By Greg Bonaparte

Greg BonaparteBeing 64, it’s like a sort of worry, a panic, for older people — especially when you’re retiring, and you’re affected quicker than others. So, it’s a major impact in terms of whether I can look toward the future.

This sort of epidemic is a silent killer.

I had to take the pneumonia shot, shingle shot, and stuff like that. So, I don’t fear the shot if it’s going to protect me or give me a sense of a future, rather than not having a shot at all.

What we don’t realize is that science is so modern today — it doesn’t take a long time for research with the right funds and backup.

A Safeguard for Community

Of course, we know people have reactions. Everybody ain’t cut out the same. But we won’t know that until we try. At least you have a safeguard against other people. If you don’t want to protect yourself, at least protect your family members, like the older folks or the folks who are sick and can catch it quick.

Those are the things you have to put in your mind. I’m going to do this for myself and for my loved ones. And if you go for your loved ones, you’re going to always do it. Sometimes we don’t care about ourselves, but we think about other people. . . your grandma, grandpa, uncles, aunts, babies. Then maybe you should consider, after researching, taking the shot like so many other millions are doing.

Preparing for the Future

I haven’t taken mine yet, but I’m getting online with my son and we’re going to find a place to get it. The whole family — me, my son, and everybody, because even if the future ain’t promised to me, I want to see one. And I think the vaccine will allow me to think of a future instead of just catching something and dying in 2 or 3 weeks.