|Dr. Luther Rhodes|
First, of the state's draconian lockdown, he noted that "fear is dictating this." He added that the Lehigh Valley should be on the yellow phase of re-opening, "with hints of green." I by no means am suggesting that Covid-19 is, but many of us, including the Governor, have over-reacted.
Second, he confirms a point I made Tuesday about the Covid-19 statistics. He said it is "data biased" because the high rate of infections and deaths at nursing homes present a false picture of what is going on elsewhere within the Lehigh Valley.
Third, and he wondered why there has been so little news coverage of this point, he said it is no longer necessary to isolate someone with Covid-19 symptoms for any longer than 10 days. In fact, he noted the CDC has changed its guidance to reduce the isolation period from 14 to 10 days. According to Dr. Rhodes, a person infected with Covid-19 is only highly contagious for the first three days after symptoms first appear.
Follow the science.
Hopefully, State Senator Lisa Boscola will listen to Dr. Rhodes the next time she is asked to vote on a measure ending the shutdown. For her part, she is advocating a "sales tax holiday for restaurants that have been forced to close their doors. "It's going to take awhile to recover," she admitted. Actually, Lisa, some will never recover.