2020 has been quite a year: devastating fires (e.g., SCU Lightning Complex), violent protests and a record-breaking heat wave.
What about the COVID-19 virus?
A light shone in early November 2020: Pfizer made a 90% effective vaccine for COVID-19.
Don’t throw away the masks just yet! Vaccines go through safety tests which can take years and it will not be available to everyone overnight.
A virus did not damage my gait, hearing and speech; a drunken driver hit me in 1992. I teach people to not drive drunk. My teaching continues.
Prevent getting and spreading the virus until this vaccine becomes available:
· Celebrate holidays with few people. Preferably, those you live with.
· Use digital platforms (like Zoom) or postage mail to connect with others.
· Watch religious services on TV or online. Gatherings can spread the virus causing illness or death.
· Limit physical interactions with others. Wear a mask in populated areas and stay 6 feet away from others.
· Avoid heavy drinking. If intoxicated, you are more likely to behave in ways that promote the spread of the virus and even drive drunk.
- Hand washing is your best line of defense.
— Lori Martin