It sure has been a long, slow slog. I’m glad the vaccines are finally available and people are getting immunized (more need to step up!). The variants are inevitable I guess, especially due to the slow immunizations worldwide. It’s the NEW new way of living… masks, hand washing, social distancing. At least the reports of a drop in seasonal allergies and the flu from mask-wearing are a positive note.
I will continue to take precautions. It’s prudent, logical, and not a hardship. I don’t understand folks who get their egos and self-esteem mixed up in having to follow medical-based precautions. The past year has been hard for many.