I think this fact has been very frustrating about the pandemic. We can all get behind the idea that eradicating the virus is the best path towards getting things back to normal. However it seems like the barrage of numbers has been entirely focused on infections, hospitalizations and death count. There was only one group we needed to listen to epidemiologists.
Other numbers of concern were pushed to the wayside. Like unemployment, poverty, drug abuse, violence increase, goods shortages, mental health effects. All things that have potential to decrease public health. Perhaps the one sided comparison is due to the difficulty in assessing these types of numbers versus collecting covid data I don't know. How does one measure the effects on a child's development from this joke that is long distance learning? Not to dismiss the seriousness of the virus but it is important to listen to what other people have to say even if their not one of those fancy scientist.