The ultimate effect of this is that if we send kids back to school this fall, they will bring the virus home to families. The children will most likely be OK, but the parents and grandparents may not be. Home schooling is difficult but keeping your kids from mixing with too many other kids will save lives.
Keep Your Distance from Other People's Pets
Dogs and cats in Italy were tested for antibodies to C19 and it was found that pets who live in households with prior COVID infections had antibodies in their blood. In other words, if the people get it, the pets get it. And if the pets get it, you don't want to go around letting other people's dogs "kiss" you. If you are a pet owner, you could get the virus by letting your dog play with others at the dog park.
Israeli Kids Skip Masks During Heat Wave Causing Outbreak
This is just the latest example of what happens when masks are not used. There is no shortage of evidence that masks reduce transmission significantly. Masks do make us hotter and are harder to tolerate when the environment is hot. For the school in this report they would have been better off if they'd sent the kids home, rather than letting them go maskless. It is also obvious by now that summertime is not going to bring relief from the pandemic.
India Hit Hard as every country will be if they relax
If You are Young or Not Worried About It
Please find your own place to live with other young or "not worried" people. Don't live with your parents or any other vulnerable people. Don't visit them. You may be OK but you will feel terrible if your casual approach turns into the murder of your family members.
Sweden's Pandemic Strategy Didn't Work
Sweden declined to shut down businesses thinking that their economy would fare better that way. They have far more deaths than the neighboring countries and their economy is in the same rough shape.