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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page viii of Gigi Foster’s, Paul Frijters’s, and Michael Baker’s 2021 book, The Great Covid Panic:

All those months of obsession crowded out attention, care, and concern for so much else. The fearful were the perfect victims for those with cooler heads who recognised that this was a unique opportunity to seize power and wealth for themselves. The paralysis of the fearful led in the end to heartless neglect, social disintegration, widespread theft, and totalitarian control.