After reading your excellent article "The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal", which gives us some hope, I respectfully wonder why many American opinion-makers insist on limiting specific problems to their territory and their people.
This local option, laudable on many occasions, is probably of little use in the face of global issues such as climate change and its effects, international terrorism, or pandemics: The vast snowfalls in Madrid and Texas, the terrorist attacks in Madrid, Paris, and New York, and the lethal influenza pandemics of the 20th century or the current coronavirus pandemic are notable examples that support this idea.
In many issues, we, the inhabitants of the small planet Earth travel together, or there is no travel possible, even exploring Mars. The evil, the snow, and the microbes have no boundaries.
Greetings, and thank you for your optimistic and necessary perspective.