Sunday, September 26, 2021

Covid Flags, "In America: Remember"

This is just a small section of the flags spread out over many acres around the Washington Monument. Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg's installation illustrates the enormity of the continuing pandemic. To those who say "This Covid thing is exaggerated," to those who are sure they will not get sick, to those who refuse the scientifically proven vaccine, putting everyone around them in danger, I say this: Many who thought like you are now nothing but one of 600,000 white flags in a field. On the edge stands a sign board that continually updates the number of Covid deaths. Last Monday morning, that number was 673,484.