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.
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”
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.
The last few weeks felt like a whirlwind. First, I headed back down to the Gulf Coast with a crew of documentary filmmakers to retrace the lifetime of hardship that made me into who I am today. I visited my impoverished home town, the room where I sheltered during Katrina, the concrete slab where myContinue reading “The End of an Era”
The Badger dives into a few of Florida’s “covid truther” myths in this week’s analysis.
This report was written as part of a data quality review for recently released data by the Florida Department of Health, in conjunction with both The COVID Monitor and FloridaCovidAction.com.