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The Black Death Marches On


  1. Douglas Coulter August 20, 2020

    Figures don’t lie but liars figure! Mark Twain ?

  2. Bill Kimberlin August 20, 2020

    The monumental ignorance in this post astonishes me. Are you really that unread?

  3. Eric Sunswheat August 23, 2020

    Unread or Unwashed?
    -> Aug. 12, 2020 Updated Aug. 13, 2020 at 9:18 am
    Until now in Washington state, if people tested negative for COVID-19 twice, they only got counted once in state testing data.

    That’s because the Washington state Department of Health (DOH) had been tabulating and releasing negative-test data based on the total number of people tested, not the total number of tests administered.

    This methodology is about to change.

    -> August 22, 2020
    Florida positive test rates by day.
    As of Sat, Aug 22. The state noted the 11.9% on Aug 11 was due to a lab that submitted backlogged results.

    Percentages will be adjusted after today. These are the test results received in the last two weeks from midnight to 11:59 p.m. each day. Duplicate positive tests from the same person count the first time only.

    -> August 5, 2020
    The ongoing technical problems with the electronic system for gathering and analyzing COVID-19 infection rates affect the state’s ability to track the spread of the virus and could be resulting in significant undercounts of infections across the state.

    That was on vivid display Tuesday when the state’s top public health official acknowledged that Gov. Gavin Newsom had inadvertently provided flawed information on Monday that showed a steep decline — 21.2% — in the state’s seven-day average for infections.

    State officials have said they don’t know how long and to what extent the problems have existed in the state’s CalREDIE electronic system, which collects information from laboratories and feeds it to state and local health departments…

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