Another Autumn Equinox Under Covid-19

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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?

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2 Responses to Another Autumn Equinox Under Covid-19

  1. OmniRunner says:

    People think of them selves first, family second and the rest of us can buzz off! lol
    I think the whole mask/vax thing is “you can’t tell me what to do!”
    A friend of mine who is in the military said that a lot of their anti-vax is more of, it’s one of the only things someone in the service has control over. Since none of the vaxes are fully authorized, the military cannot force anyone to get the shot.
    In my state, the State Police have about 30% holding out. So they will wear a bullet proof vest issued by the state, but not a vaccine? They are more likely to pull over an infected driver than they are to get shot at.
    As public servants, I am paying their salary and healthcare costs. But I guess they are not thinking about the tax payer.

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  2. terryshen says:

    It’s unfortunate and what I called the “center of the universe” syndrome. If only they can zoom out and see that we are not alone, people depend on each others, Thanks for your comments, Andy.

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