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Editor Daily Rundown: What Is The Truth Behind COVID Case Counts?

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THE TRUTH BEHIND THE CASE COUNTS… ‘ROUGHLY HALF’ OF ALL HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS WITH COVID ‘MAY HAVE BEEN ADMITTED FOR ANOTHER REASON ENTIRELY’ … DAVID ZWEIG: Our Most Reliable Pandemic Number Is Losing Meaning

Some patients need extensive medical intervention, such as getting intubated. Others require supplemental oxygen or administration of the steroid dexamethasone. But there are many COVID patients in the hospital with fairly mild symptoms, too, who have been admitted for further observation on account of their comorbidities, or because they reported feeling short of breath. Another portion of the patients in this tally are in the hospital for something unrelated to COVID, and discovered that they were infected only because they were tested upon admission. How many patients fall into each category has been a topic of much speculation. In August, researchers from Harvard Medical School, Tufts Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System decided to find out. […]