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White Plains Hospital sees 25 new hospitalized for covid Monday, TuesdayWednesday Projecting to 42 a week
WPCNR COVID SURVEILLANCE.Statistics from NY Hospitalization Tracker. Observations & Analysis by John F. Bailey. March 9, 2003 UPDATED 11:59 PM:
Hospitalizations analysis by the NY State Health Department reports the Mid-Hudson Region of Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam and Sullivan Counties ( a total 7 county population of 2,363,622) continued at the rate of 6.59 of new persons hospitalized for covid in 100,000 people per day Tuesday March 7 for covid. That 6.59 is 5 times the previous rate of less than two persons per 100,000 of a county population
The number of persons in the hospitalized Tuesday in the 7 county region was 155 on March 7. If that continues you would see 1,000 a week hospitalized for covid across the 7 counties.
Meanwhile, locally in White Plains Hospital Medical Center, on March 6, Monday there were 11 new hospitalizations, 7 of whom were admitted for treatment of Covid. On Tuesday, March 7, there were 12 new admissions, and 10 of them were admitted for covid. These hospitalizations were for treatment of covid due to covid specifically.
On Wednesday, March 8, White Plains Hospital admitted 11 persons and 8 were hospitalized with covid, bringing the covid hospitalizations total since February 15 (22 days) to 129 of 251 admitted to the hospital, a percentage 51% of admissions being specifically for covid, an average of 6 a day admitted for covid, that at that rate would result in 42 new covid patients admitted a week White Plains Hospital.
The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic has started to convene on everything from COVID-19 origins to vaccines. Last week, they called in four scientists to discuss policies, including lockdowns.
Pandemic health protections had benefits AND harms. There were trade-offs, just like with any health policy. Governments around the world used a wide variety of policies before vaccines were developed.
However, a nuanced discussion of the trade-offs inherent in pandemic control measures was not achieved last week. The Great Barrington Declaration (GBD), for example, dominated the conversation.
It looks like we are entering a new phase of the pandemic—revisionism.
Great Barrington Declaration
In October 2020, the GBD advocated for a distinct approach: isolate the vulnerable while allowing infections to spread among lower-risk members of the population. It claimed this would ultimately achieve herd immunity without the economic and social toll of lockdowns.
The authors of the GBD didn’t include any scientific evidence or models, and it was never peer-reviewed.
The idea went viral. A few influential people listened. Trump met with the GBD authors in the Oval Office. Trump’s coronavirus czar, Scott Atlas, embraced and adopted the GBD—for example, he successfully curbed federal testing programs. Florida governor Ron DeSantis was advised by the GBD. But scientific consensus rejected the idea.
Two of the GBD authors were invited to testify last week. One congresswoman said: “History is proving [them] to be right.” But were they right?
The committee would have benefited from looking into the scientific evidence against the GBD and why, ultimately, public health dismissed their ideas.
Epidemiological problems with GBD
Last year mathematicians published epidemiological models to answer the question: What would it have looked like if we had actually deployed the GBD?
They found that in a town of 1 million people in England:
Doing nothing (i.e. no shielding of the vulnerable) would have resulted in 415 deaths per 100,000—equivalent to 230,795 total deaths in England.
This is likely a conservative measure, given that the model didn’t take into account the collapse of healthcare.
“Perfect shielding” (i.e. the GBD approach) would have resulted in 87.6 deaths per 100,000—equivalent to 50,000 total deaths among younger populations.
So, in theory, perfect shielding would save lives compared with no shielding. But theory is very different from practice. There are three major issues:
It is impossible to 100% shield vulnerable adults. In England, 3 in 4 vulnerable people live with other people. There is no “them,” there is only “us,” so shielding them would not be perfect. If shielding had been 80% effective (instead of 100%), the researchers found that there would be massive outbreaks among the vulnerable, resulting in 221.7 per 100,000 deaths. Shielding entire populations worked in some countries in the short term (averting mass death, hospitalization, and orphanhood). It also worked in some Alaskan villages in the 1918 flu pandemic. But trying to shield sub-populations would spark superspreader events. Research shows that infection in younger people led to infections and deaths in older people.
