It’s Deja Vu All Over Again. Major Media Outlets Asking Big Questions About COVID Precautions Heading Into Winter 2023
Wondering whether or not your activity is safe? There's a pretty clear answer!
The government’s ‘management’ of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020 brought about a number of substantial, never before seen changes to how we ought to view the world through the lens of a virus. Most were an enormous net negative; school closures were viewed as a necessary, justifiable policy. Masks went from a widely-ignored, unproven facial decoration to an incontrovertible necessity, leading to previously unthinkable mandates enforced with extreme zealotry and unearned moral superiority.
Vaccine passports came into effect, with discrimination and travel bans suddenly cheered by a media and political ideology that previously demanded the utmost of "tolerance" and "inclusion."
But another, equally insidious alteration was the imperious incursion of safetyism. A mindset where any intervention, policy, behavior change or closure was justified in the name of "staying safe." Regardless of whether the differences were remotely effective in keeping people safe. And it's manifesting itself still today.
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