Excess mortality gives a more complete picture of the death toll of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) than official daily estimates. A research letter published in JAMA estimates that between March and July 2020, there were 225,530 excess deaths in the US. If the trend continues, the US could see more than 400,000 excess deaths by the end of 2020.
It was officially announced this week that the US has quit the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). This is the first time any nation has ever voluntarily left. When it was first established in 2006, the Bush administration simply did not join, and it was only in 2009 that the Obama administration brought the US in. … Read more
It is quite natural wonder how it is possible to have record breaking cold snaps if the world is warming. You might expect record breaking heat waves because temperatures are rising, so how is it possible to also have record breaking cold snaps? I stated to address this in a posting yesterday with two observations … Read more