Weekly COVID-19 (Coronavirus) statistics and analysis flipbook

COVID-19 statistics and cases around the World

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Data sources

This is a list of some of the main data sources we use: Please visit the Our World in Data for individual country data. https://www.worldomethttps://ourworldindata.org/covid-casesers.info/coronavirus/ Probably the best source of the latest COVID-19 statistics https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56 Tomas Pueyo has written a number of very good summaries of the strategies to overcome coronavirus https://www.capitaleconomics.com/the-economic-effects-of-the-coronavirus/ Good source of fast-moving China economic stats. https://bnonews.com/index.php/2020/02/the-latest-coronavirus-cases/ If you want to be bombarded with every breaking news story, this is the place https://ncov.dxy.cn/ncovh5/view/pneumonia  Faster than worldometers for Chinese data, but slower on rest of the world data. I don’t think China cases matter anymore. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports I’m less enamoured of the WHO data now than I was at the start of the crisis. They are providing less information now than they were at the start of the crisis, and it sometimes contradicts country-level data. https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 The prettiest pictures, but one of the slower sites to update. I don’t find the charts that useful. https://www.youtube.com/user/MEDCRAMvideos has a daily youtube wrap-up https://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisMartensondotcom has a daily youtube wrap-up https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/surveillance/weekly-surveillance-report https://covidtracking.com/data/download/national-history.csv https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations

  Radek Zeleny is a Senior Analyst at the Macrobusiness Fund, which is powered by Nucleus Wealth.     The information on this blog contains general information and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Nucleus Wealth Management is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Nucleus Advice Pty Ltd – AFSL 515796.


  1. Pfizer has just announced that their vaccine for children will now be a three-shot affair as ……wait for it ….the children’s immune systems were still too weak after the first two shots.

    The survival rate for unvaccinated children under ten in Australia is 100%.

    It’d be funny if it wasn’t despicable

    • Jumping jack flash

      3 doses means 50% more profit at least, and I’m sure the kids version is much more expensive as well, because its for kids.

      Its like when I take my cat to the vet and all the cat medicine is incredibly expensive because cats are tricky to develop medicines for, apparently. Same goes for kids I guess.

  2. Be wary of what you inhale into your respiratory tract this Christmas… celebrate outdoors if you can. Wear a mask and maybe avert the inadvertent death of an elderly relative.

    finally, as we round out the 2 year anniversary, pay thanks once again to the lab clowns at WIV and Eco Health Alliance for their wonderful ground-breaking research (https://thebulletin.org/2021/05/the-origin-of-covid-did-people-or-nature-open-pandoras-box-at-wuhan/)

    paragraph of note: “On December 9, 2019, before the outbreak of the pandemic became generally known, Daszak gave an interview (https://youtu.be/IdYDL_RK–w) in which he talked in glowing terms of how researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology had been reprogramming the spike protein and generating chimeric coronaviruses capable of infecting humanized mice.”

  3. UK has seen 16 people in ICU per 1 million pop. On AU terms that’s 400 people in ICU in a system with 2000 beds. The fact there is nearly 100% utilization of those 2000 beds is the real crisis, not that there is now going to be 2400 people needing treatment.

    It was a system built to fail with zero tolerance for load. Voters put governments into power who allowed this with Victoria being the worst offender on per capita health spending.

  4. Jumping jack flash

    On one hand they say that Omicron evades all prior immunity caused from prior infections and vaccinations.
    On the other hand they say that Omicron appears mild due to prior infections and/or vaccinations.

    One of these is most certainly false. Which one?

    And there is a similar problem with our COVID experts saying that we should all take more doses of the original vaccines which Omicron can evade, to be protected from Omicron.
    I can only assume they mean if we put enough of the magic juice into us often enough, then it may have some small effect on the virus which is basically mild to begin with.

    Meanwhile, official word is new specific Omicron vaccines are not required, even while vaccine companies are off creating Omicron specific vaccines, which will take 12 months to be available, including a whole 2 months of exhaustive clinical trials.

    But does anyone else realise that in 12 months Omicron will be long gone, and we will likely have an even milder variant that our glorious leaders will need to whip everyone up into a frenzy about so we all take the new Omicron vaccines that will require 3 doses off the bat, and then 3-monthly boosters after that?

    Something surely is not adding up.

    • >On one hand they say that Omicron evades all prior immunity caused from prior infections and vaccinations.
      >On the other hand they say that Omicron appears mild due to prior infections and/or vaccinations.

      The theory is that for Omicron the antibodies that have been developed from previous infections or vaccinations don’t work very well against the new virus as it has a slightly different shape. The cannot directly lock on to the virus and disable it.

      You have a second layer of immunity in your Tcells which can also recognise the virus, if they have seen something similar before. The Tcells then instruct the Bcells to make new antibodies that work directly against the changed virus, this takes time so you typically get a mild illness. There may also been second type of Tcells called killer Tcells that kill the the virus infected cells in your body.

  5. Emergency meeting of National Cabinet tomorrow. Any tips on what the predetermined outcome is going to be?
    I’m going with mandatory boosters and a date for two-dose certificates being reset to unclean unvaccinated status.

  6. The Grey RiderMEMBER

    With Qld starting to pile on the C-19 cases and losing (loosing) it’s nirvana status, will there be an exodus of ex-mexicans?…