[All over the world] “… the young are now the chief dissenters from social distancing. The trade-off they face is everything that makes life interesting, the experiences and relationships that will secure their future, vs. a disease that, in most cases, may not be worse than the flu.
“In the U.S., we delude ourselves if we think riots, protests, and rising crime are unconnected to school closures and the destruction of many small service businesses. (The politicians bending over backward to avoid more lockdowns are not so deluded.) Asking humans to stop behaving like humans is not a sustainable strategy over the time required for coping with the Coronavirus. We need a better understanding to deal with our current crisis, let alone future pandemics.”
—Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., Wall Street Journal, August 15, 2020