I nodded off and missed the men’s marathon finish. Darn it.
It’s odd not to have 10+ channels with Olympic coverage.
In the “It’s not over people” file:
Covid-19 is still here. It will probably always be present in some form or another. Some governments relaxed restrictions under pressure to restart economies only to have them reinstated due to spiking cases. Other governments are taking a more cautious approach, slowly increasing store and event capacities, requiring vaccine passports, and dropping mask requirements.
Here, while masks are not required, the health agency still recommends their use. Who is the authority? Bureaucrats or Doctors? The government says that smoking is legal. Doctors say that it is a hazard to your health. If your doctor tells you that you should quit or it will have an adverse affect on your health, whose advice do you follow?
I don’t have to wear a mask when I go shopping, but I do. So do a lot of people. I counted. It’s about 50/50. The cashier was wearing one and said she has a little brother at home, so she wasn’t going to take any chances. Good for her.
I’m fully vaccinated. I had Covid after my first dose. Thankfully it was mild, so mild that I didn’t realize it. Until the optimum percent of vaccinated people is reached, I’ll still mask in enclosed public spaces. It’s not worth the risk.
That’s all the weirdness for today.
Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of four books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and The View from Here, his first science fiction novella.