wishes he had a pink frolicing llama under his tag
I agree with you. But I wonder if it’s even possible for the people of this country to have gotten on board early on, without having had the experience of mass infections and deaths (early on, it was widely believed by those who believe things like Hillary operated a sex ring out of the basement of a Pizza shop, that the virus was just a “New York“ thing that couldn’t possibly migrate to other areas. There’s so much willingness to distrust any authority that unifying early on against something we’ve never seen in our lifetimes (never mind it was already happening in Europe) was bound to turn into a “watch me” scenario.I think a real missed opportunity is at the beginning of the pandemic, I really thought there would be more creative ways of continuing some semblance of normalcy but in a safer, COVID-aware way. Instead, we've ended up with a sizable segment of the population who wants to ignore it and do everything they used to do, the way they used to do it, and it stifles the ability to change our communal mindset to something that would reward (or make profitable) innovation in safe socializing.