December 23, 2020
A Splendid Holiday Gift: a Vaccine
Rather than look back on a bizarre and painful 2020, let’s look ahead to the bright side: a vaccine.
It is truly remarkable that top-notch scientists have been able to create several vaccines in record time. Producing and delivering them will be another hurdle, and questions remain about side effects and how long a vaccine will protect us. Many Americans’ reluctance to strictly adhere to public health standards will unfortunately slow our ability to put the virus completely behind us.
But scientists and public health officials seem confident the vaccines can eventually snuff out this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Only then can we get back to our normal activities, such as traveling, eating at restaurants, and shopping – in person, rather than online. More important, increasing our consumer spending will give a shot in the arm to the economy and help put many Americans back to work after months of unemployment.
Have a joyful but subdued holiday – and enjoy the anticipation of a happier 2021!
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