To the Point by ReShonda Tate: Why aren't you vaccinated?
DeMarcus Hicks, a graduate of nursing school who is working as a contractor with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, gives a person a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, Dec. 20, 2021, on the first day of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Federal Way, Wash. U.S. health officials' decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing criticism from some medical experts and could create confusion among many Americans. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The Defender Network’s Managing Editor, and award-winning, best-selling author ReShonda Tate, wants to make sure we know that just because folk have returned to business as semi-usual, the pandemic is still doing major damage to countless lives.

But don’t take my word for it, hear it for yourself.

I’m a Houstonian (by way of Smackover, Arkansas). My most important job is being a wife to my amazing husband, mother to my three children, and daughter to my loving mother. I am the National Bestselling...