When the shut down began last year I started keeping track of the daily COVID-19 statistics for the city, the state, and the country. It was depressing but I did it almost every day. On February 28th I stopped. I just chose not to look up the numbers and that was it. I had my state and US spreadsheets (the city had stopped regular updates long before) open on my desktop for almost a year and I closed them. That was it. I don’t know why, but that’s what I did.
I opened them up again today. I don’t know why I did this either, I just felt I needed to. The pandemic is funny that way, I guess.
597073 cases in Massachusetts. 16551 deaths.
29286650 cases in the United States. 530829 deaths.
Now I am thoroughly depressed again.