A triple-digit heat index here in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, and greater Delaware Valley be damned. If this were any other time we were living in, yesterday’s extreme heat & humidity wouldn’t have stopped people from dancing in the streets to celebrate. The world-wide reaction surrounding yesterday’s announcement of not one or two, but three COVID-19 vaccines showing signs of potential effectiveness, and thus moving into the human trial stages, would inevitably have created quite the stir. Unfortunately, that celebration was postponed indefinitely, and for two good reasons. The first hindrance of jubilance towards any flicker of candlelight at the end of the pandemic tunnel is the reality of time. Even with the acceleration of recent progress, at best, it will most likely be sometime in early 2021 before any mass-produced vaccines for public use are available. The second impediment to block parties breaking out all over the country? Block parties, and any other large-crowd gathering, are strictly prohibited under the current social distancing guidelines!