The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 10/16/20

The ongoing saga… 

The Great – Fewer political arguments during the holidays [SEE “The Ugly” below]

The Good – The unparalleled cooperation and collaboration across the spectrum among the professions for sharing information on Covid-19 findings and the multi-lateral corporations for speeding along the research pathways towards a vaccine. 

The Bad – Unmasked super-spreader events – a non-partisan perspective!!

The Ugly – The recognition that many of us will be making the decision to forego family traditions of gathering in our homes for mega-Thanksgiving Dinners – a time for coming together, sharing, and arguing about politics.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 9/29/20

The ongoing saga… 

The Great – You’re gonna love “The Weekly Whisk” – I promise!!

The Good – Another bunch of emails came through my in-basket chastising me for not having something in the “Good” last time around (actually, that’s the first time I’ve never had a “Good”). Please note, I absolutely promise I’ll never do that again :-) . Some readers thought I was depressed or something. Well, I am not depressed but, I am a bit beleaguered. It’s nothing big; however, and I’m taking care of it.  So, for “The Good” my thoughts are: 1) more people ARE wearing masks but, not enough of us!; 2) The election is a mere 35 some days away (depending on when you get this blog); 3) We are likely to be civil when standing in line to vote if past elections are any measure of future performance; and, 4) We can start focusing on “Thanksgiving” and “Christmas” fairly soon. Won’t that be a treat… 

The Bad – We need to get above 75+% of the public wearing masks consistently to get this pandemic under control. We’re currently at 65% saying they do when they are out and about BUT, only 44% indicate that those walking the aisles with them are wearing a mask. Someone’s not telling the truth. Is this “truthiness”?

The Ugly – The evolving political acrimony and divide that is being cultivated among the American people. Even in the 1960s there was no serious discussion about a “civil war”. Let’s get a grip and vote!

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 9/24/20

The ongoing saga… 

The Good – I’ve succumbed to pessimism – what Good? 

The Bad – The apparent “every-man-and-woman-to-their-corner” mentality that is coming to the forefront in societal interactions.

The Double Bad – The end of summer coupled with the difficulty of socializing indoors.

The Ugly – The ensuing political battles that will be evolving over the 47 days prior to the election as Senator Mitch McConnell presses forward with the Ginsberg replacement.

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 9/3/20

The ongoing saga… 

The Great – As of this writing, only 60 days until Election Day.

The Good – The increasing recognition that using children as pawns in our game of political chicken is a horrible mistake + SEE “The Bad” 

The Bad – The increasingly clear recognition that there are unrecognized and long-term consequences of Covid-19 infections ranging from the minor (e.g. loss of hair) to the major (e.g. likely long-term pulmonary scarring in some individuals) that we do not fully recognize and which must absolutely be considered in moving forward.

The Ugly – The continuing animosity that is being stoked among the American public through divisiveness rather than a message that can bring us together…

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly - 7/29/20

The ongoing saga… 

The Great – The “mask up” message seems to be taking hold a bit – at least around my neighborhood…

The Good – Winston Churchill was right when he said, “Americans can always be relied upon to do the right thing after they have exhausted all other possibilities.”  We are getting closer :-) 

The Bad – Pandemics have led to recessions. Recessions have led to depressions. Are we headed in that direction now? Starting on the economic side without a clear response on the medical side seems just dead wrong…

The Ugly – The ongoing disjointed response of the states and the federal government in how to mobilize resources and what messaging we intend to send to everyone…

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