New York City officials tell us that their death toll due to Covid-19 is "probably" in excess of 20,000.
Every one of them a tragedy.
But consider what would have happened if 20,000 oil refinery workers had died of Covid-19.
Or rail workers or truck drivers or mid-Western farmers or condom manufactures or mailmen or those fine folks in Benton, Arkansas or...
Ten thousand had died in New York City and everybody agreed "That sucks."
Then one plant that makes Spam closed. Hawaii almost seceded from the Union and all-of-a-sudden, this Covid was real shit.
It could have been worse.