From “The Washington Post,” comes this nugget of wisdom of all living previous presidents, minus #45:
“Former presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama — who starred in an Inauguration Day video playing up the democratic transfer of power — will also soon be jointly urging wary Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to sources familiar with the project. The sources requested anonymity to speak candidly.”
I can’t begin to tell you all how badly we want those vaccinations. I’m not sure what the holdup is here in Massachusetts, but I actually think we are the slowest state of all fifty states to get people vaccinated. They are going to open up Fenway Park as a mass vaccination site — except we don’t live in Boston. We live 75 miles away AND Fenway Park doesn’t have a parking lot. It has never had any parking. You have to get there by public transportation, namely the T which is Boston’s version of the subway or underground. We don’t have a T or subway, commuter train, bus, taxi, or even an Uber. We’ve got nothin’.
And this from Bloomberg:
“Wall Street has some thoughts on how New York should handle the COVID vaccination process. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Citigroup and KKR executives are pressing state officials to let them help. “Our economy will not recover, and we won’t be able to get people back into the office” without the shots, Goldman CEO David Solomon said. New York is running out of doses to distribute and business leaders worry any further delay will keep the financial hub empty. In Washington, President Joe Biden signed a litany of economic executive orders as Republican efforts to block his $1.9 trillion COVID-relief plan grow. Outside the Beltway, value-investing legend Jeremy Grantham warned that Biden’s economic-recovery plan will propel stocks to perilous new heights, to be followed by a crash rivaling that of 1929. —Margaret Sutherlin“
I’m fully in agreement. yet the “over 75 crowd — like Garry — aren’t even scheduled for a first shot until MAYBE April and me? Forget comorbidities and heart conditions. I’ll be lucky to get a vaccination at all. I’ll only be 74 and since no one is keeping track of people who are particularly fragile in view of the pandemic, we’re not even on the list. We’ll get shots when there are enough shots that everyone else already has gotten them.
Are we pissed off about this? You bet. EVERYWHERE else they are into a second wave of vaccination for people like me and Garry who are old and/or in fragile health. Here? Unless you work at a hospital , clinic, or a senior “facility,” no one has gotten a vaccination. No one.
All of this in a state that has built itself up as having the finest medical facilities in the country and possibly the world. There’s something terribly wrong with this scenario. Aside from it being terribly wrong, it’s also just plain terrible. Without a vaccine, some of us will never be able to do anything ever. I am not only mad about this, I’m also depressed. I want my life back or at least a small piece of it. I appreciate having a new president, but could you send some vaccines to Worcester County in Massachusetts? Please?