The news about our present pandemic is a mixed bag……
First the US has hit a horrific height…..the day was Monday, 14Dec20…….
The US death toll from the coronavirus topped 300,000 Monday just as the country began dispensing COVID-19 shots in a monumental campaign to conquer the outbreak. The number of dead rivals the population of St. Louis or Pittsburgh, the AP reports. It is equivalent to repeating a tragedy on the scale of Hurricane Katrina every day for more than five months. It is more than five times the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War. It is equal to a 9/11 attack every day for more than 100 days. “The numbers are staggering—the most impactful respiratory pandemic that we have experienced in over 102 years, since the iconic 1918 Spanish flu,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious-disease expert, said days before the milestone.
That was the bad news….the good news happened on the same day…..
It’s a big moment in the COVID fight: The first doses of a vaccine have been administered in the US. “I feel hopeful today. Relieved,” ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay tells the AP after getting her shot at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New York. She was the first person inoculated in New York state with the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, reports NBC News. Her health care peers around the nation also were getting shots on Monday. The hopeful development comes as the US nears the unwanted milestone of 300,000 COVID deaths. Health authorities say it will be months before the vaccine will be widespread enough to make a noticeable dent in the spread of the virus.
Maybe now we can see improvement in the numbers of cases and deaths……may we survive this as well…..
With the news that we are commencing the treatment of the virus there are still a big bloc of people that are resisting the vaccine…..why is that?
Overall, 60 percent of American adults said that they would “definitely” (29 percent) or “probably” (31 percent) take a vaccine “if it were available today,” according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted Nov. 18-29. Eighteen percent said that they would “definitely not” take the vaccine, and 21 percent said that they would “probably not.” Other polls have revealed similar findings (for the most part). A Morning Consult survey on behalf of National Geographic conducted Nov. 20-23 found 61 percent of Americans were either “likely” or “somewhat likely” to take a vaccine if it were approved by the FDA and made available to them. In that poll, 30 percent said they were unlikely to take the vaccine, including 19 percent who indicated they were “very unlikely.” And a Gallup poll conducted Nov. 16-29 showed roughly the same splits.1
Why A Big Bloc of Americans Is Wary Of The COVID-19 Vaccine — Even As Experts Hope To See Widespread Immunization
This is their decision….but if they choose not to get vaccinated then there is NO reward for being stupid.
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