Our doctor advised it would not be a good idea for us to get Covid-19. We already wheeze after ascending the stairs or rolling the garbage bin to the curb or opening the mail, so any further respiratory burden seems like a bad idea. Thus, even though some have declared the pandemic over, we remain cautious. Good luck inviting us to any public place. Pascal may have said that all of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone, but he wasn’t talking about us. We’re quite happy to avoid the madding and infectious crowds by sitting home with a good book or mediocre tv show, or by planting a nose against the kitchen window, watching the red shouldered hawk wait for dinner to show up at the pond. You might even say that we live deliberately.
Our doctor also advised us to get every Covid booster vaccination as soon as possible, and we have done so. Some of our Twitter acquaintances and frenemies have told us that the boosters will kill us or will permit Melinda Gates to spy on our every movement. Those threats do not bother us. If anyone is going to go through all the trouble to plant a chip in our arm, they’re probably not looking to bump us off any time soon. And, as mentioned above, we don’t actually engage in a lot of movement, so fair play to anyone who chooses to spy on us. We’ll be a stationary dot on the screen, reading The New Yorker or glaring outside at the geese.
So, yes, we are unabashedly pro-vax. Bring on the hate emails. We’ll toss the virtual missives into the virtual fireplace. And we’ll wish you good luck.
But we do not wish good luck to litigants challenging vaccine mandates. When governments or employers insist that public-facing employees must be vaccinated in order to perform their jobs, we are relieved and grateful. If employees decide to give up their jobs rather than be vaccinated against Covid, we shake our heads at their tenacity and grieve for their health, but so be it. We might call it a remarkable sacrifice, or a stupid sacrifice. Or a remarkably stupid sacrifice. And yet, in truth, some employees do not want to sacrifice anything. They want to remain unvaxxed “truebloods,” inflicting their viral silliness on the rest of us. Luckily, pretty much every time the antivaxxers sue to get their way, they lose.
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