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The Cure

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Joel Pett)

In other news, global carbon emissions may fall by as much as 2.5 billion tonnes or 5 percent this year because of economic shutdowns. It would the largest drop on record.

Meanwhile, researchers at Harvard's School of Public Health say we may need to maintain intermittent social distancing from time to time until 2022 unless a vaccine becomes available earlier than expected.

Let's hope that wrong.

Finally, CNN's Chris Cuomo appears to be done with television punditry following his own battle with the coronavirus.

“I don’t like what I do, professionally, I’ve decided,” Cuomo said, explaining that he doesn’t “value indulging irrationality, hyper-partisanship.”

“I don’t think it’s worth my time anymore,” he added.

The anchor said he hasn’t “come to any hard conclusions about how change will look,” but “change is coming.”

“Why? Because I don’t want to spend my time trafficking in things that I think are ridiculous,” he continued. “I don’t want to spend my time on television talking to Democrats about things that I don’t really believe they mean, and I don’t want to spend my time talking to Republicans about them parroting things that they feel they have to say.”

Cuomo also declared that he was tired of analyzing President Donald Trump, “who we all know is full of shit most of the time by design.”

I can relate to this because this is how I felt about virtually everything when my mother died last year. I didn't quit writing, but I did need time to get to a point where I could even care anymore. And sometimes I still have those feeling. To this day, I don't spend anywhere near as much time on social media and I don't spend excess time that I need for myself to fight the same old fights. It's just not worth it. Life is too short.

To some extent or even a great extent, this is a consequence of the Trump era. Extreme narcissists like Trump have endless energy for centering and promoting themselves, but they exhaust everyone else.

  • gescove

    “Extreme narcissists like Trump have endless energy for centering and promoting themselves, but they exhaust everyone else.” Exactly… I get so weary of Trump’s incessant lying and the media stenography of his BS day in and day out. My fear is that it is so corrosive that good people turn away from engagement. That is one reason I was so thankful for the results in Wisconsin. Despite it all, good people showed up, voted, and kicked Trump’s guy to the curb.

  • Aynwrong

    I honestly don’t know what to say about the first two points.

    I’m glad Chris Cuomo is doing better and wish him well but a journalist or pundit I think he’s fairly useless.