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Even those who have received their two vaccine shots, as well as the booster, it is still possible to catch the virus. However, it lessens the chances of having severe symptoms and not being hospitalized.
I’m still trying to learn if these daily reported COVID counts statewide, as well as island by island, also include those already vaccinated?
If it does include those already vaccinated, then perhaps the reason for these high counts is that those who are vaccinated are being less vigilant, dropping their guard, saying; “I got my vaccine and booster, so COVID symptoms won’t be as bad, and there’s less chances of me being hospitalized. I’ve dealt with colds for many years. I can handle. Therefore, I’ll party hardy with my friends indoors and outdoors!”
Food for thought.
There are two things about Russia and the former Soviet Union that should be understood. The first is between 1918 and 1919, American troops, at the behest of the British, fought on Russian soil, something all Russian children learn in school.
The 85th Division of the Michigan National Guard (with elements from Wisconsin), known as the Polar Bears, were sent to Arkhangelsk in north western Siberia. The official story was they were supposed to prevent a German advance, but in a class in Soviet geography, we were told it was to prevent the Bolsheviks from taking power.
Our troops were given no instructions except to fight, and the officers were frustrated as to not having a definite mission. Seeing as our professor had obtained his master’s degree at Moscow University, I believe him.
The second point regards the Ukraine. Vladimir Putin claims Ukraine is not a country, but he should know that when the 14 outlying countries became SSRs (Soviet Socialist Republics), they were required to be countries when they were annexed into the USSR. That was for if and when the USSR disestablished, the former SSRs could return to their nation status.
Putin wants to increase his access to the Black Sea and figures the ignorant Americans will fall for his ploy. As Chancellor Otto von Bismarck once said, “Peace is a good treaty with Russia.”
Russia maintains a large army, while we draw down to pretend we aren’t on a wartime footing and rely heavily on the National Guard while the Army is brought up to speed. Our little force in Europe can’t afford to play chicken with the Russian army.
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