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Power-Seeking Pols Are Trying to Create a Never-Ending Pandemic

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Power-Seeking Pols Are Trying to Create a Never-Ending Pandemic

New York Post August 24, 2021
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Many US politicians are prolonging the national misery of the pandemic instead of easing it.

Throughout the pandemic, American political and public-health leaders have been following Rahm Emanuel’s classic dictum for power-seeking officials: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” Now they’ve adopted a corollary: You never want a crisis to end.

So they are prolonging the national misery instead of easing it, which could be done with a few simple strategies:

  • Explain to the public that the virus will never disappear but is no longer a mortal threat to the vast majority of Americans.
  • Encourage the minority still at risk to get vaccinated by honestly discussing who is in jeopardy and what scientists have learned about infections.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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John Tierney, a contributing editor for City Journal, is the co-author of “The Power of Bad: How the Negativity Effect Rules Us and How We Can Rule It.” Adapted from City Journal.

Photo by Massimo Giachetti/iStock

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