It's not the kind of thing you want to see or hear, the words “impending doom”.
Yet those are the words in headlines across the country this morning, the words from the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, words she used this week to describe her concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
A lot of us probably feel like we’ve already been through impending and happening doom, with well over a half million people dying due to COVID-19 and millions of people in the U.S. losing their jobs. We’ve been hoping that with the vaccines the doom was behind us, not ahead of us.
But it’s not only the head of the CDC who’s worried. Other public health officials, even some here in California where virus cases are significantly down from what they have been in just the recent past, say they’re concerned that spring break and Easter weekend and more travel and more family and friends getting together could lead to a new spike in cases.
We all want the pandemic to be over and it’s easy to think that it is, with lots more places open and opening, especially the theme parks and baseball parks that we’ve all been looking forward to enjoying again. Especially after going through the last 13 months.
But as a famous baseball player once said in an unwitting piece of advice, it’s not over till it’s over. And it will be over sooner if we do what we have to keep doing to help turn impending doom into ending the doom.
WATCH BELOW: CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky briefing:
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