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#161 - Laura Dodsworth on Covid, SAGE, and A State Of Fear

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#161 - Laura Dodsworth on Covid, SAGE, and A State Of Fear
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Laura Dodsworth is the author of A State of Fear, Bare Reality, Manhood and Womanhood, she has also written for The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Mail on Sunday, The Guardian and Spiked. You can find her on Twitter at @BareReality. This is a book about fear. Fear of a virus. Fear of death. Fear of losing our jobs, our democracy, our human connections, our health and our minds. It's also about how the government weaponised our fear against us – supposedly in our best interests – until we were one of the most frightened countries in the world. But why did the government deliberately frighten us? How has this affected us as individuals and as a country? Who is involved in the decision-making that affects our lives? How are behavioural science and nudge theory being used to subliminally manipulate us? How does the media leverage fear? What are the real risks to our wellbeing? Ahead of any official inquiry into the handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Laura Dodsworth explores all these questions and more, in a nuanced and thought-provoking discussion of an extraordinary year in British life and politics. With stories from members of the general public who were impacted by fear, anxiety and isolation, and revealing interviews with psychologists, politicians, scientists, lawyers, Whitehall advisers and journalists. A State of Fear calls for a more hopeful, transparent and effective democracy. [**Express VPN 12 Months 35% off!!**](https://www.xvinlink.com/?a_fid=chatter) [**Watch Us On Odysee.com - Sign up and watch videos to earn crypto-currency!**](https://odysee.com/$/invite/@TheJist:4) [**Amazon Music 3 Months Free**](https://www.amazon.co.uk/music/unlimited?tag=thejist00-21) [**ORDER BREXIT:THE ESTABLISHMENT CIVIL WAR HERE**]( https://amzn.to/39XXVjq) [***Get 25% off podcast hosting with Podiant***](https://pcast.link/chatter/) [***Order GameStop T-shirts Here!***](https://teespring.com/en-GB/stores/to-the-moon-59) ***Resources*** Order A State Of Fear - https://amzn.to/3jbOpOs https://www.lauradodsworth.com https://thecritic.co.uk/author/laura-dodsworth/ https://twitter.com/BareReality https://www.projectveritas.com/news/cnn-update-project-veritas-met-with-silence-after-asking-white-house/ https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/global-covid-19-case-fatality-rates/ https://evidencenotfear.com/how-sage-and-uk-media-created-fear-in-the-british-public/ https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/873732/07-role-of-behavioural-science-in-the-coronavirus-outbreak.pdf https://www.biotechniques.com/covid-19/bethyl10xim_natural-immunity-to-covid-19-how-long-and-how-strong/ Follow us on [Twitter]( https://twitter.com/Give_Me_TheJist) or [sign up for our mailing list here]( https://www.getrevue.co/profile/thejist) to get my weekly newsletter with the best bits of the week! Music from Just Jim - [https://soundcloud.com/justjim](https://soundcloud.com/justjim)
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