Massachusetts cases rising

"Five charts that show why people are worried about another COVID-19 surge in Mass."

Why wait? (see BCG report)

1. Wastewater tracking
2. Confirmed cases
3. Testing positivity (they are trying to hide the problem by including screening and repeat tests -- Wow)
4. Hospitalizations

5. US confirmed cases

"The crucial question is: Will Massachusetts cases start rising like the national numbers or will the state be able to put the brakes on?"

Why wait? See BCG report next


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A new impressive study on #LongCovid months after infection, with data on the probability of various symptoms and a unique mapping of organ damage and the overlap between them.

Anyone involved in corona policy must read it. It is worthwhile.

201 participants, median age 44, 70% women, large majority not high risk. Only 18% hospitalized.

Median time 140 days from first symptom:

99% suffered at least four symptoms. 42% suffered at least ten.

In 66%, injuries in at least one organ, in 25% in at least two organs. Image
Injuries documented in heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and other organs. The brain was not tested.

Among the main symptoms: fatigue, muscle aches, difficulty breathing, headaches or joints, cough and even inability to walk. Image
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India reports continuous improvement. Yesterday, they reported 45,148 cases and 450 deaths. Both are the lowest for months. The testing positive rate dropped below 5% recently, indicating relatively adequate testing capability to identify new infections.
Europe yesterday: 215k. Italy 21,273, exceeding 20k for the first time. In terms of daily cases, Campania, Piemonte, Toscana, Lazio, and Veneto are all approaching the level of Lombardia during March, which was the epicenter of Italy during the first wave.
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Great news! Senegal joins our Winners circle!

Less than 20 cases per day.

Last two days 8 cases and 14 cases.


Keep going to zero!

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"Senegal's quiet COVID success: Test results in 24 hours, temperature checks at every store, no fights over masks"

"Hotels have been transformed into quarantine units. Scientists are racing to develop a cutting-edge, low-cost ventilator."…

"This isn't the pandemic response in South Korea, New Zealand..

It's Senegal, a west African country with a fragile health care system, a scarcity of hospital beds and about seven doctors for every 100,000 people."

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Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report:

“It’s Not Too Late to Crush and Contain the Coronavirus”

“the sooner a country can limit the spread of the virus…the shorter the period that the economy will be frozen, and the sooner people can get back to work”…
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Jamaica saw continuous decreases since its recent peak in September, yesterday reported 32, lowest in weeks.
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If you don’t use these controls you can’t go anywhere, including where you want to go. If you do, then you can decide what to do and go there.

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