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Why did Covid disappear from our collective consciousness so quickly? | Brigid Delaney

What we are experiencing right now is the pandemic’s social death

After a mass trauma comes the mass forgetting. No one really wants to talk about Covid any more, even though it tore through every dimension of our lives. But now it’s as if the disruption was so great, weird, terrible and abrupt, that we cannot incorporate it into our present and future narratives.

And so we have done a remarkable and largely collective job of acting like the pandemic is over, and – even more – of trying to forget that it even happened.

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