Sunday, July 17, 2022
Wisconsin's not as bad as other places, but BA.5 is also being felt here
While it's nowhere near the disastrous levels that we saw each of the last 2 winters, COVID cases and hospitalizations are coming back on the rise in the US in Summer 2022. Wisconsin is fortunate to be having its outdoors season right now, and we have largely avoided the big COVID numbers that are hitting the South and the West Coast these days. But we also have seen new (reported) cases rise following the 4th of July, and are still much higher than they were in April. Milwaukee's health deaprtment merely issued an "Advisory" on mask-wearing when the county ended up at the "high" community level on Friday. We gotta be smart and aware, and staying boosted so if we do get hit with BA.5, COVID is an annoyance rather than a serious problem. But I'd like to see cases fade down as the Summer goes on. Let's see if it does after the data distortions of the 4th of July sort out, stay on your toes, and keep on bobbing and weaving.
Posted by Jake formerly of the LP at 9:23:00 AM