Saturday, April 24, 2021

CoViD-19: It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over | Dire Circumstances In India | US Acknowledges Armenian Genocide |

The last time we did a San Diego River Cleanup (Taken 1.11.2020)

I found this article about how India was beating COVID from February 17th and it makes me incredibly sad and also really mad. "'India suffered through a lot and because it suffered through a lot, it's reached the other shore now,' said Ramanan Laxminarayan, an epidemiologist at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, a research firm based in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi. 'I don't see the prospect of a second wave in India. If it does happen, it will likely be a modest one.'"

There've been a lot of really bad takes on the pandemic, including my own, but so many have been really, really bad. Like deadly bad. I cannot imagine where we would be if things had gone differently in November, and India is paying a heavy toll because of their leader's negligence and irresponsibility.  

All this to wrap back around because a friend of mine asked me when I thought San Diego would get to the Yellow Tier. Obviously I'm not a scientist, doctor, epidemiologist or whatever, but my answer was that I think we're more likely to get out of the tier system when it is set to sunsets on June 15 because I don't envision, as more things open, that we can get below 2% positivity. I think that's okay because as we get vaccinated, we won't necessarily see high symptomatic infection, but I don't think COVID is going away. And hearing our shithead former mayor grandstanding and now that other awful, horrible person, who let's not forget, was responsible for killing a woman due to a car collision, launching a campaign for governor and I just can't even imagine where our state would be if we had been under their leadership over the past year and a half. Newsom certainly made mistakes along the way, but even so, I think we can acknowledge where he got it right. We can't let down now, even those of us who are fully vaccinated. Now if we can just open up to 12-15 year olds and get the County to expand vaccinations to a few 24 hour or nighttime locations, we may be able to get it done faster. Stay safe out there. 

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