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Ask Amy: COVID concerns dominate relationships

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

I have read accounts of how some people have used their connections, money, and privilege to game the system.

Ask yourself, when do we learn important truths about people? During times like these. Your friend is showing you who she is: She is someone who would jump the line (ahead of others who are classified as at greater risk) in order to eat out at a restaurant a few weeks earlier than if she had waited her turn.

And she is bragging about it.

A note of caution: Although COVID numbers are currently falling, as of this writing the CDC has stated that the reduction in infection numbers is likely due to vigilant mask wearing and social distancing during the lengthy vaccination rollout.

Your friend – and others who have been vaccinated – should continue to be cautious.

Dear Amy: I have strong feelings about who I will see during the pandemic.


I have very little contact with my friend “Marion.” Marion is 62, and a nurse practitioner (but in management, so she is working from home).

Thirty years ago, Marion had breast cancer, but otherwise she is healthy.

I am 60 with an autoimmune disease. I work from home.

Marion goes to the hair and nail salon. She meets her trainer at the gym, and meets friends at outdoor tented restaurants.


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