Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or a group covertly sows seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them question their own memory, perception, or judgment, often evoking in them cognitive dissonance and other changes including low self-esteem.

Whether you’re at home or out and about, there’s no getting away from a stream of nagging and cajoling about ‘dealing with’ coronavirus. Switch on commercial radio and you’ll hear paid for announcements from the government with the latest ‘advice’ – the same applies to commercial TV. Listen to any radio station on the BBC, and mentions of dealing with the coronavirus, lockdown and the so called ‘easing’ are ubiquitous. Travel anywhere by train and you’re bombarded with signage and announcements advising you to treat every other passenger as a potential bio-hazard instead of simply as a fellow human being. Take a…

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