Way back when, in the first lockdown, I was added to a fringe Facebook group for lockdown skeptics as a joke. Lockdown scepticism was the realm of only a few, mainly those who held extreme opinions on other issues.
When I visited an anti-lockdown rally hosted by Piers Corbyn at the beginning of term, it was relatively poorly attended, and people walking past looked suspiciously at the banners ‘COVID84’ and the speakers who condemned cancel culture and vaccines. It was not a position that those with more mainstream opinions would consider taking, and the rebranding of the Brexit Party as Reform UK seemed unlikely to convince people that lockdown scepticism was a reasonable position.
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