The above graph was published Thursday on the Clark County Covid web site. It shows the exponential increase in Covid cases/100,000 for a two week period ending on January 6th. Thursday and Friday, Clark County posted more than 1000 new cases for both days. This means that next week’s activity level will likely be much higher. There must be many cases more as many people have no symptoms and some simply are unable to be tested. A friend of mine tested positive but was asymptomatic. He was only tested because he wanted to fly. The level of covid in Clark County is likely much higher than the numbers show. It means the chances of being exposed to covid are higher as well.
The most optimistic outlook, epidemiologists say, is that the omicron mutation will burn through us quickly and then recede, leaving us with a higher level of population immunity. Perhaps the pandemic phase could even end.
In the meantime, things could be tough. People will still get sick and can’t work. Teachers may not be able to teach, drivers may not be able to drive, and pilots may not be able to fly. The question is, how socially disruptive is it going to be? How much of an impact will this have on our medical community?
We could be characters in some dystopian science fiction novel. A badly written one at that.
by Paul Snoey