Many in San Diego and elsewhere are saying to themselves, “not again”.
And many are asking why does it feel like déjà vu all over again? The majority of residents in the county, who now are fully vaccinated, many of whom had to wait for appointments and wait in long lines to get the vaccine earlier this year, are asking why we are going backwards.
The biggest questions among the vaccinated, is this: If the vaccine is effective (which it has proven to be) and if 99 percent of new coronavirus hospitalizations are only among the unvaccinated, why the recommendation from the County and the CDC to mask up again
The answer could be in a report from Axios today. While vaccinated people’s risk of serious illness is still extremely low, the problem is that there are simply too many unvaccinated Americans and that's taking a toll on the whole country, and so vaccinated people are now being asked to shoulder some of that burden.
As for the new directive in California and in a growing number of places to require state employees and all health care workers to show proof of vaccination or face regular COVID testing, an emergency physician tweeted this week, “The honor system isn’t working”.
In other words, there are too many unvaccinated people to make the pandemic history and not a current event.
While the entire population does not have to be fully vaccinated for that to happen, most of those in the health field say at least 75 to 80 percent of the population does. And with what’s happening now, it is clear it is not going to be easy.
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