Fucking sea shanties the only good thing happening recently
you think I'm kidding, am not
I'm part of the Duck Tales generation
Without naming names, many virologists were guilty of this flawed thinking and this is why epidemiology / infectious diseases pubmed are their own separate fields.
I dislike the excuse making for not doing something
Border screening for covid/more transmissive variants quickly went from:
“It doesn’t work”
“Too late now”
Missing the point entirely that it would have been about buying time until supression / vaccination can make a dent in the numbers a bit.
Censorship is dead
Mainstream internet access in the 1990s killed the usefulness of the word “censorship” in most contexts.
We need to use better terms to understand the information economy. Not who can say something, but where and how it can be amplified, who puts it in context/mediates it, who directs our attention to it.