I haven’t put an isolation gown on in three shifts. I even forgot to put a surgical mask on when I got out of my fly car yesterday to go into the Subway to buy a cold drink. (I apologized to the clerk).
With the warm weather and the people back out on the streets, there is a different feel in the air. SUMMERTIME!
And the state is reopening is a big way. The governor just loosened restrictions on the size of gatherings from five to ten indoors and has allowed gatherings of up to 25 outdoors. The barber shops are reopening on Monday! Farewell to my hippie-do! Gyms are opening in three weeks. Say goodbye to my quarantine flab! Most of the state colleges have announced they will be allowing students back on campus in the fall! So long middle daughter! It’s been nice having you home while it lasted! And the Indian casinos are opening this week! (But no food buffets, sadly).
Hospitalizations of COVID-19 patients continue to plummet. They are now at less than a quarter of what they were at their March peak. And the Hartford Courant is reporting that a new COVID model out of MIT says “Connecticut’s reopening is unlikely to cause a major resurgence in COVID-19 cases, assuming some restrictions such as social distancing are kept in place.”
Connecticut’s reopening is unlikely to cause a large resurgence in COVID-19 cases, new MIT model says
Dimitris Bertsimas, the head of the MIT model team, said “Assuming we have some reasonable measures — namely we don’t open the society completely — I don’t expect in Connecticut anyway a very significant second wave.”
I’m ready to put my bathing suit on.
But is safe to go back in the water?
Dun-dun! Dun-dun! Dun-dun! Dun-dun!
Don’t put your binoculars down yet.
I don’t think COVID is through with us yet.