LIBBY EMMONS: New Covid Guidelines Put an End to the Entitled Ethos of Taylor Lorenz
The CDC has finally relaxed the Covid restrictions that many Americans already knew were useless, that of quarantining those who have been exposed to the virus.
The new guidance “lifts the requirement to quarantine if exposed to the virus, deemphasizes screening people with no symptoms and updates Covid-19 protocols in schools,” NPR writes, yet for some, like noted crybully Taylor Lorenz, these changes are intended to hurt people like her.
“Literally what is the plan for high-risk/medically vulnerable and disabled people?” She writes on Twitter. “Just let us due while the world marches on?? Like wtf.”
Lorenz, who has come to symbolize the kind of whiny, entitled millennial that demands more of society than she would ever allow anyone to expect of herself, can’t bear to have the freedoms of others supersede her own need to restrict them.
There is an ethos among Americans of a certain overeducated class, among those who feel their mere existence is permission to dictate terms of behavior to the rest of society. It is this group that reveled in the Covid restrictions, has used masking and quarantining as a moral cudgel with which to beat the rest of us, to call us “grandma killers,” and claim that we just do …