The CDC updated their NWSS #covid #covid19 #wastewater data yesterday (December 1, 2023) and I re-ran my test-site-coverage script on it. 1205 sites have been updated since October 1, 2023, and 366 sites haven't been updated. So, a ~little~ bit of improvement there. Scroll up for a link to the script.
My latest: #CDC Improves Its #Covid Reporting With A New #Wastewater Dashboard via
We are now 15% over last year's peak (and climbing), 5 weeks earlier.
Most recent data point:
Nov 25/23 @ 2.04
Last year's peak
Dec 31/22 @ 1.77
Last year's peak was exceeded on Nov 19/23.
A new book is coming out:
The Big One: How to Prepare for World-Altering Pandemics to Come
by Michael Osterholm and Mark Olshaker.
It comes out in February, I believe.
Osterholm has been right about nearly everything with regard to this pandemic. And the more people who understand, the better our chances of being more prepared than we were the last time.
Let's be the leaders on this.
"Nationally, the wastewater viral activity level for COVID-19 is currently HIGH." --CDC
New wastewater data. I'll have to explore it to see if I can get as granular as before.
Two of the CDC's NWSS's current and former sampling contractors (it's complicated :) make their data available publicly. Their coverage may or may not overlap the CDC NWSS dataset. You can find Biobot's data at https://biobot.io/data/covid-19 and Verily's data at https://data.wastewaterscan.org.
@shades If you are looking for a text-based version of the new map view, you can expand the "Data Table +" element toward the bottom. That will display a table that has rows like "Colorado" and "Moderate." If you click on "link to dataset" (https://www.cdc.gov/wcms/vizdata/NCEZID_DIDRI/NWSSStateMap.json) that will get you a json view of the underlying data. The levels appear to be scaled from 1 to 10, and the json view gives you those levels and the text-based label they have given the category.
EDIT: the CDC explains their categorization system for their new site here: https://www.cdc.gov/nwss/about-data.html, "Data Methods" section.
If you want more detailed data from the NWSS, the old interface at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#wastewater-surveillance is still there. You can input your state and then see categories for every sampling site in the state. Warning: this is the hard-to-use-site that everyone complained about and led to the new visualization site.
"If the virus appeared in a nursing home’s wastewater, '[we’d] test everybody — bada bing, we found it.'"
Spot-testing allowed Houston to see just an 8.4% COVID death rate at long-term care facilities, vs. national average of 23.4% Wow, good for them.
#COVID in #WasteWater #excellent #predictor of #new #cases #virus in #waste #water #indicator #CDC #online #tool #find #your #region #test #positive #prevent #breakouts #nursing #home #hospitals #negative #results #badabing https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2023/11/covid-waste-surveillance-poop-pandemic-cases-cdc-tracker/
New CDC Covid wastewater monitoring website, at last!
Easy to use, shows trends at the national, state, and regional levels.
If your state, like mine, ceased collecting data on 9/15, they have resumed and will be displayed here once they have enough data collected to be meaningful (my interpretation).
If wastewater monitoring is new to you: it's the most reliable virus tracker, because everyone poops, not just people with health care, etc.
Unfortunately, while the wastewater section of the Washington State respiratory data dashboard is labelled as having been updated today, none of the three individual sites in King County have updated data. In fact, I couldn't find any Washington State wastewater facilities that have updated data this week. I imagine this is a case of Thanksgiving throwing everyone's work schedule off.
You can find overviews, individual sewershed results, and a breakdown of variants for the state wastewater surveillance program, along with other metrics like case counts and hospitalizations for Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses, at https://doh.wa.gov/data-and-statistical-reports/diseases-and-chronic-conditions/communicable-disease-surveillance-data/respiratory-illness-data-dashboard#WasteWater. The dashboard gets updated every Wednesday (generally).
Using that, he is estimating a current 1.85% or 1 in 54 infectious rate for the US.
It looks pretty clear that this wave risks meeting or exceeding the US Jan/23 peak.
