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Sunday, August 15, 2021

National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins warned on Sunday the continuing rise of Covid-19 cases propelled by the Delta variant could return the nation to the worst days of the pandemic.

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No home testing kit, drive thru pharmacy testing or parking lot testing site's has any way of knowing who has Delta. It's a simple positive or negative result for COVID. So logically, one cannot believe anything being said about any Delta variant 'peak', yet.

#1 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2021-08-15 03:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

#1 Wrong as usual. Delta is predominant in the US now, it spreads faster than other variants, so it is reasonable to assume that most Covid positives are Delta.

www.cdc.gov

#2 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-15 03:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

When you sequence, you can tell which variant you're dealing with.

And sequence data show that the Delta variant is responsible for nearly all new infections.

You don't know what you're talking about, GracieAmazed. You just don't know enough to know that.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-15 03:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Almost all new cases in BC have been Delta for the last week. And there's a lot of them.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-08-15 03:36 PM | Reply

So now we are to follow the science of reasonable to assume?

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2021-08-15 03:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday the delta variant of the coronavirus accounts for more than 93 percent of all new COVID-19 cases in the country."

"In the Midwest including Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, delta accounts for more than 98 percent of all cases."

The above from August 4th, 2021 article below:
www.voanews.com

Tracking information:
covid.cdc.gov

#6 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-15 03:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The blunt truth about what comes next with Covid-19

The unrelenting Covid-19 pandemic is now well into its fourth wave. Although more than half of the United States is fully vaccinated, the wildly contagious Delta variant is causing trouble throughout the country, with some areas seeing more daily infections than ever before."

www.cnn.com

(Author is optimistic for the long term, given past history, but pessimistic about the short term with unvaccinated red states and kids going back to school unmasked.)

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2021-08-15 04:09 PM | Reply

"So now we are to follow the science of reasonable to assume?"

Statistical inference can be tricky, but this one is extremely clear.

What exactly do you "win" if the surge isn't Delta, is what I don't get.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-15 04:10 PM | Reply

So now we are to follow the science of reasonable to assume?

#5 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Bless your heart.

#9 | Posted by JasonM at 2021-08-15 04:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#1 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

You're as full of crap as the wastewater they analyze to better understand how prevalent delta and other strains are. khqa.com

#10 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-15 04:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And my 6 year old son just started school again this last Thursday. A vaccine for him can't come soon enough.

#11 | Posted by dibblda at 2021-08-15 04:25 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Try following experts grace it's for the best.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2021-08-15 04:59 PM | Reply

The state Department of Health reported 151,764 new coronavirus cases this week among Florida residents to bring the cumulative total to 2,877,214. With 1,071 more fatalities on record, 40,766 Florida residents are now dead.

This week's 1,071 deaths reflect an increase from the 616 last week, but deaths can take several days or weeks to be reported. The record number of weekly cases increased more than 17,000 than the previous week's 134,751. Positivity jumped as well to 19.3%.

Governor DeathSantis is doing his best to impress the Mara Lardo plague rat.

#13 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2021-08-15 05:05 PM | Reply

All those who were dreaming of a permanent Republican majority in this country are about to wake to their worst nightmare, I.e., dying voters and blame from the living ...

#14 | Posted by catdog at 2021-08-15 05:20 PM | Reply

And sequence data show that the Delta variant is responsible for nearly all new infections.

You don't know what you're talking about, GracieAmazed. You just don't know enough to know that.

#3 | Posted by snoofy and how many deaths? Is there e test for the delta?

#15 | Posted by Sniper at 2021-08-15 05:23 PM | Reply

So Gracie is lying his ass off again. Must be a day ending in Y.

#16 | Posted by a_monson at 2021-08-15 05:50 PM | Reply

#15

Just the sequencing so when you test positive you won't know if it's delta or something else however as has been stated multiple times with 93% of cases being sequenced showing delta it's a fairly safe guess.

Of course when you or a loved one is on a ventilator it probably won't matter too much to you which particular strain put you on a vent.

Or as Snoofy said in #8 what do you win if it isn't delta? What is the endgame for saying it's not delta?

#17 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-08-15 05:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15 | POSTED BY SNIPER

you remind me of a kid my brothers GF had brought to thanksgiving dinner a few years ago.

Constantly interjecting nonsense in an attempt to to get attention and be included but had no idea what was even being talked about, but with that same childlike surety.

Bless your heart too.

#18 | Posted by JasonM at 2021-08-15 06:06 PM | Reply

So logically, one cannot believe anything being said about any Delta variant 'peak', yet.

#1 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

No, but analysis of random positive samples tells us what proportion of new infections are delta.

Given it's increased fitness that percentage isn't going to go down.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-15 06:34 PM | Reply

So now we are to follow the science of reasonable to assume?

#5 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

It's called stats and math.

Just stop trying to think, you're gonna hurt yourself.

#20 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-15 06:35 PM | Reply

So now we are to follow the science of reasonable to assume?

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed

Just try following science in the first place, and then maybe we can discuss reasonable assumptions and how they are used in science.

#21 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-08-15 06:39 PM | Reply

Went to Kroger this afternoon to buy some kitten food. Very busy. 15-20% only were masked.

And we're in a state where the governor fired the head of vaccinations because she encouraged people to get them.

Same governor vaccinates all of his horses.

#22 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-08-15 06:52 PM | Reply

We didn't peak last year until around December/January in terms of new daily cases. Is there any reason to think this year won't be different?

#23 | Posted by horstngraben at 2021-08-15 06:59 PM | Reply

We didn't peak last year until around December/January in terms of new daily cases. Is there any reason to think this year won't be different?

#23 | POSTED BY HORSTNGRABEN

God I hope not.

We're two months earlier than last year as far as daily new case numbers.

#24 | Posted by jpw at 2021-08-15 07:58 PM | Reply

First they denied it was coronavirus.

Now they don't deny it's coronavirus, but they deny it's he delta variant of the coronavirus.

Why not just stick with denying it's the coronavirus? That would be simpler.

They're like the people who say it's nothing, don't get vaccinated, then rush to the emergency room once they get it, beg with their last conscious breath for the vaccine before a one-way trip to a ventilator. Especially you, Sniper. All those years working with nuclear waste at Hanford had to do a number on your immune system.

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-15 08:05 PM | Reply

It's too bad the CV doesn't only kill adults who didn't get vaccinated.

#26 | Posted by byrdman at 2021-08-15 08:10 PM | Reply

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