One of the crazy things about this pandemic is that it’s all going to be over in a year or a few years at most. Done. History. Past tense.

Everybody who was going to get it will have gotten it, many will die, the rest of us will just get on with our lives. The disease itself might continue in the population, but it will be like the flu. Just part of normal life. No social distancing or special measures required.

And if the 1918 pandemic is a guide, we will not talk about it much and it will be all but forgotten in a generation.

A generation from now we will STILL be talking about the 1970s because that was such a crazy decade. But the “coronavirus pandemic?” What was that? Never heard of it.