I’ve always tried to keep these articles upbeat and funny. However, I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in the dumps lately. Call me Debbie Downer, Negative Nancy, or any other alliterative doom and gloom name you choose. After ten months of lockdowns, riots, accusations of election fraud, and financial collapse, I have just about had it. We were asked to “Flatten the Curve” for fourteen days, and we’re still trying to flatten that damn curve. Doesn’t that phrase sound like it’s from five years ago? Nope.
According to U of M Health, calls for “flattening the curve” first came out in early March of the year that shall not be named. And how did that work out? It may have held back the tsunami for a while, but the wave still broke onshore, sending over 500,000 Americans to their deaths. And still, it rages on. But wait, the vaccines are here!
And what has that led to? Idiot Governors playing favorites. Instead of a logical plan, frontline workers and the elderly get the shots first. Then, at-risk individuals and baby boomers. Have we learned NOTHING from 2020? Playing politics NEVER helps anybody! Thankfully, most of the Governors have finally pulled their heads out of their butts, and the vaccine distribution is finally accelerating.
We’ve all worn the masks, stayed six feet apart, and washed our hands until they turned pink. And still the disease rages on. Ironically, cities and states with the most stringent lockdown restrictions have seen some of the biggest spikes in the virus. So obviously, whatever they’re doing isn’t getting the job done. Plus, the only solution from the new administration is to wear a mask harder, stay six feet away harder, and wash your hands harder. God help us all.
I’m sorry to be such a pessimist, but I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when they haven’t even started digging the tunnel yet. So I guess we’ll just have to keep on trying to hold it together. We don’t have any other choice.
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