My last U.S. death report on corona virus

Good news: The US death rate from corona virus continues to flatten. After about 1 month the 7 day death rate has declined from 620% to 26% growth rate. About 48% of the deaths are in New York and New Jersey. This week Hawaii and possibly other states declared the rate “flat” or zero growth. The curve is visibly flattening. This rate includes all co-morbidities.
Corona US deaths 1May2020
Bad news: The new CDC guidelines have further complicated and confounded the reporting of the statistics. The new CDC guidelines now include PROBABLE deaths and NO requirement that a laboratory confirm presence of Covid-19 in the patient. From my point of view, the data are now useless. This will be the last of these reports.
“A confirmed case or death is defined by meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence for COVID-19. [The confirmed case is no longer required.] A probable case or death is defined by i) meeting clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19; or ii) meeting presumptive laboratory evidence AND either clinical criteria OR epidemiologic evidence; or iii) meeting vital records criteria with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID19”

About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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