It’s not time to get careless, folks

(picture found via google)

As of the 11th, I have had both of the vaccine shots. I am looking forward to having cataract surgery in the very near future. Well, “looking forward to” is not really the right phrase. I should say, I am looking forward to being able to see a bit better, maybe being able to drive at night and during the glare of the sundown period each day, without as much danger and nervousness.

Things are looking good on the Covid-19 front. Biden has done a wonderful job of getting the vaccines into the arms of millions across the country and by May 1st, there should be enough to open the system up to anybody over the age of 18. So, that means that it is time to throw the doors open and rush into the streets, right?

The answer is no, it is NOT the time for that. It is time to get the vaccine shots oneself and get it to as many Americans as possible. It is time to be cautious and stay out of huge crowds. I confess I had need of going to my favorite watering hole yesterday to confirm plans for how to get to my surgery later this month. I ended up sitting at a table with two other persons not wearing a mask. It was a risk, but certainly not as bad as being in a church service with 2000 people, or at a crowded arena. Still, I don’t intend to do even that much on a daily or even weekly basis…not for a while.

That is a decision that I came up with my instincts. However, Dr. Fauci’s Sunday statement served as re-enforcement for that decision. Nationally, the number of new cases of Covid is still standing at between 50,000 and 65,000 each day. That is not time, yet, to celebrate a victory. It is time to conservatively breathe a sigh of relief that things are getting better and continuing to be careful. Otherwise, we could have another upsurge very easily which might result in another 100,000 deaths if it got going.

We don’t want that to happen, I hope. So, stay the course, venture out carefully and safely, and let the vaccine do its job.

66 and retired, and living my dream free, knowing that only by working with a union am I fortunate enough to be able to be where I am.