The Lingering Effects of School Closures and Lockdowns

Source: The Pamphleteer
by Tyler Hummel

“The past two years have taught us a number of lessons. As more and more Americans found themselves locked out of public services and away from from the outside world, just as many have become aware of the decaying economic, psychological, and educational infrastructure that’s been kept under wraps for decades. Our prejudices and presuppositions have rendered us unfit and unable to weather a major global catastrophe. Strictly speaking, we were lucky: despite 1.02 million reported deaths due to COVID-19 between 2020 and 2022, the disease was relatively tame compared to previous global plagues, such as the Black Death or the Spanish flu.” (08/02/22)