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The Pennsylvania minimum wage is disgraceful

Watch this and your blood will boil:

Whoo-Hoo!! I get my first Moderna vaccine tomorrow!

Update the sequel: I got a new appointment for Friday. It’s in a different county about an hour from here. Looks like it’s Pfizer, which is fine by me.

Unless they cancel me. Crossing fingers.

Update: I’ve been CANCELED! What?? Apparently, they aren’t taking anyone my age even with pre-existing conditions. 😩

I’m back in the search game.

{{screaming into pillow}}

Luck of the Irish.

I’m going to the Peterson Center on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus for my shot. It’s right next door to the Salk Institute. That makes it extra special.

School children in Pittsburgh get the first Salk polio vaccine.
“I have dreams, and I have nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.” – Jonas Salk

All you vaccine skeptics out there (and you know who you are and *I* know who you are) think about it this way: if there were a polio epidemic raging this year, would you refuse the Salk vaccine? You know, not only children get polio. Adults can be permanently disabled by it. Think Franklin Roosevelt who got polio as an adult. Or NYCB ballerina Tanaquil LeClercq whose career was ended by it.

If you get Covid, sure, you might be one of the lucky ones and not get very sick. But you’re going to be serving as a lab experiment for some very frisky viruses who will be reproducing in your body and possibly making mistakes in their genetic sequences when they do it. So, not getting the vaccine means you might become patient zero of a brand new variant that makes the vaccine less effective for everyone else.

Then all your indignation at how people are out of work because the restaurants and bars are closed and how children are out of school and you still have to wear a f{}%ing mask (thereby depriving you of your freedom 🙄) and you can’t visit family members or new family members, will fall on deaf ears because YOU will be partially responsible for extending the lockdowns indefinitely.

Just sayin’.

For those of you in the Pittsburgh area, the Allegheny Health Department is busily setting up mass vaccination sites. Here’s the link to get on the list:

https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/Resources/COVID-19/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.aspx