Gifted article from the WAPO: How this pandemic has changed all of us, forever.
This is why we're here.
One million dead: The U.S. death toll from the covid-19 pandemic will hit that unfathomable number this week, and yet there is a far larger number that reflects the true impact this virus has had on Americans over the past two years. That number is 9 million — the number of Americans who have lost spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings and children to covid.
Yes, we do make fun of the unvaccinated and mock them. But underneath our mocking is the reality: victims leave an average of 9 people who are directly affected by their deaths.