The headline from the Associated Press caught my attention: Covid deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of 1,900 a day for the first time since early March.
Who is dying? Mostly the unvaccinated. 71 million Americans are still not vaccinated.
Hospitals and front line workers are at their breaking point. Read this paragraph from the AP dispatch:
“It is devastating,” said Dr. Dena Hubbard, a pediatrician in the Kansas City, Missouri, area who has cared for babies delivered prematurely by cesarean section in a last-ditch effort to save their mothers, some of whom died. For health workers, the deaths, combined with misinformation and disbelief about the virus, have been “heart-wrenching, soul-crushing.”
On the flip side of this… 64% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine. Many of those are waiting for their Covid boosters.
The CDC is about to start discussing how to distribute boosters. While the FDA rejected a plan that everyone who received the Pfizer vaccine should get a booster, it did recommend them for people 65 and older. Also, for those at risk of severe infections.
The CDC is expected to clarify what all this means. Also, how boosters will be given.
Here’s something interesting. Flight bookings to the U.S. are picking up. President Biden just lifted the travel ban on vaccinated visitors from other countries.
It appears the Brits are ready to travel again. Searches at the British Airways website increased seven times over last week for holiday travel. The Evening Standard also reports the Virgin Atlantic website crashed from all the interest.
What are the popular destinations? New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles and Boston.
I have to say, I’m ready for some travel. I’m vaxxed. Now, where to go? If all those Brits are coming to Disney for Christmas, maybe I should go to London. Have you ever been in London at Christmas? It’s magical. They know how to do Christmas.