28 states with four or fewer Covid deaths, 15 with zero deaths, 40% of population now been tested

The blaring Yahoo headline from yesterday at 3 p.m., as the Dow Industrial average fell more than 700 points:

Let’s not just believe Yahoo’s version of reality and instead review the real numbers.

But I have to be very careful. The eyes of Verizon (my internet provider) may be watching!

Verizon owns Yahoo, AOL and Huffington Post. It joined the Stop Hate for Profit campaign to force Facebook to ban or issue warnings for posts from “condemned” websites and pundits:

These are some of the demands the Stop folks made in July that the Verizon-endorsed organization wants from Facebook:

  • Find and remove public and private groups focused on white supremacy, militia, antisemitism, violent conspiracies, Holocaust denialism, vaccine misinformation, and climate denialism. 
  • Create an internal mechanism to automatically flag hateful content in private groups for human review. Private groups are not small gatherings of friends – but can be hundreds of thousands of people large, which many hateful groups are.
  • Ensure accuracy in political and voting matters by eliminating the politician exemption; removing misinformation related to voting; and prohibiting calls to violence by politicians in any format. Given the importance of political and voting matters for society, Facebook’s carving out an exception in this area is especially dangerous.
  • Create expert teams to review submissions of identity-based hate and harassment. Forty two percent of daily users of Facebook have experienced harassment on the platform, and much of this harassment is based on the individual’s identity. Facebook needs to ensure that their teams understand the different types of harassment faced by different groups in order to adjudicate claims.
  • Establish and empower permanent civil rights infrastructure including C-suite level executive with civil rights expertise to evaluate products and policies for discrimination, bias, and hate. This person would make sure that the design and decisions of this platform considered the impact on all communities and the potential for radicalization and hate.
  • Submit to regular, third party, independent audits of identity-based hate and misinformation with summary results published on a publicly accessible website. We simply can no longer trust Facebook’s own claims on what they are or are not doing. A “transparency report” is only as good as its author is independent.
  • Provide audit of and refund to advertisers whose ads were shown next to content that was later removed for violations of terms of service. We have documented many examples of companies’ advertisements running alongside the horrible content that Facebook permits. That is not what most advertisers pay for, and they shouldn’t have to.

Yahoo’s “battle virus resurgence” story was supposedly based on weekend stats, but actual numbers from the primary media source for coronavirus cases dismiss that claim.

The details (Sunday) of the current COVID-19 situation:

So far, 40.2% of the U.S. population has already been tested – equaling 133,229,328 out of 331,626,464 individuals.. More than a million tests are conducted daily.

Deaths to date total 230,510, or .17% of those tested (1.7 per 1,000).

Thanks to either the virus mutating to become less deadly and/or better treatment protocols, far fewer Americans are currently dying from the disease. On Sunday there were 1,020,000 tests (called “cases by the media) and just 442 deaths – four persons in every 10,000 tests.

On the same day, 60,000 positive tests were reported. Those 442 deaths represented 7.4 per 1,000 positive tests.

If you test positive, there is less than a one percent chance you will die, and studies conclude some 2.6 other conditions on average exist with every COVID-attributed death,

Recent weeks have seen about the same 60,000 positive tests daily. By now, earlier patients have been treated or had no symptoms. For some reason the U.S. – unlike many countries – is obsessively trying to test everyone, not just those with even mild symptoms.

Let’s compare the Yahoo “resurgence” claim more closely with Sunday’s actual numbers.

  • No deaths reported in Alabama, Michigan, Mississippi, Washington, Kansas, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Hawaii, Alaska, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.
  • One death per state in Georgia, Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Delaware and West Virginia.
  • Two deaths per state in New Jersey and New Mexico.
  • Three deaths per state in Kentucky and Montana.
  • Four deaths per state in Oklahoma, Iowa and Utah.
  • Five deaths per state in Maryland, Nevada and Colorado.
  • Eight deaths per state in Wisconsin and North Dakota.
  • Nine deaths per state in New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and South Dakota.
  • Missouri was the state with the most deaths: 95, followed by Texas: 40, and Tennessee: 31.
WORLDOMETER October 25, 2020

