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Larissa Nolan


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Why are we so wedded to the idea of lockdowns? Is it the modern culture of safetyism? Or has all critical thinking become anti-establishment?

Why are we so wedded to the idea of lockdowns? Is it the modern culture of safetyism? Or has all critical thinking become anti-establishment?

Why are we so wedded to the idea of lockdowns? Is it the modern culture of safetyism? Or has all critical thinking become anti-establishment?

For too long now, it’s been assumed that all right-thinking, respectable people supported lockdown as a response to rising virus cases.

According to Government surveys, even when we were freezing our butts off outside restaurants in limited numbers of 15, the majority of the nation wanted even tighter restrictions.

Those opposing it were a “vocal minority”: easily dismissed as capitalists, contrarians or kooks and often wilfully mischaracterised as promoting herd immunity.


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