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There are 11 comments on What if Real Change—for a Better World—Came from the Pandemic?

  1. The only thing that we have learned from a year of this “pandemic” is how willing people are to give up their rights, their liberties, their freedoms, their individuality, and their ability to live a normal life. All while rushing headlong in the direction of a country and world where governments have significantly increased control over their populations. All it took was fabricating a big enough boogeyman in the form of the virus. The lesson to learn is that we need to go back to seeing our doctors in person. Having our children learning in the classroom. Using our personal vehicles to take us where we want to go when we want to get there. Realizing that man plays a largely insignificant role in the religion of Climate Change. And generally realizing that the people who want to have nice things like better health care, the ability to go to the theater, a free time, etc. need to seek out a good education and work hard to have those things instead of waiting for someone else to “give” them to us.

    1. I suppose the 500,000 deaths from COVID-19 was a fabrication?

      I do commend you on the ability to write so many words without actually saying anything.

    2. Don’t know if you are a “Sir” or a “Ma’am.” But you are correct! I will not elaborate, but I spent 12 years in military service, and another twenty in civilian law enforcement. All of it in the name of defending freedom and liberty, and none of it to support encroachments upon them such as I’m seeing since the “pandemic.” Hopefully, wiser heads will prevail, and I predict that very few will occupy the “Ivory Towers” of progressive academia. I say this as a BU alum (CLA ’75) and the stepdad of another BU alum.

  2. Cummington Mall? It’s a parking lot for delivery trucks! Many of them! It was safer to bike on Cummington when it had parking meters and cars. Compare it to Bay State Road.

    a serious biker

  3. This is Sad!

    WHAT IF the pandemic led to record high levels of depression among college age people? WHAT IF many members of the BU community have suffered (and continue to suffer) very serious losses from the pandemic? The headline reads like the pandemic happened many years in the past, as if there are not still currently depression inducing restrictions on activity and a continuation of deaths.

    The pandemic continues to be an extremely tragic ongoing problem in many respects, and at this point, I think we should at the very least still be in the grieving stages. We have lost our way of life as we knew it, forever. Many people have lost family members and friends. Many people are saddened and overwhelmed. At this point, focusing on the “positives” of the pandemic seems excessively insensitive and out of touch.

  4. I think this article has some interesting points and I do believe that although not everything happens for a reason, good can come from bad. However I found something of importance to note…

    In the ‘Working Moms’ section I feel as though it puts childrearing solely on the mother. As we try to reach more equity, as the article mentioned, I think we should shift the conversation to both or all caregivers. Childrearing shouldn’t be task that falls solely on the ‘mom’ but split between both partners in the relationship.

    This is a time of change and I hope one where the shift/work isn’t placed between the employer/mother but between employers and both caregivers. Let’s work on supporting mom by supporting all caregivers so everything doesn’t fall just on ‘mom’.

  5. I am still kicking at 80 and want to encourage younger minds to continue work toward more sustainable open spaces and cleaner, healthier and breathable air in Boston.

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