Let’s fairly apportion the finger-pointing over pandemic handling


MINOT, N.D. — Our public authorities seem perversely intent on undermining their credibility at a time when we desperately need them to be credible.

They have been since the beginning of the pandemic.

Motorcycle rallies and right-leaning protests against lockdowns were castigated as super-spreader events, but the often violent and chaotic Black Lives Matter protests last year got a pass because … politics?

It was once deemed so racist to suggest that this COVID-19 outbreak we’re all afflicted with started in a Chinese province that the social media giants would censor you for even hinting at it, but it’s increasingly looking as though that’s a plausible-to-likely scenario, and suddenly we’re allowed to talk about it again.

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