Every day brings more news on the Coronavirus and little else. I could write about the increasing number of cases (about 30K per day in the U.S.), the increasing number of deaths, the declining number of available hospital beds, or the dwindling supplies of equipment for healthcare workers.
I could write about the bad behaviors, particularly pResident tRump holding his ego-feeding daily briefings, and railing at reporters who ask him real questions. I could write about people who ignore medical advice, and get together in groups with strangers. I could write about the shoppers who won't keep their distance and hoard supplies that are needed by others. I could write about that small percentage of scientists who provide contrary advice, like the epidemiologist who suggests we end lockdowns and self-distancing (trigger-warning - this link is from WND)
I could write about how the morgues are filling up and areas like NYC are resorting to mass graves in public areas
, something unheard of for several generations. I could write about the deaths of famous people, such as older actors and musicians (RIP John Prine).
I don't want to write about any of these things. I want to write about policy, or world events, or the election (Biden still up by slightly over 300 delegates after yesterday's Wisconsin primary). I want to write about anything
other than a contagion that is eating its way through people's lungs all around the world.
I can't, though, because this is our reality. This is our non-stop news cycle. Literally nothing is going on because of this virus.
For anyone who's stuck with this so far - please... do your part to flatten the curve and let all of us get back to life on the other side. With enough time, the transmission cycle will die out.
We just have to live each and every day in our protective bubble of space until that happens.