It appears that after a pretty normal spring, summer and early fall, the tide has turned and we're going to go into another Covid surge.
The reasons are many, but in this article in the Atlantic it's explained:
"Still, a confluence of factors has created the ideal conditions for a sustained surge with serious consequences for those who get sick. Fading immunity, frustratingly low booster uptake, and the near-total abandonment of COVID precautions create ideal conditions for the virus to spread."
So, it appears that we're going to go back to the usual-masking, avoiding crowds and hoping for the best-because in addition to Covid, there's a vicious flu outbreak, RSV for the kiddoes, and just general numbskullery abounding about the boosters-like nobody is getting them.
I'm going to be working for the next three weeks and then I'm done-I'm officially retiring on the 31st, and I do not want to get any of this shit-I'm masking up and staying out of public places.
Hope everyone does about the same because it's happened before and the results were tragically horrible.
Congrats and happy retirement. I was planning on working one more year when Covid hit. The next 6 months I was paid for doing very little, all remotely. Could have hung on, but decided to hang it up, good decision for my wife and I.
I honestly can not fathom why anyone, unless it was medically indicated, would decline the use of paxlovid. I can not begin to praise it enough in my case. Granted my evidence is anecdotal but I can assure you my data point of one is pro-paxlovid all the way.