Why I’m taking the Coronavirus hype with a pinch of salt | Simon Jenkins

We’ve been here before, and the direst predictions have not come to pass

Never, ever, should a government use war as a metaphor in a time of peace. Britain is not at war with coronavirus. The phrase and its cognates should be banned. Those who exploit them to heighten panic and win obedience to authority should be dismissed from public office.

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