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Far-Left Mag: Libs Ignoring ‘Scientific Evidence’ To Virtue-Signal For Indefinite Lockdowns

by Jamie White
May 4th 2021, 5:25 pm
"For this subset, diligence against COVID-19 remains an expression of political identity," writes Emma Green of The Atlantic.
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Liberals have abandoned scientific evidence amid the COVID-19 pandemic in favor of virtue-signaling with severely restrictive measures to express their “political identity”, according to a piece in the The Atlantic.

In the article “The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown”, writer Emma Green explains that the pandemic has imbued the left with a new sense of purpose in obediently adhering to the lockdowns.

“Lurking among the jubilant Americans venturing back out to bars and planning their summer-wedding travel is a different group: liberals who aren’t quite ready to let go of pandemic restrictions,” Green wrote Tuesday.

“For this subset, diligence against COVID-19 remains an expression of political identity—even when that means overestimating the disease’s risks or setting limits far more strict than what public-health guidelines permit.”

Green describes several COVID-traumatized leftists who are refusing to move on from the pandemic despite lockdowns being lifted even in blue areas.

“Every weekday, Zachary Loeb publishes four ‘plague poems’ on Twitter—little missives about the headlines and how it feels to live through a pandemic,” she wrote.

Another neurotic leftist couple took COVID precautions to a new level.

Goldstein and his wife decided early on in the pandemic that they were going to take restrictions extremely seriously and adopt the most cautious interpretation of when it was safe to do anything. He’s been shaving his own head since the summer (with “bad consequences,” he said). Although rugby teams have been back on the fields in Boston, where he lives, his team still won’t participate, for fear of spreading germs when players pile on top of one another in a scrum. He spends his mornings and evenings sifting through stories of people who have recently died from the coronavirus for Faces of COVID, a Twitter feed he started to memorialize deaths during the pandemic.

From The Atlantic:

The spring of 2021 is different from the spring of 2020, though. Scientists know a lot more about how COVID-19 spreads—and how it doesn’t. Public-health advice is shifting. But some progressives have not updated their behavior based on the new information. And in their eagerness to protect themselves and others, they may be underestimating other costs. 

But vigilance can have unintended consequences when it imposes on other people’s lives. Even as scientific knowledge of COVID-19 has increased, some progressives have continued to embrace policies and behaviors that aren’t supported by evidence, such as banning access to playgrounds, closing beaches, and refusing to reopen schools for in-person learning.

And so as the rest of vaccinated America begins its summer of bacchanalia, rescheduling long-awaited dinner parties and medium-size weddings, the most hard-core pandemic progressives are left, Cassandra-like, to preach their peers’ folly.

As we’ve reported, there are also still plenty of liberals on social media bragging that they’re still wearing masks despite communities lifting mask mandates across the country and the CDC relaxing guidelines.

The left is all about “the science” — that is, unless it gets in the way of their political identity and precious virtue signal.

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