A Winter Of Death

Okay. I’ll admit it. When Trump finally slithered out of office nearly a year ago I figured the adults in government were back in charge and life throughout the land would improve.


Not so fast.

About the best you can say is that Biden, unlike his predecessor, has a heart, demonstrates some degree of empathy, and appears willing to at least try to do the right things for the majority of Americans. But saying all that, the fates haven’t been kind to Sleepy Joe. Inflation is out of control, immigrants would have had an easier time scaling Trump’s wall than they are having getting across the border now, the withdrawal from Afghanistan was a disaster, two members of his own party in the Senate are effectively blocking his legislative agenda, and yada, yada, yada.

Oh, and did I fail to mention the pandemic?

Just when we thought it was safe to go back to the grocery store up pops the Omicron variant, which apparently is highly contagious and has the potential to cause thousands of deaths and hospitalizations in the coming weeks and months. In fact, POTUS opined Thursday that “the unvaccinated face a winter of severe illness and death.”

If it were just the unvaccinated at this point then I guess those of us who are vaccinated and boosted could just sit back and hope Darwin was right. After all, if the NFL has to shut down because of Covid we’ll need something to cheer for. Right?

Unfortunately it’s not just the unvaccinated. Everyone is still at risk because those idiots refuse to get a jab (or three) in the arm. And with the death toll passing 800,000 in this country alone that seems pretty selfish and irresponsible to me.

And I guess I take this personally since one out of every 100 adults over 65 has already died from the virus.

I digress.

Anyway I just don’t get it. I don’t get why anyone would refuse to get a vaccine that is safe and will save their own life and the lives of others.

Someone once asked the writer Kurt Vonnegut what he was doing. His reply was that he was busy committing suicide by smoking cigarettes.

Maybe that’s the answer. Maybe those who refuse to get vaccinated are engaged in an elaborate scheme to commit suicide. Outside of sheer stupidity and ignorance is there any other explanation?

Oh, well. Looks like it is going to be a long winter.