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Screenshot from December 22, 2020 video by Matt Binder/ Twitter

A video featuring members of a Republican club in New York dancing in a congo line at a holiday party went viral this week, following a trend of Republicans across the nation flouting COVID-19 safety guidelines to hold events in December as the pandemic continues to worsen.

The video showed members of the Whitestone Republican Club dancing maskless to the song "You Should be Dancing" by the Bee Gees at an indoor gathering held on Dec. 9 in Queens, New York.

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What a relief that at least a few of us are getting the coronavirus vaccine. I would have liked my arm to have been among the select few. I'll wait patiently, however, comforted in knowing that with every passing week, the list of Americans threatened by this nasty, deadly virus will shrink and life will return to normal.

But the interim should be quite interesting. There's talk of COVID-19 vaccine passports — offering proof that you've been immunized and, therefore, no longer a virus threat to others. This form of ID might qualify you for admission into a crowded restaurant, theater or stadium.

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