The CDC says it has resumed #covid #covid19 #wastewater testing at the sites that disappeared out of its dataset in mid-September, yay. The missing sites represent a quarter of the sites in the US national wastewater surveillance program.
They say the site-level data will be posted at https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#wastewater-surveillance beginning two weeks after the sampling has restarted. I checked last night's update, and the numbers were actually a little worse than Sunday night's numbers, so ... not yet.
Hat tip to CBS's Alexander Tin, who for some reason is still posting at Elon's nazi stitch-n-bitch / Pizzagate investigation collective / Reddi-Wip huffing station.
Let’s Not Coat Our #Roads in #Toxic #Wastewater. Apparently this needs to be said.
This can't be a thing anyone's actually considering, right? Right? Drilling for #oil and #gas produces a lot of wastewater. There’s tons of the stuff just sitting around, too toxic to release back into the environment; so... Just dump it onto roads in #winter to stop #snow from sticking. Except that #drilling wastewater poisons cattle, and you go, why are we even talking about this?
Twice weekly PDFs (not sure yet if the data is available in a more flexible format) for the whole city and 11 specific neighborhoods
I ran my test-site-coverage script with CDC NWSS #covid #covid19 #wastewater data that had been updated yesterday, 11/25/2023. Since in the U.S. we had one of our grind-to-a-complete-halt holidays, it was no surprise that we made almost no improvement in restoring our pre-September sample site coverage this week: 1195 sites have been updated since October 1st, and 380 sites haven't been updated.
You can scroll up on this thread to find a link to the script I used to collate these data.
Here is the Ontario #WasteWater plot redone by Bill Comeau.
The parity in the Ontario synthetic signal Y axis can be seen more clearly.
Note the forward shift in time as well. We have a Nov 23/23 current value compared to a Jan 1 peak of last year's wave.
As an exercise for the reader, take a look at the graph and ask yourself where was it Nov 23/22 & how far down does it have to come just to match last year?
Then notice we are well past that point.
Another way to think of this is we are already 10x over the July minimum. With no peak in sight.
Folks, we’ve got some good-looking data this week! 🥳
Let’s start with the West Point sewage treatment plant: the Sars-CoV-2 concentrations 7 day rolling average extends last week’s downturn with more good news this week. The last averaging calculation is from November 19th.
You can find overviews, individual sewershed results, and a breakdown of variants for the state wastewater surveillance program, along with other metrics like case counts and hospitalizations for Covid-19 and other respiratory illnesses, at https://doh.wa.gov/data-and-statistical-reports/diseases-and-chronic-conditions/communicable-disease-surveillance-data/respiratory-illness-data-dashboard#WasteWater. WSPT is one of three King County(-ish) sewersheds in this dataset. The dashboard gets updated every Wednesday (generally).
Note: when the state switched over to new data providers in September, they also removed the previous historical data from the graphical interface. That's because the two providers used different methodologies that made direct comparisons difficult. Unfortunately, it also removed valuable context for interpreting the results. We're just seeing what happened in September 2023 until now.
🇸🇪 Sweden: COVID in wastewater.
Jaw dropping levels in November 2023.
A new #American #study has confirmed southeastern #BritishColumbia #CoalMines are #contaminating waters shared by #Canada & the #USA, adding the miner’s attempts to remove #selenium from #wastewater aren’t making much difference to the amount flowing south.
I ran this script again with yesterday's (10/17/2023) updated CDC NWSS #covid #covid19 #wastewater data. We now have 1185 sites getting updated since October 1st, and 385 that haven't been updated. That's a modest improvement, or, as I like to say, "directionally correct." I hope we see more sites coming online in the coming weeks with the reported short-term Verily contract.
Scroll up to find a link to the script I used.
By Belle Lewis - November 14, 2023
"Although the International Atomic Energy Agency approved the 30-year water release plan, scientists and civilians in nations bordering the Pacific Ocean have questioned the safety of the plan, especially as it relates to seafood.
