Friday, January 7, 2022
We've made a change to the Coronavirus Update portion of the newsletter.
The Omicron variant is burning through the country, resulting in record numbers of people contracting COVID-19. Yet, it seems – and we stress, seems – that most people who have contracted the Omicron variant have not had serious symptoms.
Most is the active word here: when you have so many cases, the low per centage of people who have a serious reaction ends up becoming a large number of actual people.
So our Coronavirus Update is now including hospitalizations and the number of people in the ICU. We think that those are the numbers to watch and gauge how we are navigating COVID-19.
We do feel our Update is getting a little unwieldy, though. We know from our readers that the Coronavirus Update is one of the most read parts of the newsletter and we felt part of that popularity was its simplicity. Just throwing out a bunch of numbers isn't helpful.
If you have something to say about how we do the Coronavirus Update, please tell us at [email protected].
We'll see you Monday– Martha and Darren
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