I have a trip scheduled for a long weekend at the end of September with my 7-year-old two Universal. Given the Delta variant outbreaks in Florida, I’m getting concerned about going and wondering if I should postpone. I picked this weekend because my son is 3 days off from school, I would have to pick another weekend when he’s out of school.
He had Covid in June and I am fully vaccinated. I was exposed when he was exposed and never got it. But that doesn’t mean we’re impervious. On one hand I don’t want to be one of those people that infects everybody else, put a drain on the healthcare system, or quarantine, but on the other I don’t want to be overly scared by the constant barrage negativity from the news. I continue to monitor the infection levels and I will make a decision after Labor Day.
I am posting this because I would love some positive empathy. I am not looking to be swayed either way. But I’m also wondering if anyone has hospital data or some other hard data that I could review. I thought I heard that Orlando is in a state of emergency? But now I can’t find credible evidence that that is fact. Is there a website that I can look at to see if the hospital beds are full? I recently read in the economist, which summarized some research, that people who have had infections within the last 3 to 6 months do have some immunity. But I’ve also read that kids don’t seem to be developing immunity. Instead they just flush it through their system. But the Delta variant might be different.
Ugh! I have no idea what to do. But at least I have some time to think about it…