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The Bottom Line
We ALL have a responsibility to do our part to end this global threat.
Think GLOBAL, to Give Context
Here’s what I’m thinking about:
The Covid Vaccine:
- About a quarter of Americans either hesitate or refuse to get the Covid vaccine.
- Medical experts warn that people have much more to fear from the coronavirus than they do the vaccine. For example, you are 8+ times more likely to get life-threatening blood clots from the coronavirus than you are from the J&J vaccine.
- The viral-vector and mRNA vaccine technologies have been studied for decades.
- To date, only about half of Americans are partially or fully vaccinated.
- In order to reach herd immunity, we may need 85% or more people to get the vaccine or carry antibodies.
Covid-19’s global impact:
- India is approaching 26 million coronavirus cases, averaging 300,000 new cases per day. They have insufficient access to vaccines and Covid treatment options. Funeral pyres have been erected in the streets to handle the victims. India ranks 103rd (high to low, out of 250ish) in cases per capita and 104th in deaths per capita.
- The United States surpassed 33 million coronavirus cases; it ranks 11th (high to low) in cases per capita. The U.S. leads the world in coronavirus deaths, nearing 600,000; it ranks 19th in deaths per capita. The United States has 18% of the world’s Covid deaths—but only 4.25% of the world’s population.
The following countries adopted social-distancing, masking, and lock-downs early in the pandemic and thus experienced this number of cases:
- Mainland China: 103,000- cases
- Taiwan: 1200- cases
- Australia: 30,000- cases
- New Zealand: 2,650- cases
There is no urgency to get a vaccine in China at this time, because the virus has been largely contained.
We like to think that we are one of the most educated countries on the planet; the numbers say otherwise. Why?
Because 600,000 American deaths were largely
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