I GOT SHOT
Friday, March 26, 2021 - daily column #6709
At 8AM on March 17th, I could book. I logged on at 8:04, by 8:11, I was booked, confirmed, logged off; my appointment for 10:50AM on March 25th.
Shot yesterday, on time, not with a side-order of adrenalin; I got the Pfizer* vaccine.
We’ve all been powerless during this pandemic – reliant on politicians, logistics experts, scientists, pharmaceutical manufacturers, doctors, nurses, hospitals to take us from chaos to remedy, from fear to safety, from death-risk to optimism. And they have. Our anticipation and helplessness now see relief is on the way …
More important than the statistics is the element of personal control we can now take with a singular act – getting our shot. It’s the first of two, and it does not immediately bring relief and protection, but it is a start.
Euphoria, for me, began with that booking – I was elated more than relieved. Finally, there was something I could take control over. Many who are eligible sit on the sidelines, hesitant or outright refusing. I don’t get that. Still, everyone gets to choose for themselves.
The world remains at high risk for human and economic gridlock. Scientists say we should stay vigilant with safety measures, AND everyone should get vaccinated as soon as possible. I trust few things blindly, but this is one thing I’m choosing to ‘just trust it,’ so I’m happily jabbed.
I now have to wait until July for my second jab. Tic toc …
*a friend who has been researching efficacy tells me, with Pfizer, I’ve won the lottery – so I went checking the CDC website to learn the ‘first shot/one-shot alone’ is 95% effective. Yay!
You know I had to go check out the 'eyes-glazing over' article first. Right? I quickly diverted my attention to the first article -- a much more satisfying idea and read! What if ideas are all just swimming around in the collective consciousness and rather than us finding them, they ask only that we be open to their presence so that can find a home in us?, LG, Calgary, AB