COVID-19 spike is worrisome

I have been super uneasy for weeks now because I think in general we have been opening things up too much and too soon as folks are anxious to turn the page on the pandemic. While sheltering in definitely sucks the only thing worse than shutting down the economy is having to do it all over it again at some point this summer. I caught this article on GV Wire today:

The California Department of Public Health is paying extra attention to Fresno County after a spike in coronavirus cases. Dr. Rais Vohra said Fresno County’s doubling rate of the disease is now two weeks. It was three weeks not long ago. Fresno County Department of Public Health’s Interim Health Officer Rais Vohra announced the development to reporters during a Monday afternoon Zoom call.

“We’ve actually come to the attention of the state because our positivity rate has gone above 8%. That’s the threshold underneath where we need to stay at,” Vohra said. Vohra also says Fresno County’s doubling rate of the disease is now two weeks. It was three weeks not long ago. GV Wire asked Vohra if there’s any fear we may not be able to open more areas of the county on Friday when phase 3 can begin. His response: “It’s a concern.”

With bars and restaurants and many other venues set to open this Friday these findings could mean that we are on a collision course with a brick building called coronavirus. I don’t know if we will be able to slow done enough or in time to avoid more senseless and needless deaths.

Hat tip for this blog goes to Jim Jakobs over at GV Wire.

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