On Pandemics, Progress and their Paradox…

What do you get when you take two political parties, eager to fight about anything in the news, a pandemic and a president desperate to hinge his reelection on economic vitality? Well, you get America in 2020.

And, somehow, we find ourselves in the grips of a very real paradox — where people are first forced into lockdown to help save lives, then, because of the lockdown find themselves in…