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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 01:23 AM

4. We have just over 3M in population...

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And the Arkansas Department of Health today shows that about 30% have least some level of vaccination. The last two weeks has seen a major increase in shots. My employer (a Forbes 500 company) is donating a large parking lot and auditorium for community clinics. They've been anywhere from 2400 to 5000 patients for each clinic. I get my second Pfizer jab on Thursday.

Our governor unwisely took away the mask mandate, but thankfully, it doesn't seem to stop 95% from continuing to follow the protocols. I've been quite surprised in the Natural State. Several municipalities left them in place, and nearly every business still requires a mask. So, not much changed when the governor did what he did.

I know we aren't out of the woods yet, but I think experts know so much more than they did months ago. And now they can provide citizens with sufficient information (along with the vaccine) so they can make informed decisions and can determine their risk tolerance. And while there's a chance I could still end up with COVID even after the jabs, it won't be nearly as severe. I'm ok with that. And key--I trust that I cannot spread the virus. Hopefully that can be absolutely confirmed very soon.

So, my wife and I believe we are safe, and won't be unsafe for others....otherwise, we'd stay home. But, we think the risk is acceptable and have already enjoyed some pre-COVID activities. I sent off my passport for renewal last week, and I was pricing flights to Vegas this aternoon.

We are going to get out sensibly and climb from underneath our rock!

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