Thursday, April 22, 2021

April 21,2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


Ridley’s Believe It Or Not April 21, 2021
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over 144 million at 144,431,869 cases (143,306,757 yesterday), 18,754,007 of which are active, 125,677,862 closed with 122,606,237 recoveries (97.56% and 97.56% yesterday and 3,071,625 deaths (2.44% and 2.44% yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentage with some plateaus, dips, and rises (have no idea why the comparatively large improvement in deaths and recoveries yesterday).
      CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 32 million at 32,602,051 (32,506,412 yesterday) with 6,841,287 active cases of which 10,009 (9,930 yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (increase to .15% of active cases and now back on an increasing path the number of serious or critical cases  to decrease the reduction from the  29,271 peak on 12/31/2020 to 19,262, 25,760,764 closed, with 583,330 deaths (2.26% and 2.27% yesterday) and with 25,177,434 recoveries (97.74% and 97.73% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .18% lower than the world rate after the world’s spike in improvement yesterday and now .02% higher than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here but has approved 4 vaccines as opposed to our 3, one of which J&J is on hold.
       Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1754 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 which has had a huge surge in deaths (275) , aping Hungary in terms of increase in deaths Bulgaria (2261), Belgium (2049), Italy (1964),  UK (1868) which had passed us despite leading world in testing), and Brazil (1785) which has been hit with a rapid rise in deaths and cases and passed us, Peru (1747), Poland (1679), Portugal (1666), Spain (1654),  Mexico (1643),  France (1558),  Sweden (1366) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in  deaths, Argentina (1320), Chile (1317), Switzerland (1211) and Bolivia (1079).
      Tests: We have now conducted 431,441,836 tests (now at 1,297,362/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,110,485/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,129,201/M.
       CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which is 12th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1634/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported:

                   Guatemala:  Active cases:     15,707     Deaths/M 402
                   Honduras:     Active cases:   120,991     Deaths/M 496
                   El Salvador:   Active cases:      1,847     Deaths/M 320  

        US Vaccinations: As of 4/22/2021 219 million doses have been given, 2.95 million per day in the last week (sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now reduced to some 3 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 27,384,986 total doses have been given (78.1% of doses received to  exceed the U.S. average of 77.6%), but even with the pressure of a certain recall coming endangering Newsom, California has dropped  from 24th tied with Oregon to in sole possession of 25th  out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 26.6% of its population fully vaccinated compared to the U.S. average of 26.9% has increased slightly up from 33rd to 32nd.  A long way to go to get herd immunity and lagging in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and percentage of population vaccinated compared to other states and a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.

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