Skip to comments.Austin-Travis County recommends masks, moves to Stage 4 of COVID rules
Posted on 07/23/2021 10:02:30 PM PDT by conservative98
Austin-Travis County's top health authority on Friday requested that residents return to wearing masks as the area moved back into Stage 4 coronavirus guidelines, a sign of worsening pandemic conditions in Central Texas due to the presence of a highly contagious variant known as delta.
Dr. Desmar Walkes, Austin-Travis County's health authority, announced the stricter recommendations after the weekly average of daily hospital admissions reached 35 Thursday night, the highest it had been since late February.
"In just five months, we have evidenced four new variants of this virus," Walkes, who was joined by five other local doctors during a public briefing, said Friday. "And the last week's data shows the delta variant is more severe and deadly than its predecessors."
Walkes on Friday said she's now recommending that fully vaccinated people again wear masks in any situation where social distancing cannot occur. Those situations include shopping, dining, traveling and sporting events.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated residents should no longer gather in groups at all and only shop, dine and travel when essential, the Austin Public Health guidelines say. They should also continue to wear masks in public spaces, especially indoors.
Children older than 2 should also be wearing masks
(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...
What impact does the presence of up to a million infected illegals that are/were housed and transported thru that state have on the current infections?
Not much, actually. Legal immigrants on a tourist visa coming into Texas to shop probably carry more virus than the fewer illegals.
Look, this virus is unstable. It’s not like smallpox. Smallpox reproduced in exactly the same form each time, which is largely why mankind is not extinct. Corona has its RNA strand copied very poorly, with variations in the copy. That’s why mutations/variants.
There will be more. One in a billion will be much, much worse. The problem is there are trillions and trillions of particles. One in a billion is not difficult when there are trillions and trillions.
It’s going to get much worse, and there is no rule of the universe that says it will ever get better.
wear a mask. That will make such a big difference.”/////
So sick and tired of the stupidity. Masks provide barrier protection against body fluids. If they worked for viruses, we would’ve been wearing them every flu season for the past 20 years.
Viruses are 90 nanometers in diameter. This is very much smaller than the aperture of masks. Masks won’t stop the virus — but that’s not the correct measurement.
Because viruses pretty much never exist isolated in nature. They are always attached to some moisture molecule — and those are larger than the aperture. That’s why masks have value.
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23 July: Tweet: Harmeet K. Dhillon
BREAKING NEWS— 9th Circuit just ruled against Gavin Newsom’s lockdown orders regarding schools, holding that the state deprived parents of five private school students of their rights to control their children’s education when it ordered all schools shut: https://libertycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/20210713_Brach_Doc_46-1_Opinion.pdf
One can only look at that woman and ask: are you really that stupid and ignorant? Or are you a vile propagandist? Which is it?
Isn’t it interesting that BLUE CITIES which have above and beyond normal vaccination rates - are the ones reimposing mask mandates?
Yea, when all the public officials announce that we should close the borders first, I will consider listening to what they have to say. Until then…meh.
Blue cities, counties and states. Yet it’s summer and we are strangely talking about a mild influenza outbreak.
It will make no difference.
You just posted such stupidity, that you made my buddy Alberta doctor’s jaw drop.
I’d explain it to you, but I fear it would be a waste.
I’d like to know of those who are not vaccinated their economic, racial, health status, educational status, the type of work they do, and how they live (re congestion versus spaced houses, etc).
The article talked about 30% of the unvaccinated people are getting the new Virus variant(s). However, they gave no details on who these people are and how/where they lived in the Austin area, including university students.
How many young children under age 12 have gotten the new variants, or even the original COVID-19 virus?
This area seems to be just made for an in-depth medical review by personal observations, medical admission records, medical visits in general, etc.
The same is true, if feasible, to see if a “crowd events” have been PINPOINTED as a spreader site.
This might help to make good positions for and against mandatory mask wearing, limited social/work gatherings, etc.
Biden is always talking about “the science” of decisions. This would be a good place to start some serious, detailed “scientific data gathering” on what is going on.
Ho, I forget one thing, how many people who have the Virus of any type are illegal aliens (who might have brought it in with them or caught it because they were in poor health when they arrived. Very important to know this since some news reports that a significant number of recent illegals tested positive for the Virus, and were then released unchecked and untreated into “our country/cities/towns”.
If you ask the right questions, and do the right kind of research, you might actually come up with some sound scientifically-approached data that is more reliable than the pisspoor records keeping/reporting data that has taken place before.
It says right on the box of masks they won’t work
Please explain to the class why every person in a surgical attendee must be in a mask. This explanation should be scientific and at least three part. Note it is Federal and state law that every person in a surgical procedure must be masked again why is it so important that double laws exist.
Extra credit for properly detailing aerosol droplet theory in an enclosed gas volume.
Enlighten us oh wise expert on the multidisciplinary science of particulate movements in close proximity to generation and the setting characteristics of multi to submicron liquid phase droplets suspended in an enclosed gas volume.
Double masking stops aperture breaches.
Your first sentence has to be a joke.....right!
I haven’t had my coffee......you couldn’t have said that and meant it.
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