Heading Into Covid Winter Flying Unfunded And Blind!
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
3M ago
Monday’s October 10th Covid update from the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KYDPH) reports a continuing fall in new cases and in overall state incidence rate.  New cases last week (as defined) fell a little further to 3392, the lowest since early last May.  The current overall incidence rate of 10.3 per 100K population also decreased … The post Heading Into Covid Winter Flying Unfunded And Blind! first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Marked Improvement In Kentucky’s Covid Epidemic – Or Plateau? How To Judge?
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
4M ago
“There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.” Buffalo Springfield On its face, yesterday’s Covid-19 update from the Kentucky Department of Public Health reported a continued dramatic decrease last week in the number of new cases, test positivity ratio, overall incidence rate, and the number of counties “in-the-red” with respect to new cases … The post Marked Improvement In Kentucky’s Covid Epidemic – Or Plateau? How To Judge? first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Kentucky’s Covid-19 Epidemic Is On The Wane. How Low Will It Go Before Winter?
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
4M ago
New cases reported each Monday have on average been declining but not nearly as rapidly as overall state incidence rates or test positivity rates. Indeed, these latter two metrics have been decreasing exponentially for the past 4 weeks. “Catch-up” counts of cases older than 30 days diminish the predictability of where we are headed. We … The post Kentucky’s Covid-19 Epidemic Is On The Wane. How Low Will It Go Before Winter? first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Kentucky’s Part Of The Pandemic May Be Waning But As For The Nation Is Not Yet Over.
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
4M ago
Kentucky’s homegrown Covid update published last Monday evening, September 19, might be interpreted as demonstrating an easing of the Commonwealth’s share of the pandemic. There was only a very small uptick in new weekly cases with more marked decreases in the Test Positivity Ratio and the Overall Case Incidence Rate. Nonetheless, a lack of concordance … The post Kentucky’s Part Of The Pandemic May Be Waning But As For The Nation Is Not Yet Over. first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Is Kentucky’s Decrease in Covid-19 Cases Real or Artifact of Labor Day Holiday?
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
5M ago
Yesterday’s COVID-19 update from Frankfort reported a considerable drop in the number of new cases which is necessarily reflected in a decrease in the overall incidence rate.  However, the September 12 report spans Labor Day weekend and the subsequent following week. The drop in identified and reported cases was not matched by a decrease in hospitalizations, … The post Is Kentucky’s Decrease in Covid-19 Cases Real or Artifact of Labor Day Holiday? first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Is Kentucky’s Covid-19 Status Stabilizing? How Can We Tell?
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
5M ago
Our body politic is tired of dealing with COVID-19 and has been for some time. The push-back from so many directions, the effectiveness of a variety of both medicinal and non-medicinal interventions, and the reality that a majority of us (including me) have already been infected by existing strains of the causative virus has led … The post Is Kentucky’s Covid-19 Status Stabilizing? How Can We Tell? first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Prescription Drug Pricing Reform in the Inflation Relief Bill
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
6M ago
Can it really be a negotiation? The United States House and Senate are on the cusp of passing what remains of the original “Build Back Better Bill” into a pared-down “Inflation Relief Bill.” What remains in the bill remains to be seen, but should it pass, it contains a major section, “Prescription Drug Pricing Reform,” … The post Prescription Drug Pricing Reform in the Inflation Relief Bill first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Covid-19 In Kentucky Expanding at Increasingly Exponential Rate. What, me worry?
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
6M ago
Despite only partial data collection, 108 of Kentucky’s 120 counties are “in the red zone” for community spread. None are at less than “substantial” incidence rates. The explosion of cases is most marked in counties with smaller populations. Recommended public and personal health responses are widely ignored despite increasingly exponential epidemic growth of new cases, … The post Covid-19 In Kentucky Expanding at Increasingly Exponential Rate. What, me worry? first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Covid-19 Infection Spreading Essentially Unimpeded in Kentucky.
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
7M ago
Both Test Positivity Rates and Overall Incidence Rate of new infections are still expanding exponentially statewide. As quantitated by Current Incidence Rates per10K population 91 Kentucky counties are “in the red” with 118 of our 120 counties either in the “High” or “Substantial” categories. There are no green counties anymore! The most recent Test Positivity … The post Covid-19 Infection Spreading Essentially Unimpeded in Kentucky. first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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Kentucky’s Covid-19 Epidemic Still Expanding Rapidly
Kentucky Health Policy Institute
by P Hasselbacher
7M ago
The intervening Fourth of July Holiday and another bump in the road about how cases were counted made the number of new cases reported less indictive of the actual state of Kentucky’s epidemic expansion. The July 4th report of Test Positivity of 15.75% is the highest since mid-February with a string of uninterrupted increases since … The post Kentucky’s Covid-19 Epidemic Still Expanding Rapidly first appeared on Kentucky Health Policy Institute ..read more
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