J. Harris: This last chart shows that Harrison County is running 6-10% BEHIND the percentage of completed immunizations to Gregg and Smith counties, TEXAS, and the USA!

We’ve got to vaccinate our people. 

We need and will get more LOCAL immunizations WHICH WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON. 

Vaccine Breakthrough Infections with SARS-CoV-2 Variants

“Emerging variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) are of clinical concern. In a cohort of 417 persons who had received the second dose of BNT162b2 (Pfizer–BioNTech) or mRNA-1273 (Moderna) vaccine at least 2 weeks previously, we identified 2 women with vaccine breakthrough infection. Despite evidence of vaccine efficacy in both women, symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 developed, and they tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by polymerase-chain-reaction testing. Viral sequencing revealed variants of likely clinical importance, including E484K in 1 woman and three mutations (T95I, del142–144, and D614G) in both. These observations indicate a potential risk of illness after successful vaccination and subsequent infection with variant virus, and they provide support for continued efforts to prevent and diagnose infection and to characterize variants in vaccinated persons. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health and others.)”

J. Harris: Both cases involved females, one with an unvaccinated, infected partner. Both cases were very mild. GET YOUR VACCINATION.

India’s massive COVID surge puzzles scientists

J. Harris: Short, readable article provokes serious thoughts — like why didn’t this happened last year? Good read. 


1. Lagging Vaccination Rates Among Rural Seniors Hint At Brewing Rural-Urban Divide (NPR) Chris Reimer had never heard of Leopold, Mo., when he found himself rushing down a winding, two-lane road toward the rural, 65-person community in February. Reimer, a social media manager in St. Louis, had made a split-second decision when he saw a local television reporter tweet about a 2,000-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic opening to anyone after 3 p.m. that day.

2. J.&J. Will Resume its Europe Vaccine Rollout After the E.U.’s Regulator Says the Shot Should Carry a Label (New York Times) Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday that it would resume the rollout of its coronavirus vaccine in Europe after the European Union’s drug regulator said that a warning should be added to the product indicating a possible link to rare blood clots, but that the shot’s benefits outweigh the risks.


He who laughs last thinks slowest

Despite the cost of living, have you noticed how popular it remains?

I feel like I’m diagonally parked in a parallel universe.


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H.R. 1

H.R. 1, now making its way through Congress, would make it easier for every citizen of the United States to vote.

Yes! That’s what we want in a democratic republic, right? Every citizen has a voice!!!

Well, not all of us want every eligible person to freely and easily vote. The Republican Party, as a national entity and in most states controlled by GOP elected officials, want laws to make it a harder process for people to vote.

They call it “election integrity,” but call it what it is — voter ejection or suppression.

Without a problem, the GOP is pushing it own personal “elect us only” solution.

Anyway you slice it, define it or will have a positive shape or spin on it, the Republicult is interested in one thing and one thing only: keeping the number of minorities that are eligible to vote to a minimum.

For they now know that without a fundamental change in the underpinnings of the party foundation, and without acknowledging and embracing the demographics changes in the country, their basic tenets for governing does not fit the philosophy of a majority of Americans.

They desire an uneven playing field rather than check their basic white-is-right attitude outside the political arena and do not want the will of the people to decide the future paths the country should travel.

What they seek is not democracy but a more subtle form of fascism.

Whatever you call it, it ain’t right and it goes against the principles that define America as a beacon of freedom and democracy.


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