"In a press release approving of the plan, the IAEA stated, 'the discharges of the treated water would have a negligible radiological impact to people and the environment.'
"#PaulDorfman, member of the Irish Government Environmental Protection Agency Radiation Protection Advisory Committee and chair of Nuclear Consulting Group, explained that some scientists have questioned IAEA’s approval of the water release.
"'I and others are concerned by IAEA’s attitude,' Dorfman said. 'Normally even low levels of radioactive pollution will find its way into local seafood, one way or another.'
"In 2020, #Japan exported 332,926 kilograms of frozen scallops to the U.S. Japan exports many fish products to the U.S.
"Samantha Valeriano, a psychology student from Hawaii, said she eats seafood about once a week. She does not often think about where her food comes from but wants to be more cautious following the nuclear water release.
"'I think I would be a little more cautious of what I ate, checking labels a little bit more,' Valeriano said. 'I would be conscious of what I ate and where it came from.'
"In a press release, the #UnitedStates Embassy and Consulate in Japan explained that military bases in Japan will carry Japanese seafood as a way to buoy up seafood markets and undermine the PRC’s ban.
"'United States elected representatives and senior government officials have stood in solidarity with Japan during this baseless ban,' the statement said. 'Another step to help provide additional sales to counter the ban was to start selling Japanese seafood at the U.S. military facilities in Japan, both through the commissaries and mess halls.'
"According to the statement, government officials like former speaker #KevinMcCarthy ate seafood from Japan as a testament to Japan’s safety standards.
However, other U.S. agencies, like the National Association of #MarineLaboratories question whether accurate research was conducted by the IAEA and Japanese Government to determine safety of seafood products.
"They explain that the lack of data on potential health impacts is a cause for serious concern.
"'Many of the #radionuclides contained in the #accumulated waste cooling water have half-lives ranging from #decades to #centuries, and their deleterious effects range from #DNADamage and #cellular stress to elevated #cancer risks in people who eat affected marine organisms, such as #clams, #oysters, #crabs, #lobster, #shrimp and fish,' the statement reads. [Not to mention all the critters that feed off them! Bioaccumulation works up the food chain!]
"Eve Nagareda, medical laboratory science major from Hawaii, shared she wants to avoid seafood from dumping grounds even if levels are considered safe.
"'I think I would try to go as far as possible from it,' Nagareda said.
"Kylee Wasano, pre-communications disorders student from Oahu, agreed. She explained she feels that she might already be consuming contaminated seafood.
"'I feel like I already am eating that, and I just don’t know,' Wasano said. 'Anything that could expose you to (radiation) you should be considerate about.'
"As organizations weigh safety concerns, scientists turn to the water release process to determine potential effects."
Lots of productive coughing in classrooms & a notable number of teacher absences.
School district has NO covid policy this year 😠 but my husband has gotten multiple voluntary notifications of covid in recent weeks - surely just the tip of the iceberg.
It's not easy, but at least right now, lone masking is absolutely worth it. 😷
According to @betsyladyzhets, the CDC has put into place a short-term contract with Verily for #covid #covid19 #wastewater monitoring while Biobot's protest against losing the contract works its way through the federal contractual dispute system. She notes that it will take some time to get the covered site sampling stood up and reporting again. (As you can see from the previous toot from yesterday, it's not happening yet.)
Needless to say, it would be fantastic to regain visibility into those missing ~400 testing sites as we enter the winter respiratory illness season.
I ran this script again to see how the CDC's NWSS data is going. As of last Friday, 1168 #wastewater sites had been updated since the start of October, and 400 sites haven't been updated. It's barely moved since last week.
The one page easier to share version of this thread can be found at: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1723757096024379588.html
Just took a look at the #wastewater dashboard. Didn't realize you could do the entire Western Region.
I'm not sure I agree with their characterization of Influenza as "LOW: Pathogen is seasonal and not in onset" I mean it looks like levels are shooting skyward.
PA Update for 11/6/2023!
Good morning SARS2PAians!
Hope your Fall is going healthy and well, esoecially as we get colder temps. ❄️
Nationally, HV.1 still at the top with over 18% of random sequencing.: https://ibb.co/DYpCpKY
A few potentially troublesome varaints are being watched as they climb up the sequencing ladder.
JN.1 holding at .32%.
(I forgot to highlight JD.1.1 last time which is also being closely watched.)
In PA, not much sequencing done at all.: https://ibb.co/nsShrmN
In NY/NJ, fast-moving variants (compared the the current already fast variants!!) holding at around .9%. JD.1.1 at over 2%.: https://ibb.co/d4Nv5sw
JN.1 looks like it's seriously affecting infection numbers in Canada, Muenich, and especially France, where JN.1 is already estimated to be the top variant. Very bad for the holidays.
Sato Lab has done some additional research for BA.2.86 (NOT BA.2.86.1 or JN.1, they are completely different entities now and will require their own testing.): https://twitter.com/SystemsVirology/status/1720645361570652286
Takeaways from this:
🔴BA.2.86 defintiely has potential to take over the whole variant market in the future. (And this is the SLOWEST variant, the parent of even faster variants.) With over 30 mutations to all current variants it has great potential to infect through any current immunity, due to antigenic shift alone.
🔴Four antivirals work against it including Remdesivir. (Molnupiravir is strongly discouraged by the viral genetics community.)
🔴The cell fusion is only slightly greater than BA.2, meaning it has potential to not cause as severe disease as something more fusogenic (i.e., it's not Delta-like).
🔴"Overall, BA.2.86 does not appear to pose an increased risk to human society. However, it is possible that its virological phenotype may change or even worsen in the future by acquiring additional mutations. Continued monitoring and surveillance are important now and then."
Sato is being encouraged to do similar testing for JN.1 and JQ variants which are descendants of BA.2.86 and have been proven faster movers.
Nationally, looks like the Fall honeymoon is over and wastewater levels are starting to go back up.: https://ibb.co/6gjjV5J
Regionally, the Midwest and West are yet again adjusted upwards.: https://ibb.co/tzDfT05
In PA, 5/9 stations (excluding the 2 that don't seem to report lately to Biobot) are going upwards.: https://ibb.co/bgG4XF5
WastewaterSCAN has our area in the Northeast at HIGH levels for SARS2.
WWSCAN has the Dauphin/Harrisburg area on a rise again through Oct. 31.
🔴WWSCAN has Norovirus (the common "stomach virus") as HIGH nationally. Please wash your hands often, make sure utensils and eating places are clean, and also wash any fresh food that might need it (fruits, veggies, etc.)
What's going in the Lackawanna area??? Please get a hold of this before the holidays or we're gonna have a bad time. Also in Bucks/Franklin areas. Clean that air and use those respiratoirs!
Lots of new hospital admits all along south of I-80. Also in Western half border counties. Philly area is stable.: https://ibb.co/nLKFZTz
Staffed inpatient Beds map has improved. Numbers increasing in Lawrence Co. especially.: https://ibb.co/HzQv43T
Staffed ICU beds somewhat increasing surrounding Dauphin Co and over in the Somerset/BedfordCo areas.: https://ibb.co/dtqH5jN
🍁A little bit of caution now will prevent a lot of life, learning, and financial loss later on.
Be careful and protect yourself this Fall (and get those flu and XBB vaccinations!) 🍁🍁🍁
As I noted in the toot above, keep in mind that this national-level view might not represent what's going on in state-level or other views.
The script I used for this is here: https://github.com/YakShavingAsAService/CDC_NWSS.
PA update for 11/3/2023!
Good Morning SARS2PAians!
I hope your Fall is going great. 🍁
There's no new CDC stuff today.
Nationally, HV.1 still in the lead by very far and away at over 18% of random sequencing.: https://ibb.co/BnYKThh
A few potentially fast variants are creeping up the ladder. JG.3, HV.1.1, JG.3.1, and of course potentially very troublesome JN.1 (=BA.188.8.131.52) are above the "fold" and are all theoretically clocked faster than BA.2.86.
