Yeah, about 10 days ago, I said I was gonna have a lot to say about COVID-19 and then I got quiet instead.
Part of that was my general sense of it being fruitless to post. You see, two Fridays ago, I was feeling super-frustrated. I don’t pretend to be a huge expert or anything, but I know enough about epidemiology that I was already clocked in (right around the start of March) to understand how serious this all was.
But I wasn’t seeing a similar awareness in my surroundings—not at the local, regional, or national level.
So I was feeling increasingly tense and stressed and frustrated at my Cassandra-like status and I was in the mood for a big ol’ superiority rant. I was probably gonna link to every data scientist’s analysis I’d been reading* and yell and scream to the effect of:
Don’t you people get it!?!? This shit is REAL!
But right after my last post is when things began to sink in: locally, regionally, and federally.** And now here we are.