December 6th, 2021
Amazing to think that there has been enough data and discussion to fill 50 newsletters on one disease! Alas, such is COVID.
North Carolina remains in relative normalcy in most places. The northern states entering winter like conditions are seeing significant increases. Europe is also seeing similar spikes in the colder climate countries.
There is a slight increase in the 7 day moving average of cases for the US since 10/24/21. The good news is that hospitalization and deaths have not tracked along with this average.
The cases are still uncoupled for the vaccinated individuals as Delta remains the main COVID 19 variant for now. Omicron is the new headache of unknowns.
If you have had 2 doses of an mRNA vaccine or had previous natural infection, you have a very very small risk of a significant hospitalization and therefore death from the Delta variant based on statistics overall. The caveat remains that these realities are left untrue when we see that are person reinfected has advancing age and metabolic diseases put them chronically at risk for potential negative outcomes.
Here is a good Wall Street Journal Article on natural versus vaccine induced immunity. Link
As it stands today, the United States has had 47.9 million known cases and almost 782,000 deaths.
As with the first newsletter on this topic, keep solace with the fact that there is a 99+% chance of survival for all of us regardless of vaccination. However,
mathematically, you now have a 99.9998% chance of survival once vaccinated and the vaccine safety for the mRNA vaccines continues to look good.
Why take on that extra risk?
Dr. Danny Benjamin is back discussing Covid, schools and the new vaccine age indication
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