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USA New Total New Total Population Percent
State Cases Deaths Deaths Tests Tested
1 Alabama 1,079 2,866 0 1,366,174 4,903,185 27.86%
2 Michigan 7,522 0 4,940,387 9,986,857 49.47%
3 Mississippi 3,255 0 941,532 2,976,149 31.64%
4 Washington 472 2,299 0 2,360,387 7,614,893 31.00%
5 Kansas 78 975 0 616,262 2,913,314 21.15%
6 Connecticut 4,577 0 2,113,068 3,565,287 59.27%
7 Oregon 362 653 0 825,250 4,217,737 19.57%
8 Rhode Island 1,177 0 1,034,572 1,059,361 97.66%
9 Wash. D.C. 61 642 0 496,232 705,749 70.31%
10 Hawaii 119 212 0 505,255 1,415,872 35.69%
11 Alaska 523 68 0 559,969 731,545 76.55%
12 Wyoming 236 68 0 230,477 578,759 39.82%
13 New Hampshire 90 473 0 363,556 1,359,711 26.74%
14 Maine 64 146 0 584,055 1,344,212 43.45%
15 Vermont 30 58 0 185,607 623,989 29.75%
16 Georgia 1,318 7,809 1 3,770,931 10,617,423 35.52%
17 Virginia 999 3,579 1 2,703,883 8,535,519 31.68%
18 Nebraska 582 596 1 570,152 1,934,408 29.47%
19 Idaho 650 573 1 370,741 1,787,065 20.75%
20 Delaware 114 681 1 338,218 973,764 34.73%
21 West Virginia 194 423 1 721,868 1,792,147 40.28%
22 New Jersey 1,167 16,412 2 4,385,882 8,882,190 49.38%
23 New Mexico 823 967 2 1,118,844 2,096,829 53.36%
24 Kentucky 1,462 1,407 3 1,910,888 4,467,673 42.77%
25 Montana 738 297 3 465,607 1,068,778 43.56%
26 Oklahoma 1,051 1,249 4 1,546,238 3,956,971 39.08%
27 Iowa 1,214 1,635 4 937,035 3,155,070 29.70%
28 Utah 1,765 572 4 1,394,036 3,205,958 43.48%
29 Arizona 1,391 5,874 5 2,019,646 7,278,717 27.75%
30 Maryland 792 4,096 5 3,266,149 6,045,680 54.02%
31 Nevada 891 1,748 5 1,204,746 3,080,156 39.11%
32 Colorado 1,689 2,223 5 1,149,629 5,758,736 19.96%
33 Wisconsin 3,626 1,778 8 1,966,192 5,822,434 33.77%
34 North Dakota 845 456 8 283,394 762,062 37.19%
35 New York 1,588 33,565 9 13,752,123 19,453,561 70.69%
36 Pennsylvania 1,386 8,738 9 2,558,989 12,801,989 19.99%
37 South Carolina 1,337 3,802 9 1,880,529 5,148,714 36.52%
38 South Dakota 1,062 375 9 245,930 884,659 27.80%
39 Florida 2,385 16,438 11 5,960,050 21,477,737 27.75%
40 Ohio 2,301 5,259 11 4,188,045 11,689,100 35.83%
41 California 2,681 17,357 12 17,787,885 39,512,223 45.02%
42 Indiana 2,153 4,130 12 2,711,078 6,732,219 40.27%
43 North Carolina 1,807 4,157 13 3,834,686 10,488,084 36.56%
44 Arkansas 797 1,812 15 1,334,772 3,017,804 44.23%
45 Louisiana 972 5,837 17 2,693,774 4,648,794 57.95%
46 Minnesota 1,680 2,402 21 2,686,302 5,639,632 47.63%
47 Illinois 4,062 9,775 24 7,268,952 12,671,821 57.36%
48 Massachusetts 1,077 9,864 25 2,932,255 6,892,503 42.54%
49 Tennessee 3,500 3,131 31 3,533,469 6,829,174 51.74%
50 Texas 3,387 18,066 40 8,507,185 28,995,881 29.34%
51 Missouri 2,703 2,909 95 2,523,757 6,137,428 41.12%
52 Puerto Rico 1,223 801 7 464,073 3,386,941 13.70%
53 Guam 41 71 63,494
56 US Military 103
57 Veteran Affairs 256 3,822 8 820,709
58 Fed Prisons 130 67,411
59 Navajo Nation 66 574 121,274
60 Princess Ship 3
61 From Wuhan 3
62 Diamond Ship 46
Total: 60,889 230,510 442 133,229,328 331,626,464 40.17%

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