If all deaths are recorded, one can examine yearly deaths, say over a period of ten years, and evaluate in ballparks what the death reality is.
Come this summer, if children are out and about, I suspect news reporting will exhibit the severity of affected children.
A class war over social distancing? New data suggests otherwise.
One of the uglier tricks employed by those pushing to reopen the
country as fast as possible --- regardless of the consequences --- is
to create the impression that social distancing restrictions have
unleashed a widespread populist uprising that's rolling across the
As MSNBC's Chris Hayes noted, conservative media voices are posing as
champions of working people by telling them it's safe for them to
return to work, in a tone of "faux populist ire."
The insinuation is that elites in the "laptop class" can insist on
maintaining restrictions, because their digitally-plugged-in
livelihoods are largely undisturbed by those restrictions. They are
blissfully out of touch with the suffering of working people chafing
to get back to real-world jobs.
1. By 78 percent to 22 percent, Americans believe it is "necessary"
for people in their communities to stay at home as much as possible.
2. Fifty-eight percent of Americans overall say current restrictions
on businesses are "appropriate," vs. only 21 percent who say they are
3. What about wearing masks, which is supposed to be prompting the
latest culture war? This war doesn't really exist, either.
By 80 percent to 20 percent, Americans overall say it's "necessary"
for people in their communities to wear a mask when coming close to
Loud speech can leave coronavirus in air for up to 14 minutes - study
As Israelis are notoriously loud, it is perhaps in their own interest
to continue wearing masks to stop the spread of the virus and "lower
Tiny particles escaping from a person's mouth when they speak loudly
--- which may contain the coronavirus --- can stay in the air from
eight up to as much as 14 minutes, a study has found.
The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences of the United States of America.
The results emphasize the importance of wearing medical masks amid the
Kidney damage seen in one-third of COVID-19 patients studied in new report
More than a third of patients treated for coronavirus infections in
New York's largest hospital system showed signs of serious kidney
damage, according to a new study.
Reuters reported that the study from a team at Northwell Health, the
state's largest health care provider, found that 36.6 percent of all
patients treated in the hospital system for COVID-19 showed signs of
"acute kidney injury," resulting in 14.3 percent of that segment of
patients requiring dialysis treatments.
"We found in the first 5,449 patients admitted, 36.6 percent developed
acute kidney injury," the study's co-author, Dr. Kenar Jhaveri, told
Jhaveri cautioned that the study does not suggest that COVID-19
specifically targets the kidneys; rather, she said, the high rate of
kidney injuries is a sign of the seriousness of a patient's condition.