Sneezing with the mask has been the worst. My initial instinct is to take the mask off, which obviously goes against the very reason for the mask. Then I put my hand or arm up to cover my mouth, and then pull it back down when I remember that the mask is already covering it. And then there's the risk of a moist sneeze that will coat the inside of the mask.I dread having to sneeze out in public.
Virginia is in its "Phase 1b", which is 65+, younger people at high risk, and select essential / frontline / healthcare workers.
Per our county plan, I remain in the "everyone else" category, presumably sometime in the Spring or Summer.
Albany County is booked up through April, and NYC's department of health has been canceling appointments left and right because the actual vaccine doses delivered by the feds have been significantly fewer than what New York State anticipated. So unless production and distribution ramp up significantly, I don't see New York State moving to another round until May.I got a generic notice from my doctor’s office that in NY, people with certain preexisting conditions will be eligible next, only they haven’t released what those conditions will be, so the doctor doesn’t yet know if I’m eligible - in other words, don’t call us, we’ll call you.