I haven't watched all of it yet. I was told it gets really good at the 1:32 minute mark. I thought this child psychologist made some interesting observations. Here's part of what he said:
Dr. Mark McDonald starting at about 41:15 "The state of our children is abysmal ...The pandemic, in my mind, is not so much a medical pandemic, it's an emotional pandemic. And this emotional pandemic is based on, and centered around fear. The fear is real, but it's not based on reality. I have tried to provide facts, data, information to my patients and their parents for weeks and months. Some of them do listen, some of them do change their minds because they believe there's more going on than what they're being told is not entirely accurate. But very many of my parents and children don't respond to information. I'm a big proponent of information, I'm a big proponent of facts, I'm a big proponent of science, I'm a physician, that's how I was trained. But I also know, that, unless we deal with this fear and deal with it head on, this information will not be of use. You cannot use information, no matter how accurate it is, unless you are in a calm state of mind. Anybody who's worked in the military knows this. When you are in a state of panic, when you are terrorized, when you are traumatized, you cannot think clearly.
"Most of my adults in my practice that come in for treatment are in that state. They are not responsive to information. They are allowing fear to guide their decisions. They're refusing to bring their children in insisting on zoom or telephone calls. They're preventing their children from playing outside. They're preventing their children from going shopping with them. They're preventing their children from playing in sports, they're coddling them, because they think that's what's best for them. The children are suffering. In my view this is child abuse. We are training an entire generation of children to live in fear, to live in fear of people. We are training an entire generation of children to live in their parent's basement until they are 40 years old, so that they can be safe. I've heard this word safe for months now, and I always ask this question; compared to what? Compared to driving? As we've heard earlier, driving is far more dangerous. Far, far more dangerous than going to school. Safer than staying at home? Children are getting sick at home. They're getting fat, they're wetting their beds...
"Why are we living in this state of fear, this pandemic of fear? My belief is there has been an unholy alliance made between certain politicians, certain media, and special interest groups...one of those special interest groups...the most powerful in the state of California where I am from, provides the largest contribution financially to the governor, to the county, to the city; that is the teacher's union. And they have effectively told parents if you send your kids back to school the moment they cross the threshold, they will die. And before they die, they will kill all the teachers...I believe the only way to move forward and to properly address the medical aspect of caronavirus is to first address the fear."