If all goes as planned, here in California we will have full reopening of everything on June 15, after a year of living with covid restraints.
It’s still unclear if and what restraints there will be and for who, but my concern as a individual and a writer is how to live in this post-covid environment.
Larry is now fully vaccinated. Last week he had his second shot and basically spent all week in bed with pain at the site and complete exhaustion. But he’s fine now. I have not been vaccinated and do not plan to get the vaccination.
I just wanted to share with you what we will be doing to continue to protect our health from covid and other possible viruses and contagious illnesses.
A reader wrote to me asking for help making a decision as to whether or not to get the coronavirus vaccine.
So I thought I would share an edited version of my response to her here.
My personal position on this since the beginning has been to support my immune system and wear a mask, etc. Larry and I pretty much stay within a very small circle in our community and don’t go to gatherings with unknown people. Every day we go to a our small produce stand down the street, and I go to a chiropractor now and physical therapy. We occasionally go buy lumber or something as we build our tiny house, but that’s it. We have very little exposure to others. When we do have to be out and about, we wear our masks.
So far so good.
Last week the New York Times reported that, collectively, the oil industry lost tens of billions of dollars in 2020 due to…covid-19. A virus has brought the most powerful and most polluting industry to its knees.
“The pandemic was largely to blame,” said the article. “It sapped demand for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel as countries and states locked down and people stayed home. But such painful years could become more commonplace as growing concerns about climate change, tighter regulations, and the rise of electric cars and trucks force a reckoning for an industry that has dominated the global economy over much of the last century.”
To make matter worse for the oil industry, General Motors also announced that they aim to do away with internal combustion engines altogether and sell only electric cars and trucks by 2035.
With the increase of covid cases and deaths, and a new President, there is an increase now in the recommendation to “wear a mask.” So I wanted to pass along a posts about masks that I received this past week.
I mentioned this study a few days ago at the end of It’s Up to Us to Protect Ourselves From Covid and End the Pandemic
but then I saw the graph above and wanted to show it to you too. I had to click through several links to get this, so didn’t want to assume you found it.
It’s kind of hard to read this graph, but see there is a red line and a blue line. The red line goes up and up while at the same time, the blue line levels out over time.
White House Announces They are Focusing on Therapeutics and Vaccines so Americans Don’t Die From the Virus, Rather Than Taking Measures to Control It
Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on CNN, “We are not going to control the pandemic. We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigation areas.” minute 1:54 on this video
This has given us a perfect opportunity to compare an industrial response to a situation with a lifely response.