It’s not often emails about Covid-19 from Your Local Epidemiologist starts with “There is good news” - but this week, that’s exactly what she shares:
Some points that stick out to me:
Our vaccines (with boosters!) are working! They are helping us have less-severe symptoms, resulting in less hospitalizations and death.
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More tests are coming:
The FDA just announced the authorization of two more antigen tests, which will result in millions and millions of tests coming next month.
Bottom line: Public health is invisible when it works. Although we are in crisis mode right now, our tools are working and help is on the way. Every epi curve comes down. This one will too. Don’t take Omicron lightly, but don’t lose hope either.”
Thank you, Katelyn!