Monday, February 28, 2022

Pandemic Endemic

Just a note to mark the apparent administrative transition of covid from pandemic to endemic.  To date, CDC criteria have been based around case numbers, and our goal has been to prevent cases (and deaths).

Now, CDC criteria are based around available hospital capacity, and our goal is to prevent hospitals from becoming overcrowded.  

In some places, covid is a challenge to hospital capacity right now.  In the future it will be again, at different times and places around the world.  Sounds endemic.

(Here's hoping the variant faeries don't produce anything particularly miserable.)

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