Coronavirus Diaries 37

It seems we’re getting closer than ever to an end of the pandemic.

Monday New York City reported no Coronavirus deaths and across the country, cases and deaths are plunging.

Memorial Day just passed and, ’round these parts, the vacationing crowds were pretty thick. I’m hoping the infection rates don’t show a big increase come two weeks from now, but if things keep going as well as they have been, we might be in for a very pleasant surprise.

Fingers crossed!

If things work out well, I wonder if it has anything to do with the vaccinations?

I write this sarcastically.

Why? Because as I’ve noted before I’m incredibly frustrated with people who are “anti-vaccers” or who deny the seriousness of the pandemic.

Come on, people, the evidence is right before your eyes: While the pandemic isn’t gone -and let’s hope there never appears a variant of the COVID-19 virus that is resistant to the vaccines- it has been beaten down considerably in the months since vaccines were so prominent.

There is no other way to look at this. There is no other way to account for the changes.

We’ve had a tremendous number of people vaccinated and, thus, we have a concurrent drop in infections, hospitalization, and -yes- deaths.

It’s as easy as that.

Get vaccinated.