There are better days ahead once we get past the pandemic. Do you see light at the end of the pandemic tunnel? I do. It's not as fast as I'd like it to be, but progress is being made.

You have to know that there will be bumps in the road. For example, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine halt. Just a bump in the road.

Vaccinations are being given at rapid speeds. Three of my co-workers got their first shots just this past week. It's really encouraging to see.

While we should look forward, we should never forget.

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Walter Rand Institute at Rutgers-Camden did a deep dive into COVID cases in New Jersey.

Below, you'll see every town in Ocean County and its number of confirmed COVID-19 cases as of December 13, 2020. It was at this time that the virus was peaking in many areas.

I share this information not to dwell on the past, but to look at how much progress we have made. Also, some of the case numbers may surprise you.

COVID-19 Cases In Ocean County Town By Town

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