KEEL radio is reporting that Covid cases in Louisiana are continuing to fall. That's good news, very good news. Both in new cases and in hospitalizations, the numbers continue to plummet.
On January 15th the Louisiana Department of Health reported 2,001 people hospitalized in Louisiana with a COVID diagnosis. By February 15th that number had dropped to 849, and now on March 15th the number is 455.
This is very good news. With Louisiana under a Phase 3 order, until March 28th, it seems that Covid is finally done with us, despite the Governors efforts to keep us separated and scared. I was at my Doc's office last week for the semi-annual poking and prodding. He told me that the best thing I could do is to get the vaccine and plenty of sunshine.
I had no problem getting the vaccine and I was in the fourth batch of people eligible. I've never been an anti-vaxxwer. Just a few months ago, I also got a booster for tetanus, which seemed like a good idea. By next month, every adult over 18 will be eligible.for the vaccine. I'll recommend that they take advantage of it. Or not, their choice.
As I was plundering around the area yesterday, trying to help the local economy, I noticed fewer and fewer people masking. While the signs are still in the doors, even the employees were blase to the masks. Common sense is taking over. Which is also very good news.