What a difference a year makes – even in the Covid-19 pandemic.
We haven’t grown complacent. And we are definitely weary of masks and distancing and scrambling for immunizations but we carry on.
Currently, across the United States, we are seeing around 100,000 new cases of Covid-19 each day. Last year when the cases approached 100,000 per day we had daily briefings from the Whitehouse, governors, local governments and non-stop news station talking heads. This year it is eerily quiet as we load up our hospitals.
Seems like the biggest news stories are the never ending fights over masking, or not; getting vaccinated, or not; returning to the office, or not. The saddest stories are those of the individuals who are now dying while wishing they had been vaccinated. Our politicians are no help at all as they still focus on screwing over the other side more than stepping up to correct this situation. When reviewing what difference a year makes we may never see any improvement from out politicians. Time for some new ones.
We can do better. We must do better. After all, we are Americans.