Wonderful News From NYC You Don’t See On TV!

In the media’s rush to point out the ongoing problems with COVID-19, they seemed to have missed a major story! These are the daily COVID death and hospitalization statistics from the NYC government website.

The Hospitalizations (upper panel) peaked before the Deaths (lower panel), which is not surprising because most individuals are sick for some time before they die. However, both the hospitalizations and deaths have dropped precipitously! The graphs end three days ago (reporting lag), but the drop is expected to continue.

We can debate the relative contributions of social distancing and herd immunity, but in and of itself this is really wonderful news.

Interesting that we don’t see these graphs on the nightly news!

Published by jbakerjrblog

Immunologist, former Army MD, former head of allergy and clinical immunology at University of Michigan, vaccine developer and opinionated guy.

6 thoughts on “Wonderful News From NYC You Don’t See On TV!

  1. Unfortunately, good news doesn’t sell advertising or win much favor from journalist-peers. It’s a shame. Thanks for sharing the data and the thoughts about the data.

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  2. Such encouraging news, Dr. Baker! Thank you. This is just what you had predicted when you began writing this blog. I am so happy that the degree of both angles here are acute and not obtuse! The geometry really matters!

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  3. Was this data broadcast as part of the Cuomo press conferences? Have you seen this news from the Trump Administration or the pandemic team? Peace


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