Cases, ICU’s and liars, oh my!

As the most recent surge of COVID consumes Florida, there is a lot of talk about the ‘ICU’ in hospitals – namely, how the proportion of ICU COVID patients is lower now than it has been in the past or that the rise in ICU numbers have not kept pace with overall hospitalizations as itContinue reading “Cases, ICU’s and liars, oh my!”

Here we go again (again), again (again)

Florida COVID-19 Update: Trouble Brewing in 2022 If you’ve been following the coronavirus situation in Florida and around the world, you’re probably aware of the rise in cases nearly everywhere – most likely the result of the highly contagious Omicron variant. Florida’s rapid rise in cases has been especially dramatic, going from one of theContinue reading “Here we go again (again), again (again)”

Breaking: Florida’s COVID-19 disaster isn’t just bad – it’s far worse than it should be

We’ll never be able to definitively conclude the exact reasons Florida became one of the worst states, but there are some obvious guesses. Whether it was anti-mask hysteria, a lackadaisical vaccination strategy, or dangerous rhetoric from ‘leaders’ about the nonexistent risk to the non-elderly, the cumulative effects are clear: Florida has had one of the worst results after adjusting for its characteristics (and one of the worst overall with no adjustments). Whether this result holds through another winter surge is unknown, but in no way could Florida be considered a success story or a model to emulate.

How Deadly Is Florida’s 2021 Summer Wave?

How Deadly Is Florida’s 2021 Summer Wave? Although the COVID-19 situation in Florida has dramatically improved over the past month or so – despite still being among the worst states in terms hospitalization rates (44th as of September 21) – the toll of the deadly summer wave will not be exactly known for many moreContinue reading “How Deadly Is Florida’s 2021 Summer Wave?”

Florida Schools Opening Amidst Worst Week since Pandemic’s Start

Last year, when states and the federal government both failed to set up any reporting infrastructure about COVID-19 cases in schools in the United States, I teamed up with FinMango and Google to do it ourselves. The Covid Monitor became the national tracking database for COVID-19 nation-wide in schools quickly, with valuable collaborations with groupsContinue reading “Florida Schools Opening Amidst Worst Week since Pandemic’s Start”

Florida COVID-19 Data Update; June 15, 2021

Since I’m still suspended from Twitter pending review, I’ll be using this forum more actively to discuss Florida’s COVID-19 data, as reported by the CDC. I’m still getting around to seeing what we can do with the CDC made available online for hospitalization, case and death data for COVID-19 for the state. A reminder ofContinue reading “Florida COVID-19 Data Update; June 15, 2021”