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All in one day. Got lucky to find a place near me that had the vaccine, openings, and were ready to give me a poke.
Not fully protected without the second shot in four weeks. But so far, good with no adverse reaction.
Hope you get your shot soon.
Very patriotic with the flag on display. At a VFW hall with real working class Americans of all races. Hmong, Sikh, South Asian, Filipino, Latino. Normally underserved, the people hit hardest by the virus were finally getting what they need.
Everyone seemed relieved that they finally could get their vaccine. But it’s only good if everyone get it.
So far a large number still refuse. Nearly half the GOP won’t get vaccinated.
This is not about politics. It’s about science. While there’s not enough data to say anything conclusively, if you’re older you will tend to be susceptible to the virus. So get vaccinated.
If you can get an appointment.
On Filipino American history, the news, Coronavirus, and Duterte’s latest killing spree in the Philippines.
Column on Duterte here.
Emil talks to a young Filipino American.
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Praying for the speedy recovery of my pal Corky Lee.
Tobera was an American National from the Philippines who worked as an ag worker in 1930 in Watsonville, California.
His death is a symbol in an era of anti-Filipino riots across the nation, most notably the five-day riots that took place in the central California coast town of Watsonville.
Tobera was in his bunkhouse when a group of white men shot up the living quarters. Tobera was shot in the heart. The mob of white men tracked down the Filipinos who they knew
had been dancing with white women in a Watsonville dance hall. They took out their revenge on Tobera.
It remains the single most famous example of what I call “Filipinophobia” in America.
On the video go to 15 minutes in to hear a discussion of Tobera.
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