Selfish: The King of Covid Epithets

Source: Brownstone Institute
by Gabrielle Bauer

“Since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, people have slapped the ‘selfish’ label on those who didn’t share their zeal for lockdowns and restrictions. Remember the ‘disgusting display of selfish behavior’ in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks on May 24, 2020? The ‘selfish and dangerous’ people who flocked to Trinity Bellwoods park in Toronto that same day? The ‘selfish and irresponsible’ beach goers in the UK town of Bournemouth two months later? … Even those who do wear masks may face a charge of selfishness—if the mask is the wrong kind.” (05/06/22)