As of yesterday, over 4.5 million people have been infected with coronavirus in the US with 153,855 who have lost their lives to the disease. The seven day average daily infection rate is currently 63,806 countrywide with infections concentrated in the southern belt, California and Arizona. At a closer glance, three hot spots, Miami-Dade County, FL, Los Angeles County, CA and Maricopa County, AZ each with average daily infections well into the thousands top the remaining regions of their states and the country as a whole. Most of the US, in contrast, is experiencing a daily infection rate of less than 100. The State of New York continues its striking turnaround. As a neighbor to Vermont to our west, I am so very happy for the good work of Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as our own Governor Phil Scott. While pandemic death rate has fallen to 1.5% or slightly higher in the US from the warmth of summer and the inclusion of Remdesivir, I am fearful that this fall and winter will bring a re-emergence of last spring's mortality rate of 6.3%, Students of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 saw a similar occurrence. That summer, the virus appeared to be nearly wiped out with fewer cases and a sharp decline in the mortality rate. That fall and winter this country was hit very hard with viral infections leading to a considerable loss of life- amidst extreme poverty fostered by the same. The Spanish Flu was the worst pandemic in recorded history with a death tole estimated to have been as high as 50 million persons worldwide.
We, however, have a light at the end of the tunnel. US pharmaceutical company Moderna has just entered into Phase III FDA approval for its coronavirus vaccine. Phizer and Johnson and Johnson are expected to receive Phase III FDA approval very soon. President Trump recently purchased 100 million vaccines from Pfizer for delivery this December 1st. While the President is working to secure this nation from coronavirus as soon as possible, it is also imperative the people prepare, as well. I am hoping that people choose to be especially careful these next number of months. Please social distance and wear a face mask in public. Keep in mind that those that are infected with the virus would not benefit from a vaccine. In fact, vaccinating an infected person could be deadly. It is especially important to stop the spread of coronavirus at this time. Please consider being well stocked and prepared this fall and winter. While we experienced shortages of flour, yeast, cleaners and detergents this past spring, the supply chain might again be adversely affected in just a few months. Please stock food, soap, medicine, cleaners, etc. A healthy lifestyle, and the occasional consumption of liver probably wouldn't hurt, either. AND please be safe!
As of yesterday, over 4.5 million people have been infected with coronavirus in the US with 153,855 who have lost their lives to the disease. The seven day average daily infection rate is currently 63,806 countrywide with infections concentrated in the southern belt, California and Arizona. At a closer glance, three hot spots, Miami-Dade County, FL, Los Angeles County, CA and Maricopa County, AZ each with average daily infections well into the thousands top the remaining regions of their states and the country as a whole. Most of the US, in contrast, is experiencing a daily infection rate of less than 100. The State of New York continues its striking turnaround. As a neighbor to Vermont to our west, I am so very happy for the good work of Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as our own Governor Phil Scott. While pandemic death rate has fallen to 1.5% or slightly higher in the US from the warmth of summer and the inclusion of Remdesivir, I am fearful that this fall and winter will bring a re-emergence of last spring's mortality rate of 6.3%, Students of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 saw a similar occurrence. That summer, the virus appeared to be nearly wiped out with fewer cases and a sharp decline in the mortality rate. That fall and winter this country was hit very hard with viral infections leading to a considerable loss of life- amidst extreme poverty fostered by the same. The Spanish Flu was the worst pandemic in recorded history with a death tole estimated to have been as high as 50 million persons worldwide.
We, however, have a light at the end of the tunnel. US pharmaceutical company Moderna has just entered into Phase III FDA approval for its coronavirus vaccine. Phizer and Johnson and Johnson are expected to receive Phase III FDA approval very soon. President Trump recently purchased 100 million vaccines from Pfizer for delivery this December 1st. While the President is working to secure this nation from coronavirus as soon as possible, it is also imperative the people prepare, as well. I am hoping that people choose to be especially careful these next number of months. Please social distance and wear a face mask in public. Keep in mind that those that are infected with the virus would not benefit from a vaccine. In fact, vaccinating an infected person could be deadly. It is especially important to stop the spread of coronavirus at this time. Please consider being well stocked and prepared this fall and winter. While we experienced shortages of flour, yeast, cleaners and detergents this past spring, the supply chain might again be adversely affected in just a few months. Please stock food, soap, medicine, cleaners, etc. A healthy lifestyle, and the occasional consumption of liver probably wouldn't hurt, either. AND please be safe!
