We are optimistic, glass half full individuals. These past 20 months have certainly tested that optimism. But unquestionably, when you look back at all that we have accomplished as a society to combat the spread and deadliness of COVID-19, that optimism continues to take hold in our region.
The sacrifice made by all is unprecedented. Healthcare workers, to households, our small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. No element of “life as we knew it” was unscathed. Let’s not let that sacrifice be in vain. Thanks to an unprecedented effort by the federal government and our innovative life science and health care community, there is light in this COVID-19 tunnel. That light is provided by the COVID-19 vaccines.
Governor Wolf and the COVID-19 Task Force have done impressive work in making Pennsylvania a national leader in the percentage of adults vaccinated. And while we are making progress, we must accelerate that progress. We all strive for post-covid normalcy, where this virus does not command our daily attention. The tool to achieve this exists – vaccinations.