Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

I think that one of the things that is unsettling for a relatively precise person like myself is that from day to day, place to place, the efforts to “flatten the curve” are…well, scattershot doesn’t even say it. If you go out to do anything, earnestly masked and maintaining a safe distance, you will find, perhaps, a store where most people are, like you, doing the safe thing. Or some are, some aren’t. Or some are obstinately playing as if the pandemic isn’t happening at all. Cram into that bar! Block that grocery store aisle!

It’s an adventure. Not a fun adventure, but the uncertainty does give you a moment of discovery, and when you add together the data points over time do you get a sense of how it’s really going? No, no you don’t.