The media has used Sweden as it's whipping boy until this week. The mainstream narrative has now shifted from Sweeden being wreckless and irresponsible to something else. Let's dig in. The Media's Whipping Boy Sweden bucked the media narrative on COVID by staying open. It kept stores, businesses, and schools opened and asked for voluntary measures from its population. Hence, … [Read more...] about Eating Some Swedish Humble Pie
As a physician who publishes a few scientific papers a year and runs both clinical and lab-based research teams in orthobiologics, it's been interesting to observe the science behind the spread of COVID-19 and mask-wearing. This topic itself is enough to get many people incensed and angry on both sides of the ongoing debate. However, most on either side have no experience in … [Read more...] about Do We Have High-Level Evidence that Masks Work to Reduce COVID Spread? Grading the Evidence…
This week there were several COVID media narratives. One took aim at Sweden for bucking the shutdown trend. Some of these stories were based all or in part on a new study out of the University of Virginia. So let's dive into that new research and see what it found. We'll also examine what's been happening with Corona rebel Sweden. Let's dig in. Sweden and Corona 101 When the … [Read more...] about Sweden: COVID Disaster or Valuable Data?
What's up with the media's reports of Florigeddon? How does that intersect with Texageddon? When I blogged on the Texas hospital bed crisis I noted an interesting discrepancy between the number of hospital beds listed on COVID models and the number that the Texas DSHS website had listed. Now after hearing quotes from a Texas hospital administrator, it's clear to me that the … [Read more...] about Florida COVID Emergency or Is the COVID Hospital Bed “Crisis” Self-created?
This week the media has been screaming about Texas and Florida. You would think that a nuclear bomb had obliterated Houston, Dallas, and Miami with mass casualties. So what's going on for real? Let's dig in. The News: Texas, Florida Governors Order Bars Closed, Impose New Restrictions as Cases Surge-Politico Coronavirus Update: Florida and Texas Take Steps Back as US … [Read more...] about What’s Up with Texas? Corona Catastrophe or Something Else?