There has been a lot of militarized language applied to the pandemic, but “combat,” “fight,” “war” are the wrong narrative.
Our adversaries are engineering the way information is being received. They are providing an alternative way of understanding the facts.
Coalition forces are having serious trouble keeping up in the narrative space. Keeping up is a bad idea, anyway.
Narratives do not reflect the world as it is. Nor do they announce themselves as expressions of power. They reflect the narrator’s ideological stance as reality.