The Mike Slater Show

The Mike Slater Show

Mike Slater is a 35-year-old graduate of Yale University where he majored in history. He is the host of “The Mike Slater Show” each weekday on San...Full Bio


How Afraid Should We Be About the Delta Variant?

Don't stress about the Delta variant. Oooooooooo, the DELTA VARIANT!

Let's give some perspective. 80% of San Diegans over 12 years old are vaccinated. That's an incredibly high number. Add the people who got COVID and recovered and now have natural immunity to that 80%, we're surely over 90% immune. No doubt that's herd immunity.

In the last 2 months, May and June in SD County, there were about 50-100 cases of COVID. Today, there are 275. FREAK OUT! Delta Variant!

For some perspective, during the last major spike, there were 5,000 cases a day.

But here is the REAL question: What AGE are the people who are testing positive today?

Back in January, the people getting COVID were older and were at risk of hospitalization and death. Today, if it's a bunch of 30-year-olds, or 20-year-olds, or 8-year-olds who are testing positive, then, it might as well be zero cases. People of this age are fine.

Don't stress about the Delta variant.

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