But life goes on, for the most part people are just continuing life as normal. My wife and I have kept the boys home from school this entire time…we're waiting for the "imperfect" "well-at-least-you-didn't-die" vaccine to be available for children before considering sending them back out into the world. Not everyone has that privilege, but this is the world we live in and we have to take advantage of what edges we're given. Even still, we're not sure what we're going to do. I'm of the mind that once we're vaccinated we can go back to carefully living our lives, masks, ect. My wife isn't so sure she wants to ever send the kids back to school.
I'm fine with homeschooling them, but I guess I worry that they'll end up like me. I'm a socially distant weirdo, the pandemic and not being able to see other people has barely impacted me….in fact….I prefer to be alone.
I would very much like for the pandemic to be over and to be able to do some things, we really have stayed in the house for the better part of 2 years. The vaccine will be available to kids around Thanksgiving, god help us. 😭
Everyone else in the US and even the world has pretty much given up on trying to stop the pandemic, unvaccinated people are dying at rates higher than we've seen before and we just breezed passed 700,000 US deaths and we're cruising towards 1 million with no real end game in sight. The leadership response has been, "get vaccinated or 🤷🏾♂️", their real focus is on keeping the economy alive, as far as they are concerned, it doesn't matter how many of us die as long as the game keeps running.
It's not sustainable.