When I Talk About the Pandemic, I am Ghosted

Check out this incredibly powerful blog by EASM member and Hopkins School of Public Health student, Gloria Sun, about pandemic denial. Thank you for sharing, Gloria!

Sun Requiem

I’ve been posting about the dangers of long covid, and the fact that the pandemic continues to disable and kill thousands of people each day.

People get awkward about it. They leave me on read, they stop engaging, and I feel like I am speaking to the void.

I know it makes people uncomfortable, because we’re in the era of the great forgetting. We want to forget that the world ever saw covid disrupt our lives, and the trauma and uncertainty during those “unprecedented times.”

It might be easier to imagine that we are safe and can go about our lives without masks and without caution than to accept the opposite. Yet, even common sense tells us that ignoring something doesn’t make it go away.

I know it makes people uncomfortable, because we’re in the era of the great forgetting. Yet, even common sense tells us that ignoring something doesn’t…

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