There was a lot of Covid that went around over the summer. If you happened to have a summer cold, then it’s very likely you had Covid. In our family of 5, 4 of us got it, one right after the other, over the course of about a month. None of us got that sick thankfully, but we had a lot of stress over trying not to give it to Grandma and Grandpa, who are in their eighties and live next door. Honestly, I feel bad about how worried we were over giving Covid to the grandparents, but it’s hard not to worry after all we’ve been through in this pandemic.
Wait, are we still in a pandemic? For me, it hasn’t felt like one for what seems like a long time. How about you? I hope that neither you nor any of your loved ones have suffered serious harm from Covid in the past several months (or ever); I in no way want to minimize that. But when on earth is this pandemic going to be over? The Johns Hopkins Global Covid-19 Map paints a grim picture—in the past 4 weeks over 26 million cases and over 68 thousand deaths worldwide, and for the US over 3 million cases and almost 13 thousand deaths. The White House, CDC, NIH, HHS, WHO, and others all say we’re still in a pandemic, and for the long haul. It’s nice that the CDC recently released new guidelines on “Minimizing the Impact of Covid-19,” especially as back to school is upon us. Do you really think the CDC wants us to move on with our lives, while still supporting a “testdemic” and pushing dangerous and worthless shots for even our precious children?
At this point, Covid-19 is just another cold virus, and it will be around as a mild one indefinitely. I recommend that we stop testing pediatric patients and just treat it as any other cold. More importantly but harder still, I strongly recommend that we get on with our lives and stop giving Covid-19 more power over us than it ever deserved. Let me be very clear, Covid-19 is no longer a pandemic! Are we going to live in fear or are we going to have faith and be courageous? You decide.