“We have so much to look forward to, so much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope, but right now I’m scared.”
The U.S. is currently recording a weekly average of 63,239 new Trump-Virus cases per effing day, a 16% increase from a week ago and is seeing a 4.2% increase from last week in hospitalizations, up to a seven-day average of 4,816 coronavirus admissions as of Friday, so we got that working for us.
We know a lot of that bad news can be placed directly at the feet of Red State Gubnors rolling back safety restrictions as the new, highly contagious coronavirus strains wreak havoc. (Looking at you, Gib. DeSantis of Floriduh for inviting the virus to spring break! Jello shots are not vaccines.)
But here’s some good news:
White House senior adviser for COVID response Andy Slavitt says that the U.S. is averaging about 2.7 million shots per day, “This is good news. We’re headed in the right direction, but we can’t slow down. Millions remain unvaccinated and at risk.”
But keep up your guard, Scissorheads. Walensky again:
“I’m speaking today not necessarily as your CDC director and not only as your CDC director, but as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter, to ask you to just please hold on a little while longer.
“When we see that uptick in cases, what we have seen before is that things really have a tendency to surge, and surge big.”—The Hill