America: Merely 1,000 days ago things around the world were completely different. Humans were walking around breathing freely, first dates could hug maybe even kiss after their initial encounter, you could give grandma a hug as you were leaving the nursing home, and you could put your kids to sleep even if they skipped the bath that night. November/December 2019 is when things began in China that would change the world we know forever.
Since the outbreak started in Wuhan, China the CCP virus has infected 198,297,506 humans, caused 4,229,658 to pass away, and 179,141,003 humans have recovered.
This new delta variant is supposedly a lot more dangerous and way more contagious as you will learn from watching the various videos. It was reported yesterday that a staggering 86,000 new cases popped up across America as the world is opening up and removing restrictions. That is more cases in a single day than all of last summer. They have also tested fruits that have come back positive for COVID? Just saying.
Throughout this pandemic, we were all urged to ‘mask up’ which seemed to curb the spread and get us all back to somewhat normal and we were coasting for a bit. Now, this new Delta variant could jeopardize all the progress we’ve made. It has already made the vaccination shot almost nonaffective, or pointless to get if it can’t protect you right? Experts say you get the vaccine so you don’t get sick, but you get it so you don’t get as sick. Basically to me, that sounds ineffective.
Now we’re to the point this new variant is spreading like wildfire, the vaccine doesn’t really work against it, and the possibility of another lockdown is real if this thing keeps flying around like it is. Health experts, I listen to keep stressing the same point, keep exercising and eat well, COVID attacks the weak, obese, and unhealthy.
With all that said it’s festival season and sports stadiums across the country are packed again shoulder to shoulder. With the new delta variant floating around is it safe for Americans or anyone to be out and about again? I don’t think America could survive another complete shutdown.
What are we to do? COVID seems to be on the back of most people’s minds, you can’t tell the difference between who’s been vaccinated and who hasn’t, apparently, that doesn’t even really matter much anymore since the vaccinated can still get the Delta strain, their symptoms just may not be as severe.
Could America’s need to freely be running around in the streets after months and months of lockdown be what’s keeping this virus alive, thriving, and adapting? Do we need to shut down again before it gets out of hand or are we thinking too much into this? Time shall tell, for now, stay safe, mask up in crowds, drink plenty of water, eat well, and exercise daily IMUer’s.
What All The They’s Are Saying About COVID’s New DELTA Strain
Source: Own Thoughts & The World
Videos: Good Morning America, NBC News, ABC News, GMA, & 9 News Australia
Cover Photo: YALE Medicine