Today I read the plan for vaccine distribution here in México. While I am amazed and thrilled that such effective vaccines have been developed so quickly I am shocked that they don’t expect to start immunizing the general (under 40) population until June 2021. I know it’s a huge project and they are likely trying to set expectations so everyone doesn’t think our lives will be back to normal very soon. From what I’m reading you can expect the immunization of México to not be complete until March of 2022.
Here is the article in Spanish if you’d like to read it.
It’s kind of a shock to me, even though it probably shouldn’t be. Paul and I have really restricted our lives in order to do our best to stay healthy. We’ve got a comfortable house and thankfully have set up a great workout room – that now includes a rowing machine – and have been keeping our spirits up knowing the vaccine would allow us to get back to normal life soon. Well, in vaccine terms it will as the development has been really fast and the vaccines are more effective than anyone ever expected. But still – March 2022? Good god.
We have been thinking about a trip to Mazatlán as we still have our little house there and are really missing our friends and the beach. But now it seems it won’t be safe to go and actually visit with people for quite a while yet.
So we are sitting here probably much like all of you, trying to find a strategy to keep sane and safe during this final push. We’re tired of this – really tired of it – and I imagine you are, too. I feel fortunate that I don’t have to go to work every day and put myself at risk and that so many things can be delivered to our door. But the mental strain of it all takes its toll and can lead to unsafe behavior. We are doing our best to keep on doing what we’re doing to stay safe and ride it out. I hope you are, too.