Monday, I received my second and final dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.

To get this, I drove four hours north and stayed at a friend’s house for several days.

The day after receiving my vaccine, as I was dressing to drive an hour south to an oncology appointment (nothing in American healthcare is easy), my wife called me to tell me the healthcare system she’d been working for fired her after eight years of service.

No advanced notice.

No severance.