I feel like all of this is painfully obvious to even the most ignorant now, but lest it not be clear where I stand:

  1. Wear a damn mask. It’s proven effective and it costs you nothing.
  2. A national-level response to the pandemic is required, but has been missing from the start. This is unprecedented and idiotic. This is why the country is lurching and jerking towards and away from successes, and why overall, things are worse now than they have ever been.
  3. We officially are not allowed to travel to 27 countries whose populations, combined, larger than our country, still have fewer cases than we do. Think about that.
  4. The worst is still ahead of us.
  5. Black lives matter.