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US response to Covid has ultimately been like our response to school shootings: Once we decided unimaginable loss was a price worth paying for an imagined ideal of freedom, the number of deaths ceased to matter. We’d trade a million lives for our need to do exactly what we want.
Let’s hope climate change doesn’t go the same way and make it a billion lives.
Agreed...but don't hold your breath... 🙁
"We’d trade a million lives for our need to do exactly what we want."

I wish to quibble with this claim. I think a more accurate statement would be Our government is willing to trade any number of lives for what a vocal, ignorant, fearful, despicable, powerful minority wants.

The US is being held hostage by extremists because the sane among us are not willing to stand top to them.

The sane are a majority. But we have somehow been cowed by a bunch of maniacs who are protected by the moneyed class.

When the sane stand up to the moneyed, the insane will get what their worldview would grant them in a sane world.