Politicians kept schools closed, not COVID.

Anthony LaMesa
2 min readFeb 8, 2023

Why is this so hard to understand?

Last night, President Joe Biden began his State of the Union Speech with some words about the pandemic:

Two years ago, COVID had shut down our businesses, closed our schools, and robbed us of so much.

Today, COVID no longer controls our lives.

It was surprising to hear Biden