Unlike climate change, a virus is easily portrayed as an immediate personal threat! Even one with a survival rate of over 99.5 percent for everyone not in a nursing home or with pre-existing conditions, so long as controlled media conveniently forget this little factoid.
All that it has taken, in every country, is every dominant news outlet hammering the threat of sickness and death 24/7, presenting figures night and day, accompanied with scary images of people in protective suits bearing caskets.
In Chile, this has worked splendidly!
Intelligent read from around the world – here the country of Chile and its Covid repsonse and the reasons behind it.