I’ve not made a list of articles/books/videos that I’ve read or watched during this time, but I’m starting now. Just finished The Great Influenza by John M. Barry. Here’s what he had to say about our current situation.

That brings us back to the most important lesson of 1918, one that all the working groups on pandemic planning agreed upon: Tell the truth. That instruction is built into the federal pandemic preparedness plans and the plan for every state and territory.

Read his article in the NY Times from March:

Coincidentally, that’s the day that I stopped my Lenten abstention from alcohol, but I don’t think it was because of that article.