RALEIGH – Governor Roy Cooper, “Feels your pain,” when it comes to the mandated recession and forcing parents and students that rely on public schools through massively consequential disruptions in education.
And even though the completely arbitrary metrics the administration is tracking to determine your permissible level of freedom are actually moving in quite a positive direction, he reminded his subjects that it would be even better if you pesky peons would just comply with his masking and social distancing edicts.
Comply, or else.
Actually, the administration shared concerns Wednesday that not enough sick people are showing up in the data — this is good news right? Less people are getting tested because…less people are suffering from COVID-19 symptoms?
NOPE; this is bad for business as far as the Cooper Regime is concerned. The only correct course of action then is to push more and more testing of people who are not sick, so they can keep these infection counts up.
And while the fear mongers who are usually championing platitudes about education for all are creating a two-tiered education system of haves and have-nots, with tens of thousands of parents and students struggling mightily with forced virtual instruction, he admits ‘Gee, that has to be challenging.’
That’s an understatement, and also an obfuscation.
He and the rest of the Pandemic Panic Posse are entirely responsible for creating the conditions for chaos that will result in lost educations, lost opportunities, lost growth, and, sadly, a lot of lives lost to mental illness.
Yes, people have died from COVID-19. No, kids are not dying from COVID-19; the risk this virus poses to kids is virtually zero, empirically.
Yet, the CDC did point out recently that in a recent mental health survey, 1 out of every 4 18-24 year olds have consider suicide in the LAST 30 DAYS. How much more anxious, depressed, hopeless, and lost will kids get as the closures and isolation are prolonged?
“That must be challenging,” offers Governor Cooper.