From Salon -
https://www.salon.com/2021/03/09/a-year ... -pandemic/A year of coronavirus: Trump is gone. It's time to let go of the partisan responses to the pandemic
Americans have been sucked into an all-or-nothing approach, with your choice of all or nothing depending largely on your partisan identity. ... Trump’s rejection of sensible precautions caused many of his political opponents to run hard in the opposite direction, embracing the lockdowns as if they were a point of personal virtue and inherent good, instead of a temporary and deeply unpleasant measure necessary to contain the virus. Worse, liberals were so protective of lockdowns that even sensible criticisms were ignored, and liberals often acted like, well, cops. They often appeared more interested in lecturing people rather than empowering them through education. There was a lot of social media shaming for any social activity, no matter how safe it was. And in behaving this way, a lot of well-intentioned people made the pandemic much worse.
https://wemeantwell.com/blog/2021/04/10 ... -youagain/If only we’d been able to see the disease wasn’t the hoax, the response was.