[Ed. – Naughty boys and girls had dinner with family and friends and traveled all over the lot, but the anticipated surge never materialized. So the experts, after congratulating themselves on their pre-Thanksgiving warnings to the public, are now predicting a Christmas surge.]
Week after week went by and the headlines slowly changed from, “Potential COVID-19 surge following Thanksgiving could cause ‘humanitarian crisis,’” to “Post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge expected to show in data this week” to “Doctors say post-Thanksgiving surge could still be coming” to “Coronavirus surge feared after Thanksgiving has not appeared”.
A new set of headlines marched in black and white across the country’s better class of birdcage liners. The surge that was to have surged had shown no signs of surging. It was an ex-surge.
“Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge unrealized, Wisconsin could be ‘moving in the right direction’”, “Evidence suggests Ohio’s feared post-Thanksgiving spike of coronavirus cases has not occurred, instead cases leveled off“ …