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COVID Vaccine Vision: Spectre of Death Walks On . channeled by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 14 December 2020; published on 21 December 2020
Location: San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a vision I channeled on the day the first COVID vaccine was allowed to be distributed in the United States. There is a very slightly edited Summary after the vision …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I noticed this morning that this is the first day when the COVID vaccine is being distributed in the United States … and so it is a day of hope and joy.

I was on my way to the Post Office. There was a stiff breeze. There had been a breeze all day long. And there at the Post Office, in the usual place, were three … rather than one or two … homeless men. They looked very different from all year long. They looked joyous.

I noticed how, amongst people who have very little, often physical good news … such as that which arrived today … is taken wholeheartedly, and at face value; in such a way that one’s entire being can be informed with joy, whereas those of us whose Awareness is more in the mental realm are not as able to fully appreciate the gift that is ours today.

As I exited the parking lot of the Post Office I noticed those three men again, and I saw a vision of a striding figure, clad in black and with a long, black cloak on … a figure maybe 10 feet tall.

I knew it to be the Spectre of Death. I saw it stride towards the three seated men … and then straight through them, as if they were not there … its cloak flaring out, in the breeze that has been rustling the leaves of the trees in the parking lot.

As it walked on past those men, its cloak closed back down around its own figure.

The Spectre of Death walks on. It walks away, and leaves humankind in its wake. What a wonderful day this is!

Bless you all! Joyous tidings of the new season and the New Year!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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–from Link: “COVID Vaccine Vision: Spectre of Death Walks On,” channeled by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 14 December 2020; published on 21 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l5J ..

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On Re-engineering to Fight New Strains of COVID . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 23 July 2020; published on 22 December 2020
Location: Calabasas Peak Trail, Calabasas, California

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

These are thoughts on the resurgence of COVID-19 in Los Angeles in July 2020. There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I just climbed to the top of another mountain. While I was at the top I had a notion about what was happening with this resurgence of COVID here in California.

I thought that maybe the northern part of the East Coast, that was so hard hit, may have had a different strain of COVID than the West Coast, which was more mildly hit … and that those of us who were exposed to COVID, asymptomatic or symptomatic COVID, back in March or April, and developed immunity, might have been confronted with the East Coast heavier brand of COVID now, and that we quickly re-engineered so as to be fortified against this new strain … but that the people out here who had not been exposed to COVID priorly, might have picked up the heavier, deeper strain that migrated from the East Coast possibly … the one from New York … and that they might be the ones that are having the higher mortality rate right here in the West Coast now.

That is my thought: We may be dealing with two different strains of COVID. But the good news would be, it seems to me that people here who were exposed to the milder strain are doing very well in re-engineering their immune systems so as to cope with the more difficult strain from New York.

God bless you all. Stay healthy, safe, and calm, happy. Take care, till next we meet.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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–from Link: “On Re-Engineering to Fight New Strains of COVID,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 23 July 2020; published on 22 December 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-l5Q ..

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Can the Wrong Diet Cause COVID Death?

Written and published on 25 November 2020, by Alice B. Clagett

  • CAN THE WRONG DIET CAUSE COVID DEATH? … TWO ASTRAL STORIES
    • The Wife Who Insisted Her Husband Drink Soup
    • The Jewish Man Whose Six Relatives Passed on
    • Could Intravenous Sugar Be Causing COVID Deaths in Hospitals?
  • COVID SUPERSTITIONS: COVID CARRIERS OR COVID-SAFE SURVIVORS?
    • Sidebar: Could COVID Be a Blessing of Health and Happiness, After All?
  • CONCLUSION
  • MORE INFORMATION

Image: “Lieutenant (junior grade) Natasha McClinton, a surgical nurse, prepares a patient for a procedure in the intensive care unit aboard the U.S. hospital ship USNS Comfort. The ship cares for critical and non-critical patients without regard to their COVID-19 status. Comfort is working with Javits New York Medical Station as an integrated system to relieve the New York City medical system, in support of U.S. Northern Command’s Defense Support of Civil Authorities as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” by US Navy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman, 23 April 2020, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:COVID-19_Nurse_(cropped).jpg … public domain

Dear Ones,

CAN THE WRONG DIET CAUSE COVID DEATH? … TWO ASTRAL STORIES

The Wife Who Insisted Her Husband Drink Soup

There is a couple that I have run across for quite some while in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles, California. I stop by their store every once in a while for a snack, while traveling to West Los Angeles.

Last month I stopped by their store. On the astral airs I heard that the husband had come down with COVID. His wife, who is strong-willed, forced him to drink some soup. He (who was also strong-willed) finished the soup and died.

I remembered my blog on a diet by means of which I survived COVID in early March 2020 …

Link: “Community Health: Diet to Diminish the Harshness of COVID-Like Symptoms,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 10 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-iAS ..

… and wondered if the husband’s life might have been saved had he not acceded to his wife’s demand that he eat the soup.

The Jewish Man Whose Six Relatives Passed on

I filed that astral story away in my memory, but then came across a similar astral story. I went for routine health maintenance to a doctor. Did he ever look sad. On the astral plane, I asked what was the matter. He said six relatives of his … people who were very important in his life … had passed on of COVID.

I thought it likely, from his name, that he might be of the Jewish culture. I remembered some Jewish friends of mine, in years past, who introduced me to their diet, and that this included eating lots of food, for health. Also, I recall red meat … beef … cooked in various ways, and red wine as beloved dietary customs.

I do not know much more about traditional Jewish diet, but I wondered, with some alarm, if Jewish people might be perishing unnecessarily of COVID from being forced by their family members to eat heavy foods, or to drink alcohol.

Could Intravenous Sugar Be Causing COVID Deaths in Hospitals?

I also thought about my body’s very adverse reaction to sugar when I had COVID, and then thought about the COVID patients in United States hospitals. I wondered if they were being administered intravenous glucose while on ventilators? If that were true, then could it be the glucose is causing these patients to pass on?

I guess there are other cultures round the world that know, as do animals, that it is best to fast on water when very ill, and to find a quiet cubby spot … far from the madding crowd … in which to rest and recuperate. I agree with them, as that technique worked very well for me.

COVID SUPERSTITIONS: COVID CARRIERS OR COVID-SAFE SURVIVORS?

On a similar note, I can tell from the astral airs that false rumors and superstitions are riffing round the noosphere with regard to the COVID pandemic. For instance, I often hear on the astral airs these superstitions …

  • That COVID survivors are ‘COVID carriers’ and ought to be shunned; or …
  • That once you get COVID, you can never get over it.

I have done some reading on COVID …

Link: “Some Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 After Recovering. What Does That Mean? There Is No Conclusive Evidence That People Can Become Reinfected with COVID-19. But Researchers Are Following Thousands of Patients to Be Sure,”  by Erika Edwards, 19 May 2020, in NBC News … https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/some-have-tested-positive-covid-19-after-recovering-what-does-n1210361 ..

Link: “Positive COVID-19 Tests After Recovery Can Be a ‘Red Herring’, Expert Says,” by Anuja Vaidya (Twitter), 8 June 2020 … https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/public-health/positive-covid-19-tests-after-recovery-can-be-a-red-herring-expert-says.html … COMMENT: 

From that I gather that the scientific understanding of COVID at present conflicts with these superstitions. Rather, I gather, COVID survivors have been found not to carry living COVID virus inside them after a few weeks, or on the outside, after a month or two.

In addition, the current state of scientific understanding of COVID is that having a bout with the virus, and surviving that bout, provides immunity from the disease in the same way that the COVID vaccine is expected to provide immunity. Surviving COVID is like having been vaccinated with the COVID vaccine. It is another way of becoming ‘COVID-safe’.

Congratulations to those of you who have made it through the illness and come out on the other side, still in physical form! And happy thoughts for all those who … if the news is to be believed … are soon to have the new COVID vaccines available to make them COVID-safe without the discomfort of experiencing the full-fledged disease.

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Sidebar: Could COVID Be a Blessing of Health and Happiness, After All?

On another (perhaps less popular) note: As a Lightworker, I subscribe to the notion that everything that happens here on Earth, happens for the best teaching of Soul wisdom. We who believe Earth is awakening and going through the Ascension process, look to the positive aspects of world events, rather than their negative side.

As to COVID, my own feeling is that many have chosen to leave physical form right now, in this timeline, moving their Soul Awareness to other timelines more propitious to their own Soul learning.

COVID survivors, on the other hand, may find (as have I) that COVID has leant them new physical strength, somehow upgrading and improving their immune systems and their Light-bearing ability.

For those COVID survivors who thought they could not abide the breadth of Light flow of the kundalini energy, it is possible that your post-COVID, buffed up immune system and electromagnetic system may make the kundalini yoga exercises of 3HO (search youtube) a snap and an easy changeup.

