Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Delta variant of COVID-19 infects vaccinated people

From a Facebook post:

Delta variant infects 11-year-old, then her entire vaccinated family. The dad says that, without the vaccine, it would have been much worse. Maybe we should think twice about going back to in-person services. 😢 We're still wearing masks when indoors in a public space for more than 2-3 minutes or in tight spaces such as elevators.  In plain English, that means that we don't wear masks when taking the garbage or recycling to the compactor room down the hall or when walking down or up the stairs to or from our building's entrance door, but we wear masks in the laundry room, all elevators, and all other public indoor spaces.


Here's a copy of the Facebook post:

July 5 at 5:31 PM

Hello Friends.
Two weeks ago, we took a family trip.
Three-quarters of us had been fully vaccinated, with the exception being our 11-year old. We'd been super diligent for a year and half and were hopeful we could finally begin doing some normal things, and left for our first family vacation since lockdown began. We were being as careful as we could, but as vaccinated adults it's easy to let your guard down and to generally be less attentive than you had been regarding masks and sanitizing and distancing.
A few days into the trip our daughter started complaining about headaches, which we attributed to the heat. The next day, she began to get congestion and said her throat was sore. We took her to the local clinic and received her positive results. We immediately began lockdown.
A couple of days later, my wife started feeling sick and we were stunned to get a positive test for her, as she's been vaccinated since April.
I had two negative tests earlier in the week but began feeling much worse over the weekend, and today both me and our son tested positive. Thankfully, he is asymptomatic so far.
So, amazingly we are four for four with COVID here in the Pavlovitz house, with three fully vaccinated people testing positive for the virus... insane.
The doctor who gave me my results said that this Delta variant is frightening and unpredictable. She has been alarmed by how quickly it has spread, and also by how many people are still avoiding the vaccine.
I'm hopefully in the worst of it now: congestion, headache, body aches, cough, fatigue, etc. Lost my sense of taste and smell, but overall it feels like a bad case of bronchitis. I shudder to think how bad it might have been had we not been vaccinated.
Friends, please get vaccinated if you haven't. It's the only way we're going to get the edge on these dangerous variants and it will keep you from the worst symptoms and very likely save your life.
And please consider still masking after getting your vaccine. We're simply not out of this yet, and we need to take care of ourselves and one another.
I'll be down for a few days, so feel free to read some old blog posts or order something from the shop. I'll write and post here as I feel well enough.
Thanks everyone!
You are loved.
Here's the link to the original July 6, 2021 blog post by John Pavlovitz, "Our Family Got Vaccinated. Then We all Got COVID."


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