Cases have been plummeting.
Off a cliff if you read some articles.
I have certainly noticed such a phenomenon in our hospital.
The ER patient volume has gone way down.
The number of respiratory isolation patients has dropped precipitously.
From a full page of at least 10.
To a handful.
To single digits
I remember how excited I was before the delta wave struck in June/July.
Apparently it was a false sunrise then.
But there are still troubling data points coming in.
In Eastern Europe and Europe cases are rising.
Russia is still posting huge numbers of deaths.
I would like to say the worst is behind us.
But I have been burned before.
I would like to see a true sunrise of the pandemic ending.
As a fantasy aficionado I am concerned.
Although the past 18 months have been grueling.
And plod one foot in front of the other.
A sudden decrease in cases and deaths.
Like the one we are experiencing now.
Seems too easy.
Too easy, you shriek?
I hope it is true.