The Lincoln County Commission Monday learned that Lincoln County medical personnel are finding a lot of vaccines and a lot of arms to put ’em into. Lincoln County is near the top of the statewide scoresheet for the inoculation race. But like any attempt to tame a deadly outbreak, vigilance must remain high and was the center of discussion during Monday’s Commissioner’s meeting.
All three commissioners agreed that vigilance is the key ingredient in beating the Covid-19 virus. But commissioners also learned that a new Covid-19 variant virus has reared up in India where citizens there are dying in droves – said to be one of the world’s most damaging pandemics in the history of the planet. Medical experts around the world are very concerned about this particular variant and urge humanity world-wide to wear masks, be very cautious around crowds, wash your hands many times a day and maintain at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and another human being.
Commissioners took note that many Lincoln County residents are eager to get their single or double shot vaccinations and that Lincoln County officials have done an impressive job of giving residents those vaccinations. At this point in time, there remains a fairly large group of Lincoln County residents who still aren’t sure they trust the vaccine but officials say up to 80 to 90% of county residents will be vaccinated by December.