Jeenah Moon / Getty ImagesSignage for Microsoft is seen on March 13, 2020, in New York City. (Jeenah Moon / Getty Images)
The social and economic ramifications of locking down America are quite apparent.
Economically speaking, the devastation of both large and small businesses is widespread and potentially permanent.
Socially speaking, the damage being done to children who can’t be back in classrooms is as sad as it is avoidable.
But it’s not just children whose lives are being impacted by virtue of the fact that they’re cooped up.
Adults too are dealing with the long-term deleterious effects of being stuck inside. You don’t have to look much further than the rising divorce rates during the pandemic.
It’s evident that socializing and having in-person contact with other people are overall good things for the human psyche.