President Joe Biden spoke to the country last night on the first anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. He talked about the over half a million Americans who’ve died from the SARS-CoV-2 virus. He also spoke about how politicized fighting the pandemic has become.
The highlight of the speech was when he said he is directing all “states, tribes, and territories” to make all adults eligible to be vaccinated no later than May 1.
Finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel
One of the most frustrating things about the pandemic is not knowing when I can get vaccinated. I have a much higher risk if I get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus and develop COVID-19. I’m 56 years old, overweight, and I have type 2 diabetes. Here in Maryland, I’m not eligible for a vaccine. If you are a postal worker, a member of the clergy, work at a grocery store, a farm, or a manufacturing facility, you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine at any age.
The way the state of Maryland has been handling the vaccine rollout has been ridiculous. Thanks to President Biden, I now know when I will be eligible for a vaccine. For me, this is huge. It’s been frustrating not even knowing when it will be my turn to get vaccinated. Now I know.