No, you’re not ‘lucky’ to dodge the coronavirus. Our rigged society shields you.

The Washington Post
Opinion piece written by Avram Alpert, an instructor, researcher and theorist in the Princeton University writing program. Alpert writes, “This tendency, to couch our privilege in terms of luck, breaks with the meritocratic myth that those who reap society’s highest rewards do so purely through their ingenuity, toil and virtue. Researchers have outlined the many faults in this belief system. And it can be particularly galling today, when the coronavirus pandemic has revealed with thundering finality that the world does not depend on the powerful and the celebrated so much as the earnest, anonymous workers — hospital support staffers, supermarket clerks, delivery people.”