We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Unfortunately, most of those with news shows, podcasts, and twitter accounts with followers, are either unable or unwilling to take 5 minutes to learn these facts. Instead, they "speculate" in the manner that this new variant of coronavirus is every Hollywood global "outbreak" movie rolled into one.
On the other hand, in the next few weeks, Spring Break is still happening with lots of foreign fluid exchange then heading back to schools in every state.