Covid-19 Blog Posts - GTEC Blog


The Ides of March

By Ross Thrasher Beware the Ides of March! And in Europe, several countries are wary of the AstraZeneca vaccine after some recipients developed blood clots and other medical conditions. A ...
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First Anniversary of Covid-19

By Ross Thrasher One year has passed since the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus pandemic emergency on March 11, 2020. And what a year it has been, with 118 ...
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Pandemic Update

By Ross Thrasher After five months of steady increases in new coronavirus cases and deaths across the planet, both curves have begun to bend downward in February. The world's increment ...
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Herd Immunity

By Ross Thrasher The goal of "herd immunity" against COVID-19, whereby enough people are protected (by vaccines or recovery from infection) that the disease no longer circulates. may not be ...
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Virus Evolution

By Ross Thrasher There are growing global worries about the development of new strains of the COVID-19 virus. The variant originally detected in the United Kingdom, labelled B117, has now ...
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Pandemic Fatigue

by Ross Thrasher Pandemic fatigue is popping up all over the planet, with widespread street protests, violations of closure restrictions, even torching a testing facility in the Netherlands. The economic ...
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Age and Infection Fatality Rates (IFR)

By Ross Thrasher The world is now approaching 100 million COVID-19 cases, and 2.1 million have died from the pandemic. So the global Infection Fatality Rate is just over 2% ...
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COVID at the Outset of 2021

By Ross Thrasher 2020 has truly been a year of living dangerously, as the coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a halt and killed millions.  We have seen the ...
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The Next 100 Days by Ross Thrasher

The Next 100 Days – Covid19

By Ross Thrasher The latest COVID19 mortality projections from the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation cover the next 100 days, to April 1, 2021. This will likely be the ...
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Masks graphic for Ross Thrasher blog Nov 1, 2020

Spooky Numbers – Covid19

by Ross Thrasher OMG, global pandemic cases have topped 500,000 in three of the past four days. This is unprecedented territory. For the month of October the worldwide totals are ...
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