I noticed you shared an article from CDC.gov when you talked about moving trends since Covid started, here: http://ldolphin.org/fludata.html
I've read that piece from CDC.gov, and it's pretty good. But we recently published an article about moving trends in the U.S. since Covid that’s much better. We start with some quick statistics that give you a sense of the trends.
Our business helps people move their vehicles from state to state. We analyzed our internal data, and realized that the number of requests to ship vehicles from Eastern states to Western states increased dramatically since the start of Covid. We explore what causes that in the article.
Here's the article if you want to take a closer look: https://www.jandstransport.com/moving-trends-since-covid/
Would you consider linking to our article? Anyone that’s trying to understand the impact that Covid has had on where people live would find it useful.
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Abortion was the largest cause of death worldwide in 2019, ending the lives of an estimated 73.3 million unborn babies.
The World Health Organisation estimates that there were nearly 55.4 million deaths from causes other than abortion worldwide in 2019. Ischaemic heart disease was responsible for 8.9 million deaths, stroke 6.1 million deaths, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 3.3 million deaths and lower respiratory infections 2.6 million deaths. Deaths from neonatal conditions of children after birth resulted in 2 million deaths, 1.2 million fewer than in 2000.A study published in The Lancet estimates that 73.3 million abortions were performed in 2019.
Based on these estimates, abortion accounted for 57% of deaths worldwide in 2019.
John Hopkins University estimates that in 2020 over 1.8 million people worldwide died from COVID-19.
Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel
From Brad Sparks 11/22/21:
COVID-19 study shows mRNA vaccines reduce risk of infection by 91 percent for fully vaccinated people. Vaccination makes illness milder, shorter for the few vaccinated people who do get COVID-19.
They are seeing a waning of immunity not only against infection but against hospitalization and to some extent death, which is starting to now involve all age groups. It isn’t just the elderly.
From Steve Connelly (8/12/21):
Vladimir Zelenko is a Ukrainian-American family physician known for promoting a three drug cocktail of hydroxychloroquine, Zinc and Azithromycin as part of an experimental outpatient treatment for COVID-19 that he has promoted as the Zelenko Protocol. --Born: November 27, 1973 (age 47 years), Known for: Promoting hydroxychloroquine-based treatment of COVID-19 . --Wikipedia
From Brad Sparks (10/16/2020):
This NatGeo data (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/05/graphic-tracking-coronavirus-infections-us/) is largely bogus due to the massive increase in testing since May. We have had more than 100 million tests for COVID-19 administered since May and 10 million up to May. CDC assumes for planning purposes a possible false-positive rate of 5%. Scientific American has used the 5% figure to illustrate how massive testing can paradoxically create the illusion that we have a larger problem due to false-positives. I found a COVID-19 false-positive rate of 3% since May, well within these 5% numbers (see further below).
Reality check is provided by the death statistics and hospitalization statistics. They both show that the July peak was barely half of the April peak. The false-positive inflated case statistics show the opposite, that the July peak was more than double the size of the April peak and thus the COVID-19 pandemic is getting much worse with time. This is nonsense.
I have fitted the death curve to the April peak in the case curve -- when the case statistics were more reality-based -- in order to correct the cases statistics with the death stats. Then I integrated under the curve to estimate how many cases are really false-positives.
This shows that US case statistics are inflated by about 3 million false-positives out of the 8 million total cases to date. This gives a modest false-positive rate of about 3% out of the 100+ million tests since May.
Case trends, up or down or level, the signs of the first derivatives, have followed the death curves and hospitalization curves fairly closely until last month. It is just the absolute magnitude or total numbers of cases per day or week that has been out of whack. The massive increase in testing to where we now have 1 million new tests per day seems to introduce errors such that even the up-down trends or positive/negative signs on curve changes now cannot be trusted on case statistics.
If you go to Worldometers and other websites, and you can see this even on the National Geographic website except that they don't have the mouse-over date labels, the case statistics using the 7-Day moving averages show a rise from the nadir point at the bottom of the valley on September 12. But the deaths and hospitalizations statistics show no such thing. The death curve is flat, not rising since August. The hospitalizations curve continues to plummet.
Deaths lag behind cases by about 2 weeks, so we should be seeing an upsurge in deaths for the last 2 weeks if the cases curve was valid. But we don't. (CDC hospitalizations data also lag behind cases by about 2 weeks due to data processing delays and the same point must be made, we aren't seeing any rise even after nearly 5 weeks.)
There should be an uptick in cases in October and November as I have been predicting for the past 6 months, based on standard patterns of epidemiology for flu seasons, where people start to go indoors in October and November and increase the infection rates. This is not rocket science and is a no-brainer. The cases should not be rising from September, the weather has remained hot, so something is now radically wrong and in error about our national COVID-19 case statistics.
See Worldometers: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/worldwide-graphs/
Total US Cases ---- Total Deaths ---- Total Jurisdictions
There were 8,920 cases of TB "provisionally reported" in the U.S. in 2019 with approximately 500 deaths.
It should be noted that there are 10 million people globally who become ill with TB each year with 1.5 million dying from it.
