Thursday, May 21, 2020

Equal Time: Some Good News for Mississippi

Mississippi reported a record 11,967 case of Covid-19 yesterday. Such a rise is expected as testing becomes more widespread.  However, the media and Facebook doctors focus on cases while health care experts focus on something else: the actual number of patients hospitalized, in ICU's, and on ventilators.  While Mississippi cases rise (due to better reporting), the number of patients requiring advanced treatment has actually improved. 


This is every reporter's favorite chart in Mississippi.


The headline almost writes itself.  Throw in the death toll and whammo, we got us a story.  Everyone shares it on Facebook and WHY ARE WE OPEN???


It looks bad but this chart provides the real picture of Covid-19 in Mississippi.



The Big 3 (Hosptilalizations, ICU's, and vents) appear stable.  However, this chart is updated daily on the MSDH.  Unfortunately, the data rolls off after 23 days.   So the data from early April is not present. That is important because the Covid-19 numbers were actually much worse in early April.  This chart is from April 20.


Yours truly saves the chart every day so I created more complete charts. The first chart is for ICU patients while the second one is for vents. 



The picture looks much better when one goes back to April (Yes, a request for earlier data has been submitted to MSDH.).  The trend lines in both charts are going in the right direction: down.

The ICU's were fluctuating between 170 and 210 patients in early April.  Excluding some outliers, the range is now between 160 and 140 patients.  The vent chart is even more improved.  The number of patients on ventilators fluctuated between 100 and 130 in early April.  That statistic improved and now fluctuates between 70 and 90 patients. 

These charts are probably one of the main reasons the Governor is opening the state during the pandemic.   Now, back to your coverage of which restaurant is open today.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Equal time? You just stick to official narratives Kingfish. You've never posted about US funding or staffing at the bio lab in Wuhan. You've never discussed Event 201. You don't post about the growing surveillance state. You dont give equal time to anything meaningful. You just participate in silencing the truth and quieting the sheeple.

Unknown said...

Agree with tracking hospitalizations. Following ventilators is a little tricky because management style has changed since early April. Initially people were getting intubated very early on in their course. Now, they are waiting to intubate until much later in the course.

Green Acres said...

10:45 is going to die of apoplexy caused by his/her inability to control us "sheeples" before we're going to die of coronavirus.

Anonymous said...

Hey KF. Since the number of hospitalizations is at an all time high isn't is just as likely the drop in ICU and vent usage reflects the evolving realization by doctors that early intubation was actually harming patients? Vent usage was very aggressive during the beginning of the pandemic, but word got out that delaying that treatment as long as possible and utilizing non-invasive measures like positive pressure oxygen masks or prone positioning yielded better recovery results.

The highest number in your April chart for hospitalizations was 359 and yesterday it was 460. That's a pretty dramatic increase. The number of deaths also increased from the middle of April onward according to the chart by date of death. Both those trends would indicate the spread of the disease has not improved at all.

As far as your charts go, there are three days that skew the results. April 6,7, and 8. Throw those three dates out and your charts are almost flat all the way back. Isn't it just as plausible those three days are outliers that deserve further examination to see if they really reflect what was going on? Maybe there was a reporting error. When I see 3 data points out of 47 that are way out of line with everything else I get suspicious.

Anonymous said...

But I thought you couldn't recover from this. You must die. It is in the air, on every surface. We need to take bleach baths daily. No hourly. It is coming from the cell phone towers and the toxic rain. We should all go inside our houses and wrap up 100% in heavy plastic bags, breathe deep and wait until we are told to come out.

Anonymous said...

@10:45, is that you, Q? Or are you someone wanting soooo bad to be Q

Anthony Fauci said...

Bill Gates does not approve of this message.

Anonymous said...

@11:54, I'm no John de Lancie, but a lot of what @10:45 stated is a matter of public record but not reported by corporate media.

But then again, I'm not a sheeple.

Calm Down said...

@10:45

What is this non-official narrative that you wish to share? I enjoy a good conspiracy myself. Any links to this secret info too hot for KF to publish?

Anonymous said...

@10:49a- You forgot to state they were intubating later, because THERE WERE FLAWS in their initial treatment plans and they were actually KILLING people. Plenty of doctors have spoke out on this.

P.S. Are the "managers" the doctors, administrators, or the government? I'm just trying to decipher who's actually running the medical show.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Q. Asking for a friend we call X.

Anonymous said...

Thursday numbers.408k Tests. 25k positive.

Confused us said...

There are no secrets for those who search for truth. The keyword is search. Truth is hidden by layer upon layer of lies with misdirection added to discourage the seeker. As the layers of deception are peeled back and understanding is developed, the truth becomes easier to recognize. At first, it may leave a bitter taste, but stay with it, grasshopper. It is worth the effort.

Anonymous said...

@3:32
Q is either the dude that made gadgets for Agent 007 or he's the big nosed guy that would antagonize Star Trek captains.

Anonymous said...

Don't you want football this Fall???

Do what Coach Saban commands. Wear your masks and listen to the experts!

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29206506/nick-saban-scolds-crimson-tide-mascot-lack-mask-psa

Anderson said...

Thanks for showing the historical ICU data, KF. I was tracking it down the other day & relied on one of your posts. (No idea why MSDH hides past data.)

Anonymous said...

"The Covid Tracking Project" website has all the historical data posted by MSDH going back to early March. You need to click on "see all data" on the home page, and they have this data for all states.

Anonymous said...

KF, have you asked if the swab and antibodies tests were combined?

I know humans hate unknowns, but there are still unknowns about this virus. Worse, our data in the U.S. has been poor compared to earlier affected countries.

To make that worse, unlike other countries, we did not " shut down" well or consistently. So, data is skewed.

Add to that that directions/messages from our " leaders have been inconsistent . The one from CDC yesterday ( of less easily gotten from surfaces) was vague and ended with " still should keep surfaces clean" and " wash hands before touching face". It should have begun with the " instructions" and ended with the research. Worse, we got no sourcing information.

Oddly, the more detailed instructions to businesses coming at the same time seem to counter this in those details of what to do.

Sadly, this pandemic has been politicized and that is unconscionable.

And, those of you like 10:45 who get your information from either con artists or paranoid schizophrenics or our enemies on UTube or some site are clinically mentally impaired. Neither con artists, paranoid schizophrenics,or foreign governments are stupid. They can write and electronically message with skill.

I would also point out, people who agree to join in a common purpose or interests as long as it is not against the law or aimed to harm is not a criminal or nefarious. A church is a conspiracy to join together from common purpose. One can conspire for good or evil. 10:45 has joined the evil.


While MS is lucky not to be a high traffic destination point, we do have people who have travelled, continue to travel and not followed any protocols throughout this pandemic.

And, as some pointed out, the Devil will be in the details.

Confused us said...

The truth is where you find it at 10:09. Of course, some never look for truth but are content to bask in the false light of a lie. Then there are some that are enemies of the truth. They have an inordinate hatred of the truth and will resist it at every opportunity. Then there are those self-righteous people that want to label, malign, and slander those they disagree with, regardless if it's true or not. I do believe that the last part may fit you, but I could be mistaken.

Anonymous said...

"A church is a conspiracy to join together from common purpose."

That's an interesting perspective and I'm sure many will agree, but what you think you said is probably not what you meant to convey.

"One can conspire for good or evil."

Not really. A conspiracy is, by definition, a plot or agreement among conspirators to do "evil."

Bubba said...

Hahaha, at 12:44, I came within the length of a gnats whisker of pointing that out. Anyway, as old folk used to say, maybe he slipped up and told the truth.

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