Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 7 March, 2021

  The New York Times erupted into print this week, reporting on an ivermectin trial.  After 43 trials and 64 other studies which it has essentially ignored, there’s obviously something very special to now excite the NYT out of its stupor and enter this increasingly

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 4 March, 2021

  Life is strange at present.  On the one hand, the vaccine is becoming more and more widely available, at least in the US, and daily new infection rates have started to gently drift down again in the last few days – nowhere like the

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 28 February, 2021

  I watched an excellent video a couple of days ago, featuring one of the leading ivermectin advocates, Dr Pierre Kory. I am always struck at the contrast between people who advocate for the use of ivermectin (or HCQ) and those who don’t.  The naysayers

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 25 February, 2021

  The mystery of the plunging rate of new Covid cases has taken an almost amusing new twist.  Until now, there have been two parts to the mystery.  The first part is “Why are case rates falling so sharply?”.  The second part has been “Why

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 21 February, 2021

  Sunday saw 57,198 new Covid cases in the US.  A week ago, last Sunday saw 66,777 new cases.  So, a 14% drop over last Sunday, and while that is a smaller drop than has been the case for most of the last almost six

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 18 February, 2021

  We passed through another significant marker on Wednesday, when the US exceeded half a million Covid deaths. The biggest story of the the entire outbreak is the one which no-one (other than me) seems willing to dare express – the majority of those deaths,

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 14 February, 2021

  I’ve been expressing the mystery of the falling new case rates here in the US, and I know some people believe it to be a reflection of our growing numbers of people vaccinated.  I disagree for several reasons, and wanted to mention one more

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 11 February, 2021

  Some good news, first.  US daily new virus cases have declined 22% in the last week, continuing a steady and steep reduction now for an entire month since 11 January. This is remarkably good news, and new case numbers are now at the same

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 7 February, 2021

  On Thursday, I said I’d like to open with some good news for a change.  Now, three days later, I’d like to repeat that good news.  The number of new virus cases, both world-wide, and within the US, continues to steeply drop. This drop

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