COVID-19 Stats

Although I don’t seem to be hearing complaints, promises of COVID-19 testing still seems to be missing.  In spite of promises that everyone who wants a test will get a test, this still doesn’t seem to be the case.  It also looks like many people are dying, often in their homes, often without being tested.  There were also spikes in pneumonia deaths reported in nursing homes in the early days of the pandemic.  I one article (sorry, lost the cite) that the current overall death rate (all causes) in NYC is 8x the death rate last year at this time.

I do understand these things are hard to count, but lack of testing and possibilities of an order of magnitude undercount don’t seem acceptable for so many reasons.

Official Counts Understate the U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll:

Update:. Watching the BBC news and the lead story was about mass graves in NYC. Saw this new article that indicates about 3x the normal death rate in NYC.

Deaths in New York City Are More Than Double the Usual Total

Heart Attacks and COVID-19

From just the last few days, either heart attacks have completely disappeared, or are 20x more common in New York City?  Sounds like people are having more heart attacks and they are all dying.

First, from Salon:

First responders suspect “crazy increase in cardiac deaths” in NYC is linked to COVID-19

Emergency responders say the poor are dying of COVID-19 in their homes, and appear to be missed in pandemic tallies

And from the New York Times:

Where Have All the Heart Attacks Gone?