If you haven't been paying attention, COVID case counts and hospitalizations are dropping precipitously and vaccine distribution is accelerating. The arguments for optimism around COVID are grounded in reason, and for the first time in months, there seems to be hope. We simply need to be vigilant - wear a mask and get vaccinated. It’s more than a shot for you, it’s a shot for those you love too. From hugs shared with family, to maskless gatherings with vaccinated friends, to working out, or dining out, the ever-present worry which for some has been overwhelming will begin to dissipate. By getting vaccinated you will help those who are overwhelmed and you’ll gain some of your pre-pandemic life back. We all will. Can you imagine that?