Prediction: The US government will start taking approximately drastic measures to slow and control the spread of COVID-19 only after the rate of deaths per day is high enough and sustained for long enough to put the population into a state of panic and terror.
COVID-19 took an old friend last week. He was far too young, and he leaves behind a small child and a life partner. I’m deeply sad, and I feel strong regret for not telling him how proud is was of him for defeating his demons for himself and for his family. Death never gets easier.