April 19, 2020
The Uncertainty Index
If there were an uncertainty index, I think it would be rising to new levels. Yesterday, I read several articles by experts in economics, epidemiology, and vaccines. In each case, I began by thinking, now, at last, I’ll get a grip on what’s in store for us, but no clarity emerged from any quarter, except that the top vaccine expert said it would be two years minimum before an effective vaccine would be generally available. It would be an exceedingly difficult time even if we had a normal president. Having Trump and his enablers in control of the federal government raises the uncertainty index much higher.