I haven’t checked the wastewater COVID chart in months. As of December 30, 2023, the United States witnessed its second-highest peak of COVID presence in wastewater.
It’s a bit surprising to see the second highest peak of COVID, and most people don’t seem to mind. I’m trying to straddle a middle ground. Should we be alarmed? Or should we say, “who cares?”
Thankfully, these days, COVID is not as deadly as when it first appeared. However, it can still be deadly, and have long-term effects on health.
I’m glad some monitoring continues to happen. It’s good to have this data. Unlike traditional reporting methods, which can be unreliable due to underreporting or testing access issues, wastewater testing offers a comprehensive, anonymous, and efficient way to gauge the spread of the virus across communities.
This technique embodies a creative solution for tracking a virus and inspiring a broader perspective on problem-solving. In times of crisis, innovation can be a beacon of hope. The ability to adapt and find new methods to tackle complex issues reflects a resilient and forward-thinking society.
Let’s continue to keep a careful eye on this.