I am going to break my policy of avoiding what appears to be politically charged rhetoric. I agree with you, NancyCohen. I do not live my life in fear either. I am, however, deeply concerned about this latest pandemic, a new pandemic brought on solely by those who refuse to become vaccinated.
I am still optimistic that my Nov 2021 river cruise will come to fruition. I do not pay any attention to the U. S. State Department's "level" categories due to personal experiences with that entity, as well as the recent disgustingly vile symbol found within its facility. I trust my own intuition as well as the guidance of the countries I hope to visit soon. Moreover, after being homebound for so long, it is fine with me to relax as I glide along the Douro River.
This pandemic is not a political issue, nor is it about rights and freedoms. This pandemic is a global health issue and we all have a responsibility to stop its spread.
For those few who are always compelled to "report" me for offering well wishes to my like-minded travelers, you go right ahead. To the others, stay safe and well. I hope to travel with you soon.