Man, I don’t know how to feel about Senator Ericksen dying. Obviously, any loss of human life is sad. And you should feel bad for his family. It stinks. While there are things you can do, dying of COVID, or anything else, isn’t a morality tale.
He also made COVID-19 worse in the state, and — because we’re not hermetically sealed — the rest of the country and world. His legacy of conservative advocacy is pretty gross. It’s the sort of thing that you hope to defeat in elections. Having a death short-circuit that leaves a void.
Anyway, on that bummer note, please wash your hands right now. And get vaccinated or boosted if you’re eligible.