Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Cenozoic or Coronazoic Era?

coronavirus (CDC)

If you think back to the beginning most people thought the pandemic would wind down by June in time for the summer. Corona hit like a destructive category 5 hurricane, leaving a path of destruction in its wake, just as QAnon began to charge that it was a conspiracy to keep Trump out of office. Fauci and the former president fought it out in front of the camera, as hydroxychloroquine and finally bleach got the White House’s endorsement. Now it seems like Coronavirus in some form is here to stay. Is it like the flu, a relatively harmless seasonal occurrence or a loaded gun, depending on the variant? B.a.2 is now considered more contagious than Omicron which was considered dangerous not due to its severity but because of its transmissibility. The debate about the wisdom of taking a second booster centers upon not if but when the next surge. Will dealing with coronavirus be similar to climate change in which one is perpetually having to dodge the bullet. Actually, that other life, BC (before coronavirus) is beginning to seem like another far away, and relatively carefree period. Shall we say the Cenozoic versus Coronazoic era?

Read "MAGA and the Coronavirus" by Francis Levy, The East Hampton Star

and listen to Oop Boop Pah Doo by Jesse Hill

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