A few months ago, I got bored with writing about COVID-19 when it crossed 100,000 deaths in May and broke the records for the 1957 and 1968 influenza pandemics. At that point, it was clear that it wasn’t “just the flu” and was on course to becoming at least the second deadliest pandemic in American history and one of the Top 5 deadliest events in American history. Currently, only the Spanish Flu, the Civil War and World War II have killed more Americans than COVID-19.
COVID-19 crossed a new milestone this morning: 200,000 American deaths.
I’m not covering COVID-19 on a daily basis now because there are only a few questions left about the virus that still interest me:
1.) Will I get it myself?
2.) Will it kill or ruin the health of anyone I personally know?
3.) When will a vaccine become available?
4.) How many more Americans will it kill in the fall and winter when actual flu season arrives?
5.) What will be the final death toll of this event?
6.) Now that it is clear that COVID-19 is a watershed event in American history, what will be the geopolitical ramifications of it? In other words, could COVID-19 be the catalyst for an even worse crisis?
7.) Finally, what are the origins of COVID-19? Did it originate in the Wuhan virology lab?
Tucker Carlson had a shocking interview with Dr. Li-Meng Yan about that last question on his show last night. I’m skeptical, but this is worth sharing and considering.