“Tell them the biggest lie, yes. But they have to want the kind of lie you’re telling. It has to give them equal parts fear and fascination.” (Ellis Medavoy, retired propaganda operative)
“Overwhelmed.” “Can’t contain.” “Rapid spread.” Crossed borders.” “Predicting five million deaths.” “Too late to stop it.”
These and other familiar terms are stock-in-trade for the disease propaganda establishment.
The word “outbreak,” of course, is at the top of the list.
It suggests that the population in question is otherwise healthy—but suddenly people are dropping like flies."