The following comment inspired the blogmaster to expand the focus on data collection and discussion about the COVID 19 pandemic. Thanks to @Lyall@Amit
David; re. your 4:41 am post;
You are correct but I have indeed considered that cohort of the population.
The reason that the US experts are beating the drum for testing, testing and more testing is to get a handle on what proportion of the general public has been compromised by the virus in any way and has left its signatures in body fluids including blood in the population. The virus is shed from the infected body as the disease is brought under control. When it is controlled it has been found that it takes around 7 days for all particles to be shed from the body. Infected persons are released back into the community when they test negative twice over a period of 2 days.
Barbados, like all of our island neighbours, did or does not have access to large numbers of tests and had to use what we had very sparingly. Thus, the only measure that we had for gauging the incidence of the virus in the population (and a very imperfect one, at that) might be by comparing the evidence of infection levels hinted at by a comparison of the graphs of the progress of the various Covid-19 outbreaks in our Islands.
Most of the world was in the same position as the Caribbean and used the data obtained by the minimal testing of infected people and their contacts and their contacts to produce the graphs we see on such sites as WHO and Worldometer etc. All these graphs give an imperfect picture and significant underestimation of infection levels in the county or country in which the tests are carried out, but, since they are carried out in the same way in each country they might provide some rationale for guesstimating the comparative levels of the infection in various groups of countries.
The data shows that, starting out at essentially the same levels, there was some divergence in relation to the rate of infection and therefore progress of the various outbreaks in various countries. The graphs for Barbados showed low and declining levels of infection from the beginning, peaking at the level of 13 positive cases per day and thereafter showing a slowly declining trend. The individuals who would have contributed to the declining trend would have been primarily from the contact testing but should also have included other individuals referred by Health professionals or who presented themselves to Government institutions because of concern that their symptoms might point to untimely death due to the dread Covid-19.
Amit, in an earlier post on this blog, reported on his initiative of graphing Covid-19 incidence over weekly periods throughout the epidemic, in several Caribbean Islands. If David thinks it is appropriate and Amit agrees I can post a subset of graphs clipped from his data for 6 Caribbean territories which I think could illustrate some of what I have presented above.
Looks like Cornwall at the moment.
Reminds me of singing with Mr. Hudson in the Lower School
One song, “A Good Sword and a Trustee Hand” … unofficial anthem of Cornwall
Five people, most of them elderly, died as a result of COVID-19 between August 13 and 15.
Their deaths have brought the number of casualties from the viral illness to 525.
Attached are charts to 14th August. Ro numbers in slight decline – Lyall Small
Cricket fans attending the three-match One-day International series between West Indies and New Zealand at Kensington Oval will not have to be vaccinated to see the action.
Expect the UK cases to rise after this, so our decline will soon start up again!!
New Zealand now getting the rains.
We know what to look for in a few weeks!!
UK is in a mess and won’t be getting rid of COVID any time soon.
Just needs more flooding to spread it.
Excess deaths in UK … will they rise?
The Brits are swimming in sh!t.
No wonder they getting all kinds of weird and wonderful sicknesses.
Polio, hepatitis, COVID, monkey pox etc etc etc.
Looks like they figured out they have to do something!!
This turd world country getting real problems with its sewage.
COVID should be pretty close if they getting floods.
Amazing how evident it was from just the COVID case data!!
France and England may come to blows over sewage.
However, if you look at France’s COVID data it is worser than Englad’s.
Their rivers are emptying into the same Channel.
It is all coming out now!!
No wonder they could not control COVID.
Just waiting for the UK’s figures to rise.
Keep an eye on those numbers.
As I have always said, drinking water is produced from sewage contaminated water.
Means something got to get through!!
Doesn’t sound like the Brits have learnt anything!!
Water and sewage issues all over!!!
Attached are updated Covid-19 incidence charts to 11th September 2022. There now seems to be a consistent reducing trend in the incidence of the disease as seen in the charts above. Deaths, Raw incidence, and Positivity and Ro numbers have now decreased to the lowest levels seen this year. Even so caution should not be thrown to the winds. The populace should continue to follow the Government’s published protocols and protect the most vulnerable ones.
