By K E Stone (Keystone)
Article 102 of the Coronavirus Chronology is not the last article in the long 3-year pandemic series because China, Hong Kong and Taiwan will not cooperate. The 200 nations of the world are in or marching towards the endemic phase with the exception of these three laggards. Perhaps future Article 103 will write the last chapter of the China Virus Bible?
The Lunar New Year holiday in Asia is creating a bump higher in COVID-19 infections in Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Communist China remains an uncooperative world partner refusing to provide useful COVID-19 data.
Hong Kong (controlled by communist Dictator Xi and the CCP) stopped reporting its data one week ago. That leaves Taiwan as the only canary in China’s covid coal mine. The independent island of Taiwan serves as a proxy for what is likely occurring across mainland communist China.
Unfortunately, Taiwan’s cases jump higher starting a new infection wave. Taiwan’s daily new cases chart is shown above. The daily new cases for Thursday are 27K and the 7-day MA is parabolic at 28K cases per day; not good. The same thing is likely occurring in China with far higher numbers. The new Taiwan infections are a direct result of the holiday weekend 1/21/23 and 1/22/23.
The 27K cases for Thursday are encouraging since the two prior days both reported 32K covid cases. Keep your fingers crossed for the wave to burn-out quickly. 15%, or 1 in 6, new covid cases worldwide are in Taiwan.
Taiwan’s new infection wave should be short-lived like its prior wave and that would bode well for China. Xi and the CCP remain quiet about the pandemic so the increase in covid infections after the holiday on the mainland remains a mystery.
Now that the bad news is out of the way, the rest of the world is dancing towards the endemic phase as mentioned above. Three years of pandemic misery is enough. The COVID-19 news is encouraging and positive each day for the world and United States. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.
The world’s daily new cases chart is shown above. The world reports 188K daily new covid cases for Thursday and the 7-day MA trendline is at 177K cases moving sideways with a downward bias. The daily cases are down to levels not seen since the start of the pandemic in 2020 but the rate needs to move lower at a sharper pace.
The world’s daily new deaths chart is shown above. 1,273 earthlings are biting the covid dust each day. Casket makers, urn sellers, gravediggers and funeral directors cannot believe their riches.
The good news is that the world’s COVID-19 death rate compares back to the start of the pandemic. The chart clearly shows the pandemic carnage that finally ran its course into last spring. The last year is the transition from pandemic to endemic. The expectation is that the endemic phase is here and global covid deaths will go sub 1,000 per day and a lot lower.
COVID-19 is a pandemic of the elderly so many folks, even though they beat covid, may be suffering ongoing health problems that worsen as their bodies are taxed.
The COVID-19 data is becoming scarce and the reporting periods are starting to vary greatly among countries. Some countries are not even keeping track of covid cases anymore because the numbers are tiny. Others have gone to weekly reporting schedules.
Some nations are skipping reporting weekend numbers and lumping them into Monday. The covid data is becoming a hodgepodge of sketchy numbers these days but this is a sign that the endemic phase is here.
Bad news on the Russian Front. Russia reports 9.3K daily new covid cases for Thursday the most since October 2022. The daily cases are ramping higher for 3 weeks and the active covid cases are up to 214K covid patients. The numbers remain small compared to prior waves but the situation has to be monitored closely.
Russia’s covid cases pop from 3K to 10K in 3 weeks. The 7-day MA trendline for Russia’s daily new covid cases is at 7.6K cases per day ramping higher. Maybe scumbag Dictator Putin, that continues murdering Ukrainians, will catch covid and die considering his weakened immune system.
The Ruskies are a lot like the Chinese folks very untrusting of their government’s COVID-19 vaccines. Lots of Americans think that way as well. Good luck to the Russian people. Hopefully, the mini-infection bump will not grow into a bigger wave.
The US daily new cases chart is shown above. The big mother-of-all Fall/winter infection waves that the doctors and scientists warned would besiege the United States, turned out to be the little bitty wave 8 pimple bump. Keystone has a bigger bump than that on his keister.
It is easy to make jokes knowing that the worst of the pandemic is in the rearview mirror and disappearing over the horizon. The US reports 17K daily new cases for Thursday. It is great to see numbers in the teens although revisions will likely bump it into the 20K’s.
The 7-day MA for US daily new COVID-19 cases is at 24K cases per day continuing lower at levels not seen since July 2021. The endemic train is pulling into the station. The 7-day MA needs to drop below 12K to 15K cases per day to compare back to the start of the pandemic.
The US active cases chart is shown above. It is not falling as fast as hoped. It needs to finish forming the bell shape to verify that wave 8, and the pandemic, is over. It is becoming more accepted that COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are overreported which is one reason for the active cases remaining stubbornly high.
Also, covid is a ‘pandemic of the elderly’ so even if old folks beat the virus, they may remain sick for extended periods due to other illnesses (but still counted as a covid patient). In fairness to the healthcare professionals, and the guy or gal signing the death certificates, picking a cause of death for complex cases is like throwing darts at a dartboard.
