Maybe it's because I'm a bit of a news junkie, or because I work in a school, but the pandemic topic is always there. And, of course, it's tiring. All those chyrons trumpeting BREAKING NEWS hour after hour (and it's the same news at 5am as it is at 12pm and 8pm). Because misery loves company, it was with glee that I read Doug's post, in which he wrote
The pandemic always leads. If I have heard it once, I’ve heard it a million times - get vaxxed and boosted, wear masks, avoid crowds, cases are rising (at least someplace), new variants are cropping up, new meds are approved, yada, yada, yada. Dr. Faucci, I am sure you are a great guy, but man, am I tired of seeing your mug every damn day.
At the end of his post he comments on the irony of The Star Tribune's "Pandemic Fatigue" headline. It's the same irony I sensed when I heard news organizations talking about the fatigue we all felt about the OJ trial and just about any political scandal (including the Muller report). It's some comment about how We, the People are tired of continually hearing about whatever the topic is, that it's covered incessantly, that we're just starting to tune things out... and then that same news outlet continues to cover the topic as often as before.
Just once, wouldn't it be nice if they could take their own advice and SHUT UP? Just stop the continual coverage and blaring headlines? Maybe give us an update, in a calm manner, every so often, but not every 15min? #LazygalDreams