- May 2020
They only thought in terms of lockdowns vs business as usual, but failed to consider a third option: that people engage in social distancing voluntarily when they realise lives are at stake and when authorities recommend them to do so.
I find it interesting that the author felt the need to include "and when authorities recommend they do so."
Absolutely unnecessary. At best, a sop. In truth, untrue.
People engaged in social distancing voluntarily when they believed their lives were at stake. Full stop. And they did not / do not when they don't.
Infantalizing other people is the modern hobby of journalism.