Dear Commons Community,
Yesterday we saw the ecstasy and agony of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ecstasy was the images of the COVID-19 vaccine being distributed and administered to the American people for the first time. The vaccine provides hope that there is light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel.
The agony of COVID-19 was also made evident as our country recorded its 300,000th death due to this scourge of a virus. More Americans have died from coronavirus than died in all of World War II when 291, 557 perished. However, during World War II, the country had a president in Franklin D. Roosevelt who led and gave Americans hope that the Allies would prevail and save the world from fascism and the Axis powers. During the coronavirus pandemic, our country has had an inept leader who has no empathy let alone understanding of the devastation that has occurred and continues to occur.
We need to last a few more weeks for President-elect Joe Biden to take over and demonstrate that he has the skills to lead us out of the pandemic.