Dr. Gerald is now producing his weekly epidemiological review mid-week so you can expect to see these posts on Friday now instead of Sundays. Here’s the full report and the narrative intro discussion (below):
“This past week, case counts have continued to trend upwards along with hospitalizations. If these trends continue, it will be a rough Thanksgiving – Christmas – New Year holiday. While a bit semantic, I would not characterize current growth rates as exponential. The increases, so far, seem moderated as compared to early this summer. Admittedly, the potential for such growth exists and circumstances could change abruptly.
I can’t point to a specific policy change that underlies this resurgence. It seems to be a combination of “pandemic fatigue” and slow normalization of social interactions among families, friends, schools, and businesses. In this regard, specific solutions are not abundantly clear.”