By John Cornelison on
8/9/2021 7:41 PM
Vashon COVID Update:
Delta Wave of COVID Has Taken Hold on Vashon --
Vaccination Has Been Working
This is a COVID Update from Vashon Medical Reserve Corps and VashonBePrepared.Vashon COVID cases have jumped significantly over the last six weeks. After staying flat at 121 cases through June, Vashon's total pandemic case count has jumped to 138. Cases on Vashon have been increasing at the rate of about one per day. Roughly one-fifth of the cases are in kids, 11 years and younger, who are not yet eligible for vaccination. With the Delta variant being dominant, in this wave, kids are much more likely to display symptoms than before. Fortunately, vaccination has been working and we have not had a massive spike on Vashon like the one experienced in November and December before vaccination was available. Vashon has not had a new hospitalization since January. Vaccinated individuals who become ill generally have mild symptoms as predicted by the vaccine clinical trials and they continue to be protected...