If you have not received at least one vaccine and wait two appropriate weeks after returning to more normal activities, you should not resume those activities as if we were out of the wild altogether. And you have nothing to fear – I don’t care how young or invincible you think you are.
We are in a building or layover period for the Bay Area and California, and it could be one of the deadliest times in an outbreak for people who feel carefree and worried about the state of things and their concerns. Relative risk It̵7;s spring, bars and restaurants are doing more business than they have been in months, and there are still as many COVIDs around us as it is sunny in October, before the holidays and in the first part of the night. Pandemic Last spring The number of cases remains low in San Francisco, which is true. But people have stopped testing regularly and feel less paranoid, and hospital admissions numbers across the Bay Area have generally dropped and are still up 5% on Monday. The species is taking over. And nothing truly stops California from swelling or escalation in new cases except people wearing masks and not gathering in buildings until they’re vaccinated.
Half of San Francisco residents can become more independent in the coming weeks – as of Tuesday, 50% of the city was reported to have received at least one vaccine, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Johnson only once Hopefully this includes everyone who has to work outside the home. That’s good news But it was not sufficient for herd immunity – and it was not known how effective the vaccine was against the variant. “Brazilian” P 1, or a recently identified “Indian” variant in the Bay Area.
But with Governor Gavin Newsom’s big announcement on Tuesday about opening California for business by June 15th, many of you might feel psychologically like the worst day behind us.
Everything can change, and people can still die, and the Bay Area infectious disease specialist is issuing a warning that stretching the house doesn’t mean you can celebrate if you haven’t got your vaccine.
The CDC said young people were driving outbreaks in the Northeast and Midwest because they hadn’t been vaccinated and everyone had warned against the wind. And, as experts predicted two months ago, the B.1.1.7 variant first discovered in the UK has become the dominant strain in the United States, as it is 50% to 70% more contagious and If you’re feeling young and dumb and need motivation to stay out of the virus, a new study suggests that a third of mild COVID cases will suffer from long-term “brain disease”, including fog. In the brain, anxiety, paranoia And a longer loss of smell or taste Do you like those odds?
In addition, if you become infected, you run the risk of being infected from a friend who is vaccinated or not vaccinated, called “breakthrough” cases in which people who have been vaccinated with sickness are rare, according to New York-based experts. Times But it still happened and we still I don’t know what happened to the worst variant.
“For unvaccinated people and who have never been infected, nothing has changed,” UCSF’s head of internal medicine Dr. Bob Water told the Chronicle this week. “What has changed is the virus they may be exposed to. It is … likely to perform better than the virus that spreads in 2020. “
Everyone in San Francisco is eligible for the vaccine starting next week, April 15, and hope the device will speed up and the process will be swift.
But until you are two weeks away from your first shot at this point, you either have good or good immunity.If you get the J&J injection, your behavior shouldn’t change. You shouldn’t party indoors. You probably shouldn’t be eating indoors at restaurants. You shouldn’t travel around and quarantine. You shouldn’t have a drink every night with a different person at an outdoor bar.
If you get one Pfizer or Moderna shot, then your behavior shouldn’t change significantly until five to six weeks later, or two weeks after the second shot.
And everyone still has to wear masks in public, likely most of the year this year.Yes, it’s terrible, but this isn’t a theater like Dr. Anthony Fosie told rebellious Rand Paul last month – not knowing the formats means there is no theater.
please Let us go through June without a new needle, without Mayor of London Breed and Dr. Colfax having to attend another terrifying Zoom session and scold us all for fucking. We are so close
John Swartzberg, a UC Berkeley infectious disease expert who is recognized as one of the more cautious and pessimistic local experts, told the Chronicle, “I don’t feel confident about what’s going to happen this month. “Which direction will go in?” He said April would be “the key” for California and the US. “If we can go through this month without any additional trends, we will be in great shape.”
Let’s do it! Let it pass this month If you haven’t taken pictures yet, try spending more time at home than you would like and continue doing the outdoors if you go out. Things can still go south of the Bay Area, and you don’t want to be blamed for that!
We have a summer waiting And the autumn that started to look stuck with events that had already happened Just chill
Photo: Drew Coffman