NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) – COVID-19 protocols in Deep East Texas are slowly being repealed.
“Through hook and crook we reached this point and we are going to take every victory round we can as a community because we did it as a community,” said Dr. George Fidone.
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation has maintained data on disease prevalence of COVID-19. Dr. Fidone at Lufkin Children’s Clinic said the center determined that a community needs a total of 10 cases or fewer to lift COVID-19-related claims. But members of the public who are immunocompromised should still take precautions regardless, he said.
“Imagine an infection that only takes 10 cases for 100,000 people to demand that every hundred thousand wear masks and stuff. It’s a really impressive infection. There are ten people in the city of Tyler, and everyone in Tyler has to “Well, that’s how contagious Omicron is,” said Fidone.
Fidone said the low risk of COVID-19 in Angelina County is due to the highly contagious omicron variant that infects so many people.
“So we’re in a state where we’ve met some kind of middle ground. It does not hurt us so much. And it’s infected so many people that we’re all protected through vaccines or disease. So we’re really lucky, really lucky, Said Fidone.
Fidone said he believes the medical community can always be reactive to the COVID-19 virus and any future variants it produces.
“NYC, Los Angeles, Detroit, DC, Philadelphia, there were wagons with hundreds of corpses in them. And now we do not hear it because we have something that is much more likely to stay for a while, because it does not “makes us, most of the time, terribly ill. It does not make us weak, does not kill us,” said Fidone.
Fidone said he believes COVID-19 is far from over. He believes the virus will mutate again, but he urged society to enjoy this period of normality.
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