— The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeare
Something not talked about, mainly because SFB is being covered, is that in many locations around the country the virus is still on the up slope of the bell curve. In many areas, including where I live, this is approaching the highest risk of infection period. I do not want to go outside for more than picking up the newspaper and mail or a quick drive to the liquor store for more critical supplies.
No walks right now, unless the weather is cold, wet and very windy. I am in the high risk category for being old, having a compromised immune system, pneumonia a couple times and other issues. Am I afraid? No. I am looking at risk, at the odds, at what things I can do to minimize infection with this beastie.
We live in a very different world then we did in January. This world is nasty. It might not kill everyone, but it is doing serious damage to some. Health decisions will be made now that were not on the table a month or two ago.
We are essentially in an economic depression. As many, or more, people are out of work and businesses shut down as during the Great Depression. The people of these United States will be making a decision about the direction of America this fall.
Do we go to a dictatorship, the Constitution be damned? Or do we clean out the dregs of republicanism and move to a more modern form of being a republic?
Will we be more like Finland than Russia? There is a stark difference between them. One is almost a dictatorship, the other is run by women and is capitalistic. Do we get an FDR or a Putin?