My county has the third highest death rate (per capita) in the state of Pennsylvania. It's a little sobering to me to see that while we are losing a great many of our elderly, covid has also begun to affect the younger people. A couple weeks ago, two mothers in their forties were lost. In the past three days, a old coworker lost her younger brother, and yesterday, a fellow that I used to work with died of it.
I wonder how much longer people can continue to argue against masks and vaccines?
This was on facebook. I usually find my own stories, but this one boggled my mind. I hope I don't get in trouble for retelling it:
A couple walking through the Walmart saw an old classmate, and stopped to visit. His wife was not with him, so they asked after her. Turned out she had died of covid last month.
They had not heard this and were terribly embarrassed to have brought it up, but the man launched into such a matter of fact retelling of the events that led to her death that at some point, they felt comfortable enough to ask if she had been vaccinated.
"Nope," the man replied, explaining that they did not believe in that.
"You're not vaccinated either? After all of that?" they asked a little incredulously.
"Nope," said the man, and went on to tell them that he'd had covid "many times" and that it wasn't a big deal.
The couple stood gaping and unsure what to say next.
A woman walked up to the man and stood next to him. "Oh hey, he said, "let me introduce you to my girlfriend."
I read the thing to Tim and he laughed a little at the craziness of our world.
"Listen," I said, "If I die, Imma need you to fake cry for a bit longer than a month before you take up with your new woman."
He laughed out loud.
"I'll haunt you," I said.