People are walking around without masks, and family members are hugging each other again – but that doesn’t mean that the state’s regular COVID-19 updates have come to a halt.
On Thursday, July 8, state health officials, in the form of a coronavirus update, sent a reminder the COVID-19 is still out there.
The good news is that the number of cases is down significantly these days; the bad news is that the number of cases isn’t zero. In the July 8 daily update, state health officials announced that there had been 630 newly reported cases of the virus in North Carolina that day. In early January when new cases numbers were peaking, there were days when the state was seeing over 10,000 new cases a day. In early December 2020, the state was finding about 5,000 new cases a day.
The percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus is also much lower than it has been throughout the course of the pandemic. State and county health officials have had a goal of getting and keeping that number at or below 5 percent. In the July 8 report, the percent positive rate was 3.4 percent.
Likewise, hospitalizations in the state are down as well. Many of the state residents over 65 have gotten vaccinated – 82 percent of that age group – and that’s helped bring down coronavirus hospitalizations since the elderly and those with significant health conditions are more likely to be hospitalized.
As of July 8, there were 410 people hospitalized in North Carolina for the virus. That, of course, is 410 too many for health officials. However, it works out to an average of four people per county, and therefore, the disease isn’t putting the same strain on hospitals in the state that it was before.
State officials are still encouraging residents to get vaccinated in every daily report that comes out. As of July 8, 56 percent of adults in North Carolina had been vaccinated at least partially, while 53 percent had been fully vaccinated.
This is called a clue. In the next few weeks when Cooper starts talking about masks and shutdowns, respectfully resist. We’ve had enough. Your science is clouded by so much BS it is no longer science it is a convoluted fairy tale about how big brother controls the sheeple. We have had mandatory testing in our workplace from the beginning and more and more of us are refusing each round nowadays. We’ve hit our limit. We clearly know the risks and fully accept that, we understand the possibilities, we’re simply done with all this crap. Everyone is short of help, accommodate us or close up shop! It appears to be working in our place of 2,400 strong. News stories touting the need for boosters, followed by the CDC & FDA saying it is not necessary. More contradictory “studies” and “science.” The funniest story all week was about vaccinated folks depleting antibodies and needing boosters. This isn’t a live vaccine so ONLY those who have been exposed to the virus can produce natural antibodies. An MRNA vaccine binds to certain parts of your cells and can potentially damage, or alter your DNA, especially folks who already have genetic mutations such as MTHFR variations. No thanks Uncle Joe. If a Jehovah’s Witness or LDS on his/her mission shows up on my doorstep I will kindly ask them to leave in a respectful manner based on our differing beliefs. If one of Uncle Joe’s drug pushers comes, they will kindly yet firmly be asked to leave, if they persist they will be strongly told to depart and reminded what castle doctrine means while some hardware is displayed in a non threatening manner. If Uncle Joe or The Coop decide to make it mandatory and they’re man enough to give it to me, bring it, but some things are worth dying for on principle alone, and many of us do not fear any man, nor death. Tim Kennedy once said “Let the cowards come! They can send whoever they want as long as they don’t want them back!”
Thanks for your input Doctor. Where did you attend Medical School?
If he had one and told you, you would probably go to the state medical board to get his license revoked. That’s what’s happened to free speech in this country.
You don’t understand what free speech is.
Someone expressing their opinion without getting sanctioned by the government (as you would do to a hypothetical doctor here).
Bryan, me? You’re the one literally suggesting someone would do that. I’ve never suggested it (for the record, I’m also no Jdoe). My thought regarding free speech, which is clearly over your head as per your kneejerk defensive response, is that letting a professional board know of your private concern about the practice of a professional in the boards field is not a violation of free speech.
If a physician expressed their opinion that only white people should receive the vaccine because they are more important, that should be reported to their licensure board. While they are still allowed the freedom to express that opinion in this country, that does not give them a free pass from the consequences of holding those beliefs.
To be clear, no one went to a medical board here. Someone made a sarcastic comment to an opinion they disagreed with and you made up a story about them running to the state medical board. That was ALL in your head. Further, if a physician is practicing bad medicine, it is your responsibility as a patient or citizen to report that to their licensing board so the board can make the best decision for their profession.