The Impact of Age

Last week, Florida released a comprehensive report that summarizes many key Covid-19 statistics – including the number of hospitalizations.[i]  Since the beginning of the pandemic, state hospitalization figures have been difficult to locate – some do not release the numbers.   Let’s take a look at some of the key findings from Florida.     FloridaContinue reading “The Impact of Age”

The Pandemic is Now Political – Part 2

This work was written by Mark Joslyn and Louis Joslyn . Louis is a PhD candidate in computational medicine and bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. In Part 1, we introduced the case fatality rate, a measure used by health experts and elected officials to determine the severity of COVID19.  The proportion has become aContinue reading “The Pandemic is Now Political – Part 2”

The Pandemic is now political – Part 1

This work was written by Mark Joslyn and Louis Joslyn . Louis is a PhD candidate in computational medicine and bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. Over the past two months, Americans have relied on the recommendations of scientists and other respected professionals.  Public health officials recommended social distancing and government lockdowns as a meansContinue reading “The Pandemic is now political – Part 1”

Will Americans Rally?

A mid-January 2020 Gallup poll showed President Trump’s approval rating at a personal best of 49 percent.  Record high Republican (94%) and Independent (42%) support made it possible.  By contrast, Democrat approval was a mere 7%. Obviously, the massive 87-point gap between Republican and Democratic approval received attention.  In fact, the gap surpassed the previousContinue reading “Will Americans Rally?”