It took almost a month, but the mask mandate in NY has been fully reinstated. If you go outside, you have to wear a mask, which is literally the least a person can do to protect others. I'm tired of people treating masking like it's such a burden or stigmatizing it, or refusing free and incentivized vaccinations and boosters.
Climate change is pushing millions of wild animals and people into contact, so the chances of new variants and viruses is getting higher. Even if we somehow manage to contain COVID (which seems more and more unlikely), many scientists are already warning us to expect something even worse soon.
There should be more images on the news of what an intubated person in the ICU looks like, and more interviews with people who have recovered and are still extremely messed up, probably for the rest of their lives.