It is said to be one of the main causes of death worldwide. (WHO)
CDC stats on the annual flu epidemics in the US put the current SARS-2 quasi-flu coronavirus into better perspective:
US ordinary flu deaths in 2020: 23,000+ deaths to date -- 38+ million cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2019: 34,200 deaths (34,157) -- 35,520,883 cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2018: 61,000 deaths -- 45 million cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2017: 38,000 deaths -- 29 million cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2016: 23,000 deaths --24 million cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2015: 51,000 deaths --30 million cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2014: 38,000 deaths -- 30 million cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2013: 43,000 deaths -- 34 million cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2012: 12,000 deaths -- 9.3 million cases
US ordinary flu deaths in 2011: 37,000 deaths -- 21 million cases
This is flu season in the Northern Hemisphere and each year we fight as best we can some new strain of flu virus which will kill perhaps several hundred thousand people. The Spanish Flu of 1918 infected about 500 million, of a fourth of the people on the planet. About 50 million died! I found it helpful to look at the current numbers:
The Corona virus numbers so far: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
The flu season will soon fade as the weather warms up. But 20,000 deaths in (say) 40 days is only an average of 500 deaths per day whereas 150,000 people die of all causes daily. In 40 days 150,000 x 40 means 6 million have died of all causes while only 0.3% were deaths from the flu.
Of course health precautions are wise but look at the overall numbers! It’s obvious there is a lot of hysteria going on here.
If 150,000 people die every day, what fraction knew Jesus and were saved? 10%? No one seems to care. All that matters is this present short life of trouble. I believe therefore we should talk about a personal relationship with Jesus with the people God sends into our lives each day. We know He does not desire that any should perish. God is in charge of the big picture and we are quite safe in Christ Jesus.
Between 38 million and 54 million people have been stricken with the flu as of March 14, according to the latest CDC data.
Worst of the flu occurs in a period of about 10 weeks, or 2.5 months.
According to Friday's Weekly Influenza Surveillance report from CDC, 47 states were experiencing widespread flu activity in the week ending in March 14, while Minnesota and Wyoming were experiencing regional flu activity, and Hawaii and Washington, D.C. were experiencing local flu activity.
By some indicators, this flu season is worse than last flu season. For example, the data shows the cumulative hospitalization rate for the flu so far this season is 65.1 per 100,000 people, compared with 48.8 per 100,000 at the same point last season.
CDC in its latest report estimated that there had been at least 23,000 deaths related to the flu as of March 14.
The CDC flu stats for the week ending March 21, 2020, are out now and they report for the 2020 flu season in the US:CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 39 million flu illnesses, 400,000 hospitalizations and 24,000 deaths from flu. This means that about 3 million Americans now have the flu, at this moment, and 1,000 died last week and 1,000 died the week before and 2,000 the week before that, for a total of 4,000 deaths from flu in March alone. The flu numbers are now dropping, indicating the flu season is ending. CDC says the current season flu deaths could be more than double 24,000, as many as 62,000, due to uncertainties caused by incomplete reporting.
Comments from a professional in the area 3/31/2020:
The most common flu complication is NOT bilateral pnemonia as is the most common complication of COVID-19, and we have never been in the positiion of RUNNING OUT of ventilators to support artificial breathing from the seasonal flu.
Jesus governs all, but we have to take personal precautions as articulated by medical professionals and not our politicians.
This is not the typical seasonal flu -- I’ve been to plenty of choir practices and sung around sick people with minimal precaution without this happening:
This is not a matter of panic, but it is a matter of not sending misinformation from a position of authority, which is even more important. We need to take extraordinary precautions until this is over. -- Medical Professional, MSEE Medical Imaging.
If the flu season is assumed to last 10 weeks, or 70 days, 150,000 times 70 people will have died of all causes. This is 10.5 million deaths!
Those who died knowing Jesus are safely home forever.
If 150,000 people die every day, did 10% (or even 20%) die reconciled to God, knowing Jesus Christ? The rest? What happened to them? Does anyone care? Does God care?
"Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
250,000 Americans dying this year of the flu? (Total US Population is 330 million). That is a net US population reduction of "only" 0.1%.
Sin is way more infectious than any virus. We were all born infected by “the original sin virus”—and all of us are doomed to die.
Jesus offers a full cure but who cares about Jesus? Or about us who know Jesus and are called to be living a non-monastic “separated life” of practical holiness?
“You must be Holy for I am holy says the Lord.”The globalists would like to cull the world population down by a factor of 15. From the current 7700 million people on the planet to a manageable 500 million or so.
“...but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.” (Hebrews 8:26-28)
“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,” (II Timothy 1:8-10 NKJV)
We have already died if we belong to Jesus!
“This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” (II Timothy 2:11-13 NKJV)
“...how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard him...But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying: “I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You.” And again: “I will put My trust in Him.” And again: “Here am I and the children whom God has given Me.” Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood,
...Jesus Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage...” (Hebrews 2:3-16 NKJV)
God has allowed, or even caused, the present crisis! He is in charge of the big picture. He knows what He is going.