More and more it feels like wearing a mask and getting the Covid vaccine are religious rites in a strange cult.
And the people who successfully complete these religious rites want everybody else to know it.
In the beginning, most people just posted selfies with their vaccine card and a hashtag like #TeamPfizer. It then escalated to various tattoos to commemorate their vaccine “baptisms.”
In this game of one-upsmanship, the religious fervor is driving some individuals to do some really crazy things.
For example, this person decorated her car as is if she’d just gotten married. On the rear windshield she strung the words “Just Vaccinated.”
If you look closely, you’ll see the words Veni, Vidi, Vacci in the center of the flower wreath. This is a play on a Latin phrase attributed to Julius Caesar: Veni, vidi, vici — which means, “I came; I saw; I conquered.”
The meaning here is clear, then: “I came; I saw; I got vaccinated.” The person is equating vaccination to conquering the coronavirus.
As this religious fervor makes people more irrational, one wonders what’s next… an actual wedding ceremony between a person and a syringe filled with coronavirus vaccine? At this point, nothing would surprise me.