COVID shutdown. A partial re-opening followed by a COVID surge. The prospect of death at any time for our loved ones or ourselves. Civil unrest. Violence in the streets. National disillusionment. Vicious politics. Dysfunctional government. National disunity. Economic collapse. Unemployment. Masks. Travel restrictions. Social distancing from friends, family, colleagues, and church. The accumulation of one bad thing after another!
Columnist Damon Linker thinks he might be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. He finds that he is unable to expect good things, such as the prospect of a vaccine, and he can’t shake the premonition that something far worse is about to happen.