What is all the excitement about? People everywhere celebrating a vax jab with social media pics of their vaccine card, stickers that proudly state “I Got Vaccinated!!” and thumbs up congratulations all around as if the recipients just had a baby or won the lottery.
I’m surprised people aren’t giving out cigars with “It’s a Covid Jab!” printed on the wrapping.
There hasn’t been this sort of celebration since World War II blood drives resulting in the proud display of a window plaque that read “I Did My Part for the War Effort!” Indeed you did, my friend, indeed you did! You did your part for the war effort!
What war? Oh right, the war against Covid-19, or more accurately, the war against Mother Nature.
Mother Nature? How’s that? We’ve been in a rather silent war with that esteemed lady for quite some time. Only recently it has become rather noisy, and now, with Covid-19, it has reached a deafening pitch. Why would that sort of war excite people? And what does getting the vaccine have anything to do with a war against nature?
Mankind has had a stupefying obsession with technology since before the Russians launched Sputnik in 1957. Much of our love affair with technology has been very rewarding, so no complaint there. But along with the wonderful results of all that incredible science and ingenuity we have become more and more disconnected from the dust we have been made from.