Global deaths from covid-19 are on the wane. Most countries and states are starting to remove lockdown restrictions. And now we’re starting to see medical claims that the SARS2 virus is losing potency. Is the covid-19 pandemic finally over? Not quite, cautions Chris. Yes, there are encouraging signs that fatalities are slowing, but there are still a lot of unknowns to address before we breathe a sigh of relief.
The fact that lockdowns are ending at the same time thousands are coming into close quarters at protests will tell us in just a few weeks how worried we’ll need to be about a resurgence in infections. Meanwhile, lots of uncertainty continues to swirl around chronic questions like ‘Is HCQ helpful or harmful?” and ‘Does covid-19 have lab origins?’.
With each day it seems there’s a new wrinkle released that keeps the skeptics and the believers at odds with each other. Last, the societal trauma and the resulting inequality the official “rescue” efforts are creating are manifesting in the growing social unrest underlying the recent outbreak of protests and riots across the country.
We need to keep our eyes on the true villains in this story — primary among them the Federal Reserve — rather than fighting each other.