The GBD relied on large numbers of lower-risk individuals becoming infected to build up immunity in the population, yetmany people would have likely still changed their behavior to avoid getting infected and sick. Even before England’s first lockdown, there were dramatic changes in behavior—people voluntarily reduced their contact with others. And if health services had been under strain, people would probably have reduced their contacts even further. This would make it even harder to reach herd immunity.
Herd immunity from infection would only have conferred indirect, temporary protection to the shielded vulnerable people. We see this today—although a large proportion of the population has immunity, older adults are still vulnerable to death.
Ethical and logistical problems with GBD
The modeling above assumes that it is actually logistically possible in the U.S. to somehow isolate tens of millions of Americans. This assumption has problems:
How would we have rapidly and accurately identified “the vulnerable”? The U.S. doesn’t have a universal healthcare system or registry.
How would we have cared for so many isolated people for such a long time? This would have been a LOT of people. Where exactly would they have gone? The GBD made some vague suggestions about “empty hotel rooms.” Did we really have enough rooms for around 100-130 million people?
What about long COVID-19 among the population with infections?
The need for better discussion
Many countries regrouped after the 2003 SARS pandemic, and it was incredibly helpful for their future preparedness and response. We do need to reflect on what went right during the pandemic, what went wrong, and how to do better in the future, like:
Did some states do better than others? What does “better” mean?
What steps should states have taken to mitigate the harms of shelter-in-place orders? Why didn’t all states provide generous food, social, and financial support to those living under such orders?
What is the decision framework for closing and reopening schools in future pandemics?
The discussion has to be serious, genuine, and balanced.
Thus far, this has not been the case.
It’s clear that achieving a healthier and smarter future isn’t the goal of this Subcommittee.
We should be very wary of those trying to rewrite history. As Zeynep Tufecki said:
“There’s an attempt to relitigate 2020 under the comfort of 2023 vaccines, treatments, [and] population immunity by people… whose policy suggestions were catastrophically wrong. They’re pretending 2023 exonerates the deaths they would cause (did cause). I find that awful.”
This Subcommittee is a huge use of resources, which, thus far, has not helped move the conversation forward. The outcome of these rabbit holes do not get us to a better place.
We need to learn lessons from the pandemic to be better and smarter next time.
But discussions need to be balanced and informed. For example, recognizing the trade-offs must include recognizing the horrors of uncontrolled transmission. Epidemiological, ethical, and logistical details can’t be left out.
Can we please have a serious conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for the future? Our lives depend on it.
YLE and GMY
Dr. Gavin Yamey is a Professor of Global Health & Public Policy at Duke University and Director of the Center for Policy Impact in Global Health.
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Following the Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimous passage on Monday, March 6, County Executive George Latimer is immediately signing into law a measure aimed at further reducing the amount of plastics in the County’s waste stream.
In addition to this new law, Westchester is increasing recycling and reducing waste – and while the environmental benefits of waste reduction and recycling are well known, it also makes good sense economically.
In 2022, 74,456 tons of curbside recyclables collected by municipalities within the County’s Refuse Disposal District were delivered to the Daniel P. Thomas Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Revenue from the sale of these recyclables totaled $7,006,704.59, an increase of over 95% from 2020.
Over the past 20 years, the amount of residential solid waste disposed in Refuse Disposal District No. 1 in Westchester has decreased by 21%. After peaking at 495,659 tons in 2003, the amount of residential trash was reduced to 390,243 tons in 2021, a reduction of 105,416 tons. Over this same period, Westchester’s population grew by about 6.8%, adding more than 64,000 additional residents. During that time span, the County consistently posted an annual recycling rate of at least 50%, far outpacing the national average of 32%.
The new measure limiting plastic utensils will be signed into law at a ceremony hosted outside of the Board of Legislators Chambers with the main sponsors of the legislation Legislator Erika Pierce and Chairwoman Catherine Borgia.
The law states that:
· No food service establishment shall provide single-use foodware or condiment packets to any dine-in or take-away customer unless specifically requested;
· Any single-use plastic beverage stirrers or single-use plastic beverage “splash sticks” are no longer permitted. Retail food stores may sell packages or boxes of single-use plastic beverage stirrers or single-use plastic beverage splash sticks to their customers;
· Lastly, when requested, single-use foodware items or condiment packets must be provided individually and not in a package containing multiple items.
