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On Jan. 31, 56.3 percent of those who responded to our decidedly unscientific poll said they had signed up to get a coronavirus vaccination; 26.6 percent said they hadn't but planned to; and 17.2 percent said they had no intention to get a vaccination. Let's follow up.

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The number of people eligible for vaccines got even bigger this week, but efforts to vaccinate are still focused on a wide range of people.

As many business owners pointed out, there is no easy way to determine who has been vaccinated and who hasn’t. And the new guidelines, issued Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, essentially work on the honor system, leaving it up to people to do the right thing.

In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people on Thursday, allowing them to stop wearing masks outdoors in crowds and in most indoor settings.

The CDC on Wednesday gave its permission for people as young as 12 to be vaccinated. 

There’s a simple solution for cruise lines wanting to resume operations from the Port of Galveston.