March 4, 2021, was my day of liberation. I got my second Covid vaccination that day. While it would still be two weeks for the inoculation to reach full effect, I could finally see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. At least for me.
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Sheila Pennington watched as dawn sunlight struck the far edge of the clearing about 400 feet away. She was drinking the last of her morning coffee as she sat in a wildlife blind on the edge of the Sanctuary’s compound. She often greeted the dawn from the…
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Here is the message that I sent to both of my senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, who represent North Carolina:
I write to urge you to vote to convict Donald J. Trump in the impeachment trial.
I recognize that you voted against proceeding because of a motion to…
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The Numbers Don’t Lie
124,686 — Reported on 12–30–2020
670,000+ — Cumulative
19,232,843 — Cumulative Total in US
334,029— Cumulative Total In US
331,979,663 — Current population of the US
248,984,747 — 75% of current population (to reach herd immunity)
— 2,127,143 — First vaccine doses administered
246,857,604 — People still needing to be immunized
1 in 58 — Whites over 60 and not incarcerated or in nursing homes
1 in 19 — Blacks over 60 and not incarcerated or in nursing homes
When you can, get vaccinated. It’s not just for you. It’s for everyone you meet.
Disclaimer — I am not a physician. I make no representation of expertise beyond being an educated American adult.
The figures cited are reported or derived from public sources: