Lessons from Election 2020 & COVID-19: It Took a Pandemic to Teach Us All a Lesson…On Privileging the Lie

About a month into a nation-wide shutdown, Time Magazine editor Tom Weber tweeted out a series of CNN screenshots that caught my eye. In each one, the President was giving his usual briefing, but the headline revealed something else going on.

A month after the briefing coverage, armed anti-mask mobs demanded an end to the social distancing practices, despite their need to save lives in this pandemic. The number of cases at that time had risen to 1.06 million Americans and the death toll at 61,472 Americans. Today, seven months later, the number of cases stands at 9.8 million and 234,000 deaths.

What is the Lesson for Students and Teachers?

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Jonita Davis is a writer, film critic, and professor. She’s a member of NABJ, AAFCA, a Rotten Tomatoes critic, and an adjunct professor.

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