Is a Pandemic About “War” or “Natural Disaster???”
The answer actually matters. Check this out. Here we have a blogging cardiologist arguing that we should not be making the mistake of dealing with COVID as if we are in a war with the coronavirus. Wars give governments pervasive powers and often turn citizens against each other. Rather, we should deal with the pandemic as a natural disaster. Something that we expect citizens to ban together to deal with, rather than fragmenting into factions. And the government to focus on helping the citizenry, rather than issuing mandates.
Bottom Line. Interesting. Metaphors can have very important and pervasive psychological consequences. See how we have been (mis!)-handling COVID-19 for reference!