Diary of a Plague Year

During the COVID era, physical things — like our businesses, our schools, our general social intercourse — have been sacrificed to the cult of Science (of ‘following the science’). The traditional human, biological, embodied means of responding to stress, which are inherently physical, inherently based on human contact and closeness, have been replaced with a ‘safe’ scientistic isolation (which also, not inconsequentially, means digitalization). Physical proximity has been made, in many places, illegal, or semi-illegal. In place of physical entities and interactions, there is a proliferation of dematerialized…

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