Both Parties Want Us to Surrender to COVID for Capitalism

New York City public school teachers, staff, and allies attend a rally demanding increased COVID-19 safety measures and a remote learning option on January 10, 2022, in New York City. SCOTT HEINS / GETTY IMAGES

In the nearly two years of this pandemic, we have endured not only illness, loss and social isolation, but also the mentally exhausting calculations of how to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe under constantly changing variants, infection rates and vaccine protections.

From early on, we had to learn to avoid falling into what psychologists refer to as “all or



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