Liveblog - UPDATES: US likely on the cusp of a dreaded 4th Wave of COVID-19

The US appears more likely on the cusp of a dreaded fourth wave of COVID-19 infections as every state in the country has experienced an uptick in new cases. The highly contagious Delta Variant now accounts for 83 percent of all new COVid-19 cases, with three states leading the way: Florida, Texas and Missouri. All three states have low vaccination rates and account for 40 percent of all cases nationwide.

No one has ever claimed the COVID-19 vaccinations will prevent you from contracting the deadly virus; they won’t. But their efficacy rate against the virus is pretty damn good. If you do get COVID-19 after becoming fully vaccinated, your chances of hospitalization, or hooked up to a ventilator, or even transported to the morgue decrease immensely compared to those who have not received a shot. In fact, “97% of those currently hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinatedaccording to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

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Positive and Negative COVID-19 News:

  • In a unanimous ruling, a three-judge panel of the Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a lower court that the agency had overreached with its eviction moratorium, which is set to expire at the end of July.
  • Back in May, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill into law banning the vaccine passport. Here she is today answering a question on what would it take to raise the vaccination rate in her state:

Reading is Fundamental: NO ONE is saying or even alluding that Vaccine Passports will magically make COVDI-19 disappear.

INSANITY:

COVID-19 in the World of Sports:

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Johns Hopkins: COVID-19 Map-

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