Well. delta variant is really making a mess of things.
Cases are up, hospitalizations are up, deaths are up.
And break thru infections for people who've been vaccinated.
Thanks for all that, anti-vax Republicans.
I read today that if you have the alpha variant, you will
probably infect two other unvaccinated people. But if you
have the delta variant, you will infect 5 other people.
There were 606,806 new covid cases in the US this week,
a huge jump from the 255,000 last week, which was a jump
from the 134,000 the week before, and the 85,000 and the
68,000 at the end of June.
86,687 new cases on
average every day. (ha, an every day total that's so
similar to the Entire WEEK total, just a few weeks ago!)
365 people died every day on avg.
In my town, active cases have shot up to 572 and 30 people
hospitalized. Before vaccinations started in earnest, the
worse we had was 526 active cases on 17 Dec 2020, and on
that day we had 47 people hospitalized.
The local hospitals are restricting visitors, again.
And I'm taking a good look at the local numbers for
active covid cases. Throughout this mess, we've had
awesome, daily reports for cases, hospitalizations,
ongoing active cases and deaths!
But mid-May, they started not reporting the sunday numbers.
And then the entire Memorial Day weekend. hey. fair enough!
But the next weekend, they also took three days off. And the next.
After that it was random days of not reporting during the
week, and still not reporting the three days of the weekends.
This is shoddy. and shitty. I really want better.
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