One Million Deaths

This week it was announced that one million Americans have died of Covid-19. As high as this number might appear, it comes as no surprise to the scientists tracking the pandemic. They saw it coming. And as greatly as many of us have struggled to not become infected or to pass on this virus to others, the sad news is that even after two years, Covid is not done with us.

How bad is one million deaths? How much has each of us been affected? Considering that every person in the USA who died from Covid-19 probably had a family and a circle of contacts, two, ten or twenty million of us now suffer an unexpectedly tragic absence among us. And what about this same suffering for those in the rest of the world? Yes, the pain is the exactly same.

Even so, we should be used to handling death. The World Health Organization informs us that each year 55.4 million deaths on this planet. In China and India, more than a million people die each day. In the USA it’s about one-third of that. It’s not clear why we view the Covid-19 caused departures are so unnatural, except that more of them might have been prevented.

Pandemic Facts

Today the Worldometer reports that 6,276,846 people on the planet have died from the 517,417,143 who have contracted the coronavirus since it was identified in early 2020.
On the day of this writing 38,891,845 individuals have been infected with Covid-19.
Back in 2021  a research team at Columbia University figured out that the actual number of active cases — people who are newly infected or still infectious — is likely 10 times more than that day’s official number of reported cases. This must be taken in consideration.
On the positive side OUR WORLD IN DATA informs us as of May, 2022, a total of 65% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-1. Still millions are unprotected. Only 15.8% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose.

The Vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control tell us that 77% of the total population in the United States has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. It is a fact that while some populations are less likely to obtain the vaccine, Caucasians accounted for 64% of the unvaccinated Americans. Forbes magazine states that 77% of vaccinated Americans blame the high number of Covid-19 cases on those who refuse vaccinations. Part of this irrational vaccine resistance comes from the mountains of false information that were circulated regarding these vaccines.

It was thought that “Herd Immunity” would stop COVID in its tracks. Epidemiologists at John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health state that our vaccines against COVID-19 “are very effective and dramatically reduce the risk of infection, they do not reduce that risk to zero. People who have gotten vaccinated can still become infected (so-called breakthrough infections), and some people who have had COVID-19 can get it again. This means that we would need an even higher level of vaccination against COVID-19 to achieve herd immunity.” 

These same experts warn us that the variants of COVID-19, like Omicron, Delta, Alpha and others are to be expected to appear and disappear regularly. Today’s mutations may be less severe but they are “observed to be more infectious, and is more likely to cause breakthrough infections or reinfections in those who are vaccinated or previously infected. These variants are more likely to cause severe disease, evade diagnostic tests, or resist antiviral treatment.”

Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó cracked the mRNA code essential to the creation of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Regardless of any complications regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, it is still difficult to imagine humanity making it this far or quickly through this pandemic without them. For two decades Drew Weissman and Katalin Karikó worked to develop the revolutionary mRNA technology that powers our highly effective vaccines. With this valuable research readily available, the three vaccines, J&J, Moderna and Pfizer, were thankfully produced and distributed to us all.

Drew Weissman

Katalin Karikó 

Drew Weissman was born on a Monday in the zodiac sign of Virgo. The Moon rules his INNER Self and Mercury governs his OUTER Self. Those born with the #18 Dayology Signature have good minds and communication skills which they use to serve their emotional interests.

Katalin Karikó was born on a Monday in the zodiac sign of Capricorn. The Moon rules her INNER Self and Saturn governs her OUTER Self. Those born with the #22 Dayology Signature tend to be serious and disciplined. Their goals are achieved by complete personal dedication.

These two individuals were born on Monday. They share an orientation to life that is inclined to care about others. Their Sun Signs, Virgo and Capricorn, are of the Earth Element. These two scientists are exceptionally grounded in physical reality and share the desire for material results. We really couldn’t find a better pair to help to protect the lives of all humanity at this time.

Not every Monday pair gets along as perfectly as these two scientists. Our next Dayology feature spills the beans about the horrible conduct of another notorious Moon twosome. Stay tuned.

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