When I wrote about it last year, my mood was bleak. The fall & winter holiday season would be ruined. Virtual celebration is no comparison to in-person. Blah. . blah. . blah. Little did I expect the tenacity of Coronavirus would carry it forward to this Autumn Equinox, and beyond.
Put it another way, I am more surprised by the vaccine hesitancy in this country. Only a little more than 54% of the US population are fully vaccinated even though the shot is readily available and free. The argument of “my body, my choice” while on the surface protects individual freedom, it fails to account for the harm of anti-vax to the society at large.
Are we really that selfish? I think that is part of the reasons why we re facing another holiday season under the Covid-19. The proof is in the pudding. Next Thursday is the end of the US government fiscal year. Without authorized funding, it has to shutdown. Is the Republican party willing to see that happen in the midst of a pandemic? We shall see.
Do you believe that people are selfish?