Some hospitals are incentivized to label patients as covid cases since monetary reimbursements for treatment are greater. Poor Uncle Bob stumbles into the emergency room complaining of chest pains which only create more angst for the 70-year old smoker since he also has diabetes and lung cancer. He threw out his back yesterday slipping on the ice and had both RSV and the regular flu over the last 2 weeks. When admitted to the hospital, he tested positive for covid on a cheap quick rapid test, so Nurse Goodbody wrote him down as a covid patient.
The US daily new deaths chart is shown above. The COVID-19 deaths are likely overcounted as a few recent news articles have posited. As explained above, the US hospitalizations, active cases and deaths are likely on the high side of the actual numbers (overreported).
248 Americans are kicking the covid bucket each day an ongoing shameful display of the Biden administrations incompetence at handling the pandemic. The death rate is jumpy and is in a downtrend for 3 weeks so sub 200 deaths per day are expected in the days ahead and going forward.
US China Virus deaths need to drop to 120 to 180 bodies per day rate to compare to the seasonal flu which would begin the endemic phase for COVID-19.
As per the CDC, the variant proportions indicate that 66% of the new US COVID-19 infections (two-thirds) are the XBB15 variant. Remember, the proportions are sketchy and prone to big revisions as the CDC showed a couple weeks ago. The wastewater data is subject to interpretation. The key takaway is that the US covid pie continues getting smaller so even if XBB15 is a bigger portion of the pie, the slices are smaller because the pie is shrinking.
20% of the new covid cases are BQ11. 7% are BQ1 and 2% are XBB. A CH11 (CH.1.1) variant is listed at 2% of the new infections. This is a new virus kid on the block with a different CH prefix. The variant name looks like Channel 11 on the television set.
CH11 is a variant out of Southeast Asia. The WHO lists CH11under BA275. There are cases reported in 66 nations including New Zealand and UK. New Zealand’s recent infection wave is in a downtrend for almost 2 months and the UK continues reporting nil cases so it does not appear to be a big threat. CH11 is accounting for 10% of the cases worldwide so it must be monitored closely and taken seriously. Another variant, CA31 (CA.3.1) is also hiding in the bushes.
CH11 is a descendant from the BA275 variant that was informally called “Centaurus.” BA275, that Dr Fauci said would wreak havoc on the US, was a nothing burger. The Fauch was wrong again. CH11 is given the nickname “Orthrus” by an Aussie. In mythology, Orthus was a two-headed dog that guarded cattle. XBB15 was dubbed, “Kraken” a few months ago. So now we wait to see if Orthrus has any bite or if it is all bark.
Scientists are concerned because the COVID-19 vaccines wane over time and they are not as effective against the BQ and XBB variants as compared to BA2 and BA5 and the shots are not as effective against CH11 and CA31 compared to BQ and XBB. The witchdoctors in the laboratories need to get busy and provide more mRNA cocktails that can handle Kraken and Orthrus. Chemist Larry is stirring the pot asking for more eye of newt.
The BQ variants account for 27% of the new US cases and the XBB lineage is at 69% of the US cases. The BQ’s and XBB’s are obviously the dominant strains at play in the United States accounting for 96% of the new covid cases, but remember, the virus pie is becoming smaller and smaller each day. The shrinking covid pie is more important than the variant break down.
US COVID-19 hospital admissions continue falling like a rock especially with the older folks a beautiful sight.
US COVID-19 hospitalizations drop to 25K and this data is 3 days old. If covid hospitalizations fall below 20K that is likely good enough to signal the endemic phase since the numbers are probably overreported (higher than the true actual covid cases).
The CDC Community Transmission map is a lovely shade of green (low infection risk). The green and yellow (medium-risk) US counties account for 96% of the map with 4% the orange high-risk counties. The map improves over the last 10 days from 94/6 to 96/4. A sub 2% number would be new territory for this metric and surely that would indicate that covid is endemic and no longer a pandemic.
President Biden plans to end the COVID-19 emergency declarations on 5/11/23 so that is big banner at the pandemic finish line 3 months from now that displays, “Welcome to the Endemic Phase.” The emergency declarations should end now but America’s compromised corrupt politicians want to keep their greedy hands on the covid dollars.
Officials in charge can also get their jollies off for another 14 weeks with more sick control freak actions imposed against common citizens. Americans have moved on from the pandemic and show little patience for any more edicts from politicians or medical officials. Do not make the mistake of telling someone to wear a mask. If you do, don’t be surprised at where they tell you to put that mask.
The major news outlets on television, the internet and radio barely mention COVID-19 anymore. Gone are the days of wall-to-wall covid coverage. Gone are the COVID-19 statistics continuously displaying on cable news television screens.
Masks, at least in southwestern Pennsylvania, USA, are no longer used. There was a brief spurt of mask use mainly among seniors during the mini bump wave 8 but most everyone has flung the mouth diapers into the wastebasket again.
The US COVID-19 vaccination rate remains pitiful now dropping below 100K jabs per day not seen since September 2022 and then all the way back to the start of the pandemic. Many Americans have lost confidence in the endless jabs that quickly lose effectiveness and are found to provide less protection against the new variants.
