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.