Dear Pam: It’s Not That We Are Afraid to Die.

The crowd catches Wes Borland’s guitar during the Lollapalooza music festival last weekend at Grant Park in Chicago. CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images, NPR (Aug. 6, 2021).

Pam is a perfect example of why armchair PhDs can be fatal.

I read an exchange between my sister and her friends about the wisdom of hosting or attending potential COVID superspreader events. Take your pick: this Sunday’s 2021 Sturgis Rally, Day 1, Obama’s birthday party last weekend, yesterday’s Colorado Rockie’s Game, last month’s Lollapalooza