A pet cat has tested positive in the UK for the strain of coronavirus that is causing the current pandemic.
Experts say it is the first confirmed case of infection in an animal in the UK but does not mean the disease is being spread to people by their pets.
It's thought the cat caught coronavirus from its owner, who had previously tested positive for the virus. Both have now recovered.
How much does Russia, India and China lie about their death numbers ?
Any links or data...or educated guess ? :huh:
No idea about China, other than their reputation of keeping stuff secret.
I would also include the USA to that list - since the numbers go to the White House and not to the CDC, the number of new cases suddenly stagnates after climbing rapidly. Could be a random event... but who trusts this?
Yeah, a standard abbreviation for it here. Maybe not as common in English.
But try to explain why TOTAL deaths went so damn far above normal. Real bodies in real graves.
1) There is something of a yearly cycle in death rates.
2) The peak in 2018 was unusually high.
3) The 2020 COVID peaks in most US jurisdictions other than NY, even those that are fairly hard hit, aren't that much higher than the 2018 peak.
4) The COVID peak in those jurisdictions, however, is out of phase with the normal peak, so the associated number of excess deaths is greater.
And we're lucky COVID did not coincide with the flu season. Europe is starting to see a rise in cases again and it's really bad in the US. If this continues, we'll push the epidemic into the flu season and really stretch our resources.
It's not just about the height, but width as well. The "height" is also deceptive. It displays all causes of death, with heart disease and cancer being the two leading ones in US. During the height of the epidemic in hard hit areas, COVID became the leading cause of death for Americans by far and even averaged across the country, it was the leading cause of death for a while.