“I feel like if the pandemic hadn’t happened at all, a lot of my sadness and mental problems would not be as bad as they are,” Neenah Hughes, who was in eighth grade when COVID hit, tells 60 Minutes. https://t.co/AcrGU6Vlg1 pic.twitter.com/zaVXfvnwae
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) May 8, 2022
Deep in my heart of hearts I believe every single person who came up with and enforced school closures, remote learning, the closing of parks and playgrounds, masking of kids, etc. should be marched into the desert and forced to kneel facing a hole in the ground.
When I am asked why I am filling a old copper pit mine to the brim with bodies, I will point to the rate of depression and suicide, academic failure, and lack of social development among kids affected by COVID policies and will say “I’m doing this for the same reason you used when you implemented these policies, to protect the children.”