For example, Vice-President Pence has been inoculated. Joe Biden is due to receive one this coming week, although I think you could pump him with oatmeal and he wouldn’t know the difference.
Like an early Christmas present, the first doses of the Chinese Flu vaccine have arrived. The media is putting on quite a propaganda show as the first, at least with the Pfizer dose, of two injections are delivered. Priority is, I would think obviously, being given to health care workers. A selected few, though, are getting their “shots,” as well.
The rest of the population will receive theirs in the coming months. Many doubt whether it’s safe to inject themselves with what is viewed as a rush job. I, for one, wonder why I would introduce something into my body which is 90% or so effective against a disease with a more than 98% recovery rate.
Still, it would appear that we’re beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. A good thing, even though some knuckleheads caution that we still should wear face diapers (i.e., masks), observe social distances, and close everything but Target and Walmart.
Incidentally, I predict that, if Idiot Joe and Chlamydia Harris do wind up in the White House, this kind of talk will largely disappear.
At any rate, I maintain that, despite the good news of a vaccine, things will get worse before things get better. I believe that otherwise smart people (although the past nine months have shown me that intelligence among a good portion of society is sorely lacking) will freak out over the [non] dire consequences of coming down with a [non]deadly scourge.
Why do I think this way, you may ask. Well, I compare the coming hysteria to what Captain Quint had to say in the movie “Jaws.” Now, before you “WTF?” me, hear me out.
In his monologue about the torpedoing of USS Indianapolis and hundreds of his shipmates killed by sharks, Quint mentioned that he was most frightened while waiting his turn. How cruel would it be, he reasoned, to be cut in half by a shark while he was waiting to be rescued?
So it is with people who are waiting their turn to be inoculated against the virus. These spineless cowards are terrified that they will come down with COVID before the “rescue planes” of Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson deliver them.
As a result, many will insist on any number of draconian measures by their government to protect them from a disease which has killed people, to be sure (I’ll not deny that), yet gives them a substantial chance of recovery . They will gladly surrender their freedoms if they receive assurances that they will never die. Freedoms that the government will be loathe to return.
I hope I’m wrong, but the bumbling moron from Scranton has already predicted a “dark winter.” And no amount of vaccine will convince the unconvinceable that the light is coming. Escpecially if it has anything to do with Donald Trump.
NOTE: I included the entire clip of Quint’s monologue. There’s no need to watch the entire thing, but it’s worth it. 99% of it (you know, like the COVID recovery rate) has nothing to do with the plague that torpedoed (see what I did there?) the Trump presidency. But, it’s a chilling story of an actual event which really was lethal.