Oh, I almost forgot
We have an ongoing pandemic.
Two months ago, I lost interest in the pandemic when it revealed once and for all where we stand as a country. At that point, I began to suspect that the inability of the political class to handle the pandemic was a catalyst that was pushing the country toward an even worse crisis.
The official death toll now stands at 150,444. I am not going to dwell on the subject. When the next milestone of 175,000 is hit later this summer, I will post the next update. We are expected to hit 200,000 dead before the 2020 election although I think the death toll be even higher by then.
As bad as COVID-19 has been, we have only been dealing with it during spring and summer weather when conditions are most unfavorable for flu like respiratory illnesses.
Note: We crossed 100,000 deaths on May 26.