How to Get Out of the Pandemic Woods


We’re not out of the woods yet. We’ve heard it before during the pandemic and we are hearing it again.

And it’s not surprising because that’s what we’ve learned since this virus first arrived in the U.S. more than a year ago. Just when things were looking good late last spring, Memorial Day happened and there was a surge. Then the 4th of July happened and there was a surge.

And then Labor Day and Halloween and Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays and there were more surges. And Super Bowl Sunday is just a few days old.

So, while the number of new cases each day and the number of hospitalizations are both down, and we are making progress, we’re not out of the woods yet.

But the signs are good with more vaccination centers opening and a third vaccine expected to soon be approved. There are also signs though, through polling, that a third of Americans are skeptical about the vaccines.

So, the effort right now has to be getting more vaccinations done, for as many people as possible and as quickly as possible. And then the sooner we will finally be able to say that we are at least almost out of the woods.

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Cliff Notes 2-11-21