I don't think we need to. Kids are going back to school, which means the pandemic will skyrocket. And I hate that word. Skyrocket. Sounds like something an internet marketer would say. But that's what's going to happen.

We already know kids carry a bigger viral load than adults. We already know C0V1d is passed along most in the time before symptoms show up.

All those kids? They're not all “onlies” — they have brothers and sisters to share it with. More kids with big viral loads.

And they’ll all sit in their crowded classes, and walk in crowded hallways and share it with their siblings, parents, and grandparents. And Mommy and Daddy will share it with everyone they work with, too.

When the death toll makes everyone shiver in fear and we are all terrified every moment of every day, it will be too late to go backwards.

In the early days of the pandemic, we saw the earth smiling. Skies were cleaner. There was less pollution. It's not just staying home that causes that effect. Mass death does, too. It's what happened after the 1918 pandemic.

We're going to do that again. Because those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.

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