“Consider the laughter on October 15, 1982—after 1,000 people died from complications related to AIDS—at the Reagan White House press briefing.”
“When did everyone become Black and not of specific nations themselves? Why did being Black mean not belonging to a place?”
For Indiana, disaster is both imminent and ambient, both apocalyptic and manifested in everyday ordinariness.
Disease has never been merely a biological phenomenon. Instead, all illnesses—including COVID-19—are social problems for humans to solve.