Tag: COVID-19

July 15, 2020 – A Turning Point for Trust

Today is the day that I no longer fully trust the COVID-19 data being pushed out by the federal government. “As of Wednesday, hospitals are being instructed by HHS not to use [the CDC’s] system and instead to report to a new site set up by the department using a private contractor called TeleTracking. “The new system was set up by TeleTracking, a private company based in Pennsylvania, which was awarded the $10 million contract in a noncompetitive bid in April. Sen. Patty Murphy, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate health committee, wrote a letter to CDC Director Robert Redfield on June 3 asking why TeleTracking was awarded the contract on a noncompetitive basis.” Source: White House Strips CDC Of Data Collection Role For COVID-19 Hospitalizations via NPR

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Hitting the road. Is it even possible?

July 21, 2020 – Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

My latest article on Type2Diabetes.com is all about that road trip you’re dreaming about. Summer is upon us. Is it time to hit the road? We are all simultaneously anxious to get out of the house after months of restrictions and still stay safe and healthy as we start venturing out. For those of us who live with type 2 diabetes and are at risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19, staying safe and healthy will take some extra thought and effort. Read more here: Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

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June 28, 2020 – 10 Million Cases Reported Worldwide

There are just over 10 million people who have contracted COVID-19. About 25% of those are in the US, despite having only 4% of the world’s population. 500 thousand people have died worldwide. Again, the US accounts for about 25% of those, despite being only 4% of the world’s population. Also this week the CDC released data that showed that actual infection rates in much of the US is ten times higher than previously reported rate. TEN TIMES!

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