The Pandemic and the Missing Magic Words

by Dwayne Phillips

Angst and polarization during the pandemic could have been greatly reduced with the use of a few magic words.

Magic words: Please and Thank you.

Some of us were taught these magic words at a young age. Somehow, we forgot them through the years. Their absence increased the angst and polarization of the pandemic.


Please, as in, “Please wear a mask. I have this condition that makes me likely to become ill or I have a child who would…