Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Masks Again? Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions.

Masks Again? Delta Variant’s Spread Prompts Reconsideration of Precautions.: Roughly half of Los Angeles County residents are fully vaccinated, and about 60 percent have had at least one dose. While the number of positive tests is still below 1 percent in the county, the rate has been inching up, Dr. Ferrer added, and there has been a rise in the number of reinfections among residents who were infected before and did not get vaccinated.

Those reinfections are especially demoralizing. I spoke with one person (small sample size!) who caught it twice, and the second time was much, much worse.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Vaccinated Among Delta Deaths, but Older and Relatively Few: UK Data

Vaccinated Among Delta Deaths, but Older and Relatively Few: UK Data: "Someone aged 80 who is fully vaccinated essentially takes on the risk of an unvaccinated person of around 50 — much lower, but still not nothing, and so we can expect some deaths," the statisticians said. My mom just turned 80, so this is concerning.

Vaccinated Among Delta Deaths, but Older and Relatively Few: UK Data

Vaccinated Among Delta Deaths, but Older and Relatively Few: UK Data: As of June 21, 92,029 cases of Delta have been confirmed by Public Health England, of which 117 ended in death. Of those cases, 109 were in those over the age of 50. UK officials did not give a more detailed age breakdown, but coronavirus deaths disproportionately affect the very elderly. Looks like I'm masking up.

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Unvaccinated Missourians fuel COVID: 'We will be the canary'

Unvaccinated Missourians fuel COVID: 'We will be the canary': As immunizations slow, the delta variant has become the predominant form of the virus in the region. Aaron Schekorra, a spokesman for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, said it makes up 93% of the random sample of cases that the county is sending for analysis, up from 70% three weeks ago.

Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated - New York Daily News

Nearly all COVID deaths in US are now among unvaccinated - New York Daily News: only about 150 of the more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths in May were in fully vaccinated people. That translates to about 0.8%, or five deaths per day on average.

The Delta Variant Will Still Kill You

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