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The Pandemic Continues: Spring/Summer 2021

Who would have thought that this situation would continue into yet another year?

I certainly didn't back in March 2020
when life as I knew it disappeared
and I first started this photo diary.

Since the first weekend in February 2021, my husband has been fully vaccinated;
as far as current COVID vaccines go. He should now have some immunity.
I got vaccinated later in later Spring 2021 as soon vaccines become more available for my younger age group.

Vaccinations are now available for anyone over 12 who wants one.

Americans continue to be infected.
American lives continue to be lost to the pandemic.
Mutations of COVID-19 are a concern for all.

Coronavirus precautions - masks and social distancing - have been relaxed in the USA.

However, our personal "Safer-at-Home" life style remains mainly in place;
as the more deadly, more contagious Delta variant takes hold in the part of the US (a hotspot) where we live.

I can hardly believe that we've pasted the one year point
and are well into year #2 of this pandemic nightmare.

Vaccines offered a potential light at the end of this dark tunnel of living through a pandemic.
However, so many refuse to use this lifeline.
Therefore, life as we once knew as "the old normal" has not yet returned.
I'm beginning for many, it may never.
A protective numbness to the situation has instead settled in.

Because of high vaccination rates, some parts of the US are doing much, much better than others. Unfortunately, we do not live in one of those areas. Even with being vaccinated, we continue to wear a mask & limit our activities to what we feel is "safe." In the county where we live, 70% of the population is not vaccinated. The unvaccinated also say that they do not plan to ever be vaccinated. So our part of the country has been labeled "The Canary in a Mine".

Unlike the four "Isolation: Stay-at-Home" galleries I've done for the past year,
I won't be adding a daily entry into this gallery.
Instead, I'm going to try to concentrate more on other things...
I need the emotional break.


Spring Equinox :   2021
Spring Equinox : 2021
US surpasses 30 million Covid-19 Cases (3-25-21)
US surpasses 30 million Covid-19 Cases (3-25-21)
Paschal Full Moon (3-28-21)
"Paschal" Full Moon (3-28-21)
550,000 Americans Lost (3-29-21)
550,000 Americans Lost (3-29-21)
COVID Vaccinations 4-06-21
COVID Vaccinations 4-06-21
Mid April Update 4-16-21
Mid April Update 4-16-21
April 21, 2021
April 21, 2021
Pink Moon 4-26-21
Pink Moon 4-26-21
Goal 5-04-21
Goal 5-04-21
Vaccination News 5-12-21
Vaccination News 5-12-21
Big News 5-13-21
Big News 5-13-21
Got my FAUCI-OUCHIE  2021
Got my FAUCI-OUCHIE 2021
Early June 2021
Early June 2021
600,000 Americans Lost to COVID- 19 (6-15-21)
600,000 Americans Lost to COVID- 19 (6-15-21)
COVID on the Rise (6-16-21)
COVID on the Rise (6-16-21)
The End of June 2021
The End of June 2021
July 4th News
July 4th News
In the News  7-08-21
In the News 7-08-21
Friday July 16, 2021 Update
Friday July 16, 2021 Update
34 Million US Coronavirus Cases (7-17-21)
34 Million US Coronavirus Cases (7-17-21)
Missouri Fallout (7-19-21)
Missouri Fallout (7-19-21)
News 7-21-21
News 7-21-21
Kansas City COVID Epicenter 7-22-21
Kansas City COVID Epicenter 7-22-21
Hard Times 7-30
Hard Times 7-30