Answer: Everywhere. That’s what “pan-” means. Think of panorama, panacea, pandemonium. COVID-19, our newest pandemic, is still everywhere. The number of countries where COVID cases are increasing, however, is less than twenty,
Endemic is the word of the week. You see it everywhere. Australia is opening up its borders, California has a new endemic policy. Denmark lifted all its COVID restrictions. Just yesterday, Britain removed all COVID restrictions.
Almost two years into the pandemic and the masked messages are still mixed. When to wear them, whether to wear them, and even, what is a mask. Two years, and there seems to be lots of studies and no consensus.
At a time when Iowa and Denmark have decided that COVID restrictions are no longer necessary, we’ve probably picked the right place to have the Winter Olympics.
If you need a sign that we’re still deep in the middle of this pandemic, just look at this pharmacy door! Free vaccines! We’re hiring! Wear your mask! The hallmark of this year so far is that everything is happening at once.
I did not see My Fair Lady last Sunday. It was canceled “due to COVID”. Even though we didn’t know it was canceled until we arrived at the box office, I wasn’t surprised. This is a time of changing plans.
I never thought I would have a mask wardrobe, but I do and now most of them are obsolete.
We might have expected this winter to be more normal. Last winter, the first winter of the Pandemic, we saw schools closed and a statewide regional stay-at-home order which closed hotels, theaters, indoor dining, and personal care services