Cases are on the rise, but are they asymptomatic? Are they packing hospitals? How about deaths? Maybe stop administering unnecessary tests.
Los Angeles reinstated the indoor mask mandate even if you had the COVID-19 vaccine because of the delta variant.
It’s weird. I’m reading The Los Angeles Times article, and I have a hard time finding justification for the mandate:
L.A. County’s rise in community transmission has accelerated dramatically since California fully reopened on June 15. For the weeklong period that ended that day, L.A. County averaged 173 new coronavirus cases a day. For the seven-day period that ended Wednesday, the county’s average was 1,077 new cases a day. On Thursday, the county reported 1,537 additional cases.
Countywide, COVID-19 hospitalizations increased over that same time frame — from 223 on June 15 to 452 as of Wednesday. Still, cases and hospitalizations are still more than 93% below what they were at the peak of the winter surge. And deaths remain at historically low levels, at an average of about seven a day.
Although officials don’t expect hospitals to ever be as stressed with COVID-19 patients as they were during the winter surge, it’s still possible the healthcare system could be significantly affected if trends continue.
“There is still time to take action and protect people through vaccination, since we are starting from a lower baseline rate,” Dr. Roger Lewis, who directed COVID-19 hospital demand modeling for the L.A. County Department of Health Services, wrote in an email. “It is critically important that everyone eligible for vaccination who has not already been vaccinated does so as quickly as possible.”
I’m guessing most of these people are asymptomatic because the media is not stressing hospitalizations or even sick people, but not bad enough to go to the hospital.
Vaccines help a person not get a virus. It also helps a person’s immune system fight a virus so they do not get sick. You can still have a virus inside of you, but the vaccine has helped your immune system fight it off.
Maybe stop administering unnecessary tests? If you test people for any virus all the time, you will find the majority have a virus in them. I’d love to see regular flu testing all year.
Officials have said over and over if you have the vaccine, you are fine. It is all about protecting the unvaccinated. If you can have the vaccine and choose not to, then it’s your problem, not mine:
The vaccines are believed to be essentially as effective against the Delta variant as other variants. During June, 86% of people diagnosed with the Delta variant in L.A. County were not fully vaccinated — in the same range as the Alpha variant, where 91% of people diagnosed were not fully vaccinated; the Gamma variant, 92%; and all other variants, 89%.
But officials suspect that unvaccinated people have stopped wearing masks in indoor public settings and businesses, even though they’re still required to do so.
Okay, so they know the risk and choose to take it. Again, not the problem of those with the vaccine.
If you want to wear a mask, then wear a mask.
I have autoimmune disorders. I tell people, not demand, to get vaccines. Herd immunity is essential to people like me, but I do not expect people to think about me above themselves.
I want you to remember some compromised people have doctors who do not recommend the vaccine due to limited data. I think people forget how dangerous it is to have a compromised immune system.
My rheumatologist had me wait a few months before I got the vaccine. Even then, she said she would not say yes or no, but I had to keep her updated about my progress if I got it. A few people in my RA support group got super sick with the vaccine. There is not enough official data on people with compromised immune systems.
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