It is very available here, & people can now walk in to pharmacies & get one. A lot aren't. Some of these are the same people who won't get flu shots either. I hear some of my co-workers say they are waiting. Not sure what for covid maybe. I was happy to get mine. My hubby & I signed up as soon as they were available.
The gaslighting of #InfrastructureWeek got old quick the last 4 years.
Pres. Biden: "We have failed to properly invest in infrastructure for half a century."
"Last four years...I got so tired of hearing 'Infrastructure Week.' Nothing happened."
Sad to see this. Wishing peace to everyone who was a part of his life and to him.
Robert Downey Jr. Mourns Late Assistant Jimmy Rich: 'Supported Every Step of My Recovery'-
Did someone let the former guy nab the RNC credit card?
Almost $44,000 in fraudulent charges made on Republican National Committee credit card- https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/552199-almost-44000-in-fraudulent-charges-made-on-republican-national-committee
Today, voting rights are under attack nationally as Republican state legislators introduce and pass laws to put up barriers to participation in our elections.
We see it in the news every day. However, Americans are coming together to fight back.
Sign up for a May 8 day of action to demand the passage of the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, D.C. Statehood, and to address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – the filibuster.
We know that the key to getting back to normal is getting most people vaccinated. As of today, about 44.7% of the total American population (55.6% of eligible Americans 16+) have been vaccinated.
Vaccine hesitancy isn't necessarily the problem. As this Vox author explains, the people who have already been vaccinated are the most enthusiastic. Lopez compares us (and democracy.town users are overall excited about getting our #covidvaccine) to those who buy a new iPhone the day it comes out. But then the demand drops. Eventually other people buy one too, when they get around to it.
I signed up for a vaccine as soon as I could, and when my J&J shot was cancelled, went two counties away for the Pfizer I could get instead. A lot of people can't or won't go to that effort, but will get their shot if it's convenient. Vaccines need to be made convenient so we can save lives and return to normal.
Seeing high percentages of Americans vaccinated has been heartening, but always bittersweet because we don't live in an insular world. I live in a large cosmopolitan city where I know people from every continent who worry about family in their home countries. This instance is USA-based, but we have fediverse friends from all over and I am glad to see vaccination rates increasing elsewhere. Whether you worry about covid spread in other countries because you care about people you love, because you care about people in general, or because you care about variants coming to your own country, high vaccination rates in other parts of the world are good news.
Just a guy always somewhere between Colorado or Maine and usually making coffee. #Persist
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