You’ve come across them on social media, cable media and the traditional media itself. The hoaxers, the manipulators, the conspiracy theorists, the religious extremists, the Karens and Ians. All claim that Covid-19 doesn’t exist or if it does, there’s no need to fix it. They’re all manifestations of gaslighters. “Gaslighting” is a psychological term. We can find it in the form of a stratagem, a tool—or indeed a mental illness. Regardless, it’s as contagious as Covid-19. Yet, whichever form it holds, its net effect is the same. It diverts attention, motivation, morale and energy from the fight to eradicate the world’s newest and most highly contagious biological killer. Good news is, the cure for gaslighting is simple. Whether from politicians, pundits, anonymous social media…