COVID-19 (Updated 7/10/21)
We are pretty much open and back to normal though its a new normal in that we have and will always have, going forward:
- a devotion to cleanliness and disinfecting after each patrons use
- staff self assessment, prior to starting any shift
As to the COVID itself and what do we know today?
Below the age of 24 the risk is less than the seasonal flu. You reach seasonal flu mortality when you get to about 54 years old. Above 65 and the mortality rate is higher than seasonal flu.
With complicating medical conditions, lethality is higher.
Main take away? About 35% of those dying from Covid are over 85 and another 25% are 75-84 years old.
That means 60% of those dying from Covid are over 74 years old. and if we include the next bracket of age 65-74 which adds another 18%, we find that almost 80% of all deaths occur at age 65 and older. Which looks familiar.
It looks like the average age of death from Covid is right about the average age of death in America in general.
And we note that the risk to school age children is near zero.
You cannot remove all risk from life and acting like you can will produce permanent damage to any society.
So, from the vantage point of July 2021, we can reasonably expect C-19 will fade into the dust bin of apocalyptic prognostications like so many Nostradamus-like predictions of the past.
People have died and every death is a tragedy in a real family somewhere. But the real crime might have been isolating those who taking their last breaths from their loved ones, so, folks could not say good bye!
Hopefully we learn from this and restrict the powers of the state going forward.
And that is about all that is worth saying at this phase of the C-19 Pandemic.
As a matter of public service the following sites are provided....
CDC info on this (2019-2020) flu season:
IMHE Projections for USA COVID-19:
Historical look at Viruses:
CDC info on H1N1 (from 2009/2010):