So roughly one-fourth of "breakthrough" Covid-19 hospitalizations (26%) and deaths (24%) were "asymptomatic or not related to Covid-19." How many of North Carolina's Covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths were "not related to Covid-19"? Is it more or less than one-fourth? We still don't know.
Earlier this spring I wrote about how our leaders, including Pres. Joe Biden and Gov. Roy Cooper, "need the humility of Canute" in understanding that "the forces of nature obey their Creator, not a man." Today's New York Times also calls for humility instead of thinking humans have authority over the virus.
The graph atop this post plots weekly Covid deaths against the excess death threshold. Covid’s peak in early winter is evident. But as you can see, North Carolina has not been suffering excess deaths owing to Covid-19 since mid-March 2021.