The SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19, is, in all respects, an attacking enemy. An army that continually moves its destructive forces rapidly across America and the world. It effectively kills and maims those in its path. It has one simple, invariable mission: to infect, replicate thousands of times and, with these thousands of reinforcements, move on to infect again and again. Relentlessly repeating this cycle as long as there is a susceptible population. And as it advances it changes its armament becoming an even more dangerous foe, through the evolution of variants.
It is a formidable biological enemy, the likes of which America and the world have not confronted since the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed 50 million people in its three-year march across the