The hottest Covid data Substack posts right now

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Logging the World β€’ 398 implied HN points β€’ 18 Feb 24
  1. Opinion polling can be challenging due to issues with representativeness, such as demographic bias and sampling errors.
  2. Trends in polling data can be stable over time, and short-term fluctuations may not always indicate significant changes.
  3. Subsamples in polling data can lead to wider margins of error and may not always provide accurate insights, caution is advised when interpreting this data.
Frank’s Alabama COVID Newsletter β€’ 176 implied HN points β€’ 26 Sep 23
  1. The latest data shows a decrease in weekly hospitalizations for Covid in the United States, with Alabama experiencing a significant drop.
  2. Alabama's hospitalization rate is still above the national average, but has improved from being ranked 3rd highest to 9th highest in the nation.
  3. Research is ongoing to understand the complexities of long Covid, with one study highlighting the potential role of low cortisol levels in causing profound fatigue.
Logging the World β€’ 418 implied HN points β€’ 12 Jan 23
  1. The weekly COVID data in the UK shows a decreasing trend in cases and hospital admissions.
  2. The XBB.1.5 variant is increasing its market share in the UK but has not yet caused a significant uptick in cases.
  3. Localized spikes in COVID cases may not always translate to a significant impact on hospital admissions due to reporting bias and small sample sizes.
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Logging the World β€’ 338 implied HN points β€’ 02 Feb 23
  1. The XBB.1.5 COVID variant is around 10-12%, growing but not as dominant as other variants like BA.5 or BA.1
  2. ZOE data shows a rise in COVID cases and hospital admissions are increasing again, with a 4-week doubling rate
  3. The latest Long COVID data from ONS indicates a modest drop in severe symptoms, despite high infection numbers
Logging the World β€’ 458 implied HN points β€’ 10 Nov 22
  1. The latest weekly hospital admission data in the UK shows a favorable overall fall, with the seven-day average decreasing significantly, hinting at positive trends in COVID cases.
  2. There are concerns about a possible flattening out of the downward trend, potentially indicating a new uptick driven by higher-level variants.
  3. Encouraging data trends continue in the UK, with cases halving every two weeks, peak and decline in death rates, and falls in recently vaccinated age groups.
Logging the World β€’ 318 implied HN points β€’ 24 Nov 22
  1. UK COVID admissions have stopped falling and are now flat, indicating a potential change in trend.
  2. Analyzing the pandemic on a graph reveals unusual fluctuations from July to December 2021, with linear trends before and after.
  3. Weekly ONS infection survey shows a welcome drop in COVID cases, although there are hints of a slowdown in the decline.
Logging the World β€’ 199 implied HN points β€’ 09 Mar 23
  1. The UK COVID data for the week starting March 6th shows a stable trend with no significant changes.
  2. The ZOE data suggests a downward trend, though the variant percentages remain relatively stable, with XBB.1.5 gradually increasing but not causing major damage.
  3. There has been a recent rebound in the UK COVID admissions data, with some fluctuations indicating a potential growth in case numbers.
Logging the World β€’ 279 implied HN points β€’ 15 Dec 22
  1. COVID numbers are showing slow growth in various places like the UK, with spreadable variants causing an increase, but the growth is slower than in past years.
  2. Data indicates an increase in COVID cases and hospital admissions, with the potential for further growth before Christmas.
  3. Different visualizations show the growth trend, with specific variants like BQ.1 gaining prominence, suggesting an ongoing rise in cases.
Logging the World β€’ 199 implied HN points β€’ 23 Feb 23
  1. COVID variants are still present, but some are not growing rapidly. The XBB.1.5 variant is increasing in share and spreading.
  2. Vaccines are proving to offer protection from death according to ONS data. Vaccination is not associated with a spike in all-causes death.
  3. COVID hospital admissions are rising, with numbers just under 900. Admissions are slightly slower than the 4-week doubling rate, but it is concerning.
Logging the World β€’ 159 implied HN points β€’ 08 Dec 22
  1. The author discusses using mathematical and statistical concepts to understand real-world situations, including analyzing Christmas chocolates.
  2. The UK COVID data from late 2022 shows a notable increase in hospital admissions, but the rate of growth is not as alarming as in previous waves.
  3. Various data plots highlight slow increases in COVID cases and hospital admissions, indicating a less rapid growth compared to past variant-driven waves.