2021/2022

One hundred years ago, humanity was limping its way between two world wars that would each consume millions of us and leave behind wounds that we are still licking today. Six hundred years earlier a bacterial disease rampages across Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa, killing somewhere between 25 and 50 million of us. Half ofContinue reading “2021/2022”

Plague Diary – Day 365

Total confirmed cases in US: 29,495,907 365 days ago when I wrote my first plague diary there were 3,774 confirmed cases in the US. Since then, the covid-19 pandemic cut a rough path through some unmapped territory in the human psyche. At first, it was terrifying but novel, then it became sorrowful and several newContinue reading “Plague Diary – Day 365”

Plague Diary – Day 299

Total confirmed cases in US: 21,901,084 Today is December 40, 2020. When I ended my plague diary on May 9, the US had just passed the million case mark. We now have twice as many cases as any other country on Earth. More people are dying each day in America than were killed on SeptemberContinue reading “Plague Diary – Day 299”