Previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously, previously.
This is what makes me think that the covid science deniers are simply just deniers in general. Regardless what you think of the science around the current pandemic, there’s still historic facts to learn from. A century ago we dealt with a similar pandemic. Right here in this city. San Francisco made hard changes and prevailed.
Whether you believe the pandemic is caused by a microorganism or a spiteful cosmic cretin, it was brought to heel with with public health policy and patience.
Granted there aren’t many survivors left from the 1918 pandemic to warn us, but the history books ought to be enough of a warning.
Makes me concerned that after the last holocaust survivor passes there won’t be any flesh and blood left to warn about the perils of concentrating political power.