Pandemic Update for 2022-02-20: Endgame — 7 Comments

  1. When will this pandemic end? It will probably “end” the same was as the H1N1 — when ennui sets in, and when the population gets caught-up in the mess of our economy, the tensions in Eastern Europe, socio-economic issues, the state of MLB/union negotiations, and the latest foibles of Harry and Megan. Unless we (in the US, at least) see a huge jump/spike in serious hospitalizations and deaths, SARS-CoV-2 will follow the same path that General Douglas McArthur said old soldiers would take — it will “…just fade away.” I believe we’ve already seen this tack in many, many regions of the US and the world. This is assuming, of course, that Russia and the West don’t get rid of the virus, along with all the other life forms on this planet in the near future. Yikes! Sorry. I haven’t taken my happy-pills today.

    • The historians I linked point out that countermeasures in the 1918- H1N1 pandemic never lasted longer than about 6 weeks. Society just didn’t have the patience for it, and I don’t think we’re all that different today.

      • I hear you. If it wasn’t for S@H, Hell, I’d be falling asleep on this topic myself! 😀

        • That’s it. You’re my bellwether. When you burn out on it I might as well just stop.

          • If you can keep it up, you’ll know that I’m still here to appreciate it! Heck! If for nothing else but the Frippery. 🙂

          • There we go, maybe that’s the future trajectory of S@H: gradually, more fripperies and fewer pandemic items until it’s all fripperies all the time.

  2. For the record, also not burned out here, and always grateful for how you collect and curate. // J.

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