I want to say "since they made it seem normal the coronavirus spread vastly". Is there a better way to rephrase the part "making something seem normal"?
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It depends on the usage. In political contexts, you can say gas-lighting. In colloquial contexts, you can say new normal. In other contexts, you can probably say acclimating. What you're describing is a scenario where people are experiencing fatigue to a heightened sense of emergency though, not people adjusting to the changed environment like a natural habituation.