Tag Archives: Covid vaccine

A Mimeo Fable Explains Vax Foes

A Scott Bates fable captures Trumpist authoritarianism when it comes to vaccine resistance.

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Worshipping False Covid Idols

People resisting the Covid vaccines are like the counselors in “Beowulf” worshipping false idols to ward off Grendel’s attacks.

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Beowulf Would Favor Vaccine Mandate

Beowulf would favor vaccine mandates and passports and his firmness would convince the rest of society to go along.

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The Classics Represent a No Bullshit Zone

In a world where fake news threatens to bury us (and prolong the pandemic), literature represents a “no bullshit zone.”

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Read Jabberwocky for Covid Protocol

“Jabberwocky” can trigger a great discussion about post-covid-vaccination protocol.

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Shots That Signal a Promising Future

I’ve just had my second Covid shot, which has me thinking of Alexander Hamilton’s shot in Miranda’s musical. Pip’s cautious optimism about the future also comes to mind.

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The Dangerous Final Months of Covid

Winspear’s World War I mysteries write of dying just before the Armistice. Think of Covid as the war and the vaccine as the Armistice.

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