Coronavirus Diaries 36

With Memorial Day just about upon us, it’s been announced that 50% of U.S. adults have now gotten the full vaccine for COVID-19. Further to that, vaccines are being now administered to children.

Then there’s this great news, from and written by Dr. Deepak Ramanathan:

COVID-19 infections are exceedingly rare after full vaccination: CDC

The upshot of the article is that studies have found that if you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the odds of you catching the virus is exceedingly rare. From the article:

The new CDC report shows that such breakthrough infections may occur in just 0.01% of all fully vaccinated people.

Not only are the odds very rare for catching COVID-19, those who do get it are likely to get far less scary symptoms.

The news is terrific and, as I’ve written many times ’round here: Go get vaccinated!

Yesterday I was talking with a few people I knew. One of them just got their second Pfizer shot and I noted that in a matter of two weeks he may not have to wear the mask as much as he has and that we can finally talk to each other without masks.

He stated that even with the full efficacy of the vaccine, he was still going to take things easy and wasn’t quite ready to give up the mask, even after two weeks.

I agreed with him.

Hell, I’ve had both vaccines for a while now and I continue to go to stores or any areas where there are larger groups of people with a mask on.

Another person we were talking to told me he has a Doctor who told him they were leery of the vaccine and, frankly, that set me off.

I. Just. Don’t. Get. It.

I can understand people who aren’t “professionals” in the medical field getting influenced by the bullshit you find the internet and/or questionable talk shows/”news” programs.

But to be a medical doctor and actually seeing clients -real flesh and blood human beings!- and professing skepticism about vaccines and the ways to keep one safe…

Just wow.

I noted a few days back that I had a similar experience, talking to someone in the medical field who also stated something similar and refused to vaccinate.

With stories like the above, I can’t help but shake my head.

Almost everyone has relied on medications at some point in their life. Whether it be to help with a cold or anti-biotics to deal with an infection, most of us don’t question their need in certain situations.

Reports like the one above show us the real world results of vaccination and, frankly, they’re incredibly encouraging. They point us directly toward the path to the end of this pandemic and yet…

…and yet there are still people out there who either refuse to vaccinate or seem to discount the seriousness of the virus.

Hopefully, news like this will start to turn minds.

If nothing else, its becoming crystal clear that with the rise of the vaccines we’ve seen a definite drop in COVID cases.

What more does one need to know?