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COVID-19

Data reports for worldwide, national, and South Dakota COVID-19 data. Once a week I try to give an Epi 101 Mini-Lesson to clarify misunderstandings that are out there. Check the archives if you want to see mini-lessons from previous weeks and contact me if you would like a particular topic covered.

December 7, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

The Triple Threat is Here The triple threat from COVID, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is here.  This is discussed in greater detail elsewhere; below are the highlights as well as data specific to South Dakota.  In summary, these data indicate a likely strain on hospitals and healthcare providers now or in the nearContinue reading “December 7, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update”

November 30, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

Risks Associated with COVID Reinfection A previous study from the VA Administration on the risks associated with reinfection has been published in final form in Nature (I previously discussed the preliminary results).  As shown below, the risk (HR, hazard ratio) of adverse outcomes increases as the number of reinfections increases.  Title:  Cumulative risk and burdenContinue reading “November 30, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update”

November 23, 2022: COVID Weekly Data Update

Updates: Brookings County (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 22% vs. 32% last week]) South Dakota (low community level; high community transmission [% test positivity = 20-24% vs. 25% or more last week]) USA Worldwide Take care of yourself and each other.

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