In PA, not a lot of sequencing done here but no troublesome varaints found. That doesn't mean they're not out there but at least they're not prevalent enough to come up the sparse sequencing we do have.: https://ibb.co/q0yDj3Y
In NY/NJ, HV.1 now at over 20% of random sequencing. Very fast variants JG.3, JG.3.1, and JN.1 all very close to 1% already. BA.2.86.1 slowing down a bit but still at almost .5%.: https://ibb.co/thMgBz9
Nationally, wastewater creeping up again.: https://ibb.co/Ms4ytWf
Regionally, the Midwest and South keep getting adjusted higher and higher. Northeast hitting a plateau, still stuck in very high levels.: https://ibb.co/gtMq654
in PA, 5/9 stations (excluding Dauphin and Erie) still overall climbing upwards.: https://ibb.co/WtLLb6W
Butler and Indiana seems to be handling it!!
MontCo is SMASHING IT!!! Yous are below national levels again!
Just want to remind everyone that flu levels are still absolutely minimal for PA and its surrounding States so far. If there's people sick, if it's not a teeny bit of rhinovirus (which actually is the common cold), it's COVID.: https://ibb.co/47G7f73
It's not the flu. It's COVID.
Please be honest with everyone around you about your illness and STAY HOME/WEAR A QUALITY RESPIRATOR if you or your household contracts COVID.
Test often as rapid tests might not pick up levels that can still infect you the first few days of illness.
We can prevent life, learning, and financial loss if we just do some common-sense things for each other.
Continue to have a SAFE and great Fall!! 🍁🍁🍁❄️
I went back and looked at the updated CDC NWSS #covid #covid19 #wastewater data, and there's still a fair amount of sites that aren't updating right now on this national dataset: 1120 sites that have been updated since the beginning of October, and 440 sites that haven't been updated.
Keep in mind that this national-level view might not represent what's going on in state-level or other views. For example, a big chunk of Washington State sites aren't being updated in the CDC dataset, but the Washington State Department of Health website has nearly every state vsite updating right now.
A postscript about the CDC dataset. I did a spot check of several Washington State sites that were affected by the Biobot contract switchover and show a lack of Biobot historical data in the graphical view. The good news is that it's all there in the downloadable csv.
I got curious about how #covid #covid19 #wastewater sites weren't getting updated. One thing led to another, and I wrote a Python script to use the CDC's National Wastewater Surveillance System 10/22 snapshot to figure the actual numbers.
In #washingtonstate, I found that 12 of 28 sites in the NWSS dataset haven't been updated this month. Nationwide, 503 sites out of 1570 haven't been updated this month.
EDIT: as both @jrefior and @statesdj have helpfully pointed out, the vast majority (or all) of the lack-of-update issue is due to an in-progress testing data provider switchover at the CDC. Salon has a pretty good article about the switchover here: https://www.salon.com/2023/10/19/a-lapse-in-wastewater-detection-is-worrying-scientists-about-distorted-data/.
The CDC tracker website says it will be updated on Fridays, so I'll run my script again next weekend. I hope to find out that lots of sites are back in business.
The script is here, if that is your jam: https://github.com/YakShavingAsAService/CDC_NWSS
Virus update for Ottawa, ON, Canada (Oct 20, 2023)
Unrolled one page version: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1715349776307257439.html
Here are some notes I put together on sources for #covid19 #covid #wastewater data. This is mostly focused on #Seattle and environs in #washingtonstate, but most of these sources have data on other areas in the US as well. I'll pin this toot to my profile, with the expectation that it will get updated from time to time. Corrections/updates are welcome.
Washington State Respiratory Illness Dashboard
This site is run by the WA Department of Health and has statistics for multiple respiratory diseases in the state. The dashboard is here:
Here's the link to jump directly to the Covid wastewater data:
It has three tabs:
- an at-a-glance map of the 15-day percentage change at treatment plants across the state ("statewide view"),
- a line chart of 7-day rolling averages for specific treatment plants ("facility trends"),
- a stacked bar chart of detected variant types for specific treatment plants ("variants").
