Connecticut is again in a extreme outbreak in keeping with COVID ACT Now.
The improve appears to be largely primarily based on the day by day new instances per 100Okay inhabitants.
For me, I believe the day by day hospitalizations is a much better measure of the state of the epidemic.
Supply: College of Minnesota COVID-19 Hospitalization Monitoring
The instances chart reveals COVID is way worse than within the Spring, whereas the hospitalizations present it’s not.
I do know at my hospital the hospitalizations have plateaued for weeks at about 25% under their early December excessive and properly under their excessive of final spring. Once I work, I don’t see the variety of COVID sufferers as I did within the spring, though as I’ve talked about earlier than, since folks don’t appear to be avoiding the hospital like they did within the Spring, the COVID instances are going to be much less concentrated.
I do know that I do know extra folks in current weeks who’ve been recognized with COVID than I did within the spring, and I believe this has to do with extra widespread testing catching asymptomatics and people with lessor signs who won’t have been examined within the spring. My very own daughter for instance is now getting examined as soon as each two weeks with the intention to do her basketball clinics the place within the Spring testing wouldn’t have been obtainable to her.
Perhaps that is wishful considering. I don’t wish to admit that we don’t make progress and that regardless of the vaccine; issues are going to be grim for a very long time. A plateau is nothing to boast of. It’s nonetheless too excessive and extra work must be completed to get the numbers down.
I’ve been very disillusioned in conversations I’ve had with many individuals in EMS who refuse to get vaccinated, citing what I imagine are silly, uneducated considerations, some even involving conspiracy theories. I simply shake my head. And inform them they need to get vaccinated. We have to lead. All of us.
Get vaccinated. Put on your PPE. Stand tall. Keep protected.