Wear a Mask, Damnit
"Yeah, lets open all the schools and businesses right now" said Jim Jones from the podium. Oh wait, that's not Jim Jones?
And what this blogger seems to forget is that deaths lag cases. We're still seeing 9000+ new cases per day in Floriduh. That's down a bit from the middle of the month when we had a few days with 11,000+. Hopefully he's right and it's starting to level out a bit. But there's still a lot of deaths in our future when 9,000+ are confirmed infected every day. Regardless of when exactly these victims died, Floriduh had a really shitty July. And we're not even close to being out of the woods yet. This was a really weird thing for the blogger to be whining about, honestly. Local media has explained the "lags" in reporting too:What the mainstream press keeps forgetting to tell people is that it can take the government days, if not weeks, to record a COVID-19 death.
Sorry. It's a really shitty situation.I love this thread... but fuck these articles create so much anxiety in me.
So, if 70% won't take a vaccine, what is it they think will get the pandemic under control? (Other than letting it completely loose until herd immunity.)This survey demonstrates my concern about the economy pretty perfectly. In short, there will be no economic recovery until we get the pandemic under control:
Fewer Americans say they would resume daily activities as coronavirus cases increase, survey finds
- 23% of Americans said in the July 9 survey that they would go to a concert, compared with 30% in June.
- In the July 9 survey, 34% of Americans said they would fly on an airplane, while that number was at 39% in June.
- 54% of Americans said they would attend a funeral, according to the July 16 survey, a 5 percentage point drop from June.
- Only 30% of Americans said that they would go to the movies in the July 16 survey, compared with 36% in June.
- There was a 5 percentage drop to 50% in July among those who said they would eat at a restaurant.
- 40% of Americans said in the July 16 survey they would attend a wedding, while 47% said they would in the June survey.
- Only 27% in the July 9 survey said they would attend a sporting event, a 5 percentage point drop from June.
Other polls have shown closer to 50% are willing to take it. I'd guess many of the anti-vaxxers are also part of the cohort who are going about their daily activities now anyway. There are other countries who have their outbreaks under control without a vaccine. All I know is the economy isn't recovering when 50% of Americans won't go to a restaurant, 60% won't fly etc.So, if 70% won't take a vaccine, what is it they think will get the pandemic under control? (Other than letting it completely loose until herd immunity.)
Acceptance of what? Vaccines in general? It's not like they have a real thing that can be discussed as yet.But health communication experts say they need to start to lay the groundwork for acceptance now, because the flood of misinformation from antivaccine activists has surged.
260 sick at camp: CDC says children susceptible to COVID-19
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details a large coronavirus outbreak at an overnight camp in Georgia that resulted in 260 sick campers and staffers. Researchers say this seems to indicate children are susceptible to COVID-19 and have the ability to spread it.