Americans have moved on and covid vaccines have become a hard sell when people are stuck like pincushions with four or more shots and then still contract covid once, twice, even three times! The mantra is repeated that the covid shots prevent severe illness and death but that message is not selling any tickets. Unvaccinated folks are recovering fine from their covid illnesses.
People figure why get multiple shots of mRNA serum when you will likely get covid anyway? It is the same mindset as the regular flu. There are always some people that spend their lives hiding under the bed only coming out for covid vaccinations and there are others that are Born to Be Wild. Both ways are okay. We are all different and that is what makes life great but come out from under that bed; Keystone will give you a ride.
The USA has the greatest number of total coronavirus cases in the world at 104.4 million. India is next with 44.7 million total virus cases. France, Germany, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Italy, UK, Russia, Turkey, Spain, Vietnam, Australia, Argentina, Taiwan, Netherlands, Iran, Mexico, Indonesia, Poland and Colombia round out the top 22 worst nations for total COVID-19 cases. India remains at 44.7 million total cases for the last 2-1/2 months great news.
COVID-19 has infected 676 million people worldwide. China (CCP) owes reparations to the world for its sick heinous crime against humanity. 6.77 million people on Earth are dead from the China Flu. 648 million global citizens have recovered from the virus.
96% (648/676) of the people that become infected with COVID-19 recover in a reasonable time frame. The percentage remains steady for many months. Worldwide, 1.0% (6.77/676) of the people that are infected with covid die; 1 in 100 (hit the 1/x button on your calculator).
8.8% (676/7670) of the world’s population of 7.67 billion people have been infected with coronavirus; 1 in every 11 people on earth. 0.09% of the world’s population (6.77/7670) died from the pandemic so far; 1 in every 1,133 people on earth died from China Virus over the last 3 years.
The latest census data shows that the world has crossed the 8 billion population milestone but the Coronavirus Chronology will continue using the 7.67 billion number for calculations to remain consistent.
In the United States, 104.4 million people have been infected with covid. 1.135 million Americans are dead. 101.5 million Americans have recovered from coronavirus. This equates to 97% (101.5/104.4) of US citizens recovering after becoming infected with COVID-19.
Those are good odds especially when you look around and see most people fatter than yourself. Most of the COVID-19 deaths are old or fat people and heaven help you if you are old and fat. COVID-19 is a pandemic of the elderly.
In the US, 1.1% (1.135/104.4) of the people infected with COVID-19 die. 1 in every 92 US citizens that are infected with coronavirus die. 0.34% (1.135/330) of Americans have died from COVID-19 which is 1 in every 291 Americans over the last 36 months.
31.6% (104.4/330) of the American population of 330 million people have been infected with covid. That is almost at 1 in every 3 Americans. The latest data and commentaries, even from the CDC is that 80% and maybe 90% or more of Americans have been infected with COVID-19 over the last 3 years (many positive tests and illnesses are not reported and some people did not know they had covid). The strong US herd immunity turned wave 8 into a little bump.
The United States has 15.4% (104.4/676) of the COVID-19 cases in the world. 2 in every 13 people that become infected with covid on the planet are Americans. The US vaccination program made an impact month’s ago, but not so much in recent months.
The US accounts for 16.8% (1.135/6.77) of the China Flu deaths in the world. 1 in 6 people that die from COVID-19 around the world are Americans. A couple years ago, it was 1 in 5 so vaccinations helped.
The Coronavirus Chronology compilation of articles will be published in the future by Amazon and others and distributed internationally. This is Article 102 in the Coronavirus Chronology that provides real-time information for historians, teachers, students, journalists, economists, market participants, corporate executives, financial managers, Wall Street, doctors, nurses, medical personnel, first responders, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, neurologists, researchers, public officials, news organizations, traders, investors and politicians studying the COVID-19 pandemic both domestically (USA) and internationally.
This one hundred and second article is published on Saturday, 2/4/23. The Coronavirus Chronology series of articles are the only real-time source of information available continuously chronicling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic from early 2020 into 2023; it is the China Virus Bible.
Readers live and breathe the pandemic, the worst in a century, as it occurs in real-time, experiencing the daily virus zeitgeist, good or bad, devoid of political correctness. This is not revisionist history-telling. It is the raw pandemic truth and human emotion occurring, recorded and chronicled in real time, without any allegiance to political narratives or media spin. The information is direct and unapologetic. A chronology can be written no other way.
The Coronavirus Chronology continues receiving harassment from Google and other social media platforms that tout the democrat narrative. If they actually read the chronology, they would see that Keystone bashes both corrupt political tribes equally.
Google employees were so brazen at destroying the COVID-19 information in Article 101, for an unknown reason, that they went into the actual written text and content inside the post and deleted the actual written words. How sick and crazy is that? It is word rape. It is as close to Soviet-style book-burning that you can get. Jawohl, Herr Kommandant! The Coronavirus Chronology is backed-up away from the Google platform. Article 101 was reposted.
All 102 Coronavirus Chronology articles are archived on The Keystone Speculator blog. The last couple articles are linked below if you want to remain up to speed with the COVID-19 pandemic that is transitioning into the endemic phase. Read the articles fast before Google deletes the content.
