It's hard to imagine that we are in the year 2022, with a virus from 2019. To say that this virus has outstayed its welcome would be an understatement. One question or problem that has been intrigued and thinking a lot recently is the common denominator.
To be clearer, what is the common denominator between people who were gung-ho Covid groupies from the start of 2020, and those who were eskimo-like frozen about the whole saga?Why have some people been so affirming of the beast, while others critical and suspicious?
It is pretty obvious that I fall into the later camp.
From the get-go it seemed like a political stunt, an unlikely coordination between Anglo governments to do a wrap up. For what reason, I do not know, however when people act in unison it always makes me suspicious. Maybe that's why I dislike synchronised swimming so much - it's unnatural to swing your legs upside down in time. So what is that unites all those different people, a group of people across the world, to say 'no'. I have a few theories.
My favourite one is that they tend to seek out their own information to make decisions. Rather than rely on authority to make decisions, they will read 'the evidence' in journals, books, educated commentary and the like. They will listen to the dissenting voice for 'truth'. Maybe they are just contrarian, non-conformists. Maybe they are intelligent, critical consumers of information
Maybe they are suspicious of the government. There does seem to be some ideological bent to the positions of people towards the pandemic. But then again, you have people who are both 'left-wing' and 'right-wing' (if such categories exist) against the lockdowns, vaccinations, and compliance tests, as much as you have people for.
Can we generalise? Is there a common denominator?
I guess Monday mornings are the worst times for many people, and sorry if I've added to confusion and lack of motivation.
Would love to hear your thoughts. Is there any common denominator between people who are 'pro' or 'anti' covid measures?