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Smart and foolish

By David Bidussa*

Nobody can save themselves alone. The “second wave”, essentially, is this: the idea that it is sufficient to isolate, to pull oneself out, then, after succeeding, resume life “as before”. Together with it, comes the denial: that is, the idea and the belief that the virus is a conspiracy because not only “it can’t happen to me”, but in any case “we are not buying it.” Sometimes, unwittingly, smart and foolish coincide.

*David Bidussa is a historian of social ideas