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No need to bicker. The unvaccinated who choose to remain that way w/o substantial medical reason are the pariahs. They deserve our collective anger. There has been plenty of time to educate oneself and respond in the public good.  The reality is we have become ( more of) a self serving narcissistic intolerant country of warring tribes, the Un-United States.  The sadness is that health science is entangled with uneducated misinformation promulgated by (anti)social media. Now to things I have some expertise in: On the science front, some good news:  presence or absence of reactions to vaccines has no relation to adequacy of antibody formation; initial boosters will be available and recommended for those people who suffered most with initial strains- older than 65, health care workers and those with unavoidable exposure, and the immune compromised people; sadly, health care worker morale has plummeted affecting staffing and care; several states are rationing care away from unvaccinated COVID patients, but still affecting management availability and follow up of those with trauma, acute medical or surgical needs, and those with significant chronic conditions like cancer heart and lung disease.     On the wine front, released 2018 looks great especially for Cal Cab and to a lesser extent for Zin, Pinot and Chard; 2019 also excellent, with the reverse order; but from discussion at several wineries, 2020 will be impacted by the fires variably, with both declassified wines and lower yields in part from tainted unusable grapes.  In addition, plant and equipment damage had impact affecting harvest. Some wineries as a result will hold their ‘19’s for next year’s tastings and late releases . On the baseball front, the lovable loser NY Mets appear done with too many free agents to lose, but the Yanks are still fighting with the hated RedSox for wild card ( great for season’s end interest) and as usual some surprises; and despite lower BA (.245) and still too much of three outcomes (K,Bb,HR) the season made it through with any real COVID hiccups and Ohtani and Vlad Jr have been superb. The 2022 Hall of Fame ballot has 3 on last go around (Schilling Bonds Clemens) and 2 first timers (ARod and DOrtiz) and tainted in some way. The writers have been less inclined to vote against the steroid users but not enough yet. Maybe further away SRolen gets in And finally WWS fantasy BB ends, for me and several others on this site, but for me a frustrating year, performance the worst in 16 years.

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