A quick few paragraphs on the COVID data fails of public health/MedPage Today

 America’s COVID-19 Data Problem

https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/97938

Tracking the pandemic in the U.S. has proven a task beyond the country’s capabilities, one that’s been defined by incomplete data and disjointed systems, FiveThirtyEight reported.

Beginning with the federal government’s initial insistence on developing a CDC-made test that had contamination issues and took too long to roll out, data from testing was limited. Since testing was mostly in people with serious symptoms, the numbers only represented a small portion of those with COVID.

Tracking the virus became increasingly more challenging as states reported cases in different ways. Tests and vaccines became more widespread — but were more accessible to white and affluent people as COVID revealed deep inequities in healthcare. No one was collecting demographic data, which FiveThirtyEight said could been used to find out “which essential occupations are leading to more exposures, which groups need testing but can’t access it, and other important trends.”

Researchers turned eventually to hospitalizations as a better measuring stick for COVID’s prevalence, and then vaccinations, but even this data wasn’t reliable and states were slow to report because there was no standardized system to do so. Vaccination itself, with two doses that could have happened in two different states, and other tracking challenges, wasn’t the metric scientists had hoped for.

Delta and Omicron presented new hurdles — like breakthrough cases, which the CDC only reported if they resulted in hospitalization or death — or the question of “incidental” COVID, which could be a case that was discovered only after someone was admitted to a hospital for something else.

Now, some states are reporting less frequently and halting contact tracing operations. Experts worry, according to FiveThirtyEight, that “the reporting systems built up during the past few years may fall to the wayside after the pandemic is declared ‘over,’ when really, we should be fortifying them for future preparedness.”

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UN-VACCINATED
UN-VACCINATED
7 months ago

FULLY-VACCINATED NOW INFECTED AT TRIPLE
THE RATE OF THE UN-VACCINATED.

From http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1184

The data keeps on getting worse and worse. If you are between 18 and 80 years of age, and fully-vaccinated, then you are more than three times as likely to catch Covid-19 as someone who is not vaccinated.

column 1 = “age group”

<18          894      1,062
18-29      2,178        722
30-39      2,501        723
40-49      2,241        642
50-59      1,703        496
60-69      1,340        370
70-79        972        356
≥80        1,055        549

column 2 = “cases of covid-19 per 100,000 fully-vaccinated”
column 3 = “cases of covid-19 per 100,000 unvaccinated”

The data is from Table 13 of week 10 of the British NHS Covid-19 vaccine surveillance report.

It covers the period 13 Feb to 6 Mar, 2022.

nameless
nameless
7 months ago

AN AMAZINGLY BLATANT FRAUD BY THE
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE OF GREAT BRITAIN.

From http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1184

Week 3, 2022, of the surveillance report introduces an amazingly blatant fraud. Here, manipulation of the data presented in Table 11(b) reduces the number of covid-19 deaths reported among vaccinated individuals by a minimum of 48%. The fraud is effected by splitting the reported deaths into two groups, and simply ignoring the deaths in one group.

In the age group 18-29 the fraud reduces   9 deaths to  1 death (a 89% reduction in deaths)
In the age group 30-39 the fraud reduces  40 deaths to  6 deaths (a 85% reduction in deaths)
In the age group 40-49 the fraud reduces  59 deaths to 11 deaths (a 81% reduction in deaths)
In the age group 50-59 the fraud reduces 186 deaths to 44 deaths (a 76% reduction in deaths)
In the age group 60-69 the fraud reduces 418 deaths to 140 deaths (a 67% reduction in deaths)
In the age group 70-79 the fraud reduces 751 deaths to 325 deaths (a 57% reduction in deaths)
In the age group ≥80  the fraud reduces 1882 deaths to 982 deaths (a 48% reduction in deaths)

Previous to Week 3 the last column of Table 11(b)……….

tries again and again and again
tries again and again and again
7 months ago

FULLY-VACCINATED NOW INFECTED AT TRIPLE
THE RATE OF THE UN-VACCINATED.

From http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1184

The data keeps on getting worse and worse. If you are between 18 and 80 years of age, and fully-vaccinated, then you are more than three times as likely to catch Covid-19 as someone who is not vaccinated.

column 1 = “age group”

<18          894      1,062
18-29      2,178        722
30-39      2,501        723
40-49      2,241        642
50-59      1,703        496
60-69      1,340        370
70-79        972        356
≥80        1,055        549

column 2 = “cases of covid-19 per 100,000 fully-vaccinated”
column 3 = “cases of covid-19 per 100,000 unvaccinated”

The data is from Table 13 of week 10 of the British NHS Covid-19 vaccine surveillance report.

It covers the period 13 Feb to 6 Mar, 2022.

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