The Second Coming
‘What is clear, “the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity,” W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming,” 1919.
What no one wants to admit openly in the U.S. is that we are a nation gone mad.’
by Gregg Gonsalves, The Nation
We have become a nation of death-eaters. We can consume the tragedy of losing 826,063 [1.6.22] men, women and children to this disease and respond with cries to do less, to get us back to normal. And our politicians, pundits, and business leaders are all too willing to oblige.
Many of us may be over Covid, but it is not done with us. Not by a long shot.
Gregg Gonsalves is the codirector of the Global Health Justice Partnership and an associate professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health.
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