COVID19 cases are going up in over 90% of U.S. states & territories.

The current 7-day average of daily new cases is 37,674. This is a 52.5% increase from the previous week, & a 230.5% increase from the lowest average in June 2021.

There are certain things to be aware of to maintain our safety and the safety of those around us. Current no mask mandates at retailers have loosened the rules. This can mean trouble because even the people who have received the vaccination can still spread the germ and infect others. Their symptoms are just minimal.

Yes. The vaccines developed against COVID are nearly 100% effective however, according to the CDC the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are 94-95% after the second shot, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was 66.3% effective at preventing infection (all three vaccines are nearly 100% at preventing hospitalization and death). Even in a best case scenario, that’s at least 5 out of every hundred vaccination people potentially vulnerable to COVID-related sickness or death.

We should remember to to wear our masks and stay home if any symptoms appear.