It's also put tens of millions of people if not more into poverty. COVID restrictions have also imposed severe harm to both mental and physical health to even more people. We don't know the enduring effects on kids from school closures. These costs have been largely ignored. And:
Pandemic restrictions had the side effect of making overweight kids even more overweight, and as a consequence, more at risk of a severe covid outcome.
So many of the restrictions and powers vested after the 9/11 attack were justified on the ground that they would be temporary, would be lifted once the crisis eroded. That never happened: they're all still with us 20 years later. Institutions don't relinquish power and control.
2:33 PM · Sep 20, 2021