Vaccinations Gives Hope


Sergio Flores

A breath of relief as people are vaccinated worldwide.

It would be an understatement to say that the past year has been disappointing. Isolation and boredom became the continual emotion of the world. Seeing friends became an exercise of navigating social distancing measures, and trips to the grocery store turned into potential life-altering situations. It has been a year without any respite, not even a day in which the world could simply ignore its problems.
However, the gears are finally starting to shift in a more positive direction. With more and more Americans getting vaccinated each day, it seems as though life may soon reach some level of normalcy. This offers up many things that we can all look forward to.
Soon, we will be able to see family and friends without carrying the burden of worry. Soon, we will be able to take a walk without having to cross the street an immeasurable number of times. Soon, we will be able to go to restaurants, and movie theaters, and museums, and any other indoor event that has slowly been erased from our collective memory.
One thing that many Americans look forward to each summer is spending time with their close family and friends during the 4th of July holiday. This was virtually stripped away from us last year, however, President Biden is very optimistic about the holiday this year.
“If we do this together, by 4 July, there is a good chance you, your family and friends can get together in your backyard or in your neighborhood and have a cookout or a barbecue and celebrate Independence Day,” explained President Biden in an address to the nation, “After a long, hard year, that will make this Independence day truly special- where we not only get to mark our independence as a nation but we begin to mark our independence from this virus.”
Once summer comes to an end, there is a high probability that in-person classes will finally resume. This grants students the opportunity to see their friends every day, physically participate in class, and feel somewhat normal again.
For these reasons, there is so much to look forward to. Every day is one step closer to this long-sought sense of normalcy. Soon, everyday life will be filled with connection and joy once again.