gotta die from something

We’re into the 10th month of this COVID thing. Early on, I discovered the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center site For a long time, I’d check it daily with the fervor of a sports nut looking up ESPN for the scores. Not so much the last couple months, so I missed last Sunday’s, which featured the report of a study analyzing deaths of all causes across age groups. Bottom line, while deaths attributed to COVID have risen, deaths from all other causes, particularly cancer and heart disease have fallen by just about the same amount. No more are dying in this age of COVID than they were last year when the only coronavirus was a little bugger that caused about a third of all colds. Hopkins pulled the article, explaining “it was being used to support false and dangerous inaccuracies about the impact of the pandemic”.

“Doc Holliday” at notthebee snagged the entire report and you can read it here

Published by rike52

I retired from the Rheumatology division of Michigan Medicine end of June '19 after 36 years there. Upon hitting Ann Arbor for the second time (I went to school here) it took me almost 8 months to meet Kathy, 17 months to buy her a house (on Harbal, where we still live), and 37 months to marry her. Kids never came, but we've been blessed with a crowd of colleagues, friends, neighbors and family that continues to grow. Lots of them are going to show up in this log eventually. Stay tuned.

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