This is an excellent article carefully painting the functional insanity of the deniers. Unfortunately, they have been allowed to run free and create a major catastrophe that they now struggle to deny. Human stupidity and deadly tragedy.
The level of destruction is not yet clear. Fantasy will be clung to despite 400,000 deaths in ten months. If basic income and financial support had been maintained there would be some hope but that is gone now.
Vaccines will eventually limit the pandemic but that will take a year or more with the numbers we have now. And the deaths won’t stop. They will, hopefully, continue to slow as treatments improve but the overwhelming mass of sickness and hospitalizations will cause the death of millions more with no one available to treat them. Then there will be new outrage.