When Death Isn’t News Anymore

We accept a shocking amount of deaths from driving, but pay attention to a single death when it’s self-driving. We accept an obscene amount of hatred from regular media, but worry when it’s social media.

What is acceptable is just the level of carnage we’ve become used to. And we can get used to a lot. So it is with COVID-19.

COVID

In May 2020 the New York Times called 100,000 deaths ‘incalculable’. By February 2022…

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Indrajit Samarajiva is a writer living in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sign up for my newsletter at www.indi.ca, and you can reach me at indi@indi.ca.

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