Latimer said: “As we have highlighted time and time again, Westchester County is reducing what we are putting into our waste stream. Through commonsense measures like this, or the myriad of programs undertaken by our County’s Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF), Westchester County is leading the way on reducing waste and I am proud to sign this measure into law. I commend the work done by the Board of Legislators and Legislator Erika Pierce notably on this important yet simple measure.”
Borgia said: “Our Board is hyper-focused on making Westchester a zero-waste County, and this bill puts us in the right direction. “Upon Request” will not only reduce our carbon footprint, but it gives the added benefits of saving food service businesses money during a time of financial uncertainty. I applaud Legislator Pierce for her steadfast leadership in getting this sensible piece of legislation passed that positively affects us all and the environment around us.”
“We are drowning in unnecessary single-use items, most of which are made of plastic and all of which are being paid for by our local businesses. Nationwide, billions of these food accessories are thrown away annually, many of which were only used once, and the vast majority cannot be recycled. They add to the plastic pollution crisis, litter our neighborhoods, rivers, and ocean, add to overflowing landfills, and feed incinerators. Local business owners pay for them; we pay to dispose of them, and those who live near the areas where they have been disposed of pay again. This common-sense law is a simple but bold step for Westchester: ‘Upon Request’ we will reduce waste and save our local businesses money, all while providing customers with what they need.”
Board of Legislators Vice-Chairwoman & BoL Environmental Committee Chair Nancy Barr said: “Today, Westchester is taking a firm stand to combat climate change by decreasing unwanted single-use items from the waste stream. Single-use items, mostly made from the fossil fuel byproduct plastic, account for nearly half of all discarded items. Depending on the type of plastic, those items might not even be recyclable making source reduction the most effective way to improve the environment.”
WESTCHESTER COUNTY STOPS REPORTING COVID NUMBERS;. 11 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS OF LOWER COVID INFECTIONS WEEK BY WEEK IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY ACCORDING TO STATE.
424 NEW COVID CASES LAST WEEK DOWN 22%. COVID INFECTIONS JAN-MARCH 4: 3,557
WPCNR CORONAVIRUS SURVEILLANCE.Statistics from NY State Covid Tracker & Hospitalization Tracker. Observation & Analysis by John F. Bailey March 7, 2023:
On his morning report on WVOX 1460 this morning, Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced the county would no longer be reporting covd numbers to the county, citing significant decline in new infections
New Lab-Validated Covid Cases in Westchester County declined 22% from 542 the week of Feb 19-25 to 424 in the week ended Saturday March 4. New covid-infected persons daily averaged 60 a day.
The week of Feb 26 through March 4 is the 11th consecutive week cases in Westchester have declined according to lab-verified positive case statistics, from a high of 10,000 at the close of the month of July, 2022. The decline in cases has been slow but steady.
In the 10 weeks since the start of the new year, Jan 1 through March 4, 3,557 persons tested positive for covid (lab-confirmed), an average of 356 a week.
At the current rate of 400 persons coming down with covid this projects to 1,600 persons a month in March. Since the school districts in the county stopped counting cases of covid, (being relieved of that responsibility by the New York State Department of Education), we do not have a handle on covid infections per school district, whether it is up down or under control.
Currently as of Friday, Westchester County was reported to have 4.3 new cases daily per 100,000 of population. Bear with me a moment: that is only lab-verified cases. If you test positive with a home test and do not get it verified via a lab test, your positive does not count in the daily totals
Westchester has 1,004,000 population, meaning you multiply 4.3 by 10.04 to get the real number of cases per day, 302, multiplied by 7 days gives our county 2,114 a week, or as many as 8,000 cases this coming month.
This says to me, Westchester County is getting 4 times as many cases a week than the lab-verified positive count is finding. Reducing the daily cases by counting them by 100,000 of population significantly lowers the daily Westchester count. The official thinking locally now is Westchester back to normal.
