Our New Bestie - "Amid"

Is it just me or does it seem like the word “amid” has become the signature word of the pandemic? Once I realized how often the word was showing up and/or being said, I started counting how many times a day I saw and/or heard it. Granted, this might seem like a frivolous pursuit, but what else do I have to do? And this activity has proven to keep me entertained all day. I’m thinking of making it into a game too. Whoever has the highest count of “amids” by 5 pm, gets out of making dinner. If you get over 100, you are relieved of washing the dishes as well.