The one-hundredth article is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)Chronology Article 100 Published 1/14/23; Global Covid Hotspots Are China,Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Japan Reports Deadliest Day of the Pandemic;One-Half (50%) of New Covid Cases Worldwide Are in Japan; China RemainsNon-Transparent Refusing to Report COVID-19 Data; World Reports 671 MillionTotal China Virus Cases and 6.73 Million Deaths; US Reports 103.4 Million TotalCOVID-19 Cases and 1.12 Million Deaths; United States Wave 8 Is Ending withDaily New Covid Cases in a 1-Month Downtrend; End-of-Year Holidays Do NotCreate a Superspreader Event; 92% of New US Covid Cases Are the BQ and XBBVariants; Pandemic Likely Transitioning into Endemic Phase Worldwide; PfizerCOVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Creating Increase in Ischemic Strokes (Blood Clots);‘Twitter Files’ Expose Collusion Between Big Pharma and Social Media Platformsto Stifle Free Speech Concerning COVID-19 Vaccines; Federal Reserve ChairmanPowell Tests Positive for Covid; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES ARE LOWESTSINCE 2020; US COVID INFECTIONS LOWEST IN 18 MONTHS; Singer/Songwriter DavidCrosby Dies from COVID-19; Billionaire Elon Musk Experiences Major Side Effectsfrom COVID-19 Booster Shot
The one hundred and first article is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Chronology Article 101 Published 1/24/23; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES ARE LOWEST SINCE JUNE 2020; US COVID CASES LOWEST IN 18 MONTHS; Pandemic Transitioning into Endemic Phase; China Remains a Wildcard after Lunar New Year Holiday; World Reports 674 Million Total China Virus Cases and 6.75 Million Deaths; US Reports 104 Million Total COVID-19 Cases and 1.129 Million Deaths; FDA Says COVID-19 Vaccines Will Follow Yearly Schedule Like Flu Shots (Endemic); North Korea Experiencing Respiratory Illnesses; Secretly-Taped Pfizer Executive Admits to Nefarious R&D Activities; COVID-19 Infections Rising in Taiwan and Hong Kong (and Likely Mainland China) after Lunar New Year Holiday; Biden Administration Will End COVID-19 Emergency Declarations on 5/11/23 as Covid Becomes Endemic; WORLD’S DAILY NEW COVID-19 CASES DROP BELOW 100K NOT SEEN SINCE MAY 2020; GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SPIT ON THE US CONSTITUTION BY DELETING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CHRONOLOGY ARTICLE 101 FROM THE BLOGGER PLATFORM BY DELETING NOT ONLY THE BLOG POST BUT ALSO DELETING THE ACTUAL WRITTEN CONTENT OF ARTICLE 101 WITHIN THE POST TRYING TO PERMANENTLY REMOVE THE WORDS FOREVER FROM SOCIETY; CENSORSHIP GONE MAD
The Worldometer web site tracks coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world and its link is provided. Many charts in the coronavirus series of articles are provided courtesy of Worldometer and annotated by Keystone. The CDC COVID Data Tracker is another excellent source of information. The Worldometer, Johns-Hopkins and CDC data track each other well.
The Coronavirus Chronology is using 8 metrics to assess the pandemic to endemic transition and the world is making progress. (1) The world’s daily new cases should be below 360K per day to claim endemic status and cases are down to 175K per day. (2) The world’s daily new deaths should be below 1.3K per day and they are 1.2K. Another win.
(3) For the United States to be in the endemic phase, the daily new cases should be below or around 10K cases per day and are now at about 24K per day and dropping. Since some states are overreporting the numbers, a drop below 20Kper day will be good enough. (4) US active cases should be below 730K cases (at least below 1.0 or 1.2 million) now at 1.8 million.
(5) The US COVID-19 death rate should be below 120 to 180 bodies per day to become comparable to the regular flu season but remain stubbornly high at 248 bodies per day (a jumpy number that is dropping). The deaths are likely overcounted with covid blamed for every stiff body in the morgue.
(6) To declare the endemic phase in America, US hospitalizations should drop below 10K patients and are now under 26K. Again, knowing more about the data, the numbers may be overreported so if the covid patients fall below 20K that will be good enough. (7) The CDC Community Transmission map should turn completely green and yellow to usher in the endemic phase and 96% of US counties meet these criteria with 4% remaining in the high-risk orange zone. A drop below 2% for the high-risk counties will be good enough for the endemic phase.
(8) Lastly, the public needs to accept that the pandemic is over and this is already in the endemic column since most Americans have resumed their normal lives and ignore the COVID-19 news.
Thus, there are 3 to 5 of the 8 metrics at or almost in the endemic camp. Most people have moved on with life choosing not to pay much attention to the COVID-19 pandemic anymore. This behavior proves more than anything else that the pandemic is in the endemic phase.
China, Hong Kong and Taiwan need to beat back the rising cases after the Lunar New Year holiday. Unfortunately, China and Hong Kong, under communist Dictator Xi’s control, are not providing data. Taiwan’s path forward is key since the same behavior is likely occurring across mainland China.
