I wonder if the flu will be making a comeback next year since it decided to take 2021 off.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) May 10, 2021
Who wants to tell Rep. Lauren Boebert that the reason influenza “decided to take 2021 off” is the preventative measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic–and that Boebert resisted to the point of having her restaurant shut down–also stopped the flu?
We can’t imagine this was the point Boebert was trying to make, since it’s an implicit admission she was on the wrong side of the biggest epidemiological question of our lives so far. But what else could she have meant?
Sometimes it’s the throwaway lines that say the most, folks.