Lasting Impression

“The experience may also prompt people to take all respiratory viruses more seriously, leading to lasting changes in mask wearing and ventilation. Endemic COVID-19 means finding a new, tolerable way to live with this virus. It will feel strange for a while and then it will not. It will be normal.” Sarah Zhang in The Atlantic: The Coronavirus Is Here Forever. This Is How We Live With It.

+ In the meantime, let’s at least believe it. “Tourists and servers alike dance atop tables and in the aisles at one restaurant on the ‘Redneck Riviera,’ a beloved stretch of towns along the northern Gulf Coast where beaches, bars and stores are packed. Yet just a few miles away, a hospital is running out of critical care beds, its rooms full of unvaccinated people fighting for their lives.”

+ “We’re planning to hand out extra lifejackets to people who already have lifejackets, while we’re leaving other people to drown.” WHO condemns rush by wealthy nations to give Covid vaccine booster.

+ “The barriers can stop big droplets ejected during coughs and sneezes from splattering on others, which is why buffets and salad bars often are equipped with transparent sneeze guards above the food. But Covid-19 spreads largely through unseen aerosol particles.” NYT (gift article for ND readers): Those Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers Probably Don’t Help and May Make Things Worse.

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