A hairy eyeball must also be maintained on Russia as new covid infections ramp higher. Maybe dirtbag Putin will get covid and die? That is a grave the entire world would dance upon.
The crazy 3-year old dark and deadly COVID-19 pandemic is given the bum’s rush out the back door while the young, pretty, and more reasonable and calm, endemic enters the front door. CH11 and CA31 are sneaking around in the bushes.
Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The United States will wind-down the purchasing of COVID-19 vaccines this summer and stop in the Fall. The private market will take over and Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna will be paid for the shots via American's health insurance system. Americans without insurance would likely have to pay the cost of the vaccines in the future which means they will not bother and instead take their chances with natural immunity. The poor do not complain; they expect this stuff to happen in America. The compromised corrupt wealthy people making the decisions have no idea how most Americans live each day. Many of the underprivileged do not want the covid shots even if they are offered for free because of the history of past medical missteps and treatment of Americans. Also, the medical profession has lost credibility over the last 3 years due to the mixed messages (the vaccines were first supposed to stop the virus but they do not, the jabs were supposed to stop the spread of virus but they do not, the mRNA shot was supposed to be one and done, nope, that was incorrect, it quickly went to two, then three, then four, some folks have five shots, the vaccine would last a long time perhaps forever, no, another misstep since the mRNA jabs are losing efficacy about 2 months out from the shot to low protection at 5 or 6 months, etc...). Pfizer CEO Bourla continues hiding from reporters afraid they will ask about the Jordan Tristan Walker scandal. Google and other social media platforms continue burying the Walker scandal to hide it from the American public. Walker was secretly taped talking about nefarious research practices at the Pfizer laboratories. The democrat-run media ignore the story completely. The Whitehouse, government agencies, Big Tech and Big Pharma lie in bed together in the new America. Eisenhower called it the military-industrial complex (the potential rise of misplaced power that strips away American's security and liberty).
Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 5:00 AM EST: The New York Times says 40 Chinese scholars have died over the last 2 months (presumably from China Virus). Nearly all of these intelligent folks were over 80 years old. COVID-19 is a pandemic of the elderly and especially those with underlying health problems. China is not providing any COVID-19 information to the world and internally, the record-keeping has gone askew. Chinese folks speaking anonymously (because they live in a filthy communist nation) say many health officials and the hospitals do not report the covid testing numbers anymore and COVID-19 deaths are not counted properly. Lying Dictator Xi and the CCP want the world to believe only 80K people died from covid in China with a population of 1.4 billion. The Chinese death count is likely a million or in the millions. Taiwan remains the only indicator of what may be occurring pandemic-wise across mainland China right now.
Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 6:00 AM EST: The world reports 165K daily new COVID-19 cases for Friday and the 7-day MA is at 168K. Perhaps that sideways slide at the 175K-ish cases per day for the last few days has finally broke free for more downside. Hong Kong's covid data feed remains down no doubt because the CCP does not want the information released. Taiwan reports 25K cases for Friday an elevated number but encouraging. The 7-day MA trendline is up to 27K cases per day for Taiwan but the rate of increase is slowing (potential topping behavior). Taiwan reports 32K covid cases for both 1/31/23 and 2/1/23, last Tuesday and Wednesday, and then Thursday was 27K and Friday 25K. The daily cases need to be known for 2/7/23 and 2/8/23 (released on 2/9/23 and 2/10/23, respectively) to provide a direct comparison to the 32K numbers to see if the new infection wave is a pig in a poke and will roll-over quickly (cases come in below 32K), or, if the wave is developing into something more serious (cases come in above 32K). Thus, an assessment can be made for Taiwan's current infection wave on Friday. The same behavior occurring in Taiwan is likely occurring across mainland China (a new infection wave is underway). The peak in daily cases thus far for Taiwan's new wave come at the 9 and 10-day infection incubation period after the Lunar New Year holiday (1/22/23). There was much travel across China before and after the weekend festivities but no doubt the 1/21/23 and 1/22/23 party weekend created more COVID-19 infections. It may not be a superspreader event, Taiwan will provide this answer in the days ahead, but the new year holiday definitely increased virus transmission and infections in Taiwan and China (including Hong Kong). Oh no. Damn it. Taiwan reports 105 China Virus deaths for Friday a big spike higher the most since last July 7 months ago; terrible news. Taiwan should be able to beat the death rate back down quickly but the major worry is China. Seeing the big spike in Taiwan deaths on Friday, an imagination runs wild as to what horror may be occurring inside China with people dropping like flies. Good luck to the Chinese people.
Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 7:00 AM EST: The US reports 12.8K daily new COVID-19 cases for Friday beautiful stuff. The 7-day MA is down to 20K cases per day for America. The champagne is on ice with the cork ready to be popped to celebrate the transition from pandemic to endemic. 214 Americans continue dying from covid each day as Sleepy Joe Biden sleeps. It is only poor old folks dying so no one cares. The United States and world continue marching in the parade to the endemic phase but independent Taiwan and communist China are party-poopers. Taiwan's fate will be known in a few days and the expectation is that the wave burns out quickly which will also predict good things for China. The fly in the covid ointment this morning is the spike in COVID-19 deaths in Taiwan. It is concerning for not only Taiwan but China. Hopefully, a new wave will not sweep across these two nations attacking the frail older folks.
Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 8:00 AM EST: The Austin, Texas, Mayor Kirk Watson tests positive for COVID-19. Watson is vaccinated and boosted like a pincushion now isolating at home. Watson opines, "This situation is far from ideal." I like Austin but I love San Antone.
Note Added Sunday Morning, 2/5/23, at 11:00 AM EST: The Minnesota Board of Medical Practice is harassing Dr Scott Jensen for his outspokenness on COVID-19 protocols because some do not exactly align with the board-certified narrative. The medical board accuses Jensen of covid misinformation. If you are a doctor, you must kneel before the medical boards, cheering and supporting their narratives, otherwise your license will be pulled (the US medical boards are corrupt like the educational system and universities). Republican Jensen ran for governor and lost with 45% of the vote so he thinks the medical board action against him is a political power play. Jensen opines, "They know full well they're being weaponized." The political machine (democrat tribe) controls the medical boards (AMA, state boards, etc...) that control the doctors. America is sick. Good luck to Jensen and hopefully the medical board will find someone else to harass. Covid is on the verge of the endemic phase. It is time to stop the petty bickering on all sides concerning masks, vaccines, mandates and other pandemic missteps and mistakes. It is time for everyone to move on.
Note Added Sunday Afternoon, 2/5/23: California retreats on its demand that school children be vaccinated for COVID-19. Democrat Governor Newsom's stupid and misguided decree has been tied up in the courts and is now rescinded. Common sense prevails. The statistics and studies prove that COVID-19 is not a serious threat to kids under 18 years old unless there are underlying health problems and/or if the child is obese. If you are a parent of a chubby kid, teach the young ones healthy eating habits including eating a salad each day. You don't want them to end up like you, do you? Hypocritical twit California Governor Newsom, who is considering a potential run for the presidency if Biden backs away, brags that California now considers the COVID-19 pandemic to be in the endemic phase. Wow. That is big news. The declaration is made as California exceeds 12 million total COVID-19 infections and crosses the 100K deaths grim milestone. Newsom is announcing the endemic phase to use it as a talking and bragging point if he runs for president (he will boast that his state was first to declare the end of the pandemic and start of the endemic phase; this is the way stupid politicians, that think they are smarter than you, think). Elite Newsom should never be president because he played Americans as fools and sucka's. Phony Newsom mandated masks for Californians while he dined at the ritzy French Laundry restaurant, no mask in sight, partying with friends, drinking fine wine and eating caviar. King Newsom knew masks were of little or no value but he got his jollies off wielding power and controlling the peons kneeling below his throne. America is a nation of control freaks. King Newsom decrees, "Rules for thee, not for me." Many corrupt American leaders exhibit the same sick behavior during the pandemic proclaiming, "Do what I say, not what I do."
Note Added Sunday Evening, 2/5/23: The Hollywood Academy Awards show broadcasts a Satanic anti-religion smut performance by singer Sam Smith. The overweight singer is scantily dressed in the music video of the same song. It is unsightly and un-Holy sexual inuendo performance art. At the awards show, Smith and dancers are donned in red devil costumes with a dark background. Pfizer supports the smut proudly displaying their logo at the end of the devil-worshipping religion-bashing performance. Big Pharma and the US government force multiple mRNA vaccines down people's throats holding their jobs over their heads. Pfizer is also protected from lawsuits that occur due to the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines. The billions in profits that Pfizer effortlessly rakes-in during the pandemic goes to supporting smutty Satanic performances. First Lady Jill attended and presented at the awards show. Welcome to America.
Note Added Monday Morning, 2/6/23, at 3:00 AM EST: The world reports only 104K daily new covid cases for Saturday and the 7-day MA trendline drops to 158K cases per day. It is great news to see the downtrend resume after several days of a sideways funk at 175K-ish cases per day. 1,198 earthlings are dying from China Virus each day. 79 die from covid in Taiwan on Saturday an elevated number but at least it is below the 105 dead bodies the day before. Taiwan's COVID-19 death rate has gone parabolic at 63 deaths per day; not good. On the Mr Brightside, Taiwan reports 24K cases for Saturday remaining below the peak for the current post-new year's holiday infection wave at 32K cases. The data is encouraging that Taiwan's new infection wave will be short-lived and reverse quickly, but the cases are needed through Wednesday to know for sure and these numbers will not be known until Friday morning. Within the week, it will be known how bad, or not so bad, the post-holiday infection wave is in Taiwan and this same behavior is likely occurring inside communist China (that is not sharing its covid information with the world except for propaganda numbers). The 7-day MA for Taiwan's daily new cases takes a first tick lower from 28K cases per day to 27K cases per day encouraging news that Taiwan's wave will be no biggie. Japan's infection wave for daily new covid cases topped-out a month ago. The active cases continue higher which indicates there is likely a problem with the data. Japan's covid death rate continues lower but remains too high at 262 bodies per day comparable to the United States but Japan is one-third the population of America. 2 in every 5 new covid deaths in the entire world each day are occurring in the US and Japan.
