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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Replying to @ggreenwald
Don’t you think it’s being framed as a false dichotomy between fully open or fully lockdown? The #1 thing we should be talking about in terms of preventing mass suffering is monthly stimulus checks

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Glenn Greenwald's framing is entirely partisan: 1. No comparison of deaths from isolation to the 624,983 or so official deaths from #Covid, and 2. No recognition of the fact that lies about covid and refusals to lock down kept the disease active.
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Agreed on both points – had we totally locked down and given stimulus checks to front-line workers we would not have gotten to this point. In such a situation I think we'd have to have the military run food operations... lessons
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