This week the U.S. coronavirus death toll in our country surpassed 500,000, which is the highest death toll of any country in the world. That number exceeds the entire number of Americans who died in World War II plus the population of Rancho Cordova. NBC News reported that the number is roughly equal to the population of the City of Sacramento. Another way to envision this tragic number of deaths is to imagine that everybody in the UnCity of Sacramento - the vast, urbanized unincorporated area - has died, except for the people of Arden Arcade. That's everyone in Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Foothill Farms, Antelope, Rio Linda, Elverta, North Highlands, etc., etc., except us. Sobering, isn't it? Please minimize person-to-person contact, wear a mask, wash your hands, maintain social distance and get the vaccine. If we all do that, one of these days not to long from now the vaccinations will kick in and some some of new normalcy will take hold.