Note Added Monday Morning, 2/6/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The US daily new COVID-19 cases are not released for Sunday yet. The 7-day MA trendline for US covid cases drops to 18K cases per day in the teens a wonderful sight. California's cases are running at about 2K per day and the Golden State now declares the start of the covid endemic phase. New York's daily covid cases are at about 3K per day so almost 30% of the daily covid cases in America are in California and New York. New Jersey cases are also running at about 1.5K per day. Clearly, the recent stories about overreporting of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the US have merit. Keystone has called out New York for several months as overreporting the covid cases simply because its data did not match-up with the behavior in other states. Never try to fool a mathematician. The endemic phase is coming into view. 193 Americans are dying from China Virus each day another foray into the sub 200 dead covid bodies per day camp but will it stay below 2 hundo? US covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all headed in the right direction, lower, but it cannot be fast enough after 3 years of pandemic misery.
Note Added Monday Morning, 2/6/23, at 5:00 AM EST: Biden receives a failing grade at getting the word out to the poor and elderly folks about the Paxlovid anti-viral oral pill treatment. Biden has failed at lowering America's covid death rate over the last year. The administration is blaming misinformation and disinformation; of course they are. A common person would look at you as if you have three eyes if you asked them about Paxlovid. They never heard of it. This messaging failure is on the Biden administration and CDC and no one else. The Whitehouse is also blaming doctors for not prescribing Paxlovid but the physicians are concerned about drug interactions for those that take the 5-day pill regimen. Also, people need to start the treatment immediately upon testing positive to get the best results. Rich folks with computers and smartphones know this and react accordingly. Disadvantaged, poor and elderly folks, especially people in inner cities and in poor rural areas, are clueless that Paxlovid is available, so they die. Welcome to America. The politicians, medical folks and people making pandemic decisions have never walked on the sidewalks of an inner city nor along the dirt roads of rural America. They should.
Note Added Monday Afternoon, 2/6/23: Kevin Bass, a medical student and researcher, pens an article titled, "Time for Scientists to Admit We Handled COVID Wrong," published at Newsweek and Real Clear Science. Bass discusses the lockdowns, masks, vaccines and boosters and how he fully supported these medical edicts in the past. Now Bass proclaims, "I was wrong. We in the scientific community were wrong. And it cost lives." He says the CDC, FDA and WHO overstated the data and evidence and mislead the public. Bass suggests that the missteps, misinformation and disinformation on vaccines, natural versus vaccine immunity, virus transmissibility, masks and school closures should be addressed and rectified but instead some of the mistakes continue. He discusses how the medical officials and scientific community vilify anyone questioning their authority or decisions calling these folks evil, ignorant, selfish and misguided (the ongoing harassment of Keystone and the Coronavirus Chronology proves this point). The article discusses the censorship impacting individuals for simply asking questions and wanting to see the data that supports the pandemic decisions and edicts. Bass asks the medical community to own up to the mistakes so credibility can be restored proclaiming, "Intellectual elitism, credentialism, and classism must end. Restoring trust in public health--and out democracy--depends on it." Bass is concerned that the article highlighting the many pandemic missteps may hurt his future career in medicine.
Note Added Monday Evening, 2/6/23: New York City Mayor Adams announces an end to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for city workers. It's about time, jackass. 96% of the city workers are vaccinated. Of course they are since they fired anyone not willing to comply with their sick draconian vaccine mandate (the percentage is calculated from those willing to take the shots and also include the people with medical and religious exemptions; if you included the employees unwilling to be vaccinated the percentage would be in the 60% to 80% range but these experienced folks were sh*t-canned so the percentage shows full compliance).
Note Added Tuesday Morning, 2/7/23, at 3:00 AM EST: The world reports 101K daily new covid cases for Sunday and the 7-day MA is down to 162K cases per day. The global covid death rate is at 1,192 bodies per day. Taiwan reports 23K cases for Sunday an encouraging number but as previously explained, the cases are needed for today and tomorrow, to be known on Thursday and Friday, to determine the direction forward for Taiwan's new infection wave. Taiwan's death rate continues spiking with 83 people dying per day for the last 4 days a substantive rise. China remains quiet about what is occurring across the mainland and is likely experiencing the same bump in cases as Taiwan.
Note Added Tuesday Morning, 2/7/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The 7-day MA trendline for US daily new COVID-19 cases drop to 17K cases per day heading lower. The cases on the weekend are single-digit midgets. 165 Americans continue dying each day from covid the rate finally dropping sharply and now on par with the regular flu season. COVID-19 becomes endemic.
Note Added Tuesday Morning, 2/7/23, at 6:00 AM EST: A Gallup poll conducted in January asks Americans 'what is the most important problem facing the nation'. Of course, poor government leadership, inflation and immigration top the list. Crime, homelessness and poverty round out the list with a few others, but what is not on the list? Come on, now. This information would not be included in the Coronavirus Chronology unless it was pandemic related. Think real hard. Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic is not one of the top 10 concerns of Americans. Do you need any more proof that the endemic phase is at hand? Americans have moved on with life. Two years ago, covid would have been number one on the list.
