Friday, July 3, 2020

Media Report Rise In COVID-19 Cases, Ignore Decline In Deaths; Herd Immunity To COVID-19 May Be Closer, and Other C-Virus Updates

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You’ve seen the headlines: Confirmed COVID-19 cases are up.
But have you seen the other news? Deaths from the virus are down — way down.
On June 27, there were 623 deaths attributed to COVID-19, according to OurWorldInData.com. Two days later, the death toll in the U.S. was 265.
By comparison, 4,928 people died in the U.S. on the peak day, April 16. Deaths have been declining steadily, at least until June 26, when the toll reached 2,437 (the website notes that “some states added probable deaths” on that date). The deaths rose again to 1,270 on Tuesday, but at least one COVID watchdog said there was again a reason for that rise.
“That ‘spike’ yesterday includes more than 600 backdated NYC cases, most from three weeks or more ago. In reality deaths dropped again week over week (about 25%),” Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter who has been on the forefront of covering the virus, wrote on Twitter.
Berenson has been all over the death rate. “Amazing charts here showing positive tests (cases), hospitalizations, and deaths in Florida. The link between the three has broken down completely. Positive tests are up 5x since early June but hospital admissions and deaths are no higher than mid-May…,” he wrote June 26 on Twitter.
And he said the same day: “Now, deaths lag, but by weeks – not months. And hospitalizations should lag only by days. Either the virus has truly become less virulent or the people being infected are far less at risk.”
Now, deaths lag, but by weeks – not months. And hospitalizations should lag only by days. Either the virus has truly become less virulent or the people being infected are far less at risk.

— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) June 26, 2020
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