I remember that coronavirus data was everywhere during the first several months of the pandemic. Then, it appeared that databases were no longer being updated, and others consolidated into more centralized control. Data was then being parsed. The numbers supported the narrative of mandatory vaccine shots.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/cdc-isnt-publishing-large-portions-124915536.html. The CDC is not publishing COVID-19 data that can help all of us. We get data on the number of new cases from the media and CDC. When was the last time you saw a headline from a source in the United States about breakthrough cases? Some states provide it, but not all.
The CDC was given over a billion dollars to update and maintain its database during this pandemic. As a result, lots of data has been collected. However, many in CDC fear that it may be misinterpreted and used against them by the anti-vaxxers. Additionally, the data was not working as the agency wanted it.
Many of the anti-vaccine crowd list trust as their number one reason not to get a vaccine. If you cannot trust those, to be honest with the data, why should you believe only what they chose to tell you?
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/surveillance/wastewater-surveillance/wastewater-surveillance.html. The CDC recently released a dashboard of wastewater data from 31 states. Data is collected from all 50 states, yet only 31 states have it integrated into the central database. How did that happen?
I have never heard the term, wastewater, as it applies to healthcare statistics. Wastewater data presents the pandemic virus as a community statistic. It eliminates privacy concerns related to medical data. Using the health data in a wastewater format removes the legal and ethical challenges.
Last September, the CDC launched the National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) to track the SARS-CoV-2 virus collected in wastewater samples across the United States.
Local health departments track the pandemic virus in their wastewater to alert the community to act more quickly when viral levels increase. This ‘early-warning’ system works in conjunction with other data collected by the CDC.
A person infected with coronavirus leaves traces of that virus in their bowel movements. The person can be asymptomatic and never know they were infected to leave a detectable amount of virus in their feces. Wastewater samples are collected and sent to laboratories to analyze. That data is sent to the CDC. https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#wastewater-surveillance
Wastewater – Value or Distraction
https://www.medpagetoday.com/special-reports/exclusives/95591. Yes, it is probably a good thing to have a system that alerts you to increases in pandemic variants from samples of poop. But, the actual data people want to address are about people, hospitals, businesses, and lives.
When the vaccine effectiveness started tumbling downhill after six months, there was scant mention of it. That would have been super important to people to know. Yet, all we heard was a continual barrage of mandates and the importance of vaccines are to your health.
Scientists believe that wastewater data is the tip of the spear when it comes to knowing a new variant is multiplying in a community. So it may be, but I need more comparative data to convince me.
Part of the data recently released addressed the effectiveness of booster shots in adults under 65 years of age. However, the demographic of adults from 18 to 40 years of age was left out. Why? Because the booster shot offered no value above and beyond the two shots already. Selective information was given to the public!
Data – Where Else?
https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israeli-scientist-says-covid-19-could-be-treated-for-under-1day-675612. I often research articles from other countries, especially Israel. However, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, India, Scotland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and other countries have headlines never seen in the United States.
For instance, the headline from the link above – treating COVID-19 for a dollar/day using ivermectin. A double-blind study that the CDC and WHO clearly state must be done to prove testing was ignored. Why? I do not know.
I am seeing retrenching of the success of ivermectin in wiping out the Delta surge in India last year. It was lauded in Israeli news sources and is now being discounted in Indian media.
Compare these two headlines – Ivermectin Obliterates 97 Percent of Delhi Cases – https://www.thedesertreview.com/news/national/ivermectin-obliterates-97-percent-of-delhi-cases/article_6a3be6b2-c31f-11eb-836d-2722d2325a08.html and The success of ivermectin in preventing COVID-19 in India has not been proven – https://www.newswise.com/factcheck/success-of-ivermectin-in-preventing-covid-19-in-india-has-not-been-proven/?article_id=761091.
Data is data. What you do with it, how you share it, how you analyze it, and how it fits your purpose is found in both articles – just different perspectives and different purposes.
Two years into this pandemic, we have not progressed much in the coronavirus war. There has been a lot of data collected but not much more than new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. I would expect with all the hospitalizations; we would know the demographics of those being treated that are more meaningful than age distinctions. https://www.statista.com/statistics/1254477/weekly-number-of-covid-19-hospitalizations-in-the-us-by-age/
How many people being treated for COVID-19 alone – no other health issue – have had vaccines and boosters? How long ago were they vaccinated or boosted? What are their ages/genders/races? And more. How many people died from COVID-19 (not other health issues). How many of those people had vaccinations and booster shots? What were their ages, etc.?
I do not think the CDC and WHO want us to know the real numbers. So it is not that we would misinterpret the data, but that we would see through the current narrative of mandatory vaccines that last six months and booster shots that last three or four months.
After seven or eight months, we would probably see that those who think they are bullet-proof because of their vaccine or booster shots would have something to worry about when attending weddings, funerals, graduations events, birthdays, etc. When people think they are fully protected, they let their guard down. People do not know how long their vaccine lasts.
I think knowing the effectiveness of our COVID-19 treatments is better than knowing the level of virus in wastewater treatment facilities.
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