The thing I like best about kundalini yoga is that its practice … even an easy set practiced a half hour daily … creates abundance in my life. That is abundance not only of worldly goods, but also abundance of happiness … happiness in the moment, happiness in human relationships, happiness in the joys of the natural world, happiness at work and at play.

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CONCLUSION

Happiest of Thanksgivings to all the world. And a very happy experience with the new, incoming sunspot that appears to be Earth-directed. I feel that may provide us with a blessing of the Creator’s love for the holidays.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Also published in my “Awakening with Planet Earth” blog.

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MORE INFORMATION

Link: “Can the Wrong Diet Cause COVID Death?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 25 November 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-kPN ..

Link: “Diet to Diminish the Harshness of COVID-Like Symptoms,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 10 June 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-iAS ..

Link: “Does Buffered Vitamin C Make COVID Symptoms Less Severe?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 9 January 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-lbh ..

Link: “Ordinary, Everyday Flu Shot Prevents Severe COVID Symptoms,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 9 January 2021 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-lbl ..

Link: “Sobre el Coronavirus,” in El Blog de Camilo Acosta, 27 January 2020 … https://canalelsalvador.wordpress.com/2020/01/27/sobre-el-virus-corona/ … COMMENT: In Cambodia, garlic and Vitamin C have been used for COVID. As well, the blog recommends drinking plenty of water and avoiding fried, fatty, or spicy foods. I can offer my own anecdotal corroboration of the Cambodian diet recommendations for COVID-19.

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Combined Flu and COVID Mortality Rate Compared to That of Flu in Prior Years

Written and published on 16 November 2020

Drawing: “Bodies Stacked Like Cordwood,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 June 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com … DESCRIPTION: Bodies of six identical men, lying face up, and stiff, piled on top of each other.

Drawing: “Bodies Stacked Like Cordwood,” by Alice B. Clagett, 1 June 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, from “Awakening with Planet Earth,” https://awakeningwithplanetearth.com

DESCRIPTION: Bodies of six identical men, lying face up, and stiff, piled on top of each other.

Dear Ones,

The 2017-2018 Influenza-related mortality rate in United States = 0.11 percent, which is 1/10 of 1 percent of the United States population.

The 2018-2019 Influenza-related mortality rate in United States = 0.06 percent, which about half as many deaths as in the prior year’s flu season.

Combined deaths from flu, pneumonia and COVID-19 from the when COVID-19 arrived at the beginning of February to the end of October 2020 were 0.11 percent, which is only slightly more than 1/10 of 1 percent of the United States population.

These latter statistics are 3 months short of a year of data. The mortality rate since COVID-19 arrived is running ‘neck in neck’ with the data for the 2017-2018 pre-COVID flu season here in the United States, but about twice that for 2018-2019.

At the end of February 2020 we will have a comparison for a full year of COVID-19 plus influenza-related mortalities.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Link: “Number of deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), pneumonia, and influenza in the U.S. as of October 31, 2020 … in Statista.com … https://www.statista.com/statistics/1113051/number-reported-deaths-from-covid-pneumonia-and-flu-us/ ..

I did a Google search for United States 2020 population and got 331,002,651 people.

From those I derived the mortality rate.

For the prior years’ influenza-related deaths I used totals from the next to the last column in Table 2 for each of these …

Link: “Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States, 2017-2018 influenza season,” at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … … https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2017-2018.htm ..

Link: “Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States, 2018-2019 influenza season,” at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/2018-2019.html ..

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–from Link: “Combined Flu and COVID Mortality Rate Compared to That of Flu in Prior Years,” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 16 November 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-kGW ..

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Recent Trends in COVID Cases and Deaths in the United States and California

Imaged on 31 October 2020; published on 1 November 2020; by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here are recent trends in COVID cases and deaths in the United States, as compared to California. For my analysis of these trends, please see the caption below the image …

Image: Recent Trends in COVID Cases and Deaths in the United States and California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 October 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 … DESCRIPTION: For the United States, I note that new COVID cases have greatly increased this autumn (as expected because of the flu season) but that new COVID deaths have plateaued at less than half what they were in the Spring of 2020. That may mean that the COVID virus has become less deadly, as was the case with the Influenza virus after the first few years. It might also mean that those most susceptible to COVID were first hit and passed on because of it. Or both might be true: COVID may be less deadly now, and as well, the most vulnerable sector of the United States population may, in the main, already have passed on. In comparing the California graphs to the United States graphs, I note that new California cases are now down-trending, whereas new United States cases are up-trending. New California deaths rose to a new high in late Summer, but are now steadily declining. Comparatively speaking, both the new Cases and the new Deaths graphs bode well for California … CREDIT: Rough sketch based on New York Times statistics.

