My fellow Americans… we’re currently in month 784 of 2020, aka The Plague Times, so let’s take stock:
- 8.4 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus.
- 41.4 million have been infected worldwide.
- 222,000 Americans have died from the disease.
- 1.13 million have died worldwide
It’s… a lot, I know. The facts are grim, and they’re only getting grimmer.
But if you’re feeling like all of this death, economic destruction, and tragedy came out of nowhere, I have even worse news for you: it didn’t. For the sad effects of the pandemic are neither sudden, isolated, nor unpredictable.
Rather, they are the results of a system that has been balancing on a precipice for decades. A global pandemic was simply the last push needed to send this car over the cliff and hurtling spectacularly to the rocks below.
The coronavirus has singlehandedly revealed the pre-existing conditions our country has been ignoring, denying, and dismissing since
dinosaurs Ronald Reagan roamed the Earth White House.