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Data set is truly worthless to make any comparison between nations.

Quite: each country has different criteria for compiling the numbers, starting with where they get the numbers from.

In addition, there are in some places political pressures to minimize the C-19 death rates. In Russia, Moscow authorities admitted that up to 60% of people who died while having tested positive had another cause of death than C-19 (like heart attack, pulmonary failure...) reported on death certificates. China has reported 82K infected people, but recent leaks tend to indicate the figure may be closer to 640K; also, the thousand of people retrieving urns with ashes of their deceased relatives when the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan. It's tempting: don't count the COVID-19 deaths and your numbers won't look so bad.

by Bernard on Fri May 15th, 2020 at 08:52:06 PM EST
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A lot of data has been shared on a daily basis ... hundreds of publications to track the virus to new clusters across the globe SE Asia to US West Coast and Europe to the New England States. Only the bubble of Washington DC was impermeable to scientific facts. White House asleep behind the wheel.

Nowcasting and forecasting the potential domestic and international spread of the 2019-nCoV outbreak originating in Wuhan, China: a modelling study | The Lancet - Jan. 31, 2020 |

Given that 2019-nCoV is no longer contained within Wuhan, other major Chinese cities are probably sustaining localised outbreaks. Large cities overseas with close transport links to China could also become outbreak epicentres, unless substantial public health interventions at both the population and personal levels are implemented immediately. Independent self-sustaining outbreaks in major cities globally could become inevitable because of substantial exportation of presymptomatic cases and in the absence of large-scale public health interventions. Preparedness plans and mitigation interventions should be readied for quick deployment globally.

My recent post - Lineage: Asia » West Coast; Europe » NY

In China there was a clamp down on media and doctors sharing information about the endemic ... however contact between scientists was allowed until US politicians came forward with conspiracy theories, misinformation and threats of lawsuits and economic sanctions. Bullying by Trump and WH advisors ...

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri May 15th, 2020 at 09:45:49 PM EST
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by Bernard on Sun May 17th, 2020 at 03:19:55 PM EST
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End game? Not quite ... the ace in his sleeve. See also the recent military appointments to oversee the development of vaccines.  A whole army of volunteers for the first trials .. we've seen this before during the fifties with CIA truth serums and sending the soldiers into battle after the atom bomb has detonated. Locked areas in Nevada, although the atomic explosions could be seen. The inhabitants of the Bikini Atoll were less fortunate ...

The Democrats are hapless and hopeless, doesn't bode well for the fall Presidential Election ... too often I hear and see the three Obama appointees Hillary Clinton - Susan Rice - Samantha Power - R2P echec.

US and UK lead push against global patent pool for Covid-19 drugs | The Guardian |

Crisis-Critical Intellectual Property: Findings from the COVID-19 Pandemic | Centre for Technology Management |
The Medicines Patent Pool and Unitaid respond to access efforts for COVID-19 treatments and technologies

The United States and 5-Eyes allies scouring the Internet to steal data ...

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Sun May 17th, 2020 at 06:01:36 PM EST
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Sun May 17th, 2020 at 10:42:51 PM EST
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