Trump legacy: US Active CoV cases murderous 42% of world's
America is a pandemic catastrophe area of epic deaths and getting disastrously worse next month. America’s SARS-CoV-2 outbreak was allowed to become uncontrollable in 2020 by the Donald Trump administration hence America is now no match for the more deadly variants of global concern.
While parts of Maryland open restaurants, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin are relaxing mask mandates and the most prolific SARS2 variant of concern (VOC) in the world is beginning to spread like wildfire in America.
The VOC may be as much as 70% more deadly. America’s CFR has already begun edging upward.
At 15:56:31 GMT, active COVID-19 cases in America (9282788) were 42.58% of global active cases (21,802,166).
More than 80% of all Americans have likely been infected and are especially vulnerable to emerging more lethal variants of the virus which unlike the 2020 zoonotic that first infected humans coming from another mammal, the new variants have learned something about the human body having nbeen inside many, and morphed into something more infectious and probably more lethal, say scientists.
At the outset of the UK VOC detection, according to the COVID-19 Genomics Consortium of the United Kingdom, “the rapid growth of the [B.1.1.7] lineage indicates the need for enhanced genomic and epidemiological surveillance worldwide and laboratory investigations of antigenicity and infectivity.”
That work continues but what has been revealed by initial research suggests the new virus variant is more deadly and more transmissible.
“As of January of 2021, the highly transmissible B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2, which was first identified in the United Kingdom (U.K.), has gained a strong foothold across the world. Because of the sudden and rapid rise of B.1.1.7, we investigated the prevalence and growth dynamics of this variant in the United States (U.S.), tracking it back to its early emergence and onward local transmission.
“We found that the RT-qPCR testing anomaly of S gene target failure (SGTF), first observed in the U.K., was a reliable proxy for B.1.1.7 detection. We sequenced 212 B.1.1.7 SARS-CoV-2 genomes collected from testing facilities in the U.S. from December 2020 to January 2021. We found that while the fraction of B.1.1.7 among SGTF samples varied by state, detection of the variant increased at a logistic rate similar to those observed elsewhere, with a doubling rate of a little over a week and an increased transmission rate of 35-45%.
“By performing time-aware Bayesian phylodynamic analyses, we revealed several independent introductions of B.1.1.7 into the U.S. as early as late November 2020, with onward community transmission enabling the variant to spread to at least 30 states as of January 2021.
“Our study shows that the U.S. is on a similar trajectory as other countries where B.1.1.7 rapidly became the dominant SARS-CoV-2 variant, requiring immediate and decisive action to minimize COVID-19 morbidity and mortality.”
The Variant Of Concern (VOC) in the United States, the B.1.1.7 appears to have substantially increased transmissibility compared to other variants and has grown quickly to become the dominant variant in much of the United Kingdom according to a scientific report released in London on 11 February 2021 and updated a few hours ago.
Several new analyses are consistent in reporting increased disease severity in people infected with VOC B.1.1.7 compared to people infected with non-VOC virus variants (original SARS-CoV-2). (Citing Peter Horby, Catherine Huntley, Nick Davies, John Edmunds, Neil Ferguson, Graham Medley, Calum Semple in Update note on B.1.1.7 severity 20210211. )
The more the virus infects, the more it will continue to infect and morph—and the stronger it seems to become.
Dr. Atul Gawande, professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and Cynthia and John F. Fish Distinguished Chair in Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said in a recent Health & Medicine Report of the Harvard Gazette that “recent actions in Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin to relax mask mandates are coming too soon despite cases declining nationally to just 91,000 a day last week from an early January peak of more than 300,000 new cases per day.”
In a recent FPMag article, experts were warning of the danger in Maryland opening restaurants
Meanwhile the CDC as well as numerous experts including Harvard University professors in addition to every single epidemiology expert in the world FPMag has interviewed, is urging people to wear an Filtering Face Piece (FFP) respirator or double up the spit barrier surgical masks by putting a cloth face piece on top of the procedure mask.
“There is evidence that under certain conditions, people with COVID-19 seem to have infected others who were more than 6 feet away. This is called airborne transmission. These transmissions occurred within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation. Available data indicate that it is much more common for the virus that causes COVID-19 to spread through close contact with a person who has COVID-19 than through airborne transmission,” says the CDC.
“The Trump government and all of its medical advisors exhibited criminal behaviour by not telling the American public to wear N95 masks from the start; by not using the defense production act to force the manufacture of PPE; by lying to the public saying “the virus will go away”; by telling people not to wear masks; by personally buying up production schedules of hundreds of millions of respirator masks using hedge funds to make personal profits in this way and in other ways of exploiting COVID-19 for money; I am so angry…” says Cynthia, a nurse working in a Boston hospital who does not want to be precisely identified because she is not authorized to speak for Massachusetts health care departments.
A doctor nurse Cynthia referred to in Baltimore was too busy to speak long but she did say sarcastically, “Donald Trump and his herd-immunity fools exhibited criminal behaviour not telling Americans to wear N95 masks. Now we die in herds,” and nurse Cynthia agreed.
