From the CDC: The most effective way to trigger a ‘fullish’ Wing Nut.
Put on Your Masks and Thinking Caps
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to increase, especially in areas with higher levels of community transmission and lower vaccination coverage. Pediatric cases and hospitalizations have also increased in recent weeks. Rates of COVID-19-associated hospitalizations are lower in children of all ages compared to adults, but some children develop acute COVID-19 requiring hospitalization.1 In addition, some children who have had COVID-19 may later develop Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19. As of July 30, 2021, CDC has received reports of more than 4,400 children in the United States who have been diagnosed with COVID-19-associated MIS-C.
The million dollar question of the day:
California parent allegedly assaults teacher in COVID mandate dispute on first day of school
The superintendent of a Northern California school district wrote that a parent engaged in a “serious physical altercation” with a teacher after arguing with the school’s principal over the COVID-19 mask mandate on Wednesday — the first day of school.
“Unfortunately, a parent took it upon himself to verbally assault a principal that led to a serious physical altercation between him (the parent) and a teacher as the teacher intended to protect the principal,” Amador County Unified School District Superintendent Torie Gibson wrote in a letter sent to parents Thursday.
OHIO!: Protestors demonstrate in response to COVID-19 vaccine mandates by area health care networks
Should’ve Got the Vaccine:
Very Sad: New mom only got to hold newborn baby “a few short minutes” before dying from COVID-19, family says
A 30-year-old Florida woman battling COVID-19 died on August 6, just days after undergoing an emergency C-section weeks before her due date. She was only able to hold her newborn “for a few short minutes” before being rushed to the ICU and soon after put on a ventilator, her family said.
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people aged 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19.
The Covidracy States:
These 8 states make up half of US Covid-19 hospitalizations. And the surge among the unvaccinated is overwhelming health care workers
Eight states, many of which have lagged the national average for vaccinations, have Covid-19 patients that account for at least 15% of their overall hospitalizations: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Texas, according to a CNN analysis of data from the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Of all Covid-19 hospitalizations, these eight states’ combined totals make up approximately 51% of patients, though the states account for only around 24% of the nation’s population, according to Census data.
Dear Governor DeSatan: Florida Physicians: Repeal anti-mask laws, protect FL children
Physicians across Florida are concerned about Florida’s children and their risk of COVID-19 infections. As the virus burns through Florida, health care providers feel we are fighting this fire without any leadership from Gov. Ron DeSantis. Blocking communities from making local decisions to protect themselves with his top-down, one-size-fits-all edict will only make matters worse.
Crossing my fingers:
Mississippi braces for ‘failure’ of hospital system due to covid-19 surge and lack of ICU beds
Covid Infection Rate Among Unvaccinated California Residents 522% Higher Than That Of Those Vaccinated
And she’s a ‘Trump Judge:’
27 people aboard a Carnival cruise test positive for COVID-19
Twenty-seven people aboard a Carnival cruise that reportedly departed from Texas tested positive for COVID-19 just before the ship made a stop in Belize City this week, according to the Belize Tourism Board.
All 27 were vaccinated, had mild or no symptoms, and were in isolation, according to the statement. The tourism board said 99.98% of the ship’s crew was vaccinated, as well as 96.5% of its passengers.
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