All three tabs have downloadable data in Excel workbook format.
At present there are three King County area treatment plants represented: Brightwater, covering both King and Snohomish Counties; West Point, in King County; and King County South, covering both King and Pierce Counties.
For a while many sites weren't getting updated, and presumably this was fallout from the Biobot/Verily transition (see below). But as of 10/27/2023, nearly every site is being updated, with some of the data being provided by the state Public Health Lab. In some cases, there's a popup attached noting that the PHL methodology is different from the previous Biobot methodology, and so the historical Biobot data has been removed.
Strange quirk: if you download their dataset, you get the historical Biobot data for the sites that transitioned, but you won't get the new PHL data.
The dashboard as a whole gets updated every Wednesday. But you'll need to look at the dates in the underlying facility trends table to see how recent the site-level data are.
CDC's Covid-19 Wastewater Surveillance page
The CDC's National Wastewater Surveillance System (NWSS) has a web page with national and regional trends for wastewater metrics. You can also look at state and county metrics for current virus levels, percent change in the last 15 days, and percent of samples with detectable virus.
The CDC page is here:
There is also an option to download the entire data set, or data for a specific site. The data are in .CSV format.
This site uses a sewershed numbering system instead of names. I think the King County sewershed IDs map as follows:
- 2420 (previously 1142): West Point
- 2419 (previously 1139): King County South
- 676: Brightwater
The CDC recently switched from Biobot to Verily as a data source, and it appears that the changeover has disrupted the update cadence, at least for some subset of the sites. This includes the three #Seattle area sites.
Salon has an article about the switchover and its impacts here: https://www.salon.com/2023/10/19/a-lapse-in-wastewater-detection-is-worrying-scientists-about-distorted-data/ Politico has an article here: https://www.politico.com/news/2023/10/26/detecting-covid-surges-contract-dispute-00123787. Katelyn Jetelina ("Your Local Epidemiologist") has a summary of the wastewater contract situation and its impacts here: https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/wastewater-switch.
As I mentioned in the section on the CDC page, Verily is the new data provider for wastewater surveillance. Their wastewater testing dashboard is here:
As of this writing, there's one Washington State site, the City of Snohomish, listed. It is up to date.
Verily has a good description of their methodology here: https://publichealth.verily.com/about.
Verily's COVID wastewater data is part of their multi-disease wastewater dataset. You can also download Verily's data in CSV format from this site:
Biobot was the CDC's previous wastewater data supplier, but does continue to publish some wastewater data at its own site:
While there's no data for King County shown, it does show current sample results for several other Washington State counties.
Biobot has a whitepaper describing their normalization methodology here: http://biobot.io/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-01-White-paper-Effective-concentration.pdf
There's no user interface element that lets you download the data. Behind the scenes, it is grabbing a CSV file of wastewater data, but more work would be involved to turn that into usable data.
v1: October 18, 2023 - initial version
v1.1: October 19, 2023 - added link to Salon article
v1.2: October 27, 2023 - noted that almost all WA state sites are reporting data again, some via the Public Health Lab. Notes some sites have had Biobot-supplied historical data removed due to different sampling methods. Added Politico link about Biobot/Verily contract issues.
v1.3 October 31, 2023 - added Verily's new City of Snohomish to the Verily section. Noted the WA DoH quirk that you can still download the historical data that doesn't display in the UI, but not the new PHL data.
v1.4 November 2, 2023. Added a link to Katelyn Jetelina's summary.
Virus update for Ottawa, ON, Canada (Sep 30, 2023)
#Viral indicators continue to increase for #Ottawa, #Canada ( http://covid.gilchrist.ca/Ottawa.html ). #Wastewater levels in Ottawa have almost reached the same as the peak of the first #Omicron BA.1 wave. 🧵 1/
The one page easier to share version of this thread can be found at: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1708295660217278829.html
I’m really tired of this #pandemic. It sucks. My social life is a smoldering ruin. But neither my preferences nor yours dictate what happens with a highly transmissible, immune-evasive airborne #virus.
