is that one eventually gets inured to the hysterical, unscientific rantings of power-mad lunatics and their lickspittle toadies.
When “experts” cry wolf over and over again, one eventually becomes desensitized to it. People really don’t much care anymore. The jig seems to be up now. Of course, the danger is that at some point there might really be a wolf, but people are so sick of the transparently self-serving false alarms that they just ignore it.
So is this article just spreading more coercive and mindless hysteria? Yeah, pretty much… I mean, it parrots all the unscientific old masking bull crap! But it notes that many people are just no longer going bleatingly along.