Skip to comments.Columbia report: US could have avoided 130,000 COVID deaths with better response (Shameless Bias)
Posted on 10/22/2020 7:34:33 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
A new report from Columbia University researchers finds that at least 130,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States could have been avoided if the U.S. had responded to the virus as well as a group of other high-income countries.
The report compares the per capita death rate in the U.S. from the virus with six other high-income countries: South Korea, Japan, Australia, Germany, Canada and France.
It finds that if the U.S. had the same rate of death as France, it would have about 55,000 fewer deaths, while if it had South Koreas rate it would have about 215,000 fewer.
We therefore posit that had the U.S. government implemented an averaged approach that mirrored these countries, the U.S. might have limited fatalities to between 38,000 to 85,000 lives suggesting that a minimum of 130,000 COVID-19 deaths might have been avoidable given alternate policies, implementation, and leadership, the report states.
* The report was published by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University. One of the authors, Irwin Redlener, was named to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Bidens Public Health Advisory Committee in March to advise on the response to the coronavirus. *
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Like not putting Covid-Positive patients into elderly nursing homes?
Yeah, if only Trump had listened to Columbia’s suggested response plan back in January.
Oh wait. They didn’t have a suggested response plan back in January. Or in February.
france (just for example) isn’t done yet; it’s locking down now. the rates will even out, if not flip in our favor.
A shortfall of HCQ usage?
We could have avoided 130,000 out of 200,000 deaths attributed to COVID? So they are arguing now that COVID is far less worrisome than the flu. Good to know.
And the Black Plague could have been avoided and half of Europe saved if they focused on sanitary conditions and killing the rats.
Hindsight is so much better.
What were their plan in February?
For example, any study of the spread of an infectious disease has to look at mobility data for the population. Does anyone think that the people in every other nation travel as much as say, New Yorkers? Data published from anonymized cell phone tracking data show that people from New York traveled all over the United States in the critical period, and many of them commuted daily from New York into New Jersey.
The study also puts the blame on the federal government, when it is the state and local governments who should have been doing better isolation, contact tracing, etc. And not putting sick people in nursing homes.
The article itself shows that the Democrats across the country, and the media who refused to support President Trump's team were to blame:
The report states: Many nations facing the pandemic crisis have put politics aside and orchestrated a response led by public health experts and global coordination.
It is too bad that Democrats and the leftist media here didn't do exactly that - support President Trump's COVID-19 response team lead by CDC and NIH experts, and move faster to shut off travel instead of criticizing President Trump when he did so.
This study seems to ignore current coronavirus explosion in Europe. The counties which seemed to do the best so far are now the most affected!
E.g. Czech Republic implemented drastic measures in March and was about the least affected by virus until recently. For long it was given as an example of how to deal with the virus. Now it has the worst flarup anywhere! Basically, after delaying the virus for about half an year, it is catching up with Sveden now!
Virus gonna Virus, you can pay now, or you can pay later.
If ifs were fifths we’d all be drunk.
none of those countries have the population and area of the U.S.
Would the U.S.have had 130k fewer deaths if COVID deaths were properly counted ?
Exactly. I agree with the sentiment of the headline, but vast majority of the failed US response came from the governors of the individual states. President Trump was there behind all of them supporting their authority to decide what was best for the people of their own state and the president did all he could to give them whatever they asked for. Even Governor Cuomo was praising President Trump for the help he got.
But many of the governors screwed up their response so badly that their terrible policies cost many thousands of lives. Some of their policy was so bad it seems like it should rise to the level of criminality.
Actually true in that if a handful of Dem Governors had been prevented from sending the infected back to nursing homes the death toll would be much lower.
That's the report? That would take me 30 seconds to write.
What a COINKY-DINK!!! JUST in time for the debate tonight.
Who’d of thunk?
CDC today issued a report stating that 130000 or more deaths counted as COVID were known to be from other causes. Noted that the financial incentive to report deaths as COVID was the reason why so many were misreported (lies). Scamdemic from the start.
Forced complete lockdown. I mean complete lockdown, woulda stopped it till next cycle. But everyone would die from other diseases and starvation.
