CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 04/26/2021

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR MISD SCHOOL BOARD. TODAY AND TOMORROW ARE LAST DAYS OF EARLY VOTING.

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MY NEW YORK TIME TRACKER APRIL 26,2021

Michigan’s Covid Wards Are Filling Up With Younger Patients

Across Michigan, which is experiencing by far the country’s most dangerous outbreak, more younger people are being admitted to hospitals with the coronavirus than at any other time in the pandemic. Michigan hospitals are now admitting about twice as many coronavirus patients in their 30s and 40s as they were during the fall peak, according to the Michigan Health & Hospital Association…The shifting demographics come as a majority of Michigan residents age 65 or older have been fully vaccinated, greatly reducing the risk to the most vulnerable and leading to fewer hospitalizations among the oldest age groups…Public health experts say the outbreak — driven by the B.1.1.7 variant of the virus, which is more contagious and more severe — is spreading rapidly in younger age groups. And across the state, doctors and nurses are increasingly reporting a concerning trend: Younger patients are coming in more often with serious cases of Covid-19.

J. Harris: This British mutation will spread from Michigan. The variants are an important reason for EVERYONE OVER 16 TO GET VACCINATED. 

WHAT HAPPENED IN INDIA — AND WHY?

“…Confident they had beaten Covid, government officials relaxed restrictions on virtually all activities, including weddings, political rallies and religious gatherings. The northern town of Haridwar held one of the world’s biggest gatherings this month, with millions of people celebrating the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela…A major factor appears to be that many people who previously had mild or asymptomatic cases of Covid remained vulnerable to it. (A recent academic study, done in China, suggests that mild cases confer only limited immunity.) The emergence of contagious new variants is playing a role, too. This combination — less immunity than many people thought, new variants and a resumption of activities — seems to have led to multiple superspreader events… [causing] a never-ending assembly line of death…[What to do:] The same two strategies have worked around the world: restricting the activities that spread the virus, and accelerating the pace of vaccinations.

THAT’S MY BOY!

Harrison Magazine: Growth and Progress: Marshall native strives to help hometown grow as EDC director

AND LAST AND THE FINAL WORD:

Clifford and Daisy May were married for many years. Whenever there was a confrontation, yelling could be heard deep into the night. Clifford would shout, “When I die, I’ll dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of your life ol’ woman!!”

Neighbors feared him. Old Clifford liked the fact that he was feared.

He died at the ripe old age of 98.

After the burial, Daisy May’s neighbors, concerned for her safety, asked, “Aren’t you afraid that he may indeed be able to dig his way out of the grave and haunt you for the rest of your life?”

She replied, “LET HIM DIG. I HAD HIM BURIED UPSIDE DOWN…AND I KNOW HE WON’T ASK FOR DIRECTIONS.”

AND FINE’LY:

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