Take heart. According to the latest statistics, over 64% of Americans 16 and older are fully vaccinated and close to 75% have had at least one dose. Also, cases are trending downward nationwide (a few pockets here and there notwithstanding). If we can keep cases declining steadily (as well as deaths), we should be OK. Which is why I am hoping that Biden’s vaccine mandate survives the GOP lawsuits. If the carrot doesn’t work, the stick might. I also applaud the movement by the US (and other countries) to vaccinate developing nations since this is where the newer variants are coming from (Lambda from Peru, Gamma from Brazil, etc.). As Biden said several weeks ago, “We can’t get back to normal until the rest of the world does”. In the meantime, stay strong. All we can control is ourselves. This too shall pass.