Even I, “Mr. Worry,” am being careless, not always masking when I go to Whole Foods or go out to eat. It’s perfectly understandable. But not smart on my decision making.
I tell you why I think this way: Hospitalizations.
In the Mid-Hudson Region of Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam and Sullivan Counties the daily hospitalization rate of new covid patients on March 2 was a 7 day average of 1.12 per 100 thousand people. Sounds great, right? It isn’t.
The Mid Hudson Valley Region has a population of 2, 363,622 persons, or 23.6 100,000 population increments.
To get a realistic handle of the spread of covid across the 7 counties, right now you have to multiply the region total by its 100,000 daily count over 7 days by 23.6.
So for the entire Mid-Hudson Valley average of 1.12/100,000 x 23.6 means last week on March 2, the Mid-Hudson Region all 7 counties reported actually 185 covid hospitalizations. (White Plains Hospital alone alone had 102 covid cases in 2 weeks of admissions , see totals at the end of this column. 185 covid hospitalizations for 7 counties has to be low. )
The Mid Hudson Region hospitalizations were higher two weeks ago:
One week prior to this week on February 27—the Mid-Hudson Region hospitals reported 2.45 new covid hospitalizations. Multiply that by 23.6 and the Mid Hudson region had 58 new covid hospitalizations in one day or 406 in week.
The average 7-day Mid Hudson average reported Feb 27 was 1.10 (multiply by 23.6) meaning the average hospitalizations for 7 days 2 weeks ago was 181. Reporting of daily case numbers per 100,000 (it is great to do this, but why not break it down and do the real math showing the actual figure per day?)
Multiplying the 7-day average out to a weekly projection as I have done, you see the 100,000 limitation applies attractive math cosmetics to the actual daily case/weekly rates, giving you the public, the authorities, state officials a false sense of security perhaps.
New admissions and total hospitalization data come from the Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS). Hospitals are required to complete this survey Monday through Friday and data reflects information reported by hospitals through the survey each day. These data include NYS resident and non-NYS resident hospitalizations.
Health care facilities pause COVID-19 data submission through the Health Electronic Response Data System (HERDS) during weekends and certain holidays. Therefore, the dashboard will show no data for those dates. The first reporting date thereafter will contain those data and estimated 7-day averages are provided for all days.
At White Plains Hospital Medical Center, It is not normal.
In the last two weeks February 15 through March 3, covid hospitalizations at White Plains Hospital make up 50% of all new admissions.
WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER
ADMISSIONS TOTALS FEB 15 THROUGH MARCH 3, 2023
DAY ADMISSIONS COVID % COVID
MAR 3 13 7 54%
MAR 2 14 8 57%
MAR 1 21 10 48%
FEB 28 19 9 47%
FEB 24 21 9 43%
FEB 23 22 14 64%
FEB 22 21 10 48%
FEB 21 26 11 42%
FEB 17 19 10 53%
FEB 16 21 6 30%
FEB 15 20 8 40%
TOTALS 217 102 47%
Bottom Line as Dr. Katelyn Jetelina would say, how many more people are there out there possibly hospitalized this week because the covid they have that is making them sicker and sicker they were thinking was, “If I am positive, and I cannot work, I can’t admit I’m positive,” that is the only explanation for such obvious more cases than the official daily rates would indicate.
The Mid-Hudson region is could be on an upswing in hospitalizations.
White Plains Hospital continues to see a recurrence of covid cases being about half its care load.
These number observations may also indicate that the disease is not as easy to get over as people may think it is.
WPCNR THE LETTER TICKER . From Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner March 5, 2023:
The NYS Legislature should reject Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal that would enable NYS to override local zoning if a locality does not comply with state quotas to build affordable housing and to address NY’s severe housing shortage. Instead- the state should provide financial incentives to taxpayers who live in communities that do their fair share or build more than what the state is expecdting each local government to address our housing shortage.
The Westchester Municipal Officials Association, many Town Supervisors and Mayors object to the plan to give the state power to overturn local zoning. Local zoning enables a community to maintain the character and integrity of the community. Communities have different needs.
