With the news that Pfizer's vaccine has a 90% effectiveness rate (and reports due out soon from Moderna and AstraZenica), it appears that we can be guardedly optimistic about our country finally putting up a decent fight against a killer virus that will end up taking at least a year out of our lives (not to mention taking the lives of a quarter-million Americans, with the worst yet to come). I am beyond angry at the selfishness and blatant stupidity of people who don't give a crap about anybody but themselves. My next concern is that these same ignorant fools will resist taking the vaccine for some dumbass reason. There are people who think that the vaccine will implant tiny microchips in their bodies so that the government can track them. (Like any government would care where these people are.) Even if that were true, it would be the first time these people would have anything intelligent in them.
I went to the store yesterday and I must have seen 10 people strutting around without masks. I hope they all get sick.
The United States is now adding a MILLION new cases per week! There are states where one out of every three people tested are positive. All my (long) life, the United States has been the best at just about everything. And now we're the worst. It's going to be a bleak holiday season, but there is a chance that 2021 could be great. But it's going to take a whole lot of dumbasses to start acting right. We'll see.
We're all tired of wearing masks and distancing. We want to go to the movies and ball games. We want to eat at restaurants and have kids go back to school. But the actions of far too many people are causing us to go in the wrong direction.
In a normal year, we'd be nearing the end of the Fall season and getting ready for the playoffs in December. Here's hoping that we can do that next November. I miss everything about the League, including (in tiny doses) Mike Luke. Let's all do what we can to make things better.