There was a time in recent years where everything in the news was Trump. Trump, Trump, Trump.
The pendulum has swung. Today it is COVID-19.
Though not better, more interesting. Especially the search for the ultimate cure and finding a way for everyone to agree to be vaccinated.
Coronavirus has become without question a world problem. The freedom argument being made in every country. Made with a vehemence.
Austria in deep trouble. Into a national lockdown. Many Austrians don’t like it. They seem to have become hard rock anti-vaxxers.
This past weekend, 40,000 marched in protest in Vienna. No care they were spreading the virus. Many failing to believe the vaccines protect humans.
The anti-vaxxers appeared to be more radicalized. Their mood “incensed” and “aggressive.”
“Provocative,” also. Many were carrying placards likening Austria’s new Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg to Josef Mengele, the sadistic physician at the Naxi concentration camp in Auschowitz.
South Africa has become a major player in the virus crisis, if the media is to be believed. One problem. Yes, the omicron variant is in South Africa. Yet, South Africa’s number of deaths is far below those of Europe and the U.S.
Why? There is no vaccine shortage, no lockdown, morgues overwhelmed, no mass casualties.
The numbers are far lower than experts had warned.
If such be the case, why are so many flying out of South Africa to other countries testing positive on arrival?
The vaccine mandate to vaccinate or lose your job is creating a havoc situation. Note I support the decision, though severe. The only way the virus problem will disappear is if most people are vaccinated.
The rule is severely affecting many hospitals.
One is Mount Sinai Long Beach Hospital. Seventy two healthcare workers were let go for failing to be vaccinated. The hospital then closed down because of a staffing shortage.
Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital suffered a similar experience. Many employees refused to comply with the mandate. They were let go. The hospital had to shut down because of a nursing shortage.
The question as to how long a booster shot lasts has been bandied about lately.
Doctor Fauci says we do not know yet. He believes it may last for a long time. Way out. However not enough data yet to make such an announcement.
The story of a 15 year old who could not afford a plane ticket. The young man traveled from Guatemala to Miami in the plane’s landing gear. He arrived safely. No adverse effects.
Strange! Temperature high in the sky 60 degrees below zero. The young man also lucky he did not fall out of the plane.
Such has happened in the past. Some die. Fewer make it as this young man did.
Enjoy your Sunday!