I believe that we need to address the affordable housing shortage and offer another suggestion. NYS should provide financial incentives to residents who live in communities that meet or exceed their housing quota. When the NYS Legislature approved the tax cap when Andrew Cuomo Governor – a provision was included. Only taxpayers who live in communities that complied with the tax cap would be eligible for a tax rebate. Local governments that voted to exceed the tax cap would have to explain to their constituents why they wouldn’t get the tax credit. This incentive worked. Most communities comply with the tax cap.
NYS should do something similar with housing. Each community should be asked by the state to build a certain amount of affordable housing units in their community. If they comply the taxpayers who live in that community would be eligible for additional tax relief. If the locality does more than required the tax relief check would be greater.
An obstacle to housing development proposals has always been NIMBY-not in my back yard. If taxpayers would get a check from NYS because their community did more NIMBY could possibly be replaced by YIMBY–yes in my back yard.
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Health policy experts call for confronting anti-vaccine activism with life-saving counter narratives
In The Lancet, health experts demand immediate public outreach to save lives
WPCNR CORONAVIRUS SURVEILLANCE,FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE. March 3, 2023:
Public and private sector health officials and public policymakers should team up immediately with community leaders to more effectively disseminate accurate narratives regarding the life-saving benefits of vaccines to counter widespread, harmful misinformation from anti-vaccine activists.
Such is the message of a UC Riverside-led Viewpoint piece published Thursday, March 2, in the leading international medical journal, The Lancet.
“We need to consistently amplify the best science and find the best ways of communicating so that people are hearing it through multiple channels instead of through one or two sources,” said Richard M. Carpiano, lead author on the paper and a public policy professor at UCR.
“This is a matter of life and death. People don’t always see it that way,” he added. “We’ve forgotten how many people have died, have been sick, or continue to get sick from COVID-19 as well as many other vaccine-preventable diseases.”
The paper comes out just after California marked the grim milestone of more than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths.
Nationally, more than 1.1 million people have died, and the worldwide toll is estimated at 6.8 million.
The disease continues to spread as vaccines have been found to greatly reduce illnesses that require hospitalization or result in death.
Carpiano and 20 leading public health experts describe in The Lancet paper a perfect storm that still allows anti-vaccine activism, once a fringe subculture, to become a well-organized form of right-wing identity with narratives that associate refusing vaccines with personal liberty.
This narrative was consistently repeated and amplified by social media influencers, pro-Donald Trump political operatives, and right-wing blogs, podcasts, and other media as the COVID-19 pandemic spread worldwide.(Click here for more information)
Call your legislator and tell them to not delay the Public Campaign Finance Program and to fully fund this program.
For decades we’ve fought against the influence of big donors in Albany.But after over two decades of grassroots organizing, campaigning and collaboration with legislative champions, we WON a statewide program that helps diminish the impact special interests have on our elections, the landmark New York State Public Campaign Finance Program.
This new program, in effect for the 2024 State Senate and Assembly elections puts the power in the hands of the people of New York.
The system helps candidates spend more time engaging with constituents and fund campaigns without depending on big donors.
It’s a small donor public matching funds system with a 12-to-1 match on the smallest contributions. The system is up and running for all candidates for State Senate and Assembly. But the rumors from the State Capitol are that incumbent legislators, afraid of competition, want to delay the system before it even starts by not funding it with the necessary $100 Million in the state budget due April 1st.
Meanwhile a poll released Monday showed that 70% of New York voters want elected officials to prioritize countering wealthy donors’ influence in politics.
In every region of New York State, the majority of voters said they support the state’s public campaign financing program. And 62% of New York voters say lawmakers must give the state’s public campaign financing program sufficient funding.
Call your State Senator and Assemblymember TODAY and tell them to fund the Public Campaign Finance Program!
The Public Campaign Finance Board has requested $114.5 million in funding for FY 2024.
Governor Hochul appropriated $39.5 million in her executive budget.
Now it’s time for the legislature to fund the program in full. Our communities deserve a state government responsive to the needs of the people, not big industry donors and the wealthy elite. Together we won this system. Together we’ll make them fund it.
WPCNR LETTER FROM THE EDITOR TO NEWSREADERS AROUND WORLD.March 1, 2023:
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