COVID variant back to haunt US, cases spike locally, nationally

JULY 18: A CHA medical professional gives a COVID vaccine to a person at First Baptist Church. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

By JOSH RESNEK

Massachusetts announced more than 770 new cases of the COVID virus this week.

Just when we thought we were over with the virus that derailed our lives for longer than a year, it appears to be attempting a comeback in its old form and with new strains.

A number of new cases were reported in Everett and in neighboring cities and towns – nothing like when the virus was out of control – but enough to make the clear thinking people among us stop and to think.

Could it happen again? Is it happening again right now?

This comes against a backdrop of life returning to a new normal and of life being different for many of us than in the years before the virus changed our lives.

Most men and women working for larger corporations in big buildings have not returned to work and will likely not be returning for a long time.

We are a nation now that works from home or by ZOOM meetings.

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The Summer of 2020 is history

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”


By JOSH RESNEK

The above quote was written by Charles Dickens 1859.

How appropriate an expression it seems today … for all of us … paying close attention to the trials and tribulations of this time we are living through.

The summer of 2020 has come and gone. Just like that. Like the snap of a finger.

It wasn’t the best summer of our lives.

It wasn’t the worst.

Many would agree, it came close to being the worst. It isn’t every summer that we are bogged down in a deadly mess like the COVID-19 virus during a time of worldwide pandemic.

Nor is it every summer we are told by our national leaders that everything is great, just great, and getting better, when nearly 200,000 men, women, children, first responders, doctors and nurses and people from every walk of life have died this summer during a time of “darkness” and despair.

Let’s face it, no one knows the way out of this mess we are in.

We are all clutching for straws.

The mighty and the rich get mightier and richer.

The poor get poorer and sicker.

Us common folks living and working, being born and dying in Everett, either stick our heads into the sand or grow increasingly upset at what we intuitively know in our hearts.

What is that?

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