2021-12-22 BC/General

I am going to take the rest of the day off as a mental health break. Brief bits from what I have already seen:

  • UK had 100K cases yesterday, which sounds like an unimaginatively huge number until you realize that’s ~6K cases/day when adjusted for the different population — which is only two doublings from yesterday.
  • There is more research saying that Omicron is less virulent, like 1/N times where N is between 2 and 5ish. That’s nice, but even if there are 5 times fewer hospitalizations per case and 20 times as many cases, we are still totally fucking screwed.
  • Hospitalizations are starting to go up somewhat steeply in Denmark and the UK.

I think I’ll be back on Thursday, but it’s just too depressing for me today.