LOS ANGELES DAILY Covid DATA Look up your own city & State websites and consult them before doing anything involving crowds.
CALIFORNIA STATEWIDE COVID UPDATE
In case, like me, you’re wondering what exactly the disease is called:
COVID19 (for the year it broke out), more easily referred to as COVID but also (confusingly) known as “coronavirus” which is just part of the official acronym:
CO = corona
VI = virus
D = disease
COVID is caused by a corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) one of many.
MASKS do work and here’s scientific proof from a trustworthy source, THE LANCET Medical Journal:
MASKS Cut COVID transmission from 17% to 3.1%
DISTANCING cuts it from 12.8% to 2·6%
EYE PROTECTION cuts it from 16% to 5.5%
Beware of unclear language and euphemisms:
LONG HAULERS = persistent serious symptoms post-COVID.
CURVE-FLATTENING = city or state shutdown, partial or complete is the most effective way to reduce infections. We’ve seen that mask-wearing & distancing don’t work because people just can't do it consistently enough.
HOT SPOT = high infection/death rate
SPIKE = increase in infections/deaths
These last two may seem obvious, but mentioning “infection” and “death” might keep us more vigilant about our protective measures.