Idaho is now in Crisis Standard of Care because of Covid. This means that depending on each individual hospital's resources, if you code, you might not get CPR.
You might not get CPR. You wanted to "wait and see" about getting vaccinated? This is the "see" part.
Surgeries and other care will be postponed. Something similar is up in Maine, which had been one of the safest states with the lowest covid rates until a couple of weeks ago. We had a relative tell us today about a friend who can't get a hip replacement for some indefinite period of time. So care is being postponed. I suppose you can call those "not real covid deaths" if you like. Or gee, it's not even death, really, just people sitting at home not able to get care. What could possibly go wrong?
You don't see this, because you don't work in a hospital or other care facility or know those who do.
91% of their admissions are unvaccinated. Further proof that the unvaccinated pose no danger to the rest of us.
Of course, a deep-blue state like Idaho must be fudging its numbers, because it's in on the covid conspiracy. Wink, wink, nod, nod. We intelligent people know how that works. It's all a ruse.
I do not support mandatory vaccination - yet. But the push for it isn't coming out of nowhere. I support the harsh numbers of figuring out what will help more people get vaccinated, and doing that. I think this whole covid vaccination thing is new to people, and I get that some folks have questions, or feel nervous or afraid, or just don't understand it very well. Also, there are loud voices telling them crap, which muddles things. So I still think that persuasion is the better way to go, even though some will not be persuaded. But it's not because I am wringing my hands and saying "I just don't like telling other people what to do," it's because I think the numbers still lean that way.
The US is back up to 2000 deaths/day. I was as relieved as everyone else this spring when it looked like "Hey, the risk is going way down. It looks like we have this thing mostly licked, down to a level where we can open everything up and just endure the low level of disease circulation and death going forward." Then the data changed.