Diary of a Plague Year
The ‘new mutation’ story is so obviously hysteria, so context-free, as to be almost worthless information.
Beware the Corona-Industrial complex, which can’t let go. What incentive do politicians have to give up emergency powers? None. What incentive do politicians have to keep manufacturing emergencies? Everything.
Aesthetics had to be cleared away so that a new technocratic regime could be instituted. If people cared about the Beautiful, they wouldn’t put up with this crap — so the key is to convince them an ugly world is Good.