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We’ve come a long way

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  Dear Editor:

  Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a tough year, but there’s so much to be thankful for this season. In fact, I have a lot more good news to share since the last time we connected.

  To start, in many states – including right here in Massachusetts – cases of COVID-19 are at their lowest point in months; more than 70 percent of U.S. adults have both doses of the vaccine and 80 percent have at least one; 900,000 kids have received their first dose of the vaccine, and good-paying jobs are available everywhere to put Americans back to work.

  Every day, we get closer and closer to putting this pandemic behind us, along with the annoying precautions that have come along with it. If you think it’s absurd that you’re often asked to wear a mask when you enter a restaurant, only to take it off when you sit down, I’m with you! Yet slowly but surely, we’re getting back to being able to do the things we enjoy with the people we love. This is exciting news as we prepare to gather together with friends and family for the holidays.

  Still, vaccine misinformation remains the biggest obstacle to being where we should be. I encourage everyone who hasn’t gotten the shot to get it. The science is irrefutable – it’s safe, widely available, and the most effective protection we have against the virus. It protects you and your loved ones. And don’t forget to get the booster! It’s the extra layer of protection we all need to stay safe and healthy into the New Year.

  We’ve come a long way and it feels great to say that things are finally looking up.

  Let’s keep it going.


Seth Moulton


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