Great, with only a couple of days left in this terrible year, we hear news that the new, more contagious strain of COVID-19 has appeared in the 'States. This strain of COVID-19 is thought to be 70% more contagious than the old novel coronavirus. Of course, if it's been discovered in a patient in Colorado with no travel history, it's been here for longer than we suspected. Appallingly, the Trump Maladministration has not mandated COVID screening for travelers from the UK. It almost seems like Trump and his minions are pro-pandemic.
The real horror here is that this new plot twist in the 2020 disaster narrative comes just when there seems to be hope for a resolution of the plague. If we could just hold out another six months, we could put this pandemic behind us... 2020 gets the last laugh, though, and another post-holiday spike seems inevitable, with an even worse version of the pathogen.
As pessimistic as I am, I didn't have this on my '2020 Bingo Card'.