Like other retired people I have been at home since March (today is November 25). In the interest of not going stir crazy, regular crazy, and agitated crazy, I decided to expand my knowledge of Covid-19 and from the standpoint of basic disciplines like epidemiology and methods of mathematical modeling and ways of presenting information about the pandemic in a visual way so that there would be more accessible information for the general public than is available in peer-reviewed scientific journals. I also decided that I might as well let out my accumulated rage on Trump who caused tens of thousands of deaths from Covid-19 by denial, apathy, stupidity, crimes, and greed. [Whoops ….. there I go again.]
After all, there is only so much time you can spend watching sports played in empty stadiums, reruns of Battlestar Galactica, John Wick movies, and the unending din of MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, the 2020 election., and idiots going to spreader events.
So I decided to work on building up cognitive reserve and eliminating some of the holes in my brain caused by laziness, distractions, and current dementia. It was helpful for me.