We suffered the shock of lockdowns due to this pandemic. We also suffered from unrest which went downtown and sadly affected our neighborhoods with looting and destruction of businesses. We're still trying to figure out the 2020 presidential race which resulted in President Barack Obama's Vice President - Joe Biden being elected the 46th President of the United States.
However, the 45th President Donald Trump is still contesting the results and there will be objections filed once Congress counts the electoral votes. Seven states filed dueling electoral votes, it's a long shot without a doubt and perhaps we can expect that as most hail mary passes go it not going to work. I would say rest easy on January 20th when we should know for sure who'll take the Presidential Oath.
As for this coronavirus pandemic thankfully there is a vaccine, so here's hoping things will open up more in 2021. No more restrictions, lockdowns, and hopefully no more masks because I'm tired of them.
Regardless I hate to bring up that the coronavirus has mutated with cases in England and some states such as California and Colorado are reporting cases of this mutated virus. Regardless what's out there in the news is that the vaccine that has been developed should be effective with this new strain and it's to be expected that the coronavirus that has shut things down around the world will likely mutate.
Also if you're concerned about the vaccine, I urge you all to ask someone in the healthcare field especially a doctor all the questions you can about it. We're in the times where you're hearing a lot of dire things about taking the vaccine. Be as knowledgeable and certain as you can about this vaccine, and this is true for those of you at the most risk for coronavirus.
I also want to add that there is a new spin-off blog - Ninth Ward Chicago. Unlike this blog it might have a shelf life, but one goal with that is to be able to do some of the things that this blog was known for at least earlier on in its life.
Either way I hope you all have a safe and happy new year. Hoping for the best in 2021!