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.
Show this thread
136
403
31
1,948
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/…
46
227
11
908
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…
56
128
11
485
Replying to @ggreenwald
Unless you’re an introvert like me who thinks it is heaven.

2:10 PM Β· Jul 20, 2021

3
1
0
9