(Quarantine Essay #5)

I’ll start with a trigger warning: I’m going to say something cruel and heartless. For the people in “leadership” among our government, media, religious institutions who have volunteered to give up their lives in order to free us from the constraints of “social distancing”. I say we take them up on their offer.

In the words of Chris Rock, “Yeah, I said it.”

The problem is that their deaths would not end the pandemic. A loosening of our shelter-in-place restrictions would only increase the pandemic’s…