“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
1984, George Orwell
I don’t have the rule book handy, so I’m not sure if in 2020 it’s the left or the right who gets to quote Orwell.
Trouble is, just too much of what he wrote fits these days.
I’ve told you this before. Each day I am more and more convinced that we severely overreacted to the virus.
I’m also not sure if we’re supposed to believe or not believe WHO today, but now they’ve said “Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare.’”
Coronavirus patients without symptoms aren’t driving the spread of the virus, World Health Organization officials said Monday, casting doubt on concerns by some researchers that the disease could be difficult to contain due to asymptomatic infections.
Would Typhoid Mary please pick up the white courtesy phone? Typhoid Mary to the white courtesy phone.
Thomas Chatterton Williams wrote this week in The Guardian:
The climate-change-denying right is often ridiculed, correctly, for politicizing science. Yet the way the public health narrative around coronavirus has reversed itself overnight seems an awful lot like … politicizing science.
Is it any wonder we’re cranky?
There’s a move on in the City of Richmond to erase history. I told you what I thought about that last week.
Just save enough eraser for 2020.