I wrote about my "favorite" pandemic theater example of the past year—an attempt to get students to exercise together, indoors—and how it was thwarted by fifth-grader eye-roll energy. https://zeynep.substack.com/p/pandemic-theater-the-anniversary …pic.twitter.com/viMTPdS6Vn
(Well, not to misrepresent: the post is more about doing causal inference from absence of evidence under conditions of uncertainty and how to balance it with the precautionary principle. But eye-rolling fifth graders are more fun).https://zeynep.substack.com/p/pandemic-theater-the-anniversary …
If my kids are typical, they weren't just sitting there; they were playing video games.
My favorite was when the opened all the gyms but kindergarten was still closed.
When people are STILL taking people's temperatures before allowing them to come inside. Has that been at all effective?
My favorite was when
@NYGovCuomo closed the NYC subways from 1am-5am every night for "cleaning", and has still kept them closed despite lots of evidence that it's unnecessary. Meanwhile, people are unable to take the subway overnight to their hospital job, get their vaccines, etc
Other things have also remained closed— grocery stores that used to be 24 hours, etc. The only thing this accomplished is making more people crowd into stores during the reduced hours. Ridiculous.
My 2nd-grader returns to in-person school in two weeks, and learned today that tag and groundies will both be prohibited outside at recess. (Because touching each other's clothing is significant source of transmission, apparently?)
My kids and their classmates have developed fun new hide-and-seek / tag no-touch hybrids. Would that we all approaches pandemic times like the kids do.
I like the lesson in creative, safe civil disobedience, especially.