Lot of liberal pundit handwringing to the effect of "we can close schools now that we know of the great harms to kid's mental health" which, yes, but... (CTU maybe aside) is anyone pushing closures that aren't solely prompted by staff shortages due to their own infections?
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Like pundits seem to be fighting the last war. Excepting SFUSD, they've been mostly back for a year. And even SFUSD isn't headed toward indefinite closures.
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Suppose you think that school closures were a disastrous, invasion-of-Iraq magnitude (or perhaps greater) policy decision. Shouldn't that merit some further reflection?
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You think this was a policy decision (which of course is totally a decentralized one) equivalent to the deaths of 460,000 people and the destabilizing of an entire region? And...do you think parents and educators have not been reflecting, ffs?

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I mean that an incredibly offensive thing to say on both fronts.
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Yeah, I think depriving tens of millions of school children of an in-person education for a year or longer is absolutely on that magnitude. No question.
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I mean, just for starters, where excepting SFUSD were kids kept out of school for a year. Please account for the "tens of millions." And, often, it was their own parents pushing for remote (or at least remote options) until vaccinations were available.
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Nate's been the source of more than a few undeserved dogpiles by people for whom I have tremendous respect, upon which I usually steer clear and allow others to have their bit of enjoyment. This is not one of them, however. 1/2
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Just will add, Nate's value isn't as a political pundit and it's misguided for Left Twitter to imagine otherwise Back in his Blogspot days my reaction was "Don't quit your day job, Nate" Believe that's the best take now as well #ManageExpectations
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there is also the small issue that Iraq did not actually have WMD, while the pandemic exists.
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