Statement from Claude AnShin Thomas on the Covid-19 Pandemic:
According to the World Health Organization, since the start of the pandemic in 2020, there have been more than 750 million confirmed cases worldwide with more than 6.8 million deaths. Almost 1.2 million of these deaths are in the US alone.
Thanks to the efforts of the scientists and the health care professionals, the corona virus is now significantly less dangerous for otherwise healthy people who are up-to-date with the vaccinations.
As we move into this new phase of the pandemic, let us not allow our fears of covid or the ease of gathering online keep us isolated from one another. It is now time to step back into the light - without abondoning all we have learned about how to reduce the risks of infection.