Same Old Variants

We currently have vaccines that are 95% effective against Covid-19 infection. They are being distributed to the most vulnerable in our society at a fairly decent clip. Hospitalizations are down across the country.

The sting is wearing off. People are starting to see an end to this bleak winter.

The media doesn’t like that. It doesn’t sell. So this week, the scary new buzzword is “variants.” Today’s story on CNN:

Did you need an excuse to stay in your house for the rest of 2021? Maybe you wanted to give the NCAE more ammunition to keep public schools shut down as cases continue to decline into the Spring? You couldn’t ask for a better boogie man than “variants.”

Sometimes, it’s like living in a commercial for the sale of fear:

“Today, we’re reporting on new and improved strains Covid-19, from exotic locales like Brazil and South Africa. These are far more deadly and contagious than tired, old American Covid. Better to avoid all everyday activities for the foreseeable future.”

I’m not falling for this one. Old and weak people are protected. That’s good enough for me.

The rest of us need to take some reasonable risks and move ourselves, our families, and our Nation forward.

What kind of world do you want to live in? Your answer to that question has a lot to do with the result.

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