Why can’t leftists and the mainstream media let go of the pandemic, accept that it is over and move on? There are a number of reasons, but much of it can be explained by the psychological drivers within the mind of the average progressive.
Leftists are often defined by their addiction to fear. For them, fear is a powerful tool, a great motivator for organization and a means to manipulate large groups into conformity with an agenda that would normally take many years or decades to accomplish otherwise. The hype surrounding covid is just one example – We can also see the political left’s love affair with fear in their obsession with “systemic racism” (which does not exist), or their rantings on the “climate crisis” (which does not exist).
Fear is a path to control over others and society at large and tends to be a tool used by weak people who cannot assert their ideologies through force of arms. It is also a great way to excite a population into mob impulses; a way to use large mindless crowds as a political weapon.
On the individual level, leftists like to live in the midst of constant crisis. For them, crisis creates meaning in their otherwise meaningless existence. The typical mindless leftist drone subsisting day-to-day without producing anything of value, often without marriage, without children and without a greater purpose, is going to be desperate to feel as though they are a part of something. They are looking for anything to make life more interesting; they don’t create value in their own lives, they have to search for it outside of themselves and live vicariously through events and vast groups and governments.