There may never have been a more foolish, expensive, and one-sided policy than the shutdowns during this pandemic. The cost of these shutdowns is beyond calculation, far greater than the 25% of the gross domestic product that we have borrowed to sustain our people while they are forbidden to work. Suicides are expected to go up. Mental health suffers. Cancer treatments are delayed. On and on.  

Nowhere is the disproportion between the cost and the benefit of these shutdowns more pronounced than in education. This disease is terrible for certain identified groups who are vulnerable, and it has killed many of them. But these groups do not include healthy, young people except in tiny numbers. 

Yet we have confined millions of young people to instruction over the internet, which is known to be inferior for most every subject and most