A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but when it comes to a shot in the arm, there's nothing more soothing than a little music -- especially when it's played by world-class cellist Yo-Yo Ma. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but is also a part-time resident of the Berkshires, and recently he went to Berkshire Community College's field house clinic in Pittsfield to receive his second inoculation dose.
When he drove to the clinic, his cello was in his car, and he realized he could not leave it unattended, for insurance reasons. So he carried it inside. After getting his shot, and while waiting out his 15-minute observation period, he sat down and played a masked and socially distant impromptu concert for his fellow "inoculees." Everyone applauded. The college published footage of Yo Yo Ma's vaccination performance, and the post went "viral," -- but in a nice way.