As a recent college graduate, I — and many others — watched in horror as the events of this past year unfolded. One particularly haunting aspect was the complete disarray caused by politicians who implemented large-scale national shutdowns in a supposed attempt to combat COVID-19 without, seemingly, considering the long-term consequences.
Amidst November’s massive uptick in COVID-19 cases, a second national shut down remains a possibility, with some local leaders already renewing failed restrictions from earlier this year, even despite the progress made regarding vaccine distribution. It’s imperative that we understand that these nationwide lockdowns are damaging our society in ways that will take generations to reverse, and Millennials and Gen-Z left to rebuild from within the rubble.
Younger generations of Americans are uniquely positioned to lead the charge against any new, poorly designed COVID restrictions by working to inform our peers of the tangible consequences of a second lockdown, contacting elected officials, and, if necessary, peacefully protesting. Shutting