It appears Los Angeles is taking baby steps towards another lockdown. Quite frankly, it should have happened last weekend when we exceeded the city council’s own threshold for new cases per day. Perhaps someday we, as a nation, will make a serious attempt at controlling covid-19, but it definitely won’t happen until late January, at least. If we get saved by a combination of vaccines before then, or even shortly after, all the anti-mask assholes will feel vindicated in their selfish, conspiracy-theorizing world view, which could be as damaging to society in the longrun as the actual pandemic. We could at least find some solidarity in our common enemy, but the divisiveness of the social media driven rejection of reason seems to make that impossible.