No one likes to have a long needle stuck into their arm, but the immunity it gives you against the pandemic’s deadly virus is worth the discomfort.

Although it seemed the deadly virus infections were under control, it is not so.

Every day, hundreds succumb. The danger is far from over.

The virus mutates.

Our medical scientists are working 24/7 to find a vaccine to meet the needs necessary.

It’s an ongoing struggle.

We cannot ignore recommended safeguards.

We do so at our own peril.

Wearing face masks in public places is a “must.”

This deadly pandemic is far from over.

It’s a daily battle we must win.

The alternative is scary to think about.

Don’t be a “wise guy” ( a schmuck).

Be a survivor.

Be around to tell your children about these perilous times.

Good luck.


(November 2, 2021)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.