Illinois is fully reopening starting today, as we move into phase 5. I honestly don’t know what to think about it — I’m not sure we’re really at vaccination rates sufficient to justify that step.

On the flip side, I think people are kind of losing it with restrictions, myself included, and I’m sure the governor and legislature are getting masses of pressure to re-open. But there are still significant populations of adults unvaccinated, and I suspect especially so in working-class black and brown communities…

I don’t know how else to encourage people to vaccinate. If we need to give people a little cash to do it, let’s do that — it’ll be a lot cheaper than covering their healthcare costs.

Please vaccinate if you can. I worry about you.

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