Bob Doucette: Four things we’ve learned so far during the COVID-19 pandemic | Chroniclers
In it, he urged people to stop using terms such as “vaccine reluctant”, “vaccine skeptics” and the like. Instead, he tossed out words like ‘morons’, ‘losers’ and ‘cowards’, saying they were ‘scared’.
Yo, Keith, to say that might make you feel better, but invoking these descriptions won’t win any converts.
Positive, even dark, fact-based messages are a chore at this point. But it is much more effective than deploying the worst traits of the culture of appeal.
What destination now? In March 2020, we were asked to “flatten the curve” for a few weeks. At another point, we were told that COVID would “magically disappear”.
Last spring, we were promised to get our summer back. Now? Who knows.
Winter is approaching and the horrors of last winter are still fresh in our memories. The possibility of new variants lurks as long as COVID-19 has places to grow and evolve.
And yet we have vaccines that we didn’t have a year ago and the promise of ongoing medical research looking for ways to beat this thing.
Some predict that COVID-19 will be endemic, as will other seasonal illnesses. Others think we still have a chance to eradicate it.
Either way, one thing I think we can count on is this: For the time being, disruption will continue to be the rule. Prepare for it.