Heidi Siegmund Cuda explores how the carpet-bombing of anti-science disinformation turns sick people into biological weapons
The lack of regard for human life is just stunning. Thank you for reminding me of so much I’ve already forgotten. It makes me think of the writings of Ruth Ben-Guiat who stated that authoritarians really do not care about the well being of their citizens and have contempt for their followers. Putin cared so little even for his own people dying in decrepit Russian hospitals. Wow! What you are describing is pure evil. That I (and others) have forgotten so much of these horrors is also out of the authoritarian playbook. They don’t want us to remember. One million dead in the US alone! No, we can never forget!
A great, albeit scary, article, Heidi. I am in the UK and had my second covid infection in April and I’m still not fully recovered, even though I’m vaxxed to the limit I can be for my age. Russia and the US/UK pretend to be enemies but they seem to be working together quite nicely. If you think about the damage done by this misinformation then imagine what will happen when AI is deployed. See @councilestatemedia on AI.