Make Hay while the Sun is Up week 3 of Lent
A Bedtime Story from me to you, America:
Straight from the source: The CDC has updated its guidelines for those of us who have been fully vaccinated and are at least 14 days after the last dose.
What’s changed if you're fully vaccinated.
1. You can gather indoors with fully vaccinated people without wearing a mask.
2. You can gather indoors with unvaccinated people from one other household (for example, visiting with relatives who all live together) without masks, unless any of those people or anyone they live with has an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
3. If you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you do not need to stay away from others or get tested unless you have symptoms. However, if you live in a group setting (like a correctional or detention facility or group home) and are around someone who has COVID-19, you should still stay away from others for 14 days and get tested, even if you don’t have symptoms.
What hasn’t changed, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated:
1. You should still take steps to protect yourself and others in many situations, like wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. Take these precautions whenever you are:
a. In public
b. Gathering with unvaccinated people from more than one other household
c. Visiting with an unvaccinated person who is at increased risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 or who lives with a person at increased risk
2. You should still avoid medium or large-sized gatherings.
3. You should still delay domestic and international travel. If you do travel, you’ll still need to follow CDC requirements and recommendations.
4. You should still watch out for symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you’ve been around someone who is sick. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
5. You will still need to follow guidance at your workplace.
Be safe. Be vaccinated.
#AskSterlingMD #KnowledgeIsHealth #HealthSelfEmpowerment
And "That Post"
And somewhere some clowns are preparing to make fake vaccination cards and some people will start doing a Rachel Dolezal and claim they identify as being fully vaccinated.
Jeffrey Sterling , THANK YOU again for a powerful engaging post. I only wish it had garnered more than 27 others at 9:33pm Pacific Time, Monday, March 8. But, to be fair, you only posted 5 hours ago. ❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍💯. I am still concerned that ACCESS to vaccines remains the underrepresented issue. For example, California has vaccination infrastructure " out the ying-yang" So to speak. However, a vaccine supply chain to support infrastructure? Not so much. Talking with a dear cousin in Wisconsin being treated successfully for a deadly non-COVID disease that leaves one immune-system compromised, I don't agree with Wisconsin that they should not be moved to the head of the line for available vaccines because of their youth! Yet, this is what the same healthcare system that is well compensated to do everything in its power to successfully save their life- except administer the COVID-19 vaccine. Full disclosure, I am talking about Aurora Healthcare. I have first person experience of how well they supported my late mother and her baby sister before their bodies just got exhausted by life in racism/ fascism-centric America ( as we now see every day ( new proliferation of voter suppression legislation and the cost of allowing the 1.6.2021 insurrectionists to return to their homes for their more than 15 minutes of fame and fortune).
This post from an A.M.E.minister and sister-of-mine:
So I'm watching this movie called Skin. Its about a woman named Sandra Laing, a South African woman who was classified as Coloured by authorities during the apartheid era, due to her skin colour and hair texture, although she was the child of at least three generations of ancestors who had been regarded as white. It made me realize that Apartheid only ended about 30 years ago, and how evil systemic racism truly is.
Prompted this response:
Preach, sister! I had a similar experience when I relocated from CA to Wisconsin 2014- 2016. Milwaukee Public Schools remained segregated through 1977; meanwhile, that same year ( 1977) I had experienced integrated public education in Chicago, IL Public Schools and Paterson, NJ Public Schools that allowed me to be admitted to Northwestern University ( and choose NU from a pool including, Yale, CaseWestern Reserve, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. America has survived since its founding as a Master of Machivelli's " game" of divide-and-conquer by withholding news and access to the "knowledge that is power" depending upon where you live. Until now, The Age of Information. Yet another reason we are living in ultimately the best of all possible worlds. Moving FORWARD TOGETHER, NOT ONE STEP BACK! 🖖🤟👍❤🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🖤🤍💯💯
Also, Wisconsin doesn't report its air quality, and both my mother and my aunt suffered from all kinds of breathing issues. This even though neither my aunt nor her husband had ever smoked and my mom ( who weirdly never smoked around her family members-- a southern thing for Black women raised in a certain politeness/ social normative environment?) had quit smoking 40 years previously. Fast forward to 2021 and after almost everyone is armed to the teeth in Wisconsin via gun show purchases and their local Walmart, black folks are daily being denied access to COVID-19 vaccines. I welcome responses from anyone who can disprove that generations of our "Lords and Masters" have lost their individual and collective minds. IJS.
(C) VernonNickersonSchoolcoach 2021