A Pandemic Doesn’t End Just Because You Want It To

Heidi S.
9 min readFeb 13, 2022

What they don’t tell you when you learn about the Plague or the 1918 influenza pandemic is how unfathomably annoying everyone will be.

Set aside the politicization for a moment. There are people out here, nearly two years in, whining about wearing masks and restaurants closing and wanting to go back to normal. And when I hear this, I feel like I’m talking to a child who is throwing a tantrum because they want to ride on a brontosaurus. I don’t know what to tell you, Sport, that’s just not how it works. A pandemic doesn’t end just because you…

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Heidi S.

PhD in philosophy | Feminist | Anarchist | Pop culture junkie | Kpop listener | Actually Autistic