In a post at the end of 2021, we explained how deaths would likely increase substantially in the first weeks of January. On January 1, a few days after being published, the reported 7-day average of deaths was less than 20 per day. By January 23, a little more than three weeks later, weekly reportedContinue reading “Reported Deaths in Florida to Continue Increasing for Several Weeks”
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!”
With cases astronomically high, deaths on the horizon.
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)”
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? 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?”
ike waves of COVID (and toxic red tide) continually washing over Florida, so is the bullshit from the Florida Department of Health.
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”
I dream of a day when I get to bring people good news instead of doom and gloom. As a climate scientist and COVID-19 data expert, that day has yet to come for me and I’ve had the harrowing burden over my career of being a proverbial ‘data dark cloud.’ But I have faith thisContinue reading “Florida’s Continued COVID-19 Crisis”
he CDC reported 16,868 new cases of COVID-19 in Florida yesterday, and another 16,337 cases today, as well as 252 deaths between the two dates.