For duration of the pandemic, my social circle hasn't been too touched by the Covid. One co-worker had an asymptotic case, and one co-worker I technically never met died, as did one good friend's close relation.
That was last year. Two weeks ago, two close friends got Covid from two different sources. Thankfully, they were both fully vaccinated, and both got monoclonal antibodies so they made it through. One person had left her bubble and her mask behind, but still kept six feet away from others. The other stayed in her bubble, but one outside visitor took down the entire bubble.
I know there's an uptick in cases, but two friends in one week? In response to the uptick, the authorities say everyone needs boosters. It seems so wrong, though, to have the US already getting boosters when entire countries haven't gotten over 10% vaccinated at all. And there are only 50% vaccinated world wide.
This is not even close to being over, especially with the new variant, and on top of that it's getting closer to home.