I try to stay up on the COVID News. I do it to keep sane because I need to focus on something in these sci-fi times, but I confess this–we’ll call it a hobby– also puts me on the verge on insanity. I think the hardest part of it is its rollercoaster nature. One minute, the sun is coming back out, the next darkness is back on the land.
In Washington state, a judge overturned the state’s stay at home orders as unconstitutional ruling restrictions to state residents outweighed the danger posed to them by the coronavirus. Shortly after, another judge overturned that judge and reinstated the orders that apparently 80% of the state’s population were okay with in the first place. Meanwhile in judges in Wisconsin and North Carolina were also overturning orders to the delight of some and disbelief of others.
Yesterday news that phase one tests of a vaccine were so promising that the Dow Jones industrials went up nearly 1,000 points.