The latest installment of my bi-weekly Deseret News column appeared earlier today:
For unusual reasons, I actually wrote the column a couple of weeks ago, before this news came out:
I have to say that I am not at all happy about President Erdoğan’s decision. But then, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan doesn’t seem to be overly concerned about pleasing me. Perhaps he senses that I’m not a fan?
I’m now going to change focus rather dramatically.
I’m fond of my adopted home state and partial to my Utah Valley community, but I find this story very discouraging — and, since it has made the national news, I also find it deeply embarrassing:
“Utah meeting on masks is canceled when residents without masks pack room: “This is the exact opposite of what we need to be doing,” a county commissioner said to boos. “We’re supposed to be physically distancing, wearing masks.””
It’s possible, however (and let us pray that it may be so!), that a vaccine will be available later this year. Of course, I’m guessing — it’s just a hunch — that more than a few of the people who were there in that meeting will refuse to be vaccinated.
“Covid Vaccine Front-Runner Is Months Ahead of Her Competition: The University of Oxford candidate, led by Sarah Gilbert, might be through human trials in September. AstraZeneca has lined up agreements to produce 2 billion doses. Could this be the one?”
Posted from Park City, Utah