The Group Is Always Wrong, or: Institutions Explaining Poetry

Luan Hassett
2 min readFeb 9, 2021

In the last few weeks, increasing numbers of important people want to know if Covid-19 started in the lab in Wuhan. This has brought reservations about mutual economic dependency with China to their highest pitch since the manufactured deaths of millions of its people under Mao Tse-Tung.

In the middle of the Covid-19 origin question is the World Health Organisation whose name is the masthead of ‘institutional trust’, yet whose vacillating at the behest of China recalls the obsequious courtier Osric in Shakespeare’s Hamlet:

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