Sabino Canyon was packed this morning. Umpteen Cars lined the road. A scary scene because half the walkers, in my experience, don’t wear masks or practice social distancing. I don’t know what they’re thinking, that they’re invincible, that nearly 100, 000 American lives lost from Covid-19 is a lie, or that the United States can beat a virus despite our unpreparedness (We’re number 1!).
Not true, no matter what politicians tweet. Mother Earth is stronger than politics.
“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.”
Twisting and turning every which way, relief from Covid-19 and the future of the economy are inextricable.
I chose to avoid the gaggle of humans and set out on a trail not taken. No mountain lions, no rattlesnakes, no bipeds anywhere.
Unadulterated nature is my peaceful place.
Back at the overflow parking lot and in my car, I turned on NPR. Dr. Anthony Fauci was being interviewed. He sounded a little excited speaking of Moderna, a Cambridge-based biotech company. Their very early Phase 1 positive results for a vaccine included only eight subjects, which some news media and doctors are pooh-poohing.
Fauci noted that Moderna’s quick announcement was only a press release, and that a full peer review of their science will be available within the next few weeks.
The Good Doctor is optimistic about the possibility of a Covid-19 vaccine being ready by the end of December or early 2021.
I choose to listen to Dr. Fauci.