There is good news! The vaccines for the Coronavirus are more widely available, and the immediate surge of demand in the over 65 group seems to have ebbed, at least a little, at least in Florida. The age to get the vaccine is being lowered to 60, and there are sites where one can walk in without an appointment. The rate of infection had been going down, and is now holding steady in that lower range. This is wonderful news!! People are less afraid, and this is also wonderful. Everyone I know is itching to get back to some version of pre-pandemic normal. Me, too.
Keep the masks on. Keep your distance. No big alcohol soaked Spring Break beach parties. It does sound like a movie title, light hearted and silly. It could turn scary if we jump in too fast. Hygiene is still necessary. The Coronavirus has not ceased to exist, nor have a myriad of other germs and toxins which exist in our environment. Wash your hands frequently. Hand washing is a practice that we become lazy about once our mothers and kindergarten teachers aren't watching over us, but it is a habit we would be better off carrying with us through life. And for now, mask wearing is still advised. It is a small inconvenience, and offers protection to others as well as yourself, as does social distancing.
We can support the positive downward direction of rate of infection and numbers of deaths from Coronavirus by continuing the behaviors that have been getting us through. A very simple precept from L. Ron Hubbard's The Way To Happiness is "Take care of yourself." It has to start with you. www.thewaytohappiness.org