We're in a slow, steady race with the virus now. The infection rate is up and down, but overall vaccinations are slowly increasing in a linear ramp.
Barring another easily-spread mutation, the U.S. may get into another trough of low coronavirus infection rates about wintertime. Maybe; I'll wait and see. I've lost any optimism I once had about this mess.
Here's the "excess mortality" chart, all causes of death, with 2020 and 2021 overlaid on prior years back to 2015. Make up your own reasons why it's so much higher for this year and the previous one -- and take comfort that the curve is getting closer to what it once was. I'm not going to debate you.
BUILDING A 1:1 BALUN
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