Thoramel Posted January 4, 2022 Share Posted January 4, 2022 My state is currently seeing the highest number of covid cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The daily average of new cases is just shy of 19,000. That's 19,000 new cases of covid being reported through testing every single day. We're also looking at 104 new deaths on average per day at this point. Several area schools are going back to remote learning due to staff shortages, and a number of local hospitals are at their current maximum capacity. Which, according to a friend who works at one of our biggest local hospitals, is as much to do with the surge in cases as it is with a huge shortage of staff due to people leaving the field in the last year. I lost a cousin to it while we were out of state recently. We weren't close, but it still sucks. And both of my god parents are terribly sick with it right now. They are both in their 80's, so pretty worried about that right now. I was in the process of planning a surprise party for my wife's 50th. We started planning it back when numbers of cases were declining rapidly so we thought we'd be good. But that is now canceled. Both my board game and RPG groups have decided to not meet again anytime soon. Man, I tell y'all, I'm not a super outgoing person at the best of times. But I'm dreading the prospect of needing to isolate again for an extended period of time while this runs it's course. One thing I've learned during this time is how much I need social interactions in my life in order to maintain a positive mood. I'm meeting with my management team later this week to discuss the possibility of restarting our intern program later this year, but given everything that is going on I'm betting we all just decide to wait another year. Stupid covid. 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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