On Tuesday, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced his plans to relax state coronavirus restrictions. I feel uneasy about that, like an extra on The Walking Dead. Like it’s only a matter of time before the virus spreads anew, or one of the many variants crawls up my nose.
I just don’t think people will be able to contain themselves, like spring break revelers dancing inches apart, doing the Wuhan Watusi while others grieve for those recently or not-so-recently ended by the ghastly disease. I think I could handle masking and socially-distancing for another six months, if it means we all get to live.
I am vaccinated, I got the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine last Friday, but I won’t be fully immune for about 28 days. I couldn’t live with myself if I were carrying the virus without symptoms and infected anyone else.
I was talking about this with a friend, also vaccinated, and we decided that even if the state opens up wide, we will continue to mask, disinfect and socially-distance for at least a month afterwards. Maybe it will be no different from the last year, maybe it will be a pain in the neck but, as I said, I can take another month or even another year if that means we all get to live through it. Stay strong, friends. Stay safe. Stay home and make me cookies.
Patti is Editor of the Greene County Daily World. She loves to laugh and also loves kitties. She’s kind of weird but has a heart of gold. If you would like to share a story or just make a friend, she can be reached at email@example.com.