Now is the winter of our discontent. But Spring came early for Margaret Keenan, a 90-year old woman from Northern Ireland who was the first person to get a post-trials shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. I know that brand name is a mouthful, but what’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. And this is no ordinary thorn prick. Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand? No, it’s a needle, and it’s good news. No more need to beware the ides of March. They bring good tidings. Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day. But the day gets brighter if thou doth not cough in mine face. We know who’s on first, but what’s on second? Tis a dude named William Shakespeare from Warwickshire who took the second prick at University Hospital Coventry. Who’s got next? Et tu, Brute? What light through yonder window breaks? Tis, science! And they got the right ratio, Horatio. To be or not to be? Be! Be! Be Best, even. All it takes is wearing a mask and avoiding indoor dining for a few months. How poor are they that have not patience? What wound did ever heal but by degrees? I know it’s not easy, but you have to break a few eggs to make a Hamlet. A man can die but once. But zero times is better. This above all: to thine ownself be true. And occasionally tell the truth to others as well. Uneasy lies and lies and lies the head that wears the crown; in contrast to the head that got a PhD in Immunotherapy. Some are born great, others achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them by a good science teacher. And those who continue to lie about the virus, come, let’s away to prison. You speak an infinite deal of nothing. Lord, what fools these mortals be! But all’s well that ends well, assuming your governor is not Kristi Noem. I could go on, anon. But, brevity is the soul of wit, and this narrator doth need another hit.

+ There is a tide in the affairs of men which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. In other words, America may not have purchased enough vaccine.

+ And when will America welcome home again discarded faith, and pre-sold vaccine? Soon. The FDA tests are going well. Pfizer’s Vaccine Offers Strong Protection After First Dose. “This is what an A+ report card looks like for a vaccine.”

+ “Well, there’s no point in dying now when I’ve lived this long, is there?” That’s not Shakespeare, it’s Martin Kenyon who also got the vaccine on day one. “I hope I don’t get the bloody bug now.”