Indeed, who the fuck are these people? Is a major part of this country’s population completely vile-stupid? (h/t Tom Sullivan at Digby):
Who are the 43% of Americans who approve of being lied to and fed misinformation from their president during a public health emergency? https://t.co/2kixEntnOn
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) March 13, 2020
And blind as shit — analysis via CNN this morning:
There are big panics like the selloff on Wall Street.
There are little panics, like stores being cleaned out of toilet paper.
But everywhere, there seems to suddenly be panic.
Travel is canceled.
Schools are canceled.
Broadway is canceled.
Basketball is canceled.
Disneyland is canceled.
The coronavirus is not the zombie apocalypse or an alien invasion.
The pandemic probably is not going to kill you — but it might, if you’re older or otherwise at risk, and that’s what makes it so terrifying.
It’s definitely going to cause everyone major disruptions as we all join together to fight this pandemic — by not actually joining together out in the world.
This is open society shutting down.
The worldwide coronavirus pandemic undercuts the entire system on which modern society is based.
It has already happened in Italy.
It is happening in France.
The effects, real and emotional, are slowly creeping into everyone’s everyday lives.
On Wednesday, CNN’s Brian Stelter called it a “low-key slowdown” — but things have sped up dramatically in the last 24 hours as cases continue to spread.
Other than all that,.we’ve got the weekend…