Enough with the COVID Zealots

A man wearing a protective mask takes a picture in Times Square in New York City, March 25, 2021. (Jeenah Moon/Reuters)
The time for acquiescence has passed. The moment instead demands mockery, exasperation, and, if it comes to it, a thorough raising of the middle finger.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE H ere we sit, smack dab in the middle of the winter of our discontent, our arms chock-full of liquid innovation — and yet, for some utterly insoluble reason, we remain surrounded by resistance to summer. Has there ever been a people this indifferent to their liberation?

I have never been of the view that our responses to the pandemic were all unnecessary or illegitimate. Certainly, I never bought that it was a “hoax.” Yes, yes, COVID wasn’t the Second World War; but it also wasn’t just “the flu.” And so, to mitigate the risk to myself and others, I’ve played along


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