Targeting HR 1; Litmus Test; Vax Populi

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. The grim COVID milestone we’ve been awaiting with trepidation arrived Monday, as predicted: 500,000 American lives lost. President Biden gave an evocative speech about the toll this has taken on our country. The flags are flying at half-staff. Even so, a tepid sense of hope seems to be emerging as this cruel winter wanes: Immunization rates are rising, while the infection rate appears to be in decline. Will we see a fourth surge in infections or have we finally “flattened the curve,” as the scientists say?
At some point, the daily heroism of health…