Nothing is the same as what it was. And this week, things will take another dramatic turn, downward. Surgeon General Jerome Adams: “This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it’s not going to be localized. It’s going to be happening all over the country. And I want America to understand that … This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives.”

+ There will be much sadness, but the bombing of Pearl Harbor analogy is wildly false. With covid, we could see the arsenal headed our way months ahead of time; and even as explosions began to detonate all around, those charged with defending us denied there were any bombs at all. AP: U.S. ‘wasted’ months before preparing for virus pandemic.

+ Roses are red, violets are blue, risk is low for the coronavirus, but high for the flu. Who published that catchy poem on Feb 1? Surgeon General Jerome Adams. (To put that date in context, it was the period when China was urgently trying to build new hospitals in ten days.)

+ As I wrote in America is Sick: “The cure for our broken nation is the same curative needed to face this evil virus: The truth.”