Image: Recent Trends in COVID Cases and Deaths in the United States and California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 31 October 2020, CC BY-SA 4.0 …

DESCRIPTION: For the United States, I note that new COVID cases have greatly increased this autumn (as expected because of the flu season) but that new COVID deaths have plateaued at less than half what they were in the Spring of 2020.

That may mean that the COVID virus has become less deadly, as was the case with the Influenza virus after the first few years. It might also mean that those most susceptible to COVID were first hit and passed on because of it. Or both might be true: COVID may be less deadly now, and as well, the most vulnerable sector of the United States population may, in the main, already have passed on.

In comparing the California graphs to the United States graphs, I note that new California cases are now down-trending, whereas new United States cases are up-trending. New California deaths rose to a new high in late Summer, but are now steadily declining. Comparatively speaking, both the new Cases and the new Deaths graphs bode well for California …

CREDIT: Rough sketch based on New York Times statistics.

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–from Link: “Recent Trends in COVID Cases and Deaths in the United States and California,” by Alice B. Clagett, imaged on 31 October 2020; published on 1 November 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-kpZ ..

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How Many Californians Are COVID-Safe? Here Is What the Pragmatic Prophet Says …

Image: “Youth Soccer in Small Town USA,” by Derek Jensen, 2005, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Youth-soccer-indiana.jpg … public domain

Written and published on 1 September 2020 by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

How many people here in California are COVID-safe? The figure is changing rapidly, and improving every day.

HOW MANY CALIFORNIANS ARE COVID-SAFE TODAY?

As of today, there have been 712,276 tested cases of COVID-19 in California, according to the Los Angeles Times. Only those people are being tested who exhibit COVID symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently holds that many more people … maybe even 40 percent of all the people in the United States who get COVID … are asymptomatic.

If 712,276 people so far are symptomatic and tested, and these are 60% of the people in California who have gotten COVID, then the total number who have had COVID in California would be 712,276 (symptomatic) divided by .6 = 1,187,127 people (symptomatic or asymptomatic).

Of these, 13,018 have died. Thus the total number of people who are now COVID-safe in California is 1,187,127 people who have had COVID, less 13,018 COVID deaths (as of today, according to the Los Angeles Times). That would be about 1,174,109 people … over a million … who are COVID-safe in California as of today.

HOW MANY CALIFORNIANS WILL BE COVID-SAFE IN TIME?

The population of California is 39.5 million. If deaths from COVID continue at the same rate as before, and the COVID vaccine is not made available, as hoped, this fall, then as the pandemic runs its course, how many California will end up COVID-safe? Here are my figures …

x / 39.5 million people in California = 1,174,109 COVID-safe people in California today / 1,187,127 Californians who have had COVID

x = (1,174,109 / 1,187,127) x 39.5 million

x = 39,066,844 Californians who will be COVID-safe after the pandemic ends.

–from Link: “How Many Californians Are COVID-Safe? Here is What the Pragmatic Prophet Says …,” written and published on 1 September 2020 by Alice B. Clagett … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-jMv ..

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How Likely Is It I Will See a Person Pass On of COVID in California? . Here Is What the Pragmatic Prophet Says.

Written and published on 11 August 2020, by Alice B. Clagett

Image: “Salon of the electric train 81-765 / 766/767 ‘Moscow’ with red stickers on keeping the distance. March-April 2020, the period of the COVID-19 pandemic,” by https://www.mos.ru/news/item/71988073/ … April 2020, in Wikimedia Commons … CC BY 4.0

Dear Ones,

I read in the Los Angeles Times that 99 people passed on of COVID in California yesterday (which seems like a pretty scary number, to me) …

Link: “Tracking the Coronavirus in California,” in the Los Angeles Times …  https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-coronavirus-cases-tracking-outbreak/ ..

I have been seeing these pretty high statistics for some time, here in California. Today I wondered how likely it would be I might see a person pass on of COVID, so I crunched the numbers. Here is what I found out …

There are about 41 million people in California, per Google.

(99 COVID deaths yesterday) divided by (41 million California population) times 100 (to get percent) = 0.0024 percent, which is to say, 0.0024 per 100 people.

