I mean, for all intents and purposes what we have here is basically the comics equivalent of a PSA, and to top it all off, this thing isn’t even offered for sale anywhere! It is, however, easy enough to get your hands on a copy, as well you should — but we’ll get to all that at the end of this little write-up. First let’s deal with why I said you “should,” in fact, get it —
As to what that word is, I should think the title gives it away, but just in case it doesn’t, I’ll clobber the point home (it’s what I seem to be doing with this one anyway) : vaccinate. Seriously. Especially if you’re Black, as Noland makes crystal clear that Black people stand a much higher chance of not just contracting COVID-19, but of being hospitalized due to it, and of dying from it. Why the hell do you think the Trump administration was in no hurry to deal with this pandemic? And yes, as Noland also points out, Black people are getting “jabbed” in far lower numbers than any other ethnic group, and while he offers some pertinent and very personal observations in regards to this depressing fact, his main thrust here isn’t to create a through-going piece of cultural analysis, but to do his part to reverse things before it’s literally too late.
The Big Jab is included free with all orders from https://birdcagebottombooks.com/ Please see if proprietor J.T. Yost will throw in an extra copy or two for you to “distribute” in your local area in the manner I suggested.
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