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January 2022 MGVC Newsletter

 

COVID-19 Pandemic grows much worse.
NO MGVC PARTIES in January 2022.

Dire warnings abound, caseloads are rising alarmingly fast, air traffic is snarled. The top U.S. infectious-disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned that with the rise of the highly contagious omicron, "itís going to get worse before it gets better. We donít expect things are going to turn around in a few days to a week. It likely will take much longer than that."

Omicronís rate of spread has the attention of health leaders. One Mayo Clinic doctor says the variant is doubling about every two days. Breakthrough infections are also happening because of the high transmissibility rate of the omicron variant. As time passes, vaccinated people become less protected which is why doctors are asking people to get a booster dose. If you get that booster dose, in essence, a third dose, your protection against hospitalization, jumps back up to what it had been, if not higher, so about 75%Ė80% protection. Data shows this virus variant replicates about 70-fold faster than the Delta variant.

We will continue to monitor this rapidly changing crisis and will update you once the state, federal, and world organizations deem it safe to end quarantine protective measures. In the event that we do not reach herd immunity by February, we hope to again resume the parties by REQUIRING FULL VACCINATION TO ATTEND. It is therefore important that you get vaccinated, including the third booster dose, if you wish to participate.

IF ALL GOES WELL, THE VIDEO CLUB PARTIES COULD POSSIBLY RESUME AGAIN ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH . CHECK BACK LATER IN JANUARY.

We thank you for your patience and continued support.