L.A. County sees big spike in coronavirus: 2,551 new cases in one day
The positivity rate now stands at 5.2% in Los Angeles County, and health officials say that cases have increased twentyfold over the last month.
Some of my favorite restaurants near West Hollywood are already closing down out of caution and out of staff testing positive, Bottega Louie and Village Idiot. How much longer do vaccinated individuals have to subsidize the unvaccinated when all they've shown is selfishness? I can wear a mask easy, no problem. But if we start moving back into capacity and business restrictions, this will just seemingly never end. Millions of people around the world are dying to get vaccinated and we have hundreds of thousands of doses set to expire pretty soon.
At a certain point we're going to have to stop giving a shit. It sounds terrible, and we should do everything we can to get people vaccinated, but COVID will be with us forever. It's not going away.
I don't think a lot of people have accepted that we'll never get rid of this thing. It seems like it will keep mutating, creating more variants forever. Either here, in other states, or everywhere else around the world. I'm fully expecting to catch this thing as a vaccinated person.
So eventually we will need to move on as much as possible. Maybe we can chip away at the unvaccinated over the next few months, but a lot are simply never going to get their shots. For some it's basically an identity at this point.
I don't know what the answers are. I wish the CDC or county health department actually laid out what they are trying to achieve over the short and medium term.
Look at the UK, they have pretty much given up and are letting cases spread like crazy now that most are vaccinated. They're not even vaccinating people under 18 over there. I'll be interested what happens there over the next couple of months, and if their hospital system actually comes under threat.
Who cares about cases. How many people are hospitalized? How many are hospitalized and have the vaccine? If the people being admitted into hospitals are all unvaccinated then I don’t give a shit. The vaccine has been available for months so it’s up to them now.
We've had two cases in the past week at work.
Including one who had symptoms last Tuesday and whos last shift was this past Sunday.
Meaning they likely worked an entire week while covid positive -_-
Absolutely meaningless number. How many people showed symptoms, how many were hospitalized, and what % were vaccinated?
Businesses should put their collective feet down. Proof of vax or no entry/you sit over here. Sure, you can fake a QR but that takes more effort than walking to the corner drug store and getting jabbed.
Time for folks to own their decisions.
So our cases seem to be doubling every few days. So that's nice.
Does anybody else not give a shit? Because I really don’t fucking care. Vaccines are / were the endgame. There is no excuse for not being vaccinated. We can all move on with our lives now, keep a close watch on the virus, but that’s that. The restrictions need to end, permanently. We’re not doing this again. It didn’t work the first time and it sure as fuck won’t work now.
For those in this sub who support reentering the tier system and mandating restrictions, what is the end game? We hit the 70 percent of adults goal with ease, and reopened accordingly. Delta is more contagious and causes more breakthroughs. But what are we realistically supposed to do?
Edit: for those downvoting, what am I saying that is untrue?
"In a troubling pattern, Los Angeles County has reported another day of sharply increased coronavirus cases.
On Wednesday, 2,551 new COVID-19 cases were recorded, the biggest total in months, underscoring of how the Delta variant is rapidly spreading among those who have not been vaccinated."
Got an email last week that there was a person who tested positive after working 3 days in the building. A few of my colleagues received calls from HR to inform them of potential exposure and advise to get tested. We work in a tiny office with many folks who are anti-vaxx and lax maskers so I knew this was coming. Legally, HR can’t disclose who it was, but I did some detective work and believe it could be a lazy-masker, unvaccinated person who sits directly next to me and who I have repeatedly reported for not wearing or partially wearing a mask. Honestly, I am so fed up with these selfish assholes and I fully expect another shut down in the near future.
Wow. Canada has about the population of the whole of California and the daily case count is under 300.