[Ads-l] ephemeral WOTY candidate: half-vaccinated (adj.)

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Wed Mar 31 03:26:01 UTC 2021

My spouse and I are continuing to work from home, from a house in the
forest in an unincorporated community approx. 30 miles outside town, so
usually we see no one other than each other. But most of the recent
conversations with people we meet up with (neighbors or friends to drop
something off or collect something or inspect something that needs to be
repaired or plow a driveway) have featured a question along the lines of:

"Do you want us to wear masks for that? We're half-vaccinated."

(Meaning, for readers of the archive a few years down the road, they have
received one of two required doses of the Pfitzer or Moderna COVID-19
vaccine. We're in Alaska, where vaccinations were made available to
everyone over 16 three weeks ago.)


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