Earlier this week Chief Medical Executive for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Joneigh S. Khaldun, spoke with FOX17 about the current rise in COVID-19 cases and what's to blame.

She said the scend wave of COVID-19 is here and we're looking at an 80% increase in cases in over the past couple of weeks. I don't think this comes as a surprise to anyone, I think we all knew this was going to happen. We just have to figure out what we can all do essentially keep the demon at bay.

She also said it's our bahavior that is too blame, not the drop in temperature with the fall season.

Dr. Khaldun:

The virus.. it's really about people's behaviors. When people are more likely to be indoors, which is less safe than outdoors, they're more likely to be in close contact with someone. They're also more likely to be in a place that has poor ventilation. Those are the reasons why the virus spreads. When people are indoors with poor ventilation and don't have a mask on, they aren't washing their hands, and they’re gathering and groups. It's really important that everyone really takes this seriously.

I think she makes some valid points with what she said and I agree, now is not the time to let our guard down. I get it, everybody is over this freaking pandemic (myself included) and wants to get back to our normal lives but it's going to be a while unless we get this thing under control. At this point, I'm wondering if it's something we can get under control. It's not looking good but we have to at least try.

The most important thing is really prevention. That's the best thing we have right now is preventative measures. That means wearing the mask, and just not getting the virus in the first place.

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