That decimal point is way too small, so I recalculated for the number of deaths per 10 million people, like this …

(99 COVID deaths) divided by (41 million California population) times 10,000,000 (to get number of deaths per 10M) = 24 COVID deaths per 10M people. I guess I would have had to see 10 million people yesterday in order to see 24 people pass on of COVID?

But I don’t see more than 10 or 20 people on a usual day.

I thought to recalculate how many California people it would have taken to have 1 COVID death in the group yesterday. I figured it like this …

(99 COVID deaths) divided by (41 million California population) = (1 COVID death) divided by (‘x’ number of California people)

99 / 41,000,000 = 1/x
x = 41,000,000 /99 = 414,141 people

So I might expect to see 1 COVID death yesterday had I been amongst 414,141 people.

But I only see 10 or 20 people daily. Under lockdown conditions it seems to me I might never see a COVID death. That would explain why things seem so normal here in the San Fernando Valley, I guess.

Let’s say I took a public bus to work and served food to visitors at a fast food restaurant drive-in window. How many people would I have met yesterday in that case?

Let’s say I was one of 20 people on the public bus going to work, and one of 20 people on the bus on the way home. That would be 40 people encountered on the bus.

I see here that a fast food restaurant serves about 300 customers a day …

Link: “9 Fast Food Stats That Will Blow Your Mind,” in Fox Business … https://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/9-fast-food-stats-that-will-blow-your-mind ..

Say there are 3 customers per car, and I am one of four servers in a 24-hour period. That might mean the fast food restaurant serves 100 cars a day (which is 300 customers divided by 3 people per car). I am one of four servers, so I might serve a fourth of the 100 cars daily. That would be 25 cars, and 25 drivers that I encounter daily.

Then there are the 10 people at home and on my own street, neighbors and friends.

So the total people encountered by a fast food server daily in California would be 40 on public transit, 25 cars served at the fast food drive-up window, and 10 people at home or on my street.

That would be a total 75 people I meet daily as a fast food server. As figured above, there is one daily COVID death in California per 414,141 people. That would be a great many more than the 75 people I would meet as a fast food server. So, I am guessing, the likelihood I might see a COVID death while serving fast food is still quite low.

I just wondered about this, as the Los Angeles Times daily COVID-19 statistics seem pretty scary to me. I guess we are not that likely to see anyone passing on of COVID during the entire course of the pandemic … which, to me, is very good news, in a way.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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–reposted from Link: “How Likely Is It I Will See a Person Pass On of COVID in California?” by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 11 August 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-jsH ..

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Shop Till You Drop Dead of COVID? Here Is What the Pragmatic Prophet Says!

Image: “A Corner Shop in Boston, Massachusetts,” by Elvis Batiz, 15 June 2012 … in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_corner_shop.jpg … CC BY 2.0

The ‘word from on high’ is: HVAC in retail stores across Los Angeles may be causing customers to catch COVID-19.

I urgently ask Mayor Garcetti and Governor Newsom to mandate that California retailers sanitize the air filters in their HVAC systems daily.

I urge that President Trump propose similar measures to managers of high-rise buildings nationwide, with emphasis on New York and New Jersey.

Written and published on 29 July 2020, by Alice B. Clagett, the Pragmatic Prophet

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COVID-19: Two Possible Timelines for End of Pandemic . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 12 July 2020; published on 13 July 2020

  • FIRST TIMELINE: DEVELOPMENT OF COVID-19 VACCINE
  • SECOND TIMELINE: SIMILAR TO SPANISH FLU EPIDEMIC OF 1918

Dear Ones,

Here are two possible timelines for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic …

FIRST TIMELINE: DEVELOPMENT OF COVID-19 VACCINE

I read in a BBC article that a vaccine for COVID-19 is expected to become available in mid-2021. That would be about a year and a half after the beginning of the pandemic ….

Link: “Coronavirus Vaccine: When Will We Have One? by James Gallagher, at BBC News, 8 July 2020 … https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51665497 ..

If that were to prove true, and if everyone were to be vaccinated next year, then people will not be running into active virus as much in the people they meet.

For those who have had the virus, and have built up their immunity, that would be good, as their immune systems would not need to fight off reinfection through exposure to other people’s active viruses while working or shopping.

It seems to me that getting flu this winter (in 2020) might make it harder for the body to keep up a strong COVID immune response, simply because it might be ‘fighting on two fronts’ at once. But if there is a vaccine available mid-2021, then that year’s winter flu season would likely offer less of a challenge to COVID-susceptible people.

