By Michael P Coleman

Late last week, as I began thinking ahead to what New Year’s Eve would look like and began pondering the year ahead, I read a sobering article about the number of COVID-19 cases that had just been recorded.

According to CNN, just a day after the United States reported its highest average daily COVID-19 case number, we shattered that record. Per data from John Hopkins University, we have averaged 355,990 new infections every day for the last week.

And that’s just the set-up punch: the voice I trust the most on all things COVID, Dr. Anthony Fauci, delivered one to the gut, saying the worst is yet to come and positing that COVID-19 cases won’t reach a peak until “…probably by the end of January.”

It’s going to be a long, cold COVID winter. Baby New Year’s in for a fight.

Read MPC’s full column, hear about his daughter’s COVID fight, and learn what you can do to help protect our kids and give Baby New Year a fighting chance!

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Michael P Coleman is a Sacramento based freelance writer who has his eye on the Pulitzer Prize.  Connect with him at or  follow his blog, his IG and his Twitter


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