Until a sufficiently effective vaccine is available, the basic activities that characterize life in the modern West will remain unavailable. “Not sure” responses, constituting 16% of the total, are excluded:
Over the last few months, $3 trillion in wealth was taken from the unconnected lower and middle classes and transferred to the well-connected, richest, and most powerful interests in the country. The largest wealth transfer in American history has happened. It happened in broad daylight and with bipartisan backing. With anything like a return to normalcy effectively out of the question and the soma supply set to run out at the end of the month, another round of pillaging is on the way.
In Russia, the Soviet Union collapsed and then the oligarchs stripped the place for parts. In America, the bust out is happening ahead of the collapse. History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.