Mary Katharine Ham has a new article up for The Atlantic that truly is a must-read “dismantlement of the adult panic porn movement that is sucking the joys out of childhood”:

Some excerpts. . .

From MKH: “I had to relearn my bravery after my husband died. A lot of people will have to do the same now that we’re entering what looks like the endemic stage of COVID”:

And, “The message of the early pandemic was to avoid individual risk analysis. It made us all worse at it and our kids are paying the price”:

It’s just a fact:

With the focus solely on Covid, “we’ve let a thousand others flourish: learning loss, destabilization of the public-school system due to under-enrollment, self-harm, behavioral problems”:

100% this ==>

Now, let’s make this happen EVERYWHERE:

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