There is zero value assigned by officials like this to the serious mental and psychological costs -- sure to be enduring -- of constantly isolating and distancing and shunning neighbors. COVID risks should be weighed *against* the costs of what's being decreed in its name. Watch:
Shut up and do as you are told little peasant.
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Last April, when we were told that lockdowns and isolation would be needed for weeks or a couple months to "flatten the curve" -- remember that? -- two mental health experts told me the costs would be severe. It's now 15 months later: theintercept.com/2020/04/15/…
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Here's a NYT article from earlier this month describing how the mental health harms from prolonged isolation and distancing during COVID are enduring even as restrictions ease. Other research shows skyrocketing rates of depression/anxiety/addiction, etc: nytimes.com/2021/07/08/healt…
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Replying to @ggreenwald
I think it’s bizarre that even discussing this last year was a big social taboo… sigh

2:09 PM · Jul 20, 2021

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What are you talking about? Everyone talked about how depressed they were and how much they missed touch. The taboo was questioning if it was working because there wasn’t really any alternatives
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