Contrary to what a lot of people seem to think, COVID is not dead and gone. It is still a very dangerous disease, with thousands of people being hospitalized for it every day. And even those who have been vaccinated and boosted are still not out of the water, as our son Travis and his wife Geli have shown. They were both vaccinated and had their boosters, but they are still sick with it right now. Fortunately, due to the vaccinations and boosters, even though Travis says he feels like he was hit by a truck, their cases are not nearly as severe as they could have been.
I have heard skeptics say that the fact that people can get COVID even after being vaccinated proves that the vaccinations don’t work. No, that’s not true. The vaccinations keep the disease from being much worse or even deadly.
So when we stopped at Publix for groceries a couple of days ago and Terry asked when they were going to have the new Moderna booster out and was told that it would be available yesterday, she told the young lady at the pharmacy that we would definitely be back to get our injections.
I had dropped our Laramie pickup off at Leon’s Automotive the previous afternoon for an oil and filter change, and when Terry was taking me back to pick it up yesterday morning, we first stopped at Publix again to get jabbed.
After one of our first vaccinations and one of the boosters, we both had sore arms, and Terry told me that hers was a bit sore, but I haven’t noticed it yet in myself. Either way, it’s a small price to pay for staying healthy.
And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.
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Thought For The Day – I may only be 5 on a Florida beach, but I’m a solid 10 in an Alabama Dollar General.