It’s a shame we can’t be where we thought we’d be by now, with COVID-19 in our rearview mirror and a return to normal straight ahead. We were on the way there, as we got our vaccinations and began taking off our masks.

COVID cases were steadily going down, and with those case numbers declining, COVID-related hospitalizations and deaths were declining, too. Even with a more contagious variant circling, we didn’t worry, because data confirmed that the vaccine was effective against it, too.

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JWard

It appears that the vaccines aren't nearly as effective as promised. The vaccinated are not only coming down with the disease, but are spreading it as well. I happen to identify as an illegal immigrant from Venezuela so it is not necessary for me to get the vaccine or wear a mask.

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