“Stupid is as stupid does,” said Forrest Gump. Yep, and many of them identify with just one poliical party.
The Virginia Department of Health reported 159 new deaths in the Commonwealth Wednesday, including one in Floyd County.
The lull in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths are probably just a delay in reporting on Christmas day but it was still a little like a gift.
Even with vaccines starting to arrive in the Old Dominion, holiday travel and ignorance of safety recommendations are expected to easily top the 300,000 plus new cases this year.
The Old Dominion now has 299,388 total cases with 4,598 deaths. Floyd’s 5 new cases brought its total to 438..
Rise in infections coincides with new vaccines arriving at hospitals and health-care facilities.
The hike comes on the day of FDA approval of a vaccine to battle the deadly virus.
Those who have lost loved ones from the pandemic along with first responders and health-care professionals face mental issues, depression or worse.
A surge in cases caused by those who ignored safety recommendations and regulations has created shortages of hospital beds. What will Christmas bring?
Too many ignored the warning that travel over the Turkey Day holiday would spread the virus to record levels. More may make it even worse over Christmas.