheduled to begin in July. Several other candidates, including from AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson, may have advanced stage clinical trials this summer as well. These trials could potentially yield results by this fall. Dr. Fauci noted, however, that a vaccine may not confer long-term immunity, if SARS-CoV-2 behaves like other coronaviruses. This could translate into needing multiple doses of the vaccine or periodic boosters to ensure lasting immunity.
TRACKING: With 10,000 plus new cases daily in the U.S. the only way to track new cases will be done by local folks, locally. J. Harris
Sweden’s chief epidemiologist and the architect of its light-touch approach to the coronavirus has acknowledged that the country has had too many deaths from Covid-19 and should have done more to curb the spread of the virus.
In the week to 2 June, Sweden had the highest Covid-19 death rate per million people Daily confirmed Covid-19 deaths per million people, seven-day rolling average
Sweden 5.29 UK 4.48 Peru 4.35 Brazil 4.34 Spain 3.38 US 2.99 Canada 2.96 Mexico 2.81 Chile 2.81 Armenia 2.51
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