Skip to comments.WORLDOMETER COVID-19 Deaths in USA 1/15/2021: 3,805 with 248,080 new cases
Posted on 01/15/2021 8:39:19 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
Places with highest daily reported cases per capita
Seven-day average of daily new reported cases per 100,000 residents
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It’s moving south ...
Seems like Upper Midwest is approaching herd immunity, especially in the Dakotas. Wisconsin and Minnesota are showing improvement as well. Even if there's no vaccine, the virus will just burn itself out eventually, lockdowns are just prolonging the inevitable.
Hospitalization numbers are starting to plateau and decline. a lot of nursing home residents and seniors are being vaccinated and this should help the numbers along with herd immunity with more than a third of the country already infected.
600K+ dead is already baked in and nothing can be done about that at this point but hopefully by April and May with seasonal change and half the country infected or vaccinated cases will be in steep decline.
The only wild card are the new UK and Brazil strains which may evade the vaccine and cause reinfection among those who already had COVID.
I believe that the worst is over and soon we should see new cases and deaths peak in California which is the epicentre right now. Things should be looking better by Valentine’s Day and by Spring we should be out of it, although we will still be dealing with it but by then, it will be like a bad flu season.
Every day you post this Worldometer COVID crap like a broken record.
Why don’t you find out for us why nobody dies from the flu or pneumonia anymore? Aren’t you curious?
CA Hospitalizations appear to have peaked, and as always, deaths will follow. Vaccine distribution, particularly in the elderly, will cause the deaths to drop off much faster than with the first wave. This is just the virus taking its course (with a little push from vaccinations), but of course, Biden will take credit.
Here’s a tracker for CA hospitalizations:
Burn itself out, just like smallpox. Centuries upon centuries.
Other equally useful statistics for the week:
337 people saw Elvis.
268 saw Bigfoot.
22 saw the Easter Bunny.
198 saw Santa Claus come their chimneys.
913 saw space aliens.
0 people saw MSM talking heads tell the truth.
Actually, pneumonia being a VERY general term, most* COVID deaths are actually COVID induced pneumonia fatalities — much like my brother who nearly died of flu induced pneumonia. In his case, flu set him up for a necrotic pneumonia that took out 2/3 of his lungs, leaving most of them as scar tissue. If he had not made it (it was close) he would legitimately be listed as a flu death, and the death certificate would state pneumonia with flu as the underlying cause. If you go to CDC’s information on this, this is essentially what they show, too: For either flu or COVID or (IIRC) they have a stat for all respiratory pathogen caused pneumonia fatalities. (Cases such as a perforated ulcer causing aspiration based pneumonia and death would not be included, of course — I sadly have such a death certificate for a dear relative.)
*Of course, other bad things can happen. I’ve seen flu caused pneumonia make a heart rate jump to over 150 BPM for hours, even with meds injected to try to control the heart rate. If the patient then dies of a heart attack after a couple hours of such, what was the cause of death? A bad heart? Are you kidding me?
Still, we also know COVID can cause clotting abnormalities, heavy immune system stress, and other problems. But, almost all the severe / fatal cases I am personally familiar with have gone the pneumonia route.
As for flu fatality numbers for 2020 or early 2021, well, a lot of FReepers don’t like to hear it, but, COVID-19 is substantially more contagious than flu. Measures that slow COVID, and they have**, slow flu much more.
**Now I would argue that COVID-19 mitigation has been forced on us in very incompetent, inconsistent, poorly effective in terms of “bang for the buck”, and heavy handed manners. We could have had much better results (as some non-Chinese Asian countries have) at lower social and economic damage / cost. There are a variety of approaches, and I have posted about them extensively. No need to go Orwellian or Commie. Instead we’ve been like a basketball team with a poor defensive game plan: We stopped or slowed SOME of the other team’s scoring, but still lost badly. Against a weaker opponent (flu) we did better. But through all of it we seem to have learned nothing, perpetuating both unconscionable (IMO) damage AND injuries / deaths.
In my region (Mid-South) the health care system has not broken, but is under serious strain. For example, my Mom was recently discharged from the hospital (non-COVID problem.) She got shipped off to a hospital an extra hour away. Normally her hospital would handle it, but, all their GI specialists have been consolidated at the more distant hospital — which is not even part of the same hospital group as Mom’s local hospital. Then... when discharged she was instructed to make a follow up appt. with her PCP in a week. No way, Hose! 2-1/2 weeks at best, and that was after considerable pleading to get it under 3-1/2 weeks.
NORMALLY if Mom has an urgent (but not emergency) problem, her PCP (actually the PCP’s head nurse) will get Mom fit in in a few days.
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