There was one “if” in his forecast: To make that happen the famously inert Operation Warp Speed must show signs of life, which, short of Tom Cruise shouting into a bullhorn, may not happen. It is symptomatic of the nation’s problems that even vaccinations have turned out to be divisive, not unifying.
More on this later, but meanwhile Hollywood is giving its effort at unity by re-creating the sorts of old shows that brought folks together. At age 98, Norman Lear is re-pitching All in the Family (would the Proud Boys be adopted by a Jean Stapleton?) A semi-geriatric Sex and the City is being hatched by HBO Max.
But many efforts to re-activate show business have met with frustration.