Last Spring my state lifted the mask mandate, and we happily went about our lives. Everything was opened, and how nice it was. I went to my cousins graduation, threw my Dad a retirement party, I went to family parties, I got to go to the rec center, and enjoy life as I did pre-pandemic. I was the first ones to be vaccinated, all the way back in January, since I work in healthcare. My whole family is vaccinated. Including my children. I hope they can go back to in person learning at school, because remote is not good for them.
Now at work, they have mandated wearing a mask and we have to test for Covid every week. I am not complaining, I take care of high risk patients.
What happened? I thought the vaccine was very effective?
According to Yale, the vaccine is 88% effective against symptomatic disease, and 96% effective in preventing hospitalization. But is that true? My friend works in the hospital, and has had a few fully vaccinated Covid patients.
The virus is new and so is the vaccine, so they probably do not know.
According to the Washington Post, Covid can make a comeback this Winter, if more people don’t get vaccinated. That makes sense, usually people are sicker in the Winter. Also half of Americans have had the vaccine.
According to Yale Medicine, the vaccine is that best protection against the Delta variant. That’s obvious.
Covid must be like the flu. New variants every year.
At my job personally, we have not seen Covid since everyone has had the first dose of the vaccine, but I guess we are not out scot free yet.
This is a free country and we cannot force people to get vaccinated.
I really don’t want to go through this again.
I saw 10 of my patients die from Covid. My kids go insane being stuck in the house, and doing schooling online. I need to get out as well.
I would hate to see another outbreak at work again. I am a caregiver, in assisted living, for the elderly.