A Facebook conversation sums up my understanding of where things stand in the land of the free and the home of President Lysol.
Person 1: I don't care what the government says about May 8, I'm staying home. This thing is NOT going away.
Person 2: Not me man. Can't wait to get out and do something. Anything.
Person 1: The disease will still be hanging around us. There's no vaccine or cure.
Person 3: There are thousands of diseases without cures. Get used to it.
Person 1: But few of them are as contagious. Or as deadly.
Person 2: It's no worse than the flu.
Person 3: Exactly.
Person 1: You actually think that?
Person 2: I read the studies. It's no worse than the flu Besides, it's mostly old people who die.
Person 1: Except for younger people who are dying from strokes.
Person 3: That's not true.
Person 2: Whatever. You can find a study to go along with anything you think. I'm going out. I don't care if I die. I'm not living like this.
Person 1: Well, I hope you die alone and don't kill anyone else with your stupidity.
Person 2: Everybody's going to die from something.
Person 1: SMH
Jane and I are taking life a day at a time right now, keeping informed as best we can and hoping that most people behave cautiously. But we know that roughly 30% of Americans are indisputably idiots because they either believe what Trump says or don't care that he's lying. That kind of stupidity is the real epidemic we're facing. And there's definitely no cure.