It’s one of those things you hear that is so preposterous you just assume it’s fake news.
I’m talking about the assertion that smokers get special preference for COVID-19 vaccinations in New Jersey.
When I first heard that, I dismissed it as one of those internet rumors. But then the other day I decided to register online for the vaccine. The online form asked the usual dumb questions. After I reported that I am male, for example, I also had to tell them I’m not pregnant.
I could live with that sort of thing – but not with what I saw when I checked the list of health conditions that permit a p…