The following excerpt was part of an email sent by the ANA this afternoon:
If you feel ill or are displaying any COVID symptoms, consider quarantining for 10 days and/or getting a COVID test.
I have made my feelings known about the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the primary reason why I did not attend the World’s Fair of Money.
Every time I write about COVID-19, I receive at least a dozen emails filled with vitriol. The fact is that over 99-percent of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are not vaccinated, and 100-percent of those deaths are not vaccinated. Today, Alabama announced they have run out of ICU beds.
In the meantime, I hope that the ANA did the responsible thing and notified the appropriate people in Cook County, Illinois. They should make sure that the convention center workers are safe.
I will not attend a coin show regardless of the size until the pandemic subsides, including the Whitman Expo scheduled for November. I will deal with the short-term inconvenience for my long-term health.
I attended two days of summer FUN, and six days of the ANA, and will spend two at BRNA in Dalton, GA. I have had the full Pfizer vaccine and will take on a 3rd in December.
Living involves risk/reward decisions every day. I choose to live and not surrender.
I won the Joe Boling Award at the ANA.
By the way, as of the 2020 census, the biggest city in Alabama is NOT Birmingham, nor Mobile, nor Montgomery, but HUNTSVILLE, and that does not include its twin city, Madison.