Why Covid-19 Deaths in New York Were Inevitable

Hint: the reason they were inevitable is the same reason they can’t happen again

No one takes a pandemic seriously until someone dies.

Why should they? We’ve been warned for years about swine flu, bird flu, ebola, murder hornets— it might as well be frogs and locusts. We have enough disasters that are actually happening right now that we can’t afford to spend time worrying about disasters that might or might not happen at some distant point in the future.