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I'm a bit concerned that the actor's IMDb page isn't showing any current or future projects. Please tell me it's because Escamilla just needed a break, not for lack of offers.
Despite the terrible disappointment of Season 6, wild horses couldn't drag me away from Season 7. I refuse to give up hope on my favorite guilty pleasure! Now if Season 7 also sucks, oh boy, we got a problem.
It's very difficult to ascertain what percentage of people who test positive for the virus get symptoms, because most people who get tested do so because they have symptoms, other than those who work in certain high-risk jobs. The only place on Earth I know of that forces almost every single person to be tested daily is the Peoples' Republic of China. While one has to take the truthfulness of their data with a grain of salt, the latest "outbreak" in Shanghai revealed that only a minority even had any symptoms:
"Shanghai reported 3,590 symptomatic cases on Saturday, out of 23,513 infections.
China’s financial and commercial centre is still locked down as it grapples with skyrocketing case counts, which number about 326,000 since March 1"
The article goes on to say that only 13 of those cases were severe.
Yes, of course, as the northern Hemisphere enters winter, the number of people walking around with the virus will increase, as is the case with other respiratory viruses. The problem with hospitalization and death statistics, at least in the US, is that patients are being reported as "Covid-19 cases" even when the reason for admission (or death) clearly has absolutely nothing to do with the virus (heart attacks, strokes, and so on). Everyone gets tested on admission, regardless of the reason for admission, and public health officials will freely admit that only a minority are admitted because of the virus, and only a tiny portion of the deaths are due to the virus.
As of this time, of those testing for the virus in the US, over 10% are positive at any given time:
315,090 7-Day Average Tests Reported
10.7% 7-Day Average % Positivity
So many people are walking around with the virus none the wiser. I heard a researcher on the radio say that a soon-to-be published study shows that almost every single adult in the US (19 out of 20) has been infected at least once.
As I recently mentioned, in our Thanksgiving cohort, only one person had real symptoms of the virus, and that was only for 2 days. So it's probably pretty unusual for 4/4 people to be sick for a week, though I'm glad to hear no one was seriously ill. As I may have mentioned in another string, when my partner and I went on a cruise in August, the virus went rampant, but every person I knew (3) who tested positive was an N95 wearer. Of course, everyone else understood that this virus is just something we're going to be passing around forever, so no one else got tested. One would have to be delusional to think the virus will be eradicated (especially since it escapes vaccines).
Thankfully, fewer than 0.0055% get seriously ill from the virus at this point (if one can trust the Chinese data: 13/23,513). If the roughly 9.5% protection from the masks makes people feel more in control of the uncontrollable, great for them. This virus is here to stay. So wear your masks forever, or pray to Ganesha, or do whatever floats your boat.