It didn’t make a ton of news, but last week San Francisco sued their school district to re-open schools. Los Angeles is considering the same right now. I get learning loss is a huge problem, but at this point we’re seeing the state just try and sweep issues under the rug instead of returning to the fundamentals and fixing them.
It’d be almost impressive how badly this is all being fucked up if it wasn’t so objectively horrifying. I think a lot of people are waiting for some post-war kiss to signify it’s okay to make out with strangers again, but I would be surprised if anything changes from here on out. (The only way I see the state responding again will be if another nationwide spike happens, which, come April we’ll probably find out one way or another.)
There may be a $1400 check for some, but inauguration was the return to normal for the structures of power in this country and the confusion a lot of people are feeling will, in not too much time, feel a lot more like being left behind.