Portugal; Australia and New Zealand lead current COVID fatality rates
Portugal, New Zealand and Australia are currently leading the per capita rates of fatalities which poses an interesting question — how are these countries addressing this? Thankfully it looks as though Portugal is bending the curve on cases and fatalities.
Why is Portugal leading the world in average daily fatalities?
This one is puzzling. After following most of the world in seeing reductions post Omicron, the fatality rate in Portugal is increasing. The currently level is 2.8 fatalities per million of population per day. The CDC has a warning on Portugal here According to Reuters — Portugal has administered almost…
COVID Milestone: ~1 million US deaths in 800 days
NY Times reported on May 19th that the US had officially recorded one million deaths from COVID. This is slightly different than the 993,000 reported on the World Health Organization data source. That’s almost 800 days since the 100 death recorded. Just goes to show how this pandemic had a long term impact. All those people who said it would be 2 years before we got back to normal were generally on point.
Omicron is outta here!
We finally turned back the covid curve — and returned to about the same levels of new cases as in late November. Great progress — but largely the credit goes to the virus which essentially burnt itself out. As you’ll see from the numbers — it simply was too viral. The US has officially recorded 78 million cases of COVID since inception — and almost 40% of those were covered in the last 3 months due to the OMICRON variant.
A formula for risk staffing drives the transition from Risk Adminstration to Risk Value Add
How many people does it take to run a risk function? This is a question I’ve been pondering for almost 20 years. After much deliberation here’s the formula: Risk Staffing (RS) is a function of Risk Weighted Assets (RWA) — divided by Average Salary — and a function of Risk…
US Cases by State. Outlook — The best year for Mardi Gras since 2019!
What a difference a couple of weeks makes. Here is the current map of the US for cases. Notice very few hotspots. Only 4 states have more than 1,000 new cases per million of population per day. Tennessee is one of the four; the others are Alaska; Mississippi and West…
US and World Crests the Omicron wave for CASES but not yet for fatalities
The US case curve is looking a lot better and a number of states are saying “NO MORE RESTRICTIONS”. Still the fatality curve is very high and persistent. February will be another tough month for fatalities. Average daily deaths in the US are about 2,300.
January 2022 — how was it for you? It was Australia’s worst for COVID.
Let’s start with the US wrap up for COVID in January 2022 — in the context of prior month trends. Over 20 million covid cases reported — that’s the highest ever case number; higher even than India during the Delta surge. January recorded 59,000 deaths. Only 3 months have recorded…
US Peaks on cases but not yet fatalities
The global march of Omicron is still going — check out the case numbers reported on the WHO website. 2022 is showing a truly unprecedented level of cases. World-wide over 22 million cases recorded in the week running up to Jan 17th. Thankfully the fatality curve has not followed suit. The US has peaked for cases — but not yet fatalities