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The Covid shark is still lurking, and it's hungry

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Last updated 8/19/2021 at 8:18am

One aspect of the last 18-plus months that has struck me is how life can sometimes imitate art.

Specifically, for me, how some events with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic correlate to the Steven Spielberg summer blockbuster “Jaws.”

In the movie, a woman is killed while swimming. The movie’s unwilling hero, Sheriff Martin Brody, gets a report from the medical examiner that the death was caused by a shark attack.

But under pressure from the mayor and city council of the island town of Amity, the examiner backtracks, saying “yes, I think a boat propeller could do that” when asked about...

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