Happy Thanksgiving to All My American Readers
Also open thread.
It’s an ordinary Thursday most everywhere, but today in the United States it’s Thanksgiving. I wish all of my American readers a wonderful holiday, and a happy celebration absent all hypochondria and virus anxiety.
Now that we’ve returned to the season of wintertime viruses and family gatherings, Americans are uniquely positioned to provide the rest of us with a preview of what we can expect over Christmas. Thus a brief poll:
The poll question, in case you can’t read it because of my Substack colour scheme, is: “Your hypervaccinating relatives/friends, who last year had excommunicated the unvaxxed from all celebrations, have now …”
They’ve forgotten— I haven’t
N95s are bravely making their appearance again at the Whole Foods. Their wearers are nearly always pale, flabby and lacking in vitality. Asians of all stripes are also hanging on to their masks with a doggedness which makes one doubt stories of high IQs.