NPR decries ‘toxic individualism’ in public response to pandemic - VPR

Small-town health care workers in Kansas have a tougher job because some Americans display ‘toxic individualism’ in their response to pandemic measures.

"Darnauer resigned her position as Rice County medical director in July. Some friends reached out to support her, and her bonds with other local health care professionals strengthened, but she felt disrespected and betrayed by the ascendant anti-mask portion of the community. Darnauer says the pandemic has exposed a rift that won't be forgotten. "Hard things should bring us together," Darnauer says. "And instead, this hard thing has driven a wedge between us.""


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  • Mark Maloney
    commented 2021-01-02 21:09:39 -0500
    Heaven forbid that an American citizen might display individualism…
  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-12-29 16:36:08 -0500