Right off the bat, I'm stating that I am not a scientist. But, holy cow! Are we being inundated by science. Actually, for nearly two years, we've been educated about how viruses work, and what they can do to us. My head is stuffed with too much information. I sure wish I didn't know all this stuff. Just call me an ostrich.
I know the media and those in the business of public health are trying their best to keep us informed. They exhort us to get vaccinated, to wear masks, to maintain social distances. Still. Covid (and/or its variants) are on the rise again here in our "neck of the woods", as Al Roker says. Our local hospital is overflowing with covid patients, most of whom were not vaccinated. (I know there are vaccinated people who've gotten covid, too.) Federal health workers are heading to the Grand Rapids area to support local health workers. It's that bad.
Worst of all, we're heading into the season where we're around people, a lot. We just finished a grateful Thanksgiving with family. All of us are vaccinated and most have the booster, so we felt pretty confident that we'd be okay afterward.
With our hospital diverting ambulances to other emergency rooms, what happens to those who have heart attacks, strokes, accidents?
I sound like doom and gloom. Well, these are scary times. Again.
When will it end? Just when scientists think they have a handle on covid, a variant pops up--delta, omicron, what next.
Hubs and I got our covid booster shots. We also got flu shots in September. Hopefully, both will protect us through this winter season. Unfortunately, it looks like we'll be staying in a lot. And when we go out, we're masking up.
What are you doing to protect yourself and your family?
On a less serious note, wishing a Happy Hanukkah to all our readers celebrating.