I read a column in “The Atlantic” today written by Emily Oster, an economist at Brown University. She lists in her bio that she is the author of “The Family Firm: A Data-Driven Guide to Better Decision Making in the Early School Years.” To be clear, I haven’t read her “data-driven” book, but for someone who touts being analytical and precise when decision-making, she sure does want us to forget all of the absolutely dreadful mistakes the COVID tyrants have made throughout the years. She also has continued to perpetuate misinformation while blithely accusing others of the same. Sound familiar? Welcome to the hell that is now mainstream America.
She starts by talking about how she and her kids spent a lot of time outdoors hiking during 2020. She fashioned nice little cloth masks for her family, and they set up a little system so if someone was coming their way, the family would put on their masks to protect them from evil COVID on their outdoor hike. She even goes so far as to say her FOUR-YEAR-OLD son screamed “SOCIAL DISTANCING!” on a bridge when another child dared to get too close to him. That other child was a girl.
The author then goes on to say how misguided that all was. “Silly us! We didn’t know, we couldn’t know… NO ONE KNEW.” She spends the rest of the column shaming purveyors of “misinformation,” though she never names what misinformation they purvey, and declares that the mRNA vaccines have “won out.” But one of the most striking pieces of the column is this: