Ha! Any time humans elect to pay no attention to reality, the rot starts up again.
The very idea of 'facts' has become questionable. What are 'facts', anyway? Some abstract idea dreamed up by people, to simulate reality and manipulate it out of the running? 'Facts' have a close correlation to 'statistics', which are another stand-in for reality.
Peter Hitchens said something, recently, about UK crime statistics, along the lines of:
"Statistics are showing a fast declining incidence of crimes being committed, which cannot be denied. While at the same time, the incidence of crimes being committed is undeniably increasing."
I suppose if you, yourself, are not the victim of crime, then as far as you know, there isn't much crime.
But if you do become a victim of crime, then reality has stepped in and reminded you that, yes, crime is actually happening, after all.