You know, when the pandemic started, I thought, well maybe this will get America to pull together. Yeah, I'm that naïve. I'm still trying to do what I can to pull people together in my small world--doing that without yielding to or validating insanity is challenging and at times I've become the divider.highdesert wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:20 pm My town has somewhere between 30% and 40% vaccinated, the county is higher It's not like there are long lines, testing and vaccinations are available daily and there is no charge. It's not like it was in January and February when I got mine.
Yes the unknown factors are the Fall and Winter with the Delta plus variant and perhaps others could be raging.
Probably what cooper has encountered at his hospitals.https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/hea ... 035920002/An Alabama physician glumly says she is making "a lot of progress" in encouraging people to vaccinate – as she struggles to keep them alive.
Dr. Brytney Cobia, a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, wrote in a recent Facebook post she is treating a lot of young, otherwise healthy people for serious coronavirus infections.
"One of the last things they do before they're intubated is beg me for the vaccine," she wrote. "I hold their hand and tell them that I'm sorry, but it's too late."
In her post, Cobia wrote that when a patient dies, she hugs their family members and urges them to get vaccinated. She said they cry and tell her they thought the pandemic was a "hoax," or "political," or targeting some other age group or skin color.
"They wish they could go back. But they can't," Cobia wrote. "So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives."