Thursday, July 22, 2021

It’s Too Late

Epilogue: James at his colourfulself - Covid Mania Returns Australia to Its Roots as a Nation of Prisoners Citizens in Sydney may leave their homes only for ‘essential’ purposes and not go more than six miles

Talking on The Project from Sydney where she is also in, Wilkinson told her co-hosts that Ms Berejiklian likely now “regrets being disparaging about (Victorian Premier) Dan Andrews and how he handled things”.

Other masters’: Lisa Wilkinson’s swipe at Gladys Berejiklian on The Project

Post Script: Victorian opposition slams government over 'mean and nasty' COVID-19 ad telling Sydneysiders to stay home

‘I’m sorry’: Scott Morrison apologises for slow pace of Australia’s vaccine rollout

Delta is ‘like nothing we’ve seen before’: NSW records 124 new COVID-19 cases

It’s Too Late”

Jason Kottke   Jul 21, 2021

Dr. Brytney Cobia treats Covid-19 patients at the Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, a state that ranks last in the US in fully vaccinated adults. In a recent Facebook post, Cobia shares that people are willing to get vaccinated after having to watch an unvaccinated member of their family die from Covid.

I’ve made a LOT of progress encouraging people to get vaccinated lately!!! Do you want to know how? I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections. One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late. A few days later when I call time of death, I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same. They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives.


The founder of the multinational Hillsong Church told CNN that COVID-19 vaccines are a "personal decision for each individual to make with the counsel of medical professionals" after a congregant who publicly refused inoculation died of complications from the disease. Hillsong Church global senior pastor Brian Houston had announced the death of Stephen Harmon, who attended Hillsong in California, on social media this week.

Brian Houston : Hillsong leader says COVID-19 vaccine 'a personal decision' after congregant refuses shot and dies from virus

A Sydney woman, aged in her 30s, who died from COVID-19 over the weekend, has been identified as Adriana Midori Takara. The 38-year-old Brazilian national was studying accounting at Sydney's Kaplan Business School and had no underlying health conditions.

Friends of Sydney woman in her 30s who died from COVID-19 say she is 'not a number'

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord

More worries about Delta.

From CNBC:

From Los Angeles to Massachusetts, local officials across the country are pleading with Americans to once again wear masks inside as the delta variant rips through the U.S.

Several counties across California and Nevada are now advising all residents to wear masks in public indoor settings — whether they are vaccinated or not. Local leaders in at least three more states have reinstated mask mandates, issued facial covering recommendations or threatened the return of strict public health limits for all residents — in defiance of federal health guidelines that say vaccinated people don’t have to follow those protocols in most settings.

I would rather not be right, but we did point out that the decision of Las Vegas to reopen for conventions would be one they’d come to regret. The first big show was for the World of Concrete in early June.

By Lauren Weber, Midwest correspondent for Kaiser Health News, covers how America’s health system is working — and not working — for patients in that region. Formerly a health policy reporter for HuffPost based in Washington, D.C., she has covered a wide variety of topics including Ebola and hepatitis A outbreaks as well as the health of migrant detainees. Originally published at Kaiser Health News

The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord