(ICYMI) THE GUARDIAN: Coronavirus has exposed the neutered state

St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, 13March2015, Photo: Anthony Moretti

The Guardian reports

The overriding narrative around the crisis can go one of two ways. It can become a story of personal, social and national isolation, of stockpiling and looking after number one, spiralling into something more sinister. Blame and the politics of ethno-nationalism and authoritarian populism could be boosted.

Or a new and more hopeful common sense can start to dominate, one that identifies public health as a collective endeavour and reveals a fundamental truth: we’re interconnected social beings, ultimately reliant not on ourselves, but on each other.

Substitute a word here and a word there, and you have the same situation in the United States.

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