Ash Wednesday always feels transitional to me. It brings back that gray stretch between Christmas and Easter when one day blended into the next and school seemed like it would last forever. After 11 months I’m almost used to doing things the pandemic way, like celebrating Mardi Gras with a Zoom pancake supper. Last February, when thing were “normal” seems far away.
Here’s an experiment: just search on the words “Will life be normal”. I typed that in on Google this morning with no other qualifiers. But Google completed the question for me, as it always does, displaying: “will life be normal in 2021,” “will life be normal after covid,” and then, plaintively, “will life be normal soon.”
I got my shot yesterday! I’m happy to report that the Soka University site, which opened on Saturday, January 23, is running smoothly. Soka is Orange County’s second Super Point-of Dispensing, or POD, vaccination site. The first one was Disneyland, which opened on Jan. 13.
Good news today! I have an appointment to get a vaccination! From what I’ve read, Soka University gives the Pfizer vaccine. But I’m ready to get whatever they’ve got. The timing–31 days before the pandemic anniversary–suits my schedule just fine.
No, I haven’t heard about mine yet, but a multitude of emails and Facebook posts tell me that many of my friends either have their appointment or even their first shot. As for me, I check the website daily. In the meantime, vaccine news continues to dominate the early months of 2021. Seldom have research results been so publicly available and so widely discussed.
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Vaccine news has been coming in fast. We’ve heard good news from Johnson & Johnson and Novavax in the last few days, confusing news about Astrazeneca, all happening while you can get Pfizer shots at Disneyland and Moderna at Soka University right here in Orange County, California.
Good news on Facebook this morning–a friend got her first vaccination this morning after othena.com told her appointments are available! She checked at 5:30 AM, so maybe I haven’t been checking early enough.