Here’s a brief case update. I’ll also have a brief comment about vaccine mandates.
Cases continue to come down in the US, California and San Diego County. Cases in the US are now approaching being as low as they were in the Spring before Delta started. The only current outbreaks, according to endcoronavirus, is in the Twin Falls area in Idaho. Cases are dropping in San Diego County too, but unfortunately, not as fast as other places. LA and San Diego Counties are now #1 and #2 for new case numbers in the US.
World wide, the US is now in 8th place for countries with the most new COVID cases in the last month. This is a welcome change, since the US has spent large majority of the pandemic in 1st place. Ironically, the country in first place right now is South Korea, which has been doing well for the majority of the pandemic, serving as an example for other countries to follow. The majority of cases country wide have happened in the last month, due to the super infectious but less virulent Omicron variant.
Vaccine mandates still enforced: In January 2022, the Supreme Court struck down the vaccine and testing mandate for all but a few health care workers. Mandates for federal workers are still working their way through the courts. In spite of this, some companies and municipalities are still enforcing the mandates. They often cite vaccine mandates, but the vaccine mandates still do not officially exist, having been struck down. So these entities are enforcing mandates entirely on a voluntary basis, and of their own volition. These entities do not acknowledge the now well known data that natural immunity is better than vaccine mediated immunity at preventing infection and the spread of SARS-2.
As you may have noticed, I’ve been tapering off the frequency of my updates as the pandemic recedes. As things continue to improve, I will post more infrequently.
Don’t fear, but be smart,