Wednesday, July 14, 2021

News of the COVID-19 Situation

Yesterday, a press release from Matt Murell, chair of the Columbia County Board of Supervisors, contained this information:
[CCDOH] Director Mabb said according to the CDC website, "the math has changed dramatically" as new infections develop around us. All counties between Columbia County and New York City, and Greene County, now appear in the "moderate" category for infection, while Columbia County remains in the "low" category. In addition, on Monday Albany County reported 15 new cases, Greene County 13, and Warren County 6.
"All this concerns me," Director Mabb said. "Looking at this, we need to be prepared for the possibility that our incident rate will rise. Interestingly, this is happening in the summer. Now that we're seeing this spike in neighboring counties, people on the fence about getting vaccinated need to get off the fence, especially with a potential spike coming in the fall. It's clear that fully vaccinated people are not getting sick to the extent of those that are not vaccinated."
The press release goes on to say that the Columbia County Department of Health will be at Waterfront Wednesdays tonight and every subsequent Wednesday offering COVID-19 vaccinations from 5:00 t0 7:00 p.m. The announcement includes the proviso "weather permitting." is predicting isolated thunderstorms from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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