I think one takeaway from these years of "is it COVID?" is the idea that I can be a range of different temperatures without it being a fever, something I was only dimly aware of prior. "COVID or just warm?" is right there with the endless rounds of "COVID or just allergies?".
"American Flags to Half-Staff Honoring the Death of Queen Elizabeth II Until Sunset on the Day of Interment (currently unknown)"
Ugh? Really?? Like maybe one or two days outta respect but YEESH.
We fought against monarchy. And the UK was, shall we say, a bit problematic with that whole "definition of colonialism: see Britain" thing?
Maybe she was mostly a nice, "inspiring" person, but she lived a long and privileged life, and we are paying this WAY too much attention.