Dr. Aseem Malhotra promoted Covid-19 vaccine on TV, now says stop and calls for its immediate suspension.
The (peer reviewed) Journal of Insulin Resistance has published In a two-part research paper entitled “Curing the pandemic of misinformation on COVID-19 mRNA vaccines through real evidence-based medicine,”
This was written by one of UK’s most eminent Cardiologists Dr. Aseem Malhotra, who was one of the first to take two doses of the vaccine and promote it on @Good Morning Britain. Dr. Malhotra now says that since the rollout of the vaccine the evidence of its effectiveness and true rates of adverse events have changed and now “there is a strong scientific, ethical, and moral case to be made that COVID-19 vaccines rollout must stop immediately until raw data has been released for fully independent scrutiny.”
Furthermore, real-world data reveals that in the non-elderly population, the number needed to vaccinate to prevent one death from Covid-19 runs into thousands and that re-analysis of randomized controlled trial data from the initial vaccine clinical trials suggests a greater risk of suffering a serious adverse event from the vaccine than to be hospitalized with Covid-19.
Summary overviews of the two-part research paper, together with a transcript of the above video in which he introduces his findings can be found at:
(4 min video statement by Dr. Malhotra included at link above)
The Ministry of Health and Wellness, will from Friday, September 30, discontinue the daily publication of the COVID-19 statistics dashboard and update.
It will instead be replaced by a twice-monthly publication of the COVID-19 statistics.
The Ministry encourages members of the public to continue to exercise personal responsibility to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 in light of the further relaxation of the protocols.
@Green Monkey “This was written by one of UK’s most eminent Cardiologists Dr. Aseem Malhotra”
Is a cardiologist the best person to comment on vaccines?
Puerto Rico suffered catastrophic flooding on Sep 19
If Biden is right and COVID is over, then we should not see any rises in COVID cases after 3 weeks or so,
Well, 11 days have passed, roughly a week and a half and here’s what COVID looks like in Puerto Rico.
At the moment it does not look good.
Could be a bad sign for Florida.
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Boss, we can beat round the bush as much as you like. Those shiite covid vaccinations will turn out to be an abomination of biblical proportions.
Nothing about that whole scam made any damn sense.
Most certainly not the almost fanatical zeal of a bunch of otherwise clearly EVIL brass bowls to ‘save Bushie’s donkey’ from some exotic virus that they concocted in China….
It looked like a much and walked like a duck…
LOL @ David
Bushie is surprised that you can’t smell BS right in front of your nose.
The thing is a damn coronavirus – just like the cold, and will be around forever – just like the cold….
It will cause the deaths annually of large numbers of people (some shiite has to cause it – they can’t live forever).
The REAL elephant on the blog is the people (of all age groups) who are just ‘cocking up and deading’ for heart related issues – and who would normally be expected to live much longer.. ’til the cold or covid19 kills them in old age.
Why don’t they explore why there are now so many excess deaths GLOBALLY, and the correlation it has with those who took the shiite vaccine?
Isn’t the discussion about excess deaths addressing your concerns?
Guyana’s Health Minister warns of new wave of COVID infections
Warning of spike in COVID-19 cases:
Knowing your propensity to stay up to date, Bushie is quite sure that you have already seen the new film ‘DIED SUDDENLY’. (on rumble, not Utube)
So the Bushman is somewhat taken aback by your lack of comment.
Cat got your tongue…??!!
Bush Tea saw mention of it but never watched it. Will have a look at it to what have you excited.
Had a look at the documentary, respect all views as you know. There is no doubt the issue of blood clots in people dying from covid 19 occurred, what is inconclusive from the documentary is whether said blood clots were caused by contracting Covid 19. Hopefully there will be deeper investigation into the claim with proper evidence brought to bear.
After dodging the Covid monster for 3 years it finally caught me on All Fool’s Day 2023. My experience wasn’t too bad, maybe my 4 vaccines helped as I had my “ressurrection” on Easter morning.
Welcome Back Love
Some thought you was dead
but I knew you wasn’t dead
I thought your computer died
@ King David,
I see that you have resurrected Simple Simon. Bush Tea, GP and the government of Barbados, may be interested in the very important link below which should worry all those who, willingly, accepted the covid-19 vaccine.
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