A word to the wise is now in order because as Ben Franklin said, “A stitch in time saves nine.” We had better concentrate now on one thing above all others: doing it “someday” is probably a greater threat than most of us know. That is, doing the right thing about the COVID 19 pandemic right now.

*How it works: The more widely a virus can spread, the more opportunities it has to mutate. If the U.S. and ultimately the world don’t vaccinate a sufficient percentage of the population, we’ll be setting ourselves up to let the virus keep spreading, and keep mutating, continuing to give us new variants that