As of yesterday, over 4.5 million people have been infected with coronavirus in the US with 153,855 who have lost their lives to the disease. The seven day average daily infection rate is currently 63,806 countrywide with infections concentrated in the southern belt, California and Arizona. At a closer glance, three hot spots, Miami-Dade County, FL, Los Angeles County, CA and Maricopa County, AZ each with average daily infections well into the thousands top the remaining regions of their states and the country as a whole. Most of the US, in contrast, is experiencing a daily infection rate of less than 100. The State of New York continues its striking turnaround. As a neighbor to Vermont to our west, I am so very happy for the good work of Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as our own Governor Phil Scott. While pandemic death rate has fallen to 1.5% or slightly higher in the US from the warmth of summer and the inclusion of Remdesivir, I am fearful that this fall and winter will bring a re-emergence of last spring's mortality rate of 6.3%, Students of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 saw a similar occurrence. That summer, the virus appeared to be nearly wiped out with fewer cases and a sharp decline in the mortality rate. That fall and winter this country was hit very hard with viral infections leading to a considerable loss of life- amidst extreme poverty fostered by the same. The Spanish Flu was the worst pandemic in recorded history with a death tole estimated to have been as high as 50 million persons worldwide.
We, however, have a light at the end of the tunnel. US pharmaceutical company Moderna has just entered into Phase III FDA approval for its coronavirus vaccine. Phizer and Johnson and Johnson are expected to receive Phase III FDA approval very soon. President Trump recently purchased 100 million vaccines from Pfizer for delivery this December 1st. While the President is working to secure this nation from coronavirus as soon as possible, it is also imperative the people prepare, as well. I am hoping that people choose to be especially careful these next number of months. Please social distance and wear a face mask in public. Keep in mind that those that are infected with the virus would not benefit from a vaccine. In fact, vaccinating an infected person could be deadly. It is especially important to stop the spread of coronavirus at this time. Please consider being well stocked and prepared this fall and winter. While we experienced shortages of flour, yeast, cleaners and detergents this past spring, the supply chain might again be adversely affected in just a few months. Please stock food, soap, medicine, cleaners, etc. A healthy lifestyle, and the occasional consumption of liver probably wouldn't hurt, either. AND please be safe!
As of yesterday, over 4.5 million people have been infected with coronavirus in the US with 153,855 who have lost their lives to the disease. The seven day average daily infection rate is currently 63,806 countrywide with infections concentrated in the southern belt, California and Arizona. At a closer glance, three hot spots, Miami-Dade County, FL, Los Angeles County, CA and Maricopa County, AZ each with average daily infections well into the thousands top the remaining regions of their states and the country as a whole. Most of the US, in contrast, is experiencing a daily infection rate of less than 100. The State of New York continues its striking turnaround. As a neighbor to Vermont to our west, I am so very happy for the good work of Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as our own Governor Phil Scott. While pandemic death rate has fallen to 1.5% or slightly higher in the US from the warmth of summer and the inclusion of Remdesivir, I am fearful that this fall and winter will bring a re-emergence of last spring's mortality rate of 6.3%, Students of the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 saw a similar occurrence. That summer, the virus appeared to be nearly wiped out with fewer cases and a sharp decline in the mortality rate. That fall and winter this country was hit very hard with viral infections leading to a considerable loss of life- amidst extreme poverty fostered by the same. The Spanish Flu was the worst pandemic in recorded history with a death tole estimated to have been as high as 50 million persons worldwide.
We, however, have a light at the end of the tunnel. US pharmaceutical company Moderna has just entered into Phase III FDA approval for its coronavirus vaccine. Phizer and Johnson and Johnson are expected to receive Phase III FDA approval very soon. President Trump recently purchased 100 million vaccines from Pfizer for delivery this December 1st. While the President is working to secure this nation from coronavirus as soon as possible, it is also imperative the people prepare, as well. I am hoping that people choose to be especially careful these next number of months. Please social distance and wear a face mask in public. Keep in mind that those that are infected with the virus would not benefit from a vaccine. In fact, vaccinating an infected person could be deadly. It is especially important to stop the spread of coronavirus at this time. Please consider being well stocked and prepared this fall and winter. While we experienced shortages of flour, yeast, cleaners and detergents this past spring, the supply chain might again be adversely affected in just a few months. Please stock food, soap, medicine, cleaners, etc. A healthy lifestyle, and the occasional consumption of liver probably wouldn't hurt, either. AND please be safe!