Friday, March 11, 2022

Don't Look Now, But....


Layzej said...

Don't worry. It's like the terrors of the Fire Swamp:
1) The flame spurt. No problem. There's a popping sound preceding each. We can avoid that.
2) The lightening sand, which you were clever enough to discover what that looks like, so in the future we can avoid that too.

Likewise, take necessary precautions when local instances are on the rise:
1) Get vaccinated and boosted.
2) Limit exposure to crowds - especially indoors.
3) Wear a properly fitted N95 where necessary.

More good news: IFR for Covid is now lower than the Flu (at least in England):

David Appell said...

I don't know...seems inevitable numbers will start going back up in the US and Canada, and this time people aren't going to do much mask wearing and social distancing.

In the US 1500 people a day are dying still. That's about 15-20 times the number of flu deaths.

Dano said...

I'll wager we will have a half-dozen more of these peaks and government bumbling. We absolutely must wear N95 masks indoors in smaller spaces that are poorly ventilated, no matter what the captured CDC says. Corporations want you working, you're going to work.



Entropic man said...

Simple cause and effect.

Politicians are guided by the scientists : cases go down.

Politicians are guided by the business lobby : cases go up.

We are also suffering an old human problem : familiarity breeds contempt.

The problem hasn't gone away, but because we're used to it we neglect our precautions.

Happened to me. After Christmas I wore my mask less often at work (museum guide) and promptly caught Omicron.

Layzej said...

Is there an expectation that if we were just virtuous enough we could avoid further waves? I very much doubt it's the case.