Preaching to the Choir

I had a check-up the other day and asked the doctor about the latest Covid booster—whether I should get it or not. In a matter-of-fact manner, he said “You can’t have too many antibodies,” or something like that. So, yes on getting the booster.

But it was what else he said that made me a bit angry with the coverage the latest variants are getting in the media. It’s the 5-alarm fire again, warning of a fall and winter spike with several variants on the attack. I forget exactly how he phrased it, but the doc said that Covid has been weakened and most of us have a decent level of immunity, either from the vaccines and boosters, or from contracting the illness. Let’s just say he wasn’t joining the media in sounding the alarm.

I know news outlets play a role in keeping us informed, but it seems like they’re making more out of this than they need to, as they have a tendency to do. It’s not that we don’t need to know what’s going on with Covid. It’s more that we’re getting beaten down with unnecessary drama and hype.

I suppose there are still alot of vulnerable people who are unvaccinated or insufficiently boosted, but there’s a good chance they’re not watching the networks who are sounding the alarm.

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