I’m going to clue you all into something, but you probably noticed it already. When people write about political topics in this particular day and age, the age of COVID-19, there’s a tendency to try to tie the virus into the narrative however you can. In part, this is natural. After all, writers are people. No, seriously, we are. Even people who write for Slate and The Trace. Shocking, I know, but it’s true. Anyway, they’re people, and as people, they’re going to have emotional responses to things.
And let’s be honest, COVID-19 is on most people’s minds these days.
So, it’s natural to make connections between COVID-19 and other issues. After all, we’ve linked COVID-19 to the Second Amendment plenty here. After all, such a looming threat has an impact on so many facets of our existence, what else can you do?