“There are times when we are 50 states, and there are times when we are one country and have national needs” — President Bartlett (West Wing
In our current fight against COVID, we have forgotten this. We like to pretend that people from New York don’t travel to Pennsylvania, and that people from Ohio don’t take a road trip to the Ikea in Pittsburgh. It seems we have forgotten what it is to be one nation fighting a common enemy.
One million people are already dead, and it looks like things may be getting bad again—at a time when everyone seems to have decided we can make this thing go away through some kind of magical thinking:
US Covid death toll reaches 1 million, and a new subvariant is spreading fast: