“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…”
As of this writing, just over half of the eligible US population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. While “fully” is a moving target — there’s talk of an additional booster shot being recommended not that far down the road — it’s both heartening and saddening that a full half of the population of these “United States” has left so many of us, including our children who cannot as of yet be vaccinated, vulnerable to a virus that’s proven to be both lethal and pernicious.
And we may as well face facts: we’re going to be dealing with COVID for the long haul. The virus isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
For me, I’m going to firmly but gently encourage everyone to get the shot. “Gently” is the operative word there. Maybe Mary Poppins was onto something: a spoonful of sugar just may help the COVID medicine go down.
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Michael P Coleman is a Sacramento based freelance writer who has his eye on the Pulitzer Prize. Connect with him at michaelpcoleman.com or follow his blog, his IG and his Twitter.