THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING
When I was looking around at current events over the weekend, I saw that Congress is back from their break and are going to be dealing with Funding the Government, Raising the Debt Ceiling (remember, it was postponed, not fixed), Funding the Military, passing the BBB through the Senate so that we can function and start to climb out of the pandemic-fueled recession in the short term. All while putting the Freedom to Vote Act on the back burner, which will be crucial to saving our Democracy and keeping us from becoming a “Soft Fascist” country in the long term. Oh yes, and SCOTUS, with its three new Trumpy anti-abortion rights conservatives, will be heading towards a decision whether or not to overturn Roe v. Wade starting this week.
But what is dominating most of the news, and has been since Thanksgiving, is this new and super scary Coronavirus Omicron variant. At first they were calling it the “South Africa” variant, and claiming it had originated there. Not so. It’s just that the South African scientists were on it and brought it to the world’s attention before anyone else realized it was here. And yes, it’s HERE, in the United States. It’s a quick spreader, so let’s just assume it’s everywhere, even if each country’s medical community has yet to identify it….