Why I am not losing hope in the USA

Letter to friends during the pandemic.

People maintain social distance as they ride a roller coaster at Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City. People maintain social distance as they ride a roller coaster at Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City. (Source: AP/TASR)

Andrea Sadloňová is a Slovak-born scientist who lived and worked for 19 years in the USA before she returned home in 2017.

Last year I wrote a piece about things that I did not miss about the USA, areas from which I saw myself slowly distancing as I lived longer in Central Europe. In today's piece I describe why I am not losing hope in America.

To explain as a biologist, complex and large organisms are sometimes prone to slow reactions when getting rid of their problems. The wound is open and it festers and spreads. The large organism tries to get rid of it but cannot decide how, cannot get things going, it is too big to be agile and quick, especially when the head is in the clouds due to the size of this organism.

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