Ed Yong writes in the Atlantic about America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral and ends with this:
9. The Habituation of Horror
The U.S. might stop treating the pandemic as the emergency that it is. Daily tragedy might become ambient noise. The desire for normality might render the unthinkable normal. Like poverty and racism, school shootings and police brutality, mass incarceration and sexual harassment, widespread extinctions and changing climate, COVID-19 might become yet another unacceptable thing that America comes to accept.
Thoughtful and well written, highly recommended and available to all readers.