The difference is that while infections are rising again, hospitalizations (and deaths) are much lower proportionally and not trending like in Delta and earlier. We’ve got vaccines and medicines and two years hard earned knowledge of how to treat COVID-19.What I’m finding, sadly, is that it seems the next wave is here in the NY area at least. I’ve known more people that have gotten covid in the past two weeks than the past two years. Our numbers seem to have equalled the worst of the Delta peak and still seem on the rise.
Meanwhile, there seems to be no urgency with getting the vaccine approved for the under 5 crowd, and none of the therapeutics developed thus far are appropriate for use in that age group. While there are now some wonderful tools to help adults who get sick, there’s no equivalent for younger children.
It’s a frustrating moment for parents with young children and/or people in high risk categories.
The bright spot on the horizon is with the weather changing for the better, outdoor activities are returning and that does make a huge difference in quality of life.
Funny I had the same thought as I'm now six months from my first booster (and not over 50 so not eligible for a second one).I planned to postpone my 2nd booster to the Fall when I guess the next big wave, if there is one, will emerge. But travel pragmatics might motivate me to get it sooner than later.
Get well soon Wayne!I tested positive today, I didn't feel good enough to do much of anything today, but I hope to catch up on watching some of my discs this week. Unfortunately my Hitchcock 4K 2nd edition set hasn't shipped yet from Amazon since I hadn't watched any of those films yet.
I am interested in hearing what you thought of the film. My wife's assessment -- "now she can relax for the rest of her life, because now she has already seen the worst movie ever made!"I'm attending a magic convention in Vegas starting on Sunday. The Orleans Casino (where the convention is being held) has a theater-plex inside. I am considering seeing 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' while I'm there during some convention downtime. I would keep my KN95 mask on and skip the popcorn and snacks.
For meals, I plan to take all food back to my room to eat. The KN95 mask will stay in place the entire time I am near anyone else. That will be a LOT of mask wearing over 4 days. I plan to use a fresh mask each day.
It is my plan to continue to avoid this virus as best I can while still having some semblance of a normal life.