Just looking around here in Seattle, the bars and restaurants are shoulder-to-shoulder inside with the callous Yutes of Today trying to make a love connection, and even the outdoor dining is packed. So, it doesn’t surprise me that:
“…It is certainly no coincidence that we are looking at exactly the time that we would expect cases to be occurring after the July Fourth weekend,” said Dr. Bill Powderly, co-director of the infectious-disease division at Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis…
Nationally, 55.6% of all Americans have received at least one COVID-19 shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The five states with the biggest two-week jump in cases per capita all had lower vaccination rates: Missouri, 45.9%; Arkansas, 43%; Nevada, 50.9%; Louisiana, 39.2%; and Utah, 49.5%.
Keep practicing good health protocols, Scissorheads, we are not out of the woods yet. The Delta variant is hitting hard and fast and the fools in Possum Hollar are spreading it as they have taken to anti-vaxxerism to be the new orthodoxy in GQP circles.
Our pals, the French, know how to do the carrot-and-the-stick better than us:
A record number of French citizens booked vaccine shots Monday after French President Emmanuel Macron said that starting in August, anyone who wants to visit cafes, bars or shopping centers must show a “health pass” that certifies they’ve been vaccinated or recently tested negative for the coronavirus.
“Get vaccinated!” the president said in a live address to the nation, warning of a new coronavirus surge fueled by the fast-spreading delta variant.
Many French people got the message loud and clear. On Monday, 926,000 people booked their first dose through the online medical platform Doctolib — “an absolute record,” the site says. Hundreds of thousands more have continued to book slots on Tuesday.
In related news: Common Sense!
You know, this is another example of how Republicans are trying to kill us by legislating in the states to take away absentee ballots and early voting access. This is a compelling reason why we need to keep fighting for our freedom to vote without endangering or killing ourselves.