The Fall Surge (The Third Wave)
So here we are October 2020, and we are sick of the pandemic. We are tired of being cooped up. Tired of online schooling. Missing our relatives. But glad to have an excuse not to see that ONE friend. “Oh, gosh, you know we’d love to….but, you know, the Pandemic and all…”. We’re on the move again as a human race all around the world. School, work, life. There is the beginnings of a rush-hour again in Austin, TX.
With people movement, there is viral movement. You could say the pandemic is going viral. The thing can’t swim or fly, it gets carried on people. So here we go with the Fall Surge.
Why I am more optimistic about our chances than those in 1918 are for multiple reasons. They didn’t have as many people masked as we do. There wasn’t a hand sanitizer station on every street corner as there is now. And the first influenza vaccine wasn’t available until 1933. That was 15 years after the pandemic was over.