It’s only been two months since I’ve lasted posted a “weekly” roundup and, hey, that’s better than five. In a year where one day seems to go on for three eternities and three seconds all at once, I’m cutting myself some slack—and crossing my fingers that we’ll all survive this dystopian nightmare long enough to make making them actually be weekly into a New Year’s resolution.
Like so many others, I was swept up in blind, desperate optimism while blurring out the facts. COVID-19 is here, and its influence is vast. Take your pick of the likes of past pandemics and epidemics, and MERS, SARS, Ebola, and more are still deadlier than COVID-19, but deadliness should have never been the only quantifying factor in any of our minds. The key behind why we’re all cooped up in our homes at the time being seems more to be with the efficacy of transference than anything.