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Sun Dec 20, 2020, 12:22 PM Dec 2020

CBS Sunday Morning - Waiting - Jim Gaffigan says it so succinctly and perfectly!

Christmas is only five days away. Can you believe it?

So, we wait.

We wait not with the eagerness of a child excited to tear open presents. We hop back on that waiting treadmill which is the year of 2020.

Waiting is something we've done a lot of this year.

We've done an awful lot of it this year.

Initially we waited for information, guidance and leadership on what the Coronavirus exactly was and how our lives will change.

We waited to celebrate our frontline workers at 7 p.m.

We waited for PPE and stimulus checks.

We waited for Zoom meetings to start, small businesses to be safe, and curves to go up, and then down, and then up.

We waited to see family – and we waited to finally get away from our family.

We waited for our fellow citizens to start following guidelines, social justice to arrive, and this country to come together.

At times it felt like we were waiting to completely lose our minds.

We waited for an election, and test results. We waited on recounts, challenges, and more new restrictions.

We waited on reactions to reactions, and over-reactions to over-reactions.

We waited on a vaccine, trials and approvals. And now we wait to receive a physical and metaphoric shot in the arm.

But first, we wait for Christmas.

Then we wait for this God-awful year of waiting to be put in the history books.

We wait for 2020 to be a memory which will inform and instruct our nation's character to be more compassionate, informed and respectful.

Well, that's more of a wish, I guess. I'm waiting for that wish to come true.

Merry pandemic, everyone. God bless us all.

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CBS Sunday Morning - Waiting - Jim Gaffigan says it so succinctly and perfectly! (Original Post) Roland99 Dec 2020 OP
Always look forward to his take on matters...... a kennedy Dec 2020 #1
Gaffigan's the best bdtrppr6 Dec 2020 #2
He nails it! pandr32 Dec 2020 #3
Beautiful... N_E_1 for Tennis Dec 2020 #4
Amen. Boomerproud Dec 2020 #5
The Waiting Is far From Over DallasNE Dec 2020 #6
I love this guy. Merry Christmas Mr Gaffigan. 58Sunliner Dec 2020 #7


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6. The Waiting Is far From Over
Sun Dec 20, 2020, 02:31 PM
Dec 2020

Glitches are already showing up in the delivery of vaccines. Polls show that only about half the population has committed to get the vaccine. That number is too low to do any more than reduce the infection rate. This virus will be with us into at least 2022 so time to affix that waiting cap and that mask. And that doesn't look at the global picture - for instance, India. They will need nearly 1 billion doses so where do they get that and how do they pay for it.

We also know that there will be a rush to reopen everything and that will compromise social distancing. And without a detailed plan the timeline just gets stretched out. I'm still waiting. The long haul will be longer than what we are being told. What we are being told is based on assumptions that are not attainable.

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