Today is 14 weeks after Michael Osterholm said the U.S. would get far worse, worse than ever, within 14 weeks

It is 14 weeks, as of today. Cases have fallen off a cliff since Osterholm not only made his projection, but spread it widely via television and mass media outlets. The magenta arrow is where he made his forecast of a tsunami of new cases worse than anything we’d seen. Osterholm is a fool. But … Continue reading Today is 14 weeks after Michael Osterholm said the U.S. would get far worse, worse than ever, within 14 weeks

Dr. Doom’s well publicized past forecasts were wrong

Not until you get to the end of the article do you see admission that he has no idea what will actually happen: Infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm warned Friday of the possibility of “substantial” local and regional surges of COVID-19, telling CNN’s Poppy Harlow that “we’re not done with this virus at all.” Source: … Continue reading Dr. Doom’s well publicized past forecasts were wrong

Follow up: “We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April – WSJ”

On Feb 18, 2021, the WSJ published an opinion column Marty Makary, M.D., MPH of Johns Hopkins University who said that cases would continue to fall due to a combination of natural immunity and growing vaccination campaigns. Most of the “experts” implied at the time that he must be a fool. The “experts” discounted natural … Continue reading Follow up: “We’ll Have Herd Immunity by April – WSJ”

Surge in good news: 7-day average new cases falls below 13,000

7-day moving average of new positive test results for Covid-19 has fallen to 12,780 as of late today. Average daily deaths has fallen to 346, the lowest since March 29, 2020. And this week includes thousands of deaths occurring months ago but added to this week’s tally due to catch up/corrections. As a follow up, … Continue reading Surge in good news: 7-day average new cases falls below 13,000

Oops: “Why I spoke out against lockdowns”

I had no choice but to speak out against lockdowns. As a public-health scientist with decades of experience working on infectious-disease outbreaks, I couldn’t stay silent. Not when basic principles of public health are thrown out of the window. Not when the working class is thrown under the bus. Not when lockdown opponents were thrown … Continue reading Oops: “Why I spoke out against lockdowns”

Follow up: These 14 States Must “Be Careful” With COVID Now, Virus Expert Warns (as of May 1)

Epidemiologist Michael Osterholm, PhD, is concerned about low vaccination rates and rising COVID cases in some states across the country. Source: These 14 States Must “Be Careful” With COVID Now, Virus Expert Warns Osterholm was wrong again. “I just want us to be cautious here,” Osterholm continued. “I know others will say, it’s not going … Continue reading Follow up: These 14 States Must “Be Careful” With COVID Now, Virus Expert Warns (as of May 1)

Follow up: Epidemiologist predicts surge of dangerous COVID variant in US

April 1, 2021: It’s just a matter of time before the highly contagious UK COVID-19 variant wreaking havoc around the world surges in the US, a leading epidemiologist warned Thursday. “This B.1.1.7 surge is going to happen. It’s not an issue of if. It’s going to happen,” Michael Osterholm, head of the University of Minnesota’s … Continue reading Follow up: Epidemiologist predicts surge of dangerous COVID variant in US

Follow up: Infectious Disease Expert Explains Why Next COVID-19 Wave In U.S. Is Inevitable

It’s likely too late to stop this upcoming surge, warned Michael Osterholm. Source: Infectious Disease Expert Explains Why Next COVID-19 Wave In U.S. Is Inevitable | HuffPost Celebrity epidemiologist Osterholm was completely wrong. In late January he was on national television saying the nation was in the “eye of the hurricane” and that over the … Continue reading Follow up: Infectious Disease Expert Explains Why Next COVID-19 Wave In U.S. Is Inevitable