Wednesday, December 9, 2020


Monday wasn't the day for this, but it's important context nonetheless.

I ended Monday's post with the number of dead from the Pearl Harbor attack - 2,403 people.  That's why we never forget that day.  Why it is a date that will live in infamy.

We've crossed a threshold now this year that should be sobering to us.  Should shock us out of our comfort.

We're at a point in this pandemic where we have more people dying on a daily basis than died in the Pearl Harbor attack.  I'll restate that - we have the equivalent of a Pearl Harbor attack happening on a daily basis in this country from a virus that we have yet to get under control.

And we're quickly approaching the amount of deaths on 9/11 (2,977), looking to exceed it and possibly the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 (3,000).

I don't know when or why we decided that the pandemic needed to be political.  Why it became expedient to decry it as a conspiracy.  Why we have people being intubated and dying, all the while proclaiming the virus is a hoax.

We have the potential of a very deadly December.  A very deadly winter.  We don't have to live in fear, but we should be cautious.  

Wear a mask.  Social Distance.  Take the precautions you can.

Stay safe and keep others safe.

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