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Trying to Save the Economy Is Killing Us

The worship of money above all has made it impossible for us to get a handle on the pandemic

Image: Anton Petrus/Getty Images

A close friend of mine in Washington, D.C. recently told me he won’t be following any health experts’ continued warnings still to steer clear of retail stores or indoor restaurants, even as Covid-19 fatalities in the United States creep up…

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Eve Fairbanks

Eve Fairbanks

Eve Fairbanks’s essays appear in The Guardian Long Reads, The Washington Post, and other outlets. She is at work on a book about South Africa.