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  1. May 2020
    1. 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.