Right-wingers treated Covid-19 not like a virus, but like a political construct — and what do you know, when the Floyd killing happened, left-wingers behaved just like the right-wingers they criticized earlier. Covid was such a threat that we had to shut down the economy, and forbid people from going to church, but not so much of a threat that we had to scream at people to stop protesting, because they were going to get us all sick.
The Destruction Of Authority | The American Conservative. I disagree with Dreher that “what is undeniable now is that nobody will listen to public health authorities or the media again on the matter of Covid-19.” But I do believe that:
- Public Health Authorities who prioritized protest over epidemiology acted cowardly; and
- Public officials who condoned the protests while limiting church services have some ‘splainin’ to do.