Thursday, December 09, 2021

Omicron PSA

This is an excellent twitter thread about what we know about the Omicron variant. One note: the third text says "this weekend." It should read "This winter."
Andy Slavitt.

I went to get my haircut today, and no one was wearing a mask, except me. Michigan has been one of the worst places in the country for COVID the last six months, and it's going to get worse, because people seem to have given up. 

I'm beginning to understand the "flood the zone" strategy that assholes have used to create this situation. A very select number of sites will post a ton of articles that are outright lies, and then those articles get distributed on Facebook and Facebook amplifies them because it makes them money. Word for word, it creates a situation where there's much more misinformation available than accurate information, with predictable results. 

It's really clear at this point. Vaccines + booster provide excellent protection against anything. Masking provides additional protection (and a KN95, properly worn, provides outstanding protection). 

It's not hard to understand any of this. And it's even less difficult to do it right. Yet we have thousands of people dying every day because they refuse to, and endangering a massive number of other people as well. 

Damn it. 

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