By Mike Hoerger, PhD MSCR MBA @michael_hoerger
PMC C0VID-19 Tracker, Sep 13, 2023
Twitter/X source: https://twitter.com/michael_hoerger/status/1702416143640564128
Sewage don't lie - check covid trends measured scientifically in waste water for #Pennsylvania https://www.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/ee27ed0a3a9f4ddbb380ec0eb1369a84
#Covid19 #wastewater #Data
Wastewater monitoring: 'the James Webb Telescope for population health' | Exemplars in Global Health https://www.exemplars.health/stories/the-james-webb-telescope-for-population-health
Today is the final day to submit a public comment to the #CDC so that they keep #wastewater tracking for #COVID and other viruses. With almost all other COVID metrics disappeared, this is our last tool for understanding how sickness is spreading in our communities. A single supporting sentence is sufficient.
Please submit using this link: https://www.regulations.gov/document/CDC-2023-0055-0001?mibextid=Zxz2cZ
2/2 #Wastewater testing was stopped in my county > a year ago and we are flying in the dark. CDC says to mask when community levels are high, but how is anyone to know?
It’s imperative that you continue #wastewater testing throughout the country--and preferably that you expand it. #Covid #surveillance #Biobot
Comments DUE BY TOMORROW/FRIDAY https://regulations.gov/document/CDC-2023-0055-0001
#CDC comment form: https://www.regulations.gov/document/CDC-2023-0055-0001
The West Point sewage treatment Sars-CoV-2 concentrations 7 day rolling averages have trended back down after last week's climb. Note: even though the dashboard is dated 9/6/2023, the most recent underlying data from this site is from 8/29/2023.
You can find the data for the state wastewater surveillance program, along with other metrics like case counts and hospitalizations, at https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/covid-19/data-dashboard#WasteWater. WSPT is one of three King County(-ish) sewersheds in this dataset. The dashboard gets updated every Wednesday (generally).
Right now there are only
TWO (2) COMMENTS
The CDC is taking comments on a National Wastewater Surveillance System for SARSVOV2.
I think some people here might have a comment about that.
I just found this. It's not too late
Tomorrow (Sep 7, 2023) is the
LAST DAY for comments!
Proposed Project National Wastewater Surveillance System for SARSCoV2 and other infectious disease targets of public health concern--New--National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Among a myriad of back-to-school emails, the school district has not mentioned covid even once. This year's policy is no policy at all. 😠
My kids report about 1-2% #masking rate (about 1-3 kids per grade).
I hate this timeline.
OK, this toot is seriously niche ... but for the two other people in this world who care about this, this talk by Marc Johnson (@solidevidence at that other place) on #covid #covid19 #wastewater monitoring is a totally, completely, 1000% fascinating science detective story.. 💩🤓
Good to see this report @cbcNorth. "An official with the Giant Mine remediation project says if #wildfire were to reach the site there's no risk the 237,000 tonnes of water-soluble arsenic trioxide buried underground would leach into the environment." https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/giant-mine-wildfire-risk-1.6947896
Time for #WastewaterWednedsay !!
Take note of the reported cases.
Take note of the reported cases.
Home tests were the beginning of the end. Just my opinion. If people even do test, they don't get reported in any measurable way. We are left w/ very little or very skewed data to assess our own risk & personal safety.
The plots show the concentrations of the #SARS2 #virus in #wastewater for #Spokane, which is the most populated area here in the eastern half of my state. I’ve added a red horizontal line showing where we are at with the numbers released today.
And where we are at is not good at all.
Go take another look at the plots. Note how much area is under the curve below that line. That area represents virus particles—how many and for how long. It represents damaged bodies and ruined lives. 3/
New SARS-CoV-2 variant gains dominance in US amid mild summer COVID wave - Enlarge (credit: Getty | Thomas Trutschel)
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