Volume 12, Letter 19 Coronavirus Update 60 plus other stuff
April 25th, 2022
North Carolina like the rest of the country is still without much Covid related illness. A few cities are starting to see some cases. Philadelphia was mandating masks again. (I can't believe that I just wrote those words). Now apparently they backtracked. Salisbury Pediatrics is Covid testing between a zero and 2% positive rate week by week still. Influenza A is increasing in volume at our practice.
The 7 day moving average of cases for the US in recent weeks remains low at 46,000.
The risk of death is 0.000033 once vaccinated with a two dose series or survived natural infection.
As it stands today, the United States has had 801 million known cases and almost 990,000 deaths. The case numbers will continue to underestimate true case volume by 5x as home kit positives are not being reported and PCR tests are a hassle to obtain(thus being less sought after).
As with the first newsletter on this topic, keep solace with the fact that there is a 99+% chance of survival for all of us regardless of vaccination. However,
mathematically, you now have a 99.9998% chance of survival once vaccinated and the vaccine safety for the mRNA vaccines continues to look good.
Have you lost a loved one in the past 2 years?
26% say yes
Have you lost a loved one to Covid in the past 2 years?
67% say yes