It has now been two years since the COVID 19 Pandemic was declared.
America has lost nearly one million people, two thirds of the entire total of Americans lost in all the wars the nation has fought in 226 years!
A bit more than 60 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated, but there is still stubborn resistance by many Republicans and right wing freaks who deny science, and favor mythology and conspiracy theories.
While the danger is down for now, there is no certainty of the future, and statistics show those who are in the hospitals and dying are overwhelmingly those who deny science.
While those of us who are vaccinated totally and have used masks are in good stead, the reality of new threats of strains of COVID 19, and also other viruses, is still a reality into the future!
According to the CDC’s new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data, our neck of the woods has dropped to medium level.
WHO is warning that the conditions in Ukraine could cause Covid to surge again in Europe.
Omicron has a sub-variant that is causing a surge in China, the UK, and Europe. Only a matter of time before it starts surging in the US.
Before Putin started his war, the news media had mentioned that there is a variant that combines Delta and Omicron. Now it’s war coverage 24/7 with very little pandemic news.
The CDC is warning that the Omicron sub-variant, BA.2, could become the dominant variant in the US this Spring, and they’re advising that we’re going to need to start masking up again.
Also, Pfizer and Moderna are planning to have a 2nd booster, making their vaccines go from 3 doses to 4 doses.