Ha! That is precisely my goal too: keeping out of the morgue. And to the best of my knowledge, so far I've been successful.You are correct that a running debate is completely inappropriate in this forum (so I promise this is my last post!) but… Americans WAY overestimate the impact of their public policy on global outcomes. New and dangerous variants are almost certain to emerge out of the billions of people residing in the global south.
On this topic, fatalism makes good sense. Vaccinate! Booster vaccinate when it becomes available. But we got to live our lives because it is a smaller-than-minuscule percentage likelihood that Minnesota health policy will determine new and dangerous COVID variants… which we already have good strong vaccines that are almost certain to keep us out of the morgue.
Go Gophers! I'm already counting down the days to the home opener against Texas.