I’ve been away from the blog for so long. It was a challenge to come up with the right term to express my feelings. It’s time to confront the facts: As a whole, 2020 was a memorable year. We were unprepared for a pandemic like the Corona virus (COVID-19).

Thankfully, my family hasn’t been infected with the virus thus far. With the use of FaceTime and cell phones, I have been able to keep in touch with my family and friends. I’m incredibly proud of Ray, my grandson, since he persevered through several setbacks in order to complete his education. Earlier this year, he completed his associate’s degree. He recently moved into his dorm to begin his studies at the university.

A large majority of individuals have elected not to receive the vaccination, and that is their choice. Similarly, one of my husband’s friends and his wife fear that getting vaccinated would turn them into zombies, and thus they have refused to get vaccinated. Fast forward: The husband was hospitalized for two weeks after contracting COVID-19, which he had not previously been exposed to. Week three brought us news of his deteriorating health and placement in the intensive care unit (ICU). Please check back later for updates. (UPDATE: HE DIED IN ICU AFTER THREE WEEKS.) Three of my friend’s family members died as a result of COVID-19.

It’s clear that the world has changed since our time. Put aside your religious views for the time being. There is no way we can get back to normal unless we’re all on the same page. A pound of cure is worth an ounce of prevention. Time to get vaccinated. I can assure you that no one here will turn into a zombie, vampire, or werewolf.

Please take care of yourself during these difficult moments in our history.

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