Nurse Cynthia said her doctor friend in Baltimore explained to her that all of the medical teams in her Baltimore hospital feel the same way, and many are ‘ready to walk” they are so exasperated.
But it would indeed have been better to end this pandemic once and for all by training the public to wear proper personal protection equipment instead of playing “politics”, says Monique Deslauriers, one of the supervisory Nurses Without Borders in the USA.
Wear an N-95/FFP-2/KN-95 Filtering Face Piece (FFP) Respirator
Fit-test the respirator, adjusting as needed and wear it when going out, say doctors like those at Harvard University.
Harvard Medical School practitioner Dr. Abraar Karan recently told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta that if everyone used an N95 face mask, it would stop the pandemic in four weeks. Watch the video below.
“N95 masks are considered the gold standard in personal protective equipment because they block 95% of large and small particles utilizing a unique electrostatic filter,” said Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurological surgeon and special consultant to the CNN news network.
Whatever happened to America?
Arguably Trump’s ‘herd immunity plan’ was the stupidest most Epic Fail in world History.
“Trump Went for Herd Immunity on the advise of junk science advocates, and all the other sycophants and crazies followed including Anthony Faucci. Hence America is a COVID-19 Disaster Area,” says American nurse.
Below: Americans in charge, people who are responsible for their causing over half a million American excess deaths in 2020.
America is the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Epidemic with over 0.64 million excess deaths and half a million reported deaths.
GMT: 2021-02-15 12:56
In the USA Military there are reported (including civilians and contractors) 235,258 cumulative COVID-19 cases; sadly, 277 have died (CFR = 0.1%) from the SARS2 virus; 160,084 have recovered; and 3,487 are currently hospitalized.
U.S.A. (pop. 330,084,708)
- 28,261,321 CoV19 Reported Cases
- 495,102 Current Reported Deaths:
- CFR: 1.8%
- 18,224,288 Recovered
- 284,565,955 Beta experimental reported plus unreported total cases estimate.
- 1.8% is USA current Case Fatality Rate (CFR) &
- Estimated inferred average Infection Fatality Rate (IFR) is: 0.226% based on the following:
- 643,119 Excess Deaths Estimated with COVID-19 likely-cause
Rest of the world excluding USA.
- CoV19 Cases: 81,398,423
- Deaths: 1,922,275 | 2.204%
- Cured: 67,214,043
- Reported + all unreported 1,120,722,583
In 2020, the Administration of Donald Trump favoured letting the SARS-CoV-2 virus taking its course and allowing herd immunity to be achieved by natural immunity post infection.
Then- health and human sciences adviser to Donald Trump, Paul Alexander was the original author of the herd immunity plan according to documents released to a US Congressional inquiry.
“There is no other way—we need to establish herd [immunity], and it only comes about allowing the non-high risk groups expose themselves to the virus. PERIOD,” Alexander wrote on July 4 to the Health and Human Services assistant secretary for public affairs, Michael Caputo, and six other senior officials.
“…best if we open up and flood the zone and let the kids and young folk get infected” Alexander wrote on 24 July 2020 to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn, Caputo and eight other senior officials.
Obviously Trump liked Paul Alexander’s idea. He then took on the controversial ‘Herd Immunity’ proponent Dr. Scott Atlas as his chief medical advisor. Atlas seemed to want all Americans infected.
Trump got almost every American infected.
Estimates at GMT: 2021-02-15 12:56:
- An estimated 86.210% of the USA has been infected including reported + estimated unreported mild and asymptomatic (284,565,955 Americans infected, mostly asymptomatic but possibly with some eventual impact.).
- 1.8% (rising in the recent past days) is USA current Case Fatality Rate (CFR)
Updating Global COVID-19 Status January 18, 2022
SARS2 Update 2022-01-18 02:41 GMT
- 253 Regions reported 331,410,518 cases
- 53,082,854 cases active
- 5,582,047 people reported killed by COVID-19
- 1.68% is current Case Fatality Rate (CFR)
- 272,745,617 survived COVID-19
Beta Technology Global Estimates
- 21.60% of all humans (1,700,135,957) have been infected
- 0.75% Global estimated inferred average Infection Fatality Rate (IFR)
(influenza is .1% or 6 per 100k (2019))
- 12,777,026 Total deaths (estimated actual) including errors, and unreported likely-cause excess deaths such as people who never went to a hospital but had COVID-19 indications but never tested.
EPICENTER: USA (66,712,084)
- 102.95% of the USA may have been infected or even reinfected including reported + estimated unreported mild and estimated asymptomatic (342,232,990.92) persons, some of whom may not have been ill in their first course of the disease, but could have spread the disease.
- 1.30% is USA current Case Fatality Rate (CFR) &
- 0.28% is estimated inferred average Infection Fatality Rate (IFR)
- 958,252 estimated total COVID-19 deaths including unreported likely-cause excess deaths. According to projections of IHME, IHME calculation of excess deaths is higher than what CSPaC is showing.