A task force comprised of scientists and data specialists at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with hospitals nationwide to improve Covid-19 reporting. The group is asking hospitals to report numbers of patients who go to the facility because they have Covid-19 and separate those from individuals who go in for other reasons and test positive after being admitted, the two officials said.
Meanwhile, The Courier Mail – formerly a newspaper that made sport of mocking the un-syringed as public enemies – has become anti-vaxxer-curious. Even though the double-dosed are no longer ‘fully vaccinated,’ the Queensland daily’s editorial this morning pleads with Annastacia Palaszczuk not to make a third shot the sine qua non of reopening for travellers. The Premier insists she’ll do what ATAGI says but if that’s at odds with polls (below: Courier Mail – today), watch the scandal-plagued pseudo-heroine dump the ‘science’ to avoid being honked.