Tuesday, July 27, 2021

CoViD-19: CDC Says Vaxxed Or Not: Time To Mask Up Again | Vaccination Requirements Expand | Biden Saved Live Music | Governor Newsom Expands Healthcare, College Accessibility |


Hummingbird at San Diego Zoo (Taken 7.16.21)

Today was a really nice and productive day. I spent the morning working while watching briefings by Jen Psaki, Governor Newsom, the January 6th committee hearing, and bits of the Olympics.
By the afternoon, the CDC had released their updated mask guidance for vaccinated people and frankly, it is about time. I understand they can only issue guidance, but did they really think -- in a country where that last guy was president, where January 6th happened, where people believe in a blood-harvesting cabal of pedophilic liberals exists, that we were going to get people on board with masking or vaxxing or having any kind of sense? 

And don't get me started on the media. I have a couple links below but this idea that reinstating mask wearing is somehow going to hinder vaccinations is absurd. The people who weren't masking were already never gonna get vaccinated. 
Here are some reasons I got vaccinated: I don't want to die by dry drowning. I don't want to get so sick I have to isolate from other humans for days on end. I don't want to catch a virus and not know that I'm carrying it and spread it to my family or friends. I want to go to shows. I want to be around groups of people and not feel suspicious that they're carriers. I care about myself, my friends, my job, and my community. You know what didn't come to mind when deciding to get vaccinated: the question of having to continue wearing a mask. 

Mask wearing is so inconsequential and easy and I don't even think twice about it. So let's be real about who the Americans are who will somehow decide that if they still have to wear a mask there must be no point of the vaccine. And maybe they'll keep driving mutations to the effect that the virus becomes completely vaccine evasive and they'll get a self-fulfilling prophecy just to say they were right. We need to keep up the pressure and mandate vaccines where they can be mandated. The next big move will be showing proof of vax for restaurants in bars like in SF. 

The afternoon was lovely. My sister and my nieces came over, we ate in the backyard, and then went to Sea World. It was crowded but definitely saw more mask wearing which was encouraging, and we tend to stay in the perimeter less-crowded areas. I'll be paying close attention to see follow up from the State, County, and local businesses. I'm trying to influence a couple to be the torchbearers for vaccine requirements, but it's gonna take some big political will.  

Stay safe out there. 

  • COVID-19:
      • CDC Updates Mask Guidance for People Fully Vaccinated: To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. - CDC (Updated 7.27.21)
        • If you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in many of the activities that you did before the pandemic.
        • To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission. (Spoiler Alert: San Diego County is currently considered High Level of Community Transmission. Check your county here.)
        • Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
        • You should continue to wear a mask where required by laws, rules, regulations, or local guidance.
        • County CDC Data Tracker
    CDC National Transmission Data 7.19.21-7.25.21
    Orange = Substantial ; Red = High
    All Orange & Red Areas Should Be Masking Up Indoors Regardless of Vaccination Status

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