Tuesday, February 02, 2021

Now What?


Everyone seemed to be of the opinion that they were tired of 2020, and could hardly wait for the new year to get here. Well, we've had the first month of 2021, and my question to you is whether you've seen a change yet. 

We've been fortunate here in Texas, compared with inhabitants of other states. Despite our being in the group that is most vulnerable to the Covid infection, and having to wear a mask when we leave our houses, we've otherwise been able to carry out our daily lives--going to the grocery, shopping, making the trip to the post office, etc. And my wife and I have had our first immunizations against the Covid-19, with an appointment set up for our second shot. 

Others are not so fortunate. They are pretty well shut in, either due to governmental decree or personal choice. And although the age group that is most vulnerable is now getting immunized, lots of people are still waiting for theirs.

I guess my question is, "We've seen the last of 2020. Now what?" Let me know your thoughts.


Priscilla Bettis said...

I'm in the last group to get a vaccination, so it hasn't happened for me yet. I am excited about the future when I can once again run into a friend in public, and we can give each other a hug-greeting!

Richard Mabry said...

Being in the last group is a downer in one sense, but it makes you young compared to us "oldsters." Look on the bright side.

Patricia Bradley said...

I've gotten my first vaccine and will get my second shot next Wednesday. And I will take Allegra and ibuprofen the day before. ;-) Glad you got yours, Richard.

Richard Mabry said...

There's some evidence that ibuprofen after the injection may prevent the full immune reaction, and acetaminophen is better--not before, though. Just my suggestion. Glad you'll get yours

Patricia Bradley said...

Yeah, I found that tonight, Richard. So I guess I won't. By the way, I think I want a refund on 2021. :-)

Richard Mabry said...

Patrica, let me know how the request for a refund goes. And I didn't even need an acetominophen after my first injection. We'll see how the second goes.