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Re: 3 Questions
Posted by Me on 5/5/2020, 8:37 am, in reply to "3 Questions
1. They are - but we have a national culture to ignore people of knowledge that we didn't have in the 70s, 80s, and for at least part of the 90s. We've effectively demonized intelligence and knowledge in favor of "gut feelings" and "what I think" - and everyone can be an armchair expert with a few Google searches. Plus, we've got a generation of people who have been brought up with "don't trust the Government" thrown at them 24/7 on certain media channels, and they parrot this. Combine all that with a society that lionizes style over substance and this is what you get.
2. It isn't any different than the Spanish Flu was, it's just that none of us were alive to see it then. Plus, we know much much more about disease and how it's transmitted than we did in the past, so we're trying to be aggressive to combat its spread.
3. See the first response.