By now, most people have figured out that lockdowns don’t work. They’re horrible for people’s health, horrible for the economy, and horrible for family members trapped under one roof with each other for extended periods of time. Domestic violence has skyrocketed during the pandemic lockdowns along with suicide rates. People’s finances have plummeted due to closed and limited business functionality, job losses, cut backs and rising inflation. Children and teenagers have lost most or all ability to socialize because schools have shifted to virtual learning, or require the kids to wear masks all day and stay 6 feet away from their peers.
None of this is beneficial, not even to preventing the spread of Covid, per the science. Then come chronic feelings of isolation and depression. Kids in Australia are seeing the worst of it all, and many are turning to drugs and alcohol just to cope, but in the long term, those ‘pleasure products’ only exacerbate depression, making it harder to see the ‘light at the end of the tunnel.’