COVID Deaths

Temporal trends

There are large swings in case rates (up to 100-fold) but smaller swings for deaths (~15-fold). There are two major peaks in cases and deaths but many more in case fatality ratios (CFRs). [1]

The long view

This winter, we experienced new highs in cases but not in deaths, similarly, across all regions. [1] 

Before jumping into Dr. Bastard’s research, we need a few background definitions.

“Emergence of new variants of concern, vaccine hesitancy, and barriers to global vaccine equity have created challenges to containing the pandemic.”

Mr. Gutierrez was allegedly exposed to COVID-19 by an infected co-worker who was working close by. But he was only made aware of her diagnosis when he was sent home from work several days later.