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Covid kills 6,607 today and my garden is looking good.

I have several Zoom groups that I participate with to stay in touch with one another. They do enhance some conversations because there is a need for only a single person to speak at one time, and that is enforced by the natural delays in the system.

I have plenty to do and to think about, so I haven’t been feeling gloomy or trapped, but some of the people I interact with seem to be getting edgy. There is the hope that if we all cooperate with the authorities that the Covid thing will just go away. But my reasoning and graphs bring me to the idea that every living human being will have antibodies to the Covid in a couple of years.

That means we will all be exposed some way or another to the disease, either by direct contagion, the development of natural resistance to the disease or by getting an artificially manufactured vaccine. There are many attempts in progress to develop and test a vaccine that will be safe and effective, but that will take what will seem like a long time. People are already tired of waiting and are growing restless, and some are already rebelling.

My personal feelings are that we must live our lives and adapt to the situations that present themselves to us. If we see Covid as a temporary problem, then we will soon be disgusted with the delays and become rebellious. On the other hand, if we think of Covid as a several-year process, then we must resign ourselves to many inconveniences and do our best to avoid getting or spreading the disease.

Both approaches are unpleasant, but the long-term approach leaves plenty of possibilities for having many pleasant times in the coming years and not getting angry. The short-term approach will lead to anger and later to fury.

Gardening isn’t interesting for a rambunctious youth, so it will be a very difficult time for them.