Gentle Yoga Tonight + Mask Feedback please
We have Gentle Yoga again tonight at 5:30. I look forward to seeing you!
I’d like to hear from you about how you feel about wearing masks again for class in June.
Last summer when we started mask-wearing, we were at about 800 new cases every 7 days in Knox County. Delta was coming.
Now, every 7 days, we’re *reporting* about 400 new cases in Knox county. This is up from our recent low of 100 in early April. However, UNDERreporting is much greater now than it was last summer. So our 400 now is perhaps the same as 800 last year. (Based off YLE’s info…)
But this is not Delta. This is one (or several) variants of Omicron, which has a lower risk of severe disease or death, and since we’re all vaccinated, we have a 50% lower chance of getting long-COVID (https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/what-doctors-wish-patients-knew-about-long-covid) even if we do get COVID.
So, I’m wondering what our little community’s risk assessment is. Numbers are greater, consequences are lower. Should we all be wearing masks?