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Arkansas Granny

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How to stay safe from COVID this summer, according to experts

More than 2 million people in the United States are getting vaccinated against the coronavirus every day, but case counts are once again on the rise as some states begin to lift public health restrictions. Now, Americans are looking toward the warmer months ahead and wondering: What will our second summer in the COVID era be like?

Right now, a little more than one in six people, or 15.8 percent of the population, have been fully immunized. Federal guidance on how to go about life post-vaccination is still emerging, but what we know so far — like that fully vaccinated people can safely gather with other fully vaccinated people inside without masks — is encouraging.

The promise of protection from any of the three shots that have been authorized in the United States offers a much-needed beacon of hope, even as researchers are still collecting important data on these vaccines. A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention involving Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA vaccines concluded that fully vaccinated people were 90 percent less likely to become infected with the coronavirus in “real-world conditions” like the workplace. But there are a couple key questions we just don’t have the answers to yet.

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Easing up on those prevention strategies too soon threatens to undo the significant progress that’s been made in this country over the past several weeks to get this virus under control. That’s why the push to get back to some version of “normal” life should “be a dial and not a switch,” according to Dr. Preeti Malani, chief health officer and a professor of medicine in the infectious diseases division at the University of Michigan.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/how-to-stay-safe-from-covid-this-summer-according-to-experts
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Mar 30, 2021, 07:19 AM (5 replies)

Speaking of religion.

https://twitter.com/Vicyclist/status/1375158156347781123?s=20

https://twitter.com/Vicyclist/status/1375158156347781123/photo/1?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Mar 25, 2021, 09:31 PM (1 replies)

The Little Excavator That Could.

https://twitter.com/kejamieson_/status/1375035034722271233?s=20

https://twitter.com/kejamieson_/status/1375035034722271233/photo/1?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Thu Mar 25, 2021, 11:38 AM (2 replies)

My sister just sent me a text: "Congratulations, Rush Limbaugh - one month sober!".

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Mar 24, 2021, 01:42 PM (9 replies)

I put my hummingbird feeders out today.

I wonder how long before those little feathered jewels will arrive in my area. Sightings have been reported not too far south of me, so maybe in the next few days.

You track track reports here: https://www.hummingbirdcentral.com/hummingbird-migration-spring-2021-map.htm
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Wed Mar 24, 2021, 12:49 PM (6 replies)

Well, this is a sobering thought

https://twitter.com/GunReformRyan/status/1374366523159089154?s=20

https://twitter.com/GunReformRyan/status/1374366523159089154/photo/1?
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Mar 23, 2021, 07:32 PM (31 replies)

"Jesse" - Carly Simon

Feeling a little nostalgic today.

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Mar 23, 2021, 02:16 PM (5 replies)

Fooled Around and Fell In Love

Posted by Arkansas Granny | Tue Mar 23, 2021, 09:57 AM (12 replies)

I saw a suggestion online about laminating your covid vax card.

There might be occasions in future that you will have to show proof of vaccination.
Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:19 PM (32 replies)

Someone has a sense of humor - Easter edition.

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Posted by Arkansas Granny | Mon Mar 22, 2021, 01:58 PM (5 replies)
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