Pandemic challenge to advertising, ideology, religion and science
Development of an earlier argument (COVID-19 as a Memetic Disease — an Epidemic of Panic:
learning from terrorism, communism. fascism, and evil, as pandemics of the past, 2020)
Complicity of authorities: Especially problematic is the degree to which authorities can themselves be held to engage in disinformation, or be complicit in misinformation — whilst both vigorously denying such complicity and accusing the accusers in turn.