It’s a small world, after all

News Headline: “Can Trump’s America deal with a global pandemic?”
Ronald Bruce Meyer, a Baltimorer reader, writes:
“Is ‘global pandemic’ redundant?”
QT Abridged Too Far Dictionary of the English Language:
pandemic noun 1. the worldwide outbreak of a disease. 2. the occurrence of a disease that affects many people over a wide area. 3. so you can have it either way, depending on which texts you check. 4. but it is clear we are in a pandemic now. 5. and fear is a good teacher. 6. in fact, we’ve learned a lot. 4 including how easy it is to install something like martial law. 7. but that’s for another time. 8 one of these days.

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