Analyzing the psychosis that is Covid hysteria, from Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
How to cure weaponized hypochondria?
The first step is not to pretend it isn’t by ceding to it the slightest legitimacy. It must be unmasked for the illness it is – which cannot happen as long as people who aren’t ill pretend those who are ill aren’t.
This is false compassion – and for that reason dangerous and those who insist upon it are either incredibly misguided or something much worse. It is cruel to entertain harmful delusions – both as regards the deluded and as regards those who aren’t but enable the perpetuation of the delusion – and of mass psychosis – by participating in reality denial. Authentic kindness is best expressed by unwinding the delusion; by helping the deluded person to shed it by not being complicit in it and thereby helping them to realize that their fears are skewed and exaggerated; that things are ok . . . and that they will be ok.
How to know whether you’re dealing with someone who is ill? Diagnosis is easy. All you have to do is look around. If you see a “mask” you are seeing illness.
Or complicity with it.
Does the patient insist on you pretending you are sick in the absence of any evidence that you are?
Is the patient obsessed with sickness even though they aren’t sick?
Are they unreasonable?
If you ask them to explain how a person who isn’t sick can spread sickness and they respond with anger, you are probably dealing with a very sick person. If they don’t at least pause when presented with a contrary fact or contradicting statements by the “experts” – e.g., “masks don’t work” and then “wear two masks” – it is likely there is something badly wrong.