Note Added Tuesday Morning, 2/7/23, at 11:00 AM EST: New studies are reinforcing other research over the last few months showing that masks are of little or no benefit in preventing the transmission of coronavirus. It is common sense. The latest study is by the Cochrane Review that concludes, "Wearing masks in the community probably makes little of no difference to the outcome of influenza-like illnesses (ILI)/COVID-19 compared to not wearing masks." People wearing masks consistently move the mouth diapers to itch, eat, cough (which is funny), pick their nose, etc.. Some wear the masks on their chins others only cover the mouth and not the nose. Millions of Americans never change or wash their masks. People touting masks picture a population that dutifully keeps their noses and mouths hermetically-sealed at work or as they run errands around town; this is fantasy and not real life. Masks are of little or no value in fighting COVID-19 since no one wears a mask properly; it's that simple. Frontiers in Psychology releases a report that says less attractive (ugly) people are more prone to wear masks. It is sad to see so many humans perceive themselves as unattractive basing their physical attributes. They never learned that beauty comes from the inside and has little to do with outward appearance. Society is sick losing touch with what is important in life. If you see someone wearing a mask at this stage of the pandemic, that is now endemic, they are likely ugly.
Note Added Tuesday Evening, 2/7/23, at 9:00 PM EST: President Biden is providing a State of the Union address which is a dog and pony show for the corrupt politicians. The compromised and corrupt soulless democrat and republican faces fill the chamber. It is easy to see why America's corrupt crony capitalism system is on its last legs. The only requirement in US law is that the president inform Congress once per year on the state of the union and for many decades this was done with a simple letter. In recent decades, the corrupt politicians seek the limelight and notoriety so the state of the union speech is now a circus spectacle. Washington, DC, is Hollywood for ugly people. Biden proclaims, "We've broken the covid grip on us. Covid deaths are down by 90%. We soon will end the public health emergency." The crowd (some republicans) shouts to end it now. Sleepy Joe opines about the covid deaths and the disruption and sadness to families. Yes, bozo, why did you sit on your hands for the last year and continue to let all those Americans die? He wants Congress to spend more money on vaccines and treatments to 'keep Americans safe' (a sickening overused expression that encourages citizens to behave like adult babies). Biden's solution to all problems is to spend taxpayer money. Folks, the money is not there. Biden lies about the COVID-19 deaths. The president's data analysts use the wave 6 death rate peak at 3K bodies per day in January 2022 as their basis. This death rate is only comparable to the heinous wave 3 the two worst death rates of the entire pandemic. US COVID-19 deaths are bouncing around the 150 to 400 deaths per day range in 2023. Covid deaths falling from 3000 to 300 is the -90% reduction touted (3000-300/3000=0.9 times 100 to make it a percentage is 90%). However, bozo Biden does not tell the American people that he has failed at reducing the covid death rate over the last year. In May 2022, the US China Virus death rate was sub 300 bodies per day and only 2 weeks ago tagged nearly 600 bodies per day. Biden conveniently forgot to tell Americans that COVID-19 deaths in the US doubled on his watch from May 2022 to January 2023. The speechwriter's are manipulating the data to support their political narrative. The truth is that US covid deaths fell -90% as wave 6 ended during January and February 2022 but Biden has failed since then to decrease the covid death rate and as of 2 weeks ago the death rate nearly doubled since May 2022 (at the wave 8 peak). The corrupt demopublican and republocrat filth is on full display this evening. Thankfully, in recent days, US covid deaths are finally trending lower and dropping substantively because wave 8 is over and the cases and hospitalizations are in solid downtrends. No thanks to Biden who spends his time on the misguided climate change agenda tilting at windmills a la Don Quixote instead of saving American lives. The state of the union is sick.
Note Added Wednesday Morning, 2/8/23, at 4:00 AM EST: The world reports 113K daily new COVID-19 cases for Monday and the 7-day MA is down to 154K cases per day; beautiful numbers. The global covid death rate drops to 1,110 bodies and is heading lower. Cases drop first and then deaths follow so the world is looking good and the transition from pandemic to endemic continues. Taiwan reports 17K cases for Monday an encouraging number but the rubber meets the road over the next 2 days. The peak for the current infection wave is last Tuesday and Wednesday, both days at 32K cases, so tomorrow morning will be the first read on a key week-to-week comparison basis for Taiwan. It looks good for Taiwan but the daily cases will tell the tale. If daily cases are over 32K tomorrow morning (for Tuesday), that will spell major trouble for not only Taiwan but for mainland China. Taiwan's covid death rate climbs to 69 bodies per day heading higher.
Note Added Wednesday Morning, 2/8/23, at 5:00 AM EST: The US reports only 8.9K cases for Monday a single-digit day and the 7-day MA is down to 16K cases per day. We are defeating the pandemic. We Are the Champions. The US active COVID-19 cases drop to 1.67 million a 1.6-handle. The move lower for active covid cases should quicken going forward. 164 Americans continue dying each day from COVID-19 the rate finally dropping sharply after the daily and active cases, and hospital admissions and hospitalizations, continue trending lower.