Wonder why the brave intelligent souls at Columbia didn’t enlighten the world earlier....and waited till about 2 weeks before an election.
A new study by me says that 130,000 COVID reported deaths were deaths by other causes.
Only the US wants to look like things are worse than they really are, all the other ones undercount COVID, we count every death as COVID.
EARLY TIMELINE OF CARONAVIRUS ENTRY TO USA
December 31, 2019: China reports the discovery of the coronavirus to the World Health Organization. And on same day,
December 31: Chinese officials in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province confirmed dozens of cases of pneumonia from an unknown cause
January 3, 2020: CDC Director Robert Redfield sent an email to the director of the Chinese CDC, George Gao, formally offering to send U.S. experts to China to investigate the coronavirus.
January 5: CDC Director Redfield sent another email to the Chinese CDC Director, George Gao, formally offering to send U.S. experts to China to investigate the coronavirus outbreak,
January 6: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a level I travel notice for Wuhan, China due to the spreading coronavirus.
January 7: The CDC established a coronavirus incident management system to better share and respond to information about the virus.
January 11: The CDC updated a Level 1 travel health notice for Wuhan, China.
January 11: China reported its first known death from an illness caused by the coronavirus. The patient was a 61-year-old man in Wuhan.
January 14: WHO said there may have been human-to-human transmission of the virus, Reuters reported. Befor this date the Chinese and WHO didn’t think it was a human to human transmission.
January 15: Li Qun, head of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) emergency center, claims the risk of human-to-human transmission is low, the Journal reported.
January 17: After 12 days, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission started giving daily updates on new cases of the coronavirus.
January 17: The CDC began implementing public health entry screening at the 3 U.S. airports that received the most travelers from Wuhan San Francisco, New York JFK, and Los Angeles.
January 18: Despite the presence of the caronavirus, Wuhan holds a potluck banquet for 40,000 families to try and break a world record, the New York Times reported. There were no warnings or restrictions about the new virus.
January 20: Dr. Fauci announces the National Institutes of Health is already working on the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus.
January 21: The CDC activated its emergency operations center to provide support to the coronavirus response.
January 21: The United States announced its first confirmed coronavirus case a man in his 30s in Washington state
January 23: China placed Wuhan, a city of 11 million people, under quarantine orders. All flights and trains departing from the city were canceled, and buses, subways and ferries within the city were suspended. Wuhan is finally locked down, however about 5 million people had already fled the city, many, undoubtedly carrying the virus.
January 23: The CDC sought a special emergency authorization from the FDA to allow states to use its newly developed coronavirus test.
January 25: Chinese New Year millions of Chinese from all over the world return to their homeland to celebrate this important holiday in the Chinese tradition. They later returned to their residences, spreading the virus all over the world. There was no warning issued from the Chinese government.
January 27: President Trump tweeted that he made an offer to President Xi Jinping to send experts to China to investigate the coronavirus outbreak.
January 27: The CDC issued a level III travel health notice urging Americans to avoid all nonessential travel to China due to the coronavirus.
January 27: The White House Coronavirus Task Force started meeting to help monitor and contain the spread of the virus and provide updates to the President.
January 29: The White House announced the formation of the Coronavirus Task Force to help monitor and contain the spread of the virus and provide updates to the President.
January 30: WHO declared the outbreak a global public health emergency as more than 9,000 cases were reported worldwide, including in 18 countries beyond China.
January 31: The Trump Administration: 1. Declared the coronavirus a public health emergency.
2. Announced Chinese travel restrictions.
3. Suspended entry into the United States for foreign nationals who pose a risk of transmitting the coronavirus.
President Trump bans Travel from China, declares a national emergency, and orders 1st Quarantine in 50 Years. At this point in time there is one only reported death attributed to Caronavirus in the US.
February 2: The CDC expanded enhanced entry screening to eight major airports across the nation.
February 4: President Trump vowed in his State of the Union Address to take all necessary steps to protect Americans from the coronavirus.
February 5: The Trump Administration and health officials briefed lawmakers on the Federal Government’s coronavirus response efforts.
February 9: The White House Coronavirus Task Force briefed governors from across the nation at the National Governors Association Meeting in Washington.
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