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The longer the virus is around, the more likely variants form that may be deadlier than the ones that have come before.
Tens of millions have gotten sick, and we’ve all experienced an upheaval in our lives.
But while COVID has been a tough adversary, we’ve shown that we’re tougher — tougher because we have the power of science and vaccines that prevent illness and save lives, and tougher because of our resolve.
For many of you, this will be the first or even the second Christmas where you look — across the table will be an empty kitchen chair there.