by Shelt Garner
There is growing chatter online that because of rising COVID cases that there may be some sort of move towards a return to pandemic-era restrictions. I just don’t see such a thing happening.
There is just no political will for any such thing to happen. The number of COVID cases could surge to dramatic, frightening levels and there STILL would be no political will do go back to any pandemic restrictions.
Everything is very much up in the air about what might happen, so it could be that we’re going to get really worked up over nothing. But the fall and winter is usually when there is an uptick in things like COVID and so it’s at least possible that that might happen.
But, like I said, even if things get really, really dire and we have 1 or 2,000 deaths a day, just like the bad old days and, lulz, the outrage over any form of restrictions would be so intense that absolutely nothing would happen. We would just take it for granted that way, way, way more people are dying of COVID than is necessary.
I continue to fear that we may see a dramatic twist of fate in the near term that will throw all of our expectations about the 2024 presidential election cycle up the air in a big way. What that might be, I have no idea.