August 8, 2022

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Asheville firefighters decrease vaccines? Not a good appear

A health care worker prepares a Pfizer vaccine dose at a large-scale vaccination site at UNC's Friday Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. Tuesday, Jan. 19 2021. UNC Hospitals hope to administer 2500 first COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Friday Center by the end of this week. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)

A hundred decades from now, I visualize somebody will produce a gripping account of the great COVID-19 plague of 2020.

And 2021. And probably outside of.

I provide this up for the reason that next on my studying record is John M. Barry’s, “The Good Influenza,” which from most reviews is a gripping account of the tragedy of around the globe pandemic of 1918. That pandemic also dragged on and on and claimed millions of life, and it featured battles around donning masks, unwell-encouraged mass gatherings and mutations of the virus that turned extra lethal.

Seem depressingly common?

I suspect when another person writes, “The Wonderful COVID-19 Plague,” they could even devote a chapter to the Asheville Fireplace Department, and the refusal of about half the firefighters to get the vaccine.