Confronting the Actual Existential Threats by Sean Howard, Cape Breton Spectator, May 6, 2020

On February 8, as COVID-19 fast-approached a slow-moving British government, BBC World News aired a discussion among London-based foreign correspondents on the long-term global impacts of the crisis during which Maria Margaronis, contributing editor to The Nation, made an observation now haunting my locked-down self: was there a possible unconscious source (among others) of the terror triggered by the virus? In floating this strange idea, she was tentative and speculative, open to challenge, more curious than convinced. I offer the following in the same spirit.

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