I just got lucky. I am over 65, a recovering cancer patient, living with type 2 diabetes, and I went online to find out if I could get a coronavirus shot. Providence was looking down on me. I got an appointment. I got a confirmation — my first dose of the coronavirus vaccine scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 at 3:15. Immediately after I got my vaccination on that Wednesday afternoon, a countdown started in my head:

First it was the standard 15 minutes to wait to see if I had any allergic reactions to the vaccine. Thankfully, there were none. Then, if all goes well, it will be three more weeks until I get the second dose. Finally, seven more days for the main event, the one thing we’ve all been waiting for — getting the most protection the vaccine has to offer.

Part of me feels relief as we approach the end of global suffering. I hope and pray everyone will be as lucky as I have been and we can head to a time when we hardly ever think of Covid-19.

Daniel Rush

Irvington

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