Sunday Open Thread for Subscribers 5/2/21

It's the sociology, not the virus that was surprising

If someone had told me a year ago that I’d still be writing about the pandemic a year later, I’d have said nah. I’ll be done quickly, I’m just filling in a few gaps in public writing for now. But here we are! One reason for this is that the sociology of the pandemic has turned out to be so fascinating, so instructive and, frankly, somewhat mind-blowing—…

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