“The third wave.”
Like a trickster, the newest variant of COVID-19 has emerged just in time to dash the hopes of over a dozen states, especially those with the highest unvaccinated populations. Across the south and in western states infection rates have risen to dangerous levels. So have hospitalizations.
Even Wall Street has responded with fear and trepidation as stocks have taken a tumble. Journalists now write and speak of a new surge in COVID cases, mostly the unvaccinated, but among the vaccinated as well. Few have expected this course of events, but here we are. How things have changed. Texas, Arkansas and Florida have become COVID hotspot, but they are not alone.
This resurgence of COVID proves once again that politicians make poor physicians. They have left their people badly unprotected in a time of pandemic disease.
From imprisoned nation, this is Mumia Abu-Jamal.
These commentaries are recorded by Prison Radio.