Death on Your Conscience: How Systemic Shame Poisoned the Public Discourse on COVID-19

Devon Price
13 min readJul 10, 2022
Photo by Sarah Kilian on Unsplash

Throughout 2020, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot emphasized the role irresponsible individuals played in the spread of COVID-19, leveraging shame to downplay the role city policy played in rising case numbers. In Lightfoot’s response, we can see a microcosm of how COVID-19 was bungled by public institutions at just about every level: government…

Devon Price

He/Him or It/Its. Social Psychologist & Author of LAZINESS DOES NOT EXIST and UNMASKING AUTISM. Links to buy: