I swore that I was going to stop doing these, but the landscape on COVID info is atrocious and wildly out of context
Thank you for again providing this analysis. I needed some sanity as my governor (KY) is once again taking to the podium to instill fear over the Delta variant surge. These are quotes from his news conference less than 24hours ago - "The Delta variant is the most aggressive form of COVID, that we have seen. If you are unvaccinated, it is the deadliest form of COVID that we have seen.” The Public Health Commissioner added, “Our positivity rate is going up. It’s getting closer to seven percent." The incidence rate they showed gave was 12.67 on Wednesday. My county is fairly representative with a 12.3 IR. We had a rolling average of 10-25 positives per day among those being tested for a county of close to 100,000. Next question - who is being tested and why?