Anti-vax protest placard in Daily Mail:
Regardless of Covid-19, as a general injunction for our times, this might even be good advice.
I think the Covid scare is overblown (even though I suspect it’s what I came down with back in January), and a vaccine will probably be pretty ineffective against a rapidly-mutating virus. Legiron is a microbiologist, so he probably knows best:
So, the Big Scary Story of the day is that Covid-19 will be present forever. (Trigger warning: It’s the Daily Mail, so keep your blood pressure pills handy if you open the link).
Of course it will. SARS, MERS, bird flu, swine flu, all the rest are still here. And there will never be a successful vaccine against any of them.
“I’m not going to wear a mask at all… it’s complete madness”
Modern man is now entering realms of dystopia only imagined before by the likes of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, with more than a hint of Philip K. Dick. What makes all of this difficult for so many is that the sudden transition has been almost instantaneous, leaving people in a near callow state of bewilderment, wondering what just happened to their old life.
It used just to be tobacco smoke that was regarded as a health threat, and it was only smokers who were expelled from society. Now it’s Covid, and everybody has been expelled. We’re all in the same boat now.
And perhaps that’s a good thing. Perhaps that will mean that a lot more people will begin to see how we’re all being railroaded with exaggerated health threats of one kind or other, as if “health” is the only thing that matters, and everything else is unimportant.