Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Coronavirus Update 1-12-2021: 8 of the 10 deadliest days in US history are because of Covid

While we've all been mentally overcome by the rebellion that unfolded at the Capitol and the civil war that I fear it started, Covid-19 continues to rage around the country. Hundreds of thousands are falling ill each day, hospitals are stretched to capacity, and thousands are dying daily. The circle of people with Covid is closing in personally, and the number of calls I am receiving from clients with the question, "We've had an employee test positive; what do we do," has increased exponentially. All the while, the rollout of the vaccine, which was supposed to save us from this pandemic, has been too slow and uneven. 

The bottom line is that Covid-19 continues to win. 

So please, let's not forget that we are still in the middle of an awful pandemic, even as our democracy is splintering. Wear your mask (over your mouth and nose), keep your distance, wash your hands, and please stay home, especially, but not only, if you're sick or have been exposed to the virus. 

While the vaccine rollout has been mismanaged and mishandled, the vaccines still offer us a light of hope of a return to normalcy. I'd like to make it there, and I'd think you would, too.