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Is COVID-19 99% survivable?

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A: Yes- BUT those odds are not as good as they sound. Ask yourself- would you let your family board a plane if 1 out of 100 passengers were going to be thrown out of the plane mid-flight? We continue to hear the “99% survivable” argument as a reason not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

U.S. Passes 700,000 Official COVID-19 Deaths

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The U.S. passed a somber milestone this week of 700,000 official COVID-19 deaths. It is difficult to absorb that there are names, faces, and families behind each of these numbers. Today we remember 35-year-old Kimmie Pavone, a phlebotomist who had tried to get pregnant for 10 years. She delivered her baby at 30 weeks while

Are we over-stating COVID-19 mortality?

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A: No. It’s bad. ➡️ The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the largest loss of life expectancy seen in many countries since World War II. ⬇️ U.S. males saw some of the worst losses—2.2 years of lost life expectancy in 2020. The drop was 1.65 years for U.S. females. We’ve talked about “excess mortality” in

ICUs in Critical Condition

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/* This is NOT a drill : ICUs in critical condition */ 🏥 1 in 4 U.S. hospitals report worrisome ICU bed occupancy levels, up from 1 in 10 from June As AP reports, “a maxed-out ICU can become a staffing and logistical nightmare.” Staff shortages are particularly acute in many places. At one hospital

¿Por qué el 40% de las hospitalizaciones por COVID-19 en el Reino Unido están entre las personas vacunadas?

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Es confuso. Este número es realmente una buena noticia y refleja el alto porcentaje de personas vacunadas en el Reino Unido. 🙋♀️ ¿Y ahora qué? A medida que aumenten las vacunaciones, el total de hospitalizaciones disminuirá, pero la proporción de hospitalizaciones de personas vacunadas aumentará. Esto NO es porque las vacunas no están funcionando, sino

📊 DATA SNAPSHOT: Hospital Strain 📊

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How do we keep a pulse check on COVID-induced hospital overwhelm? Researchers monitor strain with a summary metric: % of total hospital beds filled with COVID-19 patients. No metric is perfect, but this one’s pretty darn useful. And by this measure, things are looking pretty grim in southern hospitals right now. Here’s the skinny on