Editor's letter

Editor's letter

What is normal? Certainly not the year 2020. Normally, at this time of year, we would all hope to be able to pull up our chairs to a dinner table laden with food, surrounded by family and friends to toast holidays, love, friendship, milestones, and more. Sadly, for too many of us the year ends lonelier as 1.6 million and counting have died because of COVID-19. This frustrating death toll quite likely could have been reduced if protective measures were simply normalized. As Ivan Canu’s cover shows us, the “new normal” now is to pull up our chairs to the table morning, noon and night. Instead of plates of food, we bring laptops, screens, phones and more. We don’t embrace, but wave to colleague

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