What will you do at Thanksgiving?

I’m sure that most of you have thought about what you will do at Thanksgiving during the Covid-19 pandemic. I have three recommendations: Go ahead and celebrate Thanksgiving, make it a day of joy. Be extra careful and absolutely avoid a traditional large indoor family gathering. Decide on the best plan possible that makes sense for you and others. Make sure that any guests […]

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Meltdown

Our battle with COVID-19 is evolving into a marathon, not a sprint. We are all sooner or later going to experience an emotional meltdown. An obvious example of this is the frequent arguing about masks in public places. A less public but extremely common problem is the squabbles that are occurring at home as people get on each other’s nerves.

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When Will This End?

About 6 months ago, I asked the question: “How Bad will it get?” There were no clear answers. At that time there were some predictions that as many as 200,000 people would die of Covid-19 in the United States. That seemed like a large number. For a while, Covid was concentrated in New York and the Northeast. If Covid stopped there, the numbers would not reach 200,000.

However, Covid-19 did not stop there. It has spread to all areas of the country and in both urban and, surprising to me, rural areas. It becomes controlled in one place and pops up in another. The number of deaths is now past 200,000 and marching towards 300,000. My question is now: “When will this end?”

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