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Patty Craig; A Slice Of Times

I have been listening to the news, and three topics caused me to do some more reading. I read about the presidential inauguration, stimulus money, and Kentucky’s Covid-19 vaccination schedule. Although these topics are not related, they each affect us.

First, The New York Times posted an article, “Inauguration Day: What You Need to Know,” last week by Aishvarya Kavi (https://www.nytimes.com/article/inauguration-day.html). Kavi stated: “Joseph R. Biden Jr. will become president of the United States at noon on Jan. 20 in a scaled-back inauguration ceremony. While key elements will remain traditional, many events will be downsized … to better adapt the celebration to a nation battling the coronavirus.” The 20th Amendment to the Constitution requires that the term of each elected president and vice president begin at noon Jan. 20 of the year after the election. In light of recent events at the capital, I believe the world will be watching.

Second, I have been unsure about whether the stimulus money is taxable income. Since the tax season is near, I did a search for information. According to the Internet, stimulus payments do not count as income and will not be taxed (https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/taxes/next-stimulus-check-and-taxes-what...). Interesting, right? 

Third, in a WUKY.ORG article, “Who Can Get COVID-19 Vaccinations and When in Kentucky,” Josh James reported the following list:

-Phase 1a: Long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, health care personnel

-Phase 1b: First responders, Kentuckians age 70 and above, K-12 school personnel

-Phase 1c: Kentuckians age 60 and above, anyone older than 16 with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highest-risk conditions for COVID-19, all essential workers

-Phase 2: Anyone 40 or older

-Phase 3: Anyone 16 or older

-Phase 4: Children under the age of 16 if the vaccine is approved for this age group (estimated to comprise 18% of Kentucky’s population)

The Medical Center in Bowling Green is serving as a vaccination site for people living in the south-central Kentucky region (appointments required).

 

Tony Robbins said, “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean” (https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/events-quotes_2). Perhaps that’s why I needed to understand better the presidential inauguration, stimulus money, and Kentucky’s Covid-19 vaccination schedule. In the end, each one will have some impact on life.

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