SECOND TIMELINE: SIMILAR TO SPANISH FLU EPIDEMIC OF 1918

The deadly Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 lasted 2 years and 2 months; I think that might be a timeline to plan for should there be no viable vaccine. That would put surcease at April or May 2022; quite some while away, but, I feel, well worth keeping in mind.

It might not seem so, but there will be an end to the pandemic one day. That is the history of pandemics down through time.

God bless you all and keep you safe. May you have plenty to eat, and a good roof over your head, and may each day present you with a new joy in His great Creation.

–Alice Clagett

–reposted from Link: “COVID-19: Two Possible Timelines for End of Pandemic,” written on 12 July 2020; published on 13 July 2020, by Alice B. Clagett … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-j97 ..

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COVID-19 and the USA: Is the Death Count Higher or Lower Than Expected?

Written and published on 8 July 2020 by Alice B. Clagett

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Dear Ones,

Given the press on the state of COVID-19 in California since the Fourth of July, I checked whether the greater picture for the pandemic in California, and in the United States overall, is grim or reasonable. Here is what I found out …

There is a question whether deaths due to COVID-19 are being misclassified on the high side in the United States currently, similar to the issue they were being misclassified on the low side in March 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are aware of this issue, but cannot yet quantitate it, as there are state-by-state issues regarding standardization of statistical reporting.

Thus it seems reasonable to look at overall deaths in the United States overall, since the beginning of the pandemic in February 2020, and also state-by-state. That way we can ascertain whether overall deaths (including COVID-19, flu, pneumonia, and every other cause of death) are higher or lower than expected.

I turned to the CDC for the data. They say deaths in the United States, from whatever causes, are 4 percent greater than expected deaths for the period from 1 February to 4 July 2020. Ball-parking that, we might reasonably assume deaths from COVID-19 to have contributed most of that excess. That is the approach to the data taken as a given by the press and by all levels of  government in the United States, from city government, to state government, to government at the national level.

On the other hand, it could be that there is a range of numbers within which expected deaths are tallied, Taking that range into account, it is possible, from a multiple year perspective, that COVID-19 may not have contributed at all to this year’s excess deaths. It could be we are on the far end of the expectable range of deaths in 2020, and in the coming years there will be less deaths than expectable. In other words, excess expectable deaths this year might not be due to COVID-19 at all. That is the contrarian approach to the data.

From the stance of personal health and safety, it might be good to know which states have the highest numbers of deaths greater than expected since February of this year. We could take a look at deaths due to COVID or whatever other causes; that would be a figure beyond debate.

I see from the below chart that some states have had a notably higher percent of expected deaths than the United States in general, during the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are Arizona (108%), Colorado (109%), District of Columbia (115%), Illinois (115%), Louisiana (107%), Maryland (116%), Massachusetts (123%), Michigan (112%), Minnesota (105%),  New Jersey (142%), New York (124%), New York City (203%), and Rhode Island (106%).

From this list the standouts in terms of having deaths greater than expected, from highest to lowest, are New York City (203%), New Jersey (142%), New York (124%), Massachusetts (123%), Maryland (116%), District of Columbia (115%), Illinois (115%), and Michigan (112%).

This table has the data in it …

Image: “United States Deaths from 2/1/2020 to 7/4/2020 as Percent of Expected Deaths, State by State,” from Link: “Daily Updates of Totals by Week and State: Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm … See: Table 2. Deaths Involving Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Pneumonia, and Influenza Reported to NCHS by Jurisdiction of Occurrence, United States, Week Ending 2/1/2020 to 7/4/2020 … public domain.

Image: “United States Deaths from 2/1/2020 to 7/4/2020 as Percent of Expected Deaths, State by State,” from Link: “Daily Updates of Totals by Week and State: Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm … See: Table 2. Deaths Involving Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Pneumonia, and Influenza Reported to NCHS by Jurisdiction of Occurrence, United States, Week Ending 2/1/2020 to 7/4/2020 … public domain.

In case the chart is too small to read, the data can be found here …

Link: “Daily Updates of Totals by Week and State: Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm … See: Table 2. Deaths Involving Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Pneumonia, and Influenza Reported to NCHS by Jurisdiction of Occurrence, United States, Week Ending 2/1/2020 to 7/4/2020

–Alice Clagett

–reposted from Link: “COVID-19 and the USA: Is the Death Count Higher or Lower Than Expected?” . by Alice B. Clagett, written and published on 8 July 2020 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-j5B ..

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