~38% of Americans got 1 or 2 jabs. ~21% are "fully vaccinated"—wrong phrase. Both Pfizer and Moderna will launch boosters. Certain data show the vaccines' reduced effectiveness against specific new strains.
America yearns for her pre-pandemic days. But our old normal wasn't so good. COVID-19 uncovered and amplified societal economic, racial, and mental health problems. Identity politics and endless (re) elections, investigations, recalls, and impeachments cycles made the fire worse.