Further, you can NOT trust COVID case numbers. Case numbers are going to be lower than the reality both because of the people who don't get tested, and the people who self-test at home and don't report their infection to doctors or health authorities.
If you want to know how bad things are in your area, hospital admissions will give you better info.
Right now, my area is reporting low infections, but medium-high admissions. The risk here is NOT low.
Hey, so something came up at synagogue board meeting today, and really important as many people know this as possible:
COVID is NOT getting less dangerous as it mutates. In fact, some new varieties are much more dangerous than the original.
COVID is just as -- if not more -- dangerous now as it was at the start of the epidemic. People who do not have access to vaccines, who are immunocompromised, who work in customer-facing positions, etc, are still at high risk.
A simple surgical mask modification to pass N95 respirator-equivalent fit testing standards.
Very cool. Will grab a box of 8" rubber bands. Still have a ton of baggy blues left over from early days that I never use anymore. Nice to be able to upgrade those to a useful status.
Horrible thought regarding global warming
People arguing against doing anything to contain covid are claiming that there's no way of containing it, so we shouldn't bother even trying.
Is that the future for global warming? Are they going to say that the world will end and there's nothing we can do about it, so we shouldn't even try?
It doesn't make sense if you're a reasonable person, they would die too, but crazy ultra-short-term thinking is a particular feature of sociopaths.
The COVID19 mitigation guidance that is given to Americans by some people is not the same guidance they use themselves. We’ve known this for a while, but it still stings when the rest of us have been subjected to a mass-infection strategy, and if you say that, people treat you like you are a nut.
#Covid19 minimizers are wrong again.
“When Omicron started flying around the country, people kept saying that’s OK, that will improve people’s immunity,” said Boyton. “What we’re saying is it’s not a good booster of immunity.”
"Life is irreplaceable; living can be found anywhere" -- following the engineers, PhDs, MDs, and nurses in the trenches; wearing full-face elastomeric P100 respirators; pursuing personal zero #COVID -- 🇨🇦 #MaskUp #BetterMasks #COVIDisAirborne #fedi22
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