Israel has vaccinated 523,000 people. Of those, zero people has died, and only four have had serious coronavirus illnesses. The vaccine is proving to be 95 percent effective, as promised. You aren’t a “clear and present danger” to someone fully vaccinated. It’s just not true.

If we insist on a society of zero risk forever, people will never see their elderly parents again. The forever pandemic and the zero-risk society bear heavy costs.

We are going to have to apply pressure on government officials to make the same recognition. Many leaders have seen their power spike, and they like it. A lot. Scientists have served as their handmaids: Witness Fauci’s bizarre and decidedly unscientific recent claim that schools can’t be reopened without further federal stimulus. Huh?