Two Articles on COVID and Kids — And a Personal Reflection

Vinay Prasad: “The Cult of Masked Schoolchildren

Stacey Lance: “I’m a Public Schoolteacher. The Kids Aren’t Alright

A personal reflection: Our daughter came to us from India at age three in February, 1992. We immediately put her into preschool to hang out with other toddlers and learn English. Imagine if she had arrived instead in February, 2020. What would have been the long-term impact of COVID policy — shutdowns, masking, distancing, etc. — on her social development and language acquisition? And for what?

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