Covid 19 was a pretty much equal opportunity killer before the vaccine became available, allowing for the difficulty of social distancing in cities. But once we were able to be vaccinated (I got my first shot in March of 2021), it became deadly political. We let our guard down in the summer of 2021, thinking that we had defeated the disease by vaccination. Then suddenly, cases spiked and we realized there is a surprisingly large swath of people who didn't want be vaccinated. Some say it's a matter of freedom, but most of us know it's a matter of life and death.
A personal anecdote to indicate the value of vaccines: My cousin and her husband both died of covid in a nursing home in December of 2020. In January of 2022, my mother, who is triple-vaxxed and in a nursing home, tested positive but never had any symptoms. (via Digg)