March 3 (daily average February 29-March 7)
April. 1376 (daily average March 31-April 7)
May 1823 (daily average April 30-May 7)
June 788 (daily average May 3-June 7)
July 525 (daily average June 30-July 7)
August 1056 (daily average July 31-August 7)
September 817 (daily average August 31-September 7)
October 666 (daily average September 30-October 7)
*CURRENT 810 (daily death avg Oct 21-28)
Data obtained from https://covidtracking.com/data/national
What is not being reported:
- average age at time of death,
- other comorbidities,
- % of deaths occurring in nursing homes or assisted living situations,
- whether there are excess deaths above the expected number, and
- current numbers for all causes of deaths.
We hear about the outliers, like the first US person proven to get Covid twice, but we don’t know about the averages. We don’t know about how the numbers of deaths from suicides, alcoholism and drug abuse compare to previous years. Are we seeing more deaths from cancer, heart attacks or ‘sudden deaths’? These are the data that would allow us to understand the pandemic in perspective. These are the data that are hidden.
The one person who got Covid twice and died was an 89 y/o woman from Holland being treated for a blood cancer.
Have staff working in congregate living settings been fully trained in infection control? Been issued adequate equipment? These important issues are no longer being reported. Why?
How many medical staff are taking prophylactic medications? We know that half a million Americans (not previously on the drug) purchased HCQ in March and April. How many Americans are using it now? Is it affecting outpatient morbidity and mortality? The doctors using it, and willing to come forward, say an unequivocal YES.
Covid data, inadequately reported by CDC, was to be rerouted to HHS. So far, we have heard no improvement in disease reporting. Will we?