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The Equalizing Myth

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In March 2020, a theory emerged that many people loved. By April 2020, it had been completely shot down. I am talking about the idea that coronavirus, or life in lockdown, had an equalizing effect. It did not discriminate against anyone! Whether you were rich or poor, whatever job you had, wherever you lived in the world, it did not matter. We were all being made to suffer from this virus and we all had to come together to fight it.

The issue is that, in many ways, that is the opposite of the truth. It is when you are locked down at home that the differences in quality of life really emerge. As a teacher at school, I could not tell which kids were richer or poorer and who could afford........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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