The Age of COVID-19: Fear, Loathing, and the “New Normal”

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  • Christopher A. Shaw University of British Columbia

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https://doi.org/10.56098/ijvtpr.v1i2.11

Keywords:

contact tracing, flatten the curve, mask efficacy, PCR, polymerase chain reaction tests, shape the narrative, social distancing, social shaming, specific new powers, virtue signaling

Abstract

In this article, I give some of the history of COVID-19, and review some of the unanswered questions about what is being represented as an extraordinary “pandemic”. Foremost among them is whether those “fashioning the narrative”, to borrow a phrase from the Stanford mathematician Richard Moore, also had a hand in fashioning the “pandemic” itself. I also introduce the articles in the rest of this issue that follow my own.

Author Biography

  • Christopher A. Shaw, University of British Columbia

    Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Graduate Program in Neuroscience, Program in Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia, 828 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9, Canada; and Neural Dynamics Research Group

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2021-01-05 — Updated on 2021-01-05

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The Age of COVID-19: Fear, Loathing, and the “New Normal”. (2021). International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice, and Research , 1(2), 98-142. https://doi.org/10.56098/ijvtpr.v1i2.11

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