Coronavirus

June

Coronavirus Update 6/10/22

By Whitney Tilson

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/10/politics/us-to-end-pre-departure-testing-requirement/index.html Great news. About time! It goes into effect Sunday at midnight. Excerpt: The Biden administration is expected to announce Friday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lift its requirement for travelers to test negative for Covid-19 before entering the US, according to a senior administration official. The move, which CNN was first […]

June

Coronavirus Update 6/1/22

By Whitney Tilson

A good overview by Dr. Katelin Jetelina. The most interesting stuff is at the end: With regard to vaccine effectiveness, a strange pattern is starting to emerge—one that we may see more and more often: case rates among the boosted are higher than case rates among the vaccinated but not boosted. This is clearly displayed […]

May

Coronavirus Update 5/28/22

By Whitney Tilson

1) A new study analyzes U.S. deaths since vaccines became available and concluded that HALF of the 641,305 deaths were preventable had everyone gotten vaccines: Vaccine Preventable Deaths Analysis. Here’s the chart: Note that 13 of the top 14 states with the greatest number of needless deaths per capita are red ones (#8 Nevada is […]

May

Coronavirus Update 5/25/22

By Whitney Tilson

PS - to the question of getting a second booster, I'm waiting because I had COVID in late December/early January, but my wife has decided to get it (her 4th Moderna dose) today because she hasn't had COVID (the only one in my family) and her last dose was in November...  Open in browser Si […]

May

Coronavirus Update 5/18/22

By Whitney Tilson

1) Depending on who’s counting, the U.S. either just passed or is about to pass ONE MILLION deaths from COVID. This was the front page of the New York Times on Sunday: Here was the accompanying article, How America Lost One Million People, which has some interesting data… The number of deaths can be broken into four roughly […]

April

Coronavirus Update 4/23/22

By Whitney Tilson

It appears clear that COVID did NOT originate in a Wuhan lab, which I covered in one of my e-mails a month ago: This should (though almost certainly won’t) put to rest another raging debate about the origins of COVID: New Research Points to Wuhan Market as Pandemic Origin. Excerpt: Scientists released a pair of extensive studies […]

April

Coronavirus Update 4/21/22

By Whitney Tilson

1) I’m on a flight to Minneapolis now where I’ll meet up with my wife, who’s flying from NYC (I was in Miami to speak at a conference this morning, pitching pot stocks of all things; for details, click here).  We’re on the Parents Council at Carleton College, which is fun and interesting – but mainly […]

March

Coronavirus Update 3/29/22

By Whitney Tilson

Rather than sending out super-long emails every week or two, I’m going to try sending shorting ones roughly twice a week… 1) The NYT with the latest on second boosters: New data on second boosters As the U.S. and other countries mull whether to provide some of their citizens with a second booster shot, new data out of […]

March

Coronavirus Update 3/27/22

By Whitney Tilson

1) The case, hospitalization, and death numbers for the U.S. continue to trend sharply downward (data here), which is great news, but we should prepare ourselves for the BA.2 wave, which is hitting us now (having already hit and mostly passed through Europe). It will likely lead to a decent-sized spike in cases and a modest […]

March

Coronavirus Update 3/23/22

By Whitney Tilson

I'm on my phone, so am just forwarding this interesting summary from Dr. Katelyn Jetelina.  It's consistent with my take that, while BA2 may lead to a brief upturn in cases in the US, the pandemic has clearly become endemic here and we should be treating it as such, following what Denmark and the UK […]

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