Lincoln County health authorities are trying to stay on the bucking bronc of a viral pandemic which could linger for the next six months (or beyond). County health workers urge everyone in Lincoln County to stay informed – don’t believe everything you might hear on the street. Make sure you get your information from top medical officials and their information releases to the local news media. Rumors on the street only tend to make the mood of county residents more stressed out than necessary.
At the moment the county is in the process of ramping up for expanded testing to determine who has been bitten by the virus – whether victims show any symptoms or not. Testing is forecasted to ramp up substantially as we move from late Spring to Summer. As you’ve probably heard already, the there’s been what appears to be a breakthrough in the fight against the Covid-19 virus. Israeli researchers have teamed-up with medical experts in Great Britain to determine whether a freshly brewed vaccine is as effective as claimed. They subjected six Rhesus monkeys to a test as to the power of the new vaccine. First they vaccinated the monkeys with the new vaccine then followed up a bit later with exposure to the Covid-19 virus. After a month the monkeys showed no sign of any infections giving the medical community at least some hope that they’re on the right track.
Medical experts hope they can eventually produce enough vaccine to begin covering the world beginning in six to nine months.