Nothing About The Public’s Response To The Pandemic Is Surprising

Americans Rarely Dabble In Collectivism. That They Would Do It This Drastically For This Long Was Always A Delusion Social media was all abuzz this weekend by the crowds that packed the streets of Tampa, and later Raymond James Stadium, for Super Bowl LV, where patrons, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis himself, watched the BigContinue reading “Nothing About The Public’s Response To The Pandemic Is Surprising”

My Unpopular Opinion: Social Distancing Contributed To The Capitol

COVID Restrictions Nearly Led Me Down A Dark Path, How Many Others Got Caught In That Trap? Back in August, I published my most popular blog entry on here, about how I nearly got sucked into the QAnon wormhole that clearly millions of other Americans, including at least two members of Congress, have gotten lostContinue reading “My Unpopular Opinion: Social Distancing Contributed To The Capitol”

I Am Worried About And Scared For Los Angeles

The COVID Disaster Out West Triggered My Pandemic PTSD, And I’ve Lost Trust In The Experts I haven’t slept right since Christmas. I’ve been waking up at odd hours of the night, having nightmares and feeling scared and vulnerable. It feels like March and April again, even though the situation in New York City isContinue reading “I Am Worried About And Scared For Los Angeles”

There Are Limits To What ‘Leadership’ Can Do

We All Wish The President Took COVID Seriously, But Ultimately It Matters Who Listens Anyway German Chancellor Angela Merkel is getting the viral treatment on Twitter again. A video of her desperately pleading with the German people to adhere to COVID guidelines has made its rounds this week. In the video, she apologizes to theContinue reading “There Are Limits To What ‘Leadership’ Can Do”

Messaging From Experts Is Hurting Commitment To COVID Mitigation

With No End Game In Sight, And Contradictory Predictions, People Are Naturally Very Hesitant To Surrender Freedoms Back in junior high school, our daily lunch consisted of 30 minutes of eating lunch, followed by 30 minutes for recess – where we would play outside in the schoolyard, or in the school gym if the weatherContinue reading “Messaging From Experts Is Hurting Commitment To COVID Mitigation”

I’m Surprised You’re Surprised Youth Aren’t Taking COVID-19 Seriously

Beaten Down And Brought Up In The Face Of Terrorism, Climate Change And Guns, A Virus Seems Far Less Scary I was a sophomore in high school when Dylan Kleboid and Eric Harris murdered 13 people at Columbine High School in Colorado. When I came into school on the morning of April 21, 1999, theContinue reading “I’m Surprised You’re Surprised Youth Aren’t Taking COVID-19 Seriously”

How Did The 1918 Pandemic End? I’m Not Sure You Want To Know

Short Of A Vaccine Or Drugs, The Pandemic Ends Only After Mass Illness and Death, Or Dumb Luck Those who don’t remember history are doomed to repeat it. We hear that tired idiom often, and we heard it again at the start of the pandemic when comparisons were made to the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic,Continue reading “How Did The 1918 Pandemic End? I’m Not Sure You Want To Know”

Isolation: One Big Thing We CAN Do To Stop COVID19, But Aren’t

New York Has Natural Ways To Quarantine The Sick, We’ve Used Them Before, Why Aren’t We Using Them Now? New York City has been down to under 500 new cases a day since the middle of June, and though that success seems shaky the last week or so as cases rise elsewhere in the country,Continue reading “Isolation: One Big Thing We CAN Do To Stop COVID19, But Aren’t”

When Weeks Turned To Months Turned To Years, America Tuned Out

We Asked Americans To Sacrifice “For Weeks” And Then Changed The Rules, So They Quit The Game The one thing that I have noticed in the ongoing “we need to keep social distancing and mask wearing” narrative is that everyone involved can separated into two groups: Those who think this is now a permanent wayContinue reading “When Weeks Turned To Months Turned To Years, America Tuned Out”

How Labeling COVID19 A ‘New York Disease’ Doomed America

The Pandemic Is Made Worse By Americans’ Dismissive Attitude Toward Major Cities Like New York California and Florida will likely pass New York in terms of number of infections next week, and now would be a good time to talk about how part of the national fuckup was dismissing #COVID as a “New York disease”Continue reading “How Labeling COVID19 A ‘New York Disease’ Doomed America”