As much as I believe in paying writers especially right now, I also believe access to information is a human right and a public safety issue. Access to peer-reviewed scholarly articles should be publically accessible. Too many paywalls are not just exhausting but also harmful.
A lot of centerist or (slightly) left-of-center news orgs like The Times or CNN have paywalls whereas right-wing or news sources are free to access online. It’s no wonder people are being indoctrinated to bigoted beliefs.
I found this website https://12ft.io/ to be very helpful in achieving the goal of the right to factual information without having to pay for it.