by Don Fitz Recent data shows that between 2019 and 2021, life expectancy (LE) in the US plunged almost three years while for Cuba it edged up 0.2 years. Yet, in 1960, the year after its revolution, Cuba had a LE of 64.2 years, lower by 5.6 years […]
First, the Coronavirus has so far killed no more people than a seasonal influenza. Bearing in mind the use of statistical methods bordering on the fraudulent, it may have killed fewer than seasonal flu. For this reason, the Lockdown and the obsessive social distancing have been grossly disproportionate […]
Dr. Dara Kass reports on the latest data from the CDC on coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States.
If this turns out to be legitimate, the neocons and neoliberals will be crying and the alt-right and commie Russophiles will be jerking off with excitement. By Jake Rudnitsky and Ilya Arkhipov Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — President Vladimir Putin said Russia cleared the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine for use […]
Is another shutdown coming? By Christina Maxouris CNN As more Covid-19 records get broken, debates on whether to send kids back to school or to shut down the economy again are coming to a head. More than 1,000 people died every day for four straight days last week […]
The second wave is upon us. By Philip Wen, Joyu Wang Wall Street Journal Australia reported only a handful of new coronavirus cases in early June, while Hong Kong went three weeks without a single locally transmitted infection that month. Japan had already lifted a state of emergency […]
ABC News Over 15.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due […]
By Christina Farr CNBC Taiwan has been praised for its highly effective Covid-19 response. Taiwan, which has nearly 24 million citizens, has had only 451 cases and seven deaths. Taiwan had a plan in place for years, which involved quarantines, contact tracing and wide availability of masks, among […]
By Griff Witte, Ben Guarino Washington Post For weeks this summer, it was a seeming paradox of the coronavirus pandemic: cases in the United States were rising but deaths were falling. To the Trump administration, this was evidence that its strategy for combating covid-19 was working. To medical […]
Whatever happened to the good old days of deaths from drug overdoses and alcohol poisoning at parties? How far we have fallen. By Eddy Rodriquez Newsweek A person in their 30s died in south Texas after attending a “COVID party,” thinking it was a hoax, according to a […]
Will Trump’s legacy be that of the president who was such a dumbass he couldn’t win reelection against a dementia patient?
By Jebediah Reed New York Intelligencer Even before he became the point person in a global effort to find a coronavirus vaccine, Dr. Francis Collins occupied an interesting perch in government. One of the few Obama appointees still serving in a major role in the Trump administration, Collins, […]
By Scottie Andrew, CNN (CNN) The United States has long prided itself as the world’s shining beacon. But its current status is a much darker one: the globe’s leader in coronavirus cases. More than 125,000 people have died from Covid-19 in the US, and more than 2.5 million […]
From May 2014. I’ve been thinking this thing was probably going to drag on for years to come. That’s how it was with the Spanish Flu, which lasted for two years, and COVID-19 may last longer because there are more people now and the population is more mobile. […]
By TR Yeah this virus isn’t going anywhere and its because we are a bunch of selfish deluded assholes. It is so shitty that those of you who are scientifically illiterate have decided to turn this into a political issue. THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO BE A FUCKING […]
By Tamara Thiessen Forbes After four months of travel bans, Europe will soon officially be open to visitors from at least 14 countries. Not the U.S. Nor Brazil and Russia. But Australia, Canada, Japan and South Korea yes. After much debate, particularly over criteria for inclusion, the final […]
By German Lopez Vox The past week gave America an ugly reminder that the threat of the coronavirus pandemic is far from over. Cases are rapidly rising again. The nation on Wednesday hit a new record for daily new infections, and then hit another record the next day. […]
Axios The coronavirus pandemic is getting dramatically worse in almost every corner of the U.S. The big picture: The U.S. today is getting closer to the worst-case scenario envisioned in the spring — a nationwide crisis, made worse by a vacuum of political leadership, threatening to overwhelm hospitals […]
By Nick Statt The Verge The European Union plans to ban travel from the US when it reopens its borders on July 1st because of the Trump administration’s poor handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report from The New York Times. Under current plans, the US […]
By Cheri Mossburg, Theresa Waldrop and Naomi Thomas CNN During a live public briefing on Facebook last month, “someone very casually suggested” the Los Angeles County’s public health director should be shot, the director said. “I didn’t immediately see the message, but my husband did, my children did, […]
By Brittany Shammas, Chelsea Janes, Lateshia Beachum, Lenny Bernstein Washington Post South Carolina racial justice activists said they would postpone future demonstrations or move them online after at least 13 people who took part in previous protests tested positive for the coronavirus. As the number of cases across […]
By Sarah Mervosh, Mitch Smith and Lucy Tompkins New York PITTSBURGH — After months of lockdown in which outbreaks of the coronavirus often centered in nursing homes, prisons and meatpacking plants, the nation is entering a new and uncertain phase of the pandemic. New Covid-19 clusters have been […]
Saagar Enjeti blasts the media for their coronavirus coverage on Covid-19 spikes related to George Floyd protests and Trump rallies.
By Madeline Holcombe CNN The United States could see more than 200,000 deaths from Covid-19 by October 1, a closely watched model predicted Monday as states continue to reopen. More than 2 million have been infected by the virus and 116,125 have died, according to data from Johns […]
By Joshua Cheetham BBC When Valentina Blackhorse tested positive for coronavirus, she texted her sister and told her not to worry. A former pageant queen, Valentina was known for her love of her Native American Navajo heritage, her passion for helping others and her playful sense of humour. […]
The white coat priesthood is just as politicized as any other sector of the managerial class. Krystal and Saagar give an update on coronavirus case numbers and discuss the risks of protests, reopenings as Fauci says a second wave may not occur.
Duh? Wait until another month has passed since the protests/uprising and check the COVID-19 statistics. We might not have to wait until the October flu season for the second wave of the epidemic. Krystal and Saagar give an update on coronavirus case numbers and discuss a spike […]
WHO announces asymptomatic people who have COVID-19 are at very low risk of spreading the disease.
By Michael Safi The Guardian Restaurants are opening, parks are full and people are getting back to work: parts of Europe, Asia and much of the Middle East are enjoying the benefits of flattened coronavirus curves. Meanwhile, parts of the US, India and Latin America are still recording […]
It’s rather ironic that the supposed social democratic utopia of Sweden has adopted the anti-lockdowners’ preferred laissez-faire approach to COVID-19.
How a South Dakota Native American Reservation Successfully Snuffed Out Coronavirus on Its Own Terms
Decentralization and direct action win again. They knew what they needed and they did it, telling the feds and the dumb bitch governor of South Dakota to go fuck themselves in the process. The money quote: “Having no faith in the American system has saved us,” Bald Eagle […]
It seems like the sensible thing to do would have been to simply quarantine vulnerable populations, and providing them with massive amounts of assistance, rather than shutting the entire world down.
Krystal and Saagar give an update on coronavirus case numbers, watch CNBC Squawk Box anchors spar on-air over coronavirus death toll.
My best guess is that virtually everything in this is probably correct. By Nexus X Humectress The following is a thought experiment imagining what the most effective response could have been, keeping in mind that the infection rate is determined by the intensity of exposure to virus particles […]
By Jennifer Medina and Robert Gebeloff New York Times The staggering American death toll from the coronavirus, now approaching 100,000, has touched every part of the country, but the losses have been especially acute along its coasts, in its major cities, across the industrial Midwest, and in New […]
Many US states have seen LOWER infection rates after ending lockdowns that are are now destroying millions of livelihoods worldwide, JP Morgan study claims
By Tim Stickings Daily Mail A JP Morgan study suggests lockdown measures have not only resulted in economic devastation but could have also resulted in more COVID-19 deaths Strict stay-at-home orders put in place in most states to stop the spread two months ago has so far seen nearly […]
According to the most recent CDC data, roughly 1 in 3 people who become infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic. Of people who display symptoms, about 0.4% (about 1 in 250) will die. For people over age 65, 1.3% (about 1 in 77) will die. By Armand Azad CNN […]
One thing that Marxist-Leninist fundamentalist Jason Unruhe regrettably ignores in this commentary is that Christian evangelicals tend to be disproportionately concentrated among the poor and working-class (including both whites and minorities) and are therefore the people most likely to be in “essential jobs” and less able to practice […]
The problem with David’s analysis in this is that he seems fairly subjective and one-dimensional in his criticisms of “conspiracy theories.” The fact that the last three years of cable news (excluding FOX) was devoted to Russiagate hysteria shows that liberals and the Left are just as prone […]
By Dr. Lissa Rankin, MD A few days ago on Facebook, I made a casual comment questioning part of the dominant narrative (that the anti-viral remdesivir is indeed worthy of Dr. Fauci’s optimism and a lightning speed rush to FDA approval.) A physician and medical director challenged me, […]
According to this new study, while about 1 in 1000 people who get the ordinary flu actually die, with COVID-19 it’s about 1.2 per 100 of symptomatic cases. So COVID-19 is roughly 10 times more deadly than the conventional flu. Health Affairs Knowing the infection fatality rate (IFR) […]