So two months later we are at 85,000 cases, staring into the teeth of the winter months. The restaurants that survived without door dining won’t be able to serve much, it will be back to takeout. We did a lot of outdoor dining this summer as most of our local restaurants had or created outdoor dining with tables and chairs or party tents. Most of our economy has been okay, with construction and landscaping going on and yesterday we were out canvassing in the afternoon and there were cars and people out and about. The real hit to the economy has been bars, restaurants and entertainment.
Meanwhile, basketball and hockey finished their seasons, the World Series is on so professional sports survived, we all have had to make changes to our lives. Trump and a chunk of the White House have had the virus and Pence is out campaigning to big crowds even though he’s been seriously exposed with a major outbreak in his office.What are people’s predictions for the winter ahead? Will we have a vaccine for limited numbers by the end of the year? Will the daily case numbers exceed $100,00 new cases a day once everything is moved indoors? Will the media’s coverage of the vaccine go away after November 3 as some have suggested?