Diary of a Plague Year

The exceptional gets reported. When a young person with a media presence or an athlete contracts Covid-19, it is national news. We all know the format of the story: ‘I Am Young and Healthy AND I GOT PRETTY SICK.” These kinds of stories are produced simply as justification for the theory that was is safest are lockdowns — that everything would be OK if everyone would just stay home. The emergent class of biopolitical warriors — ‘blue checks’ — wield theories as truths and vague speculations as testable theories. They just know what works — and so we should sign up for their podcast or newsletter — or pay their new…

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