‘Schadencovid’: will antivaxxers shun a cure?
Foolish people who think they’re immune to death and know better than scientists and accredited experts are getting their comeuppance in the face of the coronavirus pandemic
There’s probably a German word for it, this pleasure we get at seeing the idiots of the interwebs, those sadly deluded people who get their kicks telling us not to trust scientists or the media, get their coronavirus comeuppance. Schadencovid, perhaps?
Take the antivaxxers, for instance, those proudly independent people who refuse to introduce poison into their children’s sacred bloodstream because they can’t spell the words on the ingredient list. It’s so difficult not to laugh quietly into your elbow when you think about the choice they’re going to have to make when a coronavirus vaccine arrives...