All the headlines on Thursday were screaming about new COVID-19 records as the U.S. hit more than 100,000 people hospitalized. According to the New York Times, there were 200,000 new cases reported on 12/2 and 2,885 deaths.
While I was driving around running errands, I heard radio clip with the state health director panicking and asking people to stay home. Yet the Fedex store was as busy as I have ever seen it. I am not seeing the empty streets that we experienced this spring when it felt like the Twilight Zone on those rare occasions when I ventured out. From my perspective, it appears that people are largely ignoring the advice of public health officials, probably because they over-promised last time.
I remember having a doctor appointment scheduled for late March and the doctor postponed it, rescheduling me exactly 90 days later. I had the appointment in late June, even though the number of cases was higher, the positive test rate was higher, and the number of deaths was far higher. Just taught me that they over reacted in March. The governors cried wolf, implemented destructive lockdowns, and now they wander why there is no compliance.
I continue to be pressed for time due to our pending move so I’ll just leave this update short today. Be well.