Panic continues among the unpunished herd. They know, in their guts, that humanity has grown too large and with no qualitative controls, so now we have a vast army of locust-like human morons consuming everything they can reach, leaving behind dystopian idiocracies run by cynical shopkeepers.
Coronavirus played into our script. We knew punishment was coming, so we figured this was it. Unfortunately for us, this is just a regular pandemic; our punishment consists of total destruction through the parallel catastrophes of pollution, political instability, world war, and failing economies.
Some tell us that we can save ourselves through nicotine, and the evidence appears compelling to me:
Researchers in France say early data indicates those who smoke make up a disproportionately small number of people in hospital with COVID-19.
A study at Paris’s Pitie-Salpetriere hospital suggests a substance in tobacco, thought to be nicotine, was preventing smokers contracting coronavirus.