The recent, still ongoing upsurge of Covid-19 cases, within India, and the consequent magnitude of human suffering and death, finds me pausing to reflect and commiserate. And, seeing how, my own home state, Michigan, is also getting hit hard, I can identify with what’s going on.
Other than echo your sorrow and angst, I feel helpless to offer up little more than some counsel; for whatever that may be worth.
Everyone, everywhere (up and down the hierarchy) must heighten our respect for Corona-V. To too soon let down our guard, grants carte blanche to that sickening pathogen and its even more communicable and deadly variants; all of which are hellbent on making life damned near impossible for us all.
More to the point, be our leaders science subscribers or scofflaws, too damned many of them still don’t seem to fully grasp how that mindless microbe is still calling all the shots. And, wherever / whenever the leaders mislead, the misled masses wind up paying the price.
The empowered foolhardy have been in strict violation of Pandemic Rule #1. Were we to ever get that statute in writing / on the books, it’d go along these lines.
Never prematurely declare a pandemic over; i.e., unless you enjoy eating crow. With very few exceptions, expect to be proven wrong; dead wrong. And, even one more death will be one death too damned many.
Additionally, we must prepare for the possibility that today’s Covid-19 vaccines will not completely end the peril; that booster shots will become a regular (annual?) part of our lives. As to whether virologists can keep pace with all of the variants? Well, that’ll remain to be seen.
Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!