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Why the ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal is like the long journey to a covid shot

That boat that blocked the Suez Canal is a mirror of my life waiting for a vaccine.

Suez Canal

Ship

stuck

Ships that

crossed

earlier

Ship

traffic

jam

Ships that

gave up

waiting

Suez Canal

Ship

stuck

Ships that

crossed

earlier

Ship

traffic

jam

Ships that

gave up

waiting

Suez Canal

Ship

stuck

Ships that

crossed earlier

Ship

traffic

jam

Ships that

gave up

waiting

The same map with better labels:

Vaccination point

Me, stuck

People

I envy

People

worse off

than me

Countries

worse off

than ours

Vaccination point

Me, stuck

People

I envy

People

worse off

than me

Countries

worse off

than ours

Vaccination point

Me, stuck

People

I envy

People

worse off

than me

Countries

worse off

than ours

At a closer look, you can really see my point.

Me

Weight I

gained

Pre-pandemic clothing size

Me

Weight I gained

Pre-pandemic clothing size

Me

Weight I gained

Pre-pandemic clothing size

Another way to put it...

Stuff I bought

online

Stuff I

actually

need

Credit rating

Stuff I bought

online

Stuff I actually

need

Credit rating

Stuff I bought online

Stuff I

actually

need

Credit rating

From above:

Life

Me

Friends

cheering

me up

Life

Me

Friends

cheering

me up

Life

Me

Friends

cheering

me up

I can imagine how it felt when the ship got unstuck.

Vaccine day!

Weee!

Vaccine day!

Weee!

Vaccine day!

Weee!

But the path ahead isn’t always straightforward.

Single-dose

vaccine

Two-dose

vaccines

Single-dose

vaccine

Two-dose

vaccines

Single-dose

vaccine

Two-dose

vaccines

And, for most ships, including mine, there is still a...

... long, slow

path to

normality.

Lucky bastard

Even when the

vaccination line

starts to move...

... a shot somehow

remains elusive for

most of us.

Good

social

distancing

Too

close

Bored

Me

... long, slow

path to

normality.

Lucky bastard

Even when the

vaccination line

starts to move...

... a shot somehow

remains elusive for

most of us.

Good

social

distancing

Too

close

Bored

Me

... long, slow path

to normality.

Lucky bastard

Even when the

vaccination line

starts to move...

... a shot somehow

remains elusive for

most of us.

Good social

distancing

Too close

Bored

Me

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