What kind of threat do pandemics pose to modern societies? From el gato malo at boriquagato.substack.com:
scott atlas has made a list of the 10 biggest lies told by the misinformation ministries during covid.
you can read it HERE.
it’s a good list.
it covers spread, risk, mitigation, far fetched pharma fables, and all the other fabulism with which we have all become so unavoidably familiar.
and indeed, these were all lies told by people who either knew better or should have known better. every actual expert was sidelined and the social contagion of panic took center stage as the drama kids playing at being the science kids took the world on the greatest pseudoscientific joyride in human history. “story” overtook “science” and “epigram” shouted down “epidemiology.” 100 years of evidence based pandemic response programs were defenestrated and replaced with superstition driven diktat that “looked like doing something.”
and it has, predictably, fallen apart and is coming to be seen as the failure of nerve, failure of science, and failure of the asch conformity test that it was.
but that does not mean that it’s over.
what if embedded in all of this is perhaps one more lie?
the greatest lie.
the one lie to rule them all.