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We are on a great road right now and I certainly hope we don't break down.

Nearly one-third of Texans have had at least one vaccination, and about 18 percent have been fully vaccinated.

I had a friend recently that had a serious COVID-19 exposure. He visited for a long time in a small place. The exposure risk was considered so bad that nearly 75 people had been told to quarantine for 14 days. He, on the other hand, had both COVID-19 shots, tested negative twice, and was able to return to work.

I can tell you that this is not scientific proof that the shots work, because who knows if he would have contracted COVID-19. Let's just say the science of this exposure definitely leans towards the vaccination working.

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are likely to become an annual thing. The 'if I get sick, I get sick' crew will eventually find themselves sick, and as they age, the consequences could get more dire for them. The practices we've developed in the midst of this pandemic have severely cut back on flu cases, and we can do the same for COVID-19. I'm not going to plead for any of the anti-vax crowd to get shots. I'm only here to encourage those of you that know it's the right thing to do, to get off your rear and do it.

Right now, the city is taking appointments for the regular two-shot vaccinations, as well as the one-shot Johnson & Johnson doses. All it takes is for you to visit the City of Lubbock's website and get a spot or two reserved. The process is incredibly fast. The longest waiting period is usually the 15 minutes you have to wait post-shot (a great time to catch up on wrestling videos).

Get it done. Let the knuckleheads be the knuckleheads. You can be a hero and part of the solution.

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