The last time someone died from Covid in Montana was on May 15.
The state’s 7-day-average has been just 1 death going all the way back to April 11, when it was an average of 5 deaths over 7 days.
April 9 was a particularly bad day here, with 25 deaths. The last time we had something similar was January 26, with 34 deaths.
1,655 Montanans have died in total from the virus since this all started.
Nationally, we had 398 deaths this past Thursday, June 24. The current 7-day-average is 303 deaths. In February, it was over 3,000.
So we’ve come a long way. Many say this is because of the vaccines. Others say it’s herd immunity. Who’s right...who’s wrong...and how would we find out?
It’s such a guessing game, both as to who gets it and why, and whether the vaccines are saving us or not. Some think the jabs are hurting us.
Lots of stories in the media right now about young people in their teens and twenties getting the shot and getting myocarditis. This has become such a story that just this week, the WHO said teens should not be vaccinated.
But here in America, we’re not saying that. We won’t do anything to jeopardize Biden’s 70% goal by July 4, let alone someone’s health.
Now the big scare is the Delta variant. In the UK, this strain is up 79% since just last week. That’s an additional 33,000 cases of this new strain out of the total new cases of 76,000 that country’s seen.
The media is blaming the spread of Delta on those that haven’t been vaccinated. In the UK, 65% of those getting Delta have not gotten their jabs. Interestingly, 17% of the people that get it have had one shot, and 10% have had both shots.
In the UK, 26 people died from Delta despite having both of their Covid shots.
59% of those in the UK are fully vaccinated, and 64% have received at least one shot. Despite that, 85% of all Covid cases in that country are the new Delta variant.
It’s clear we have no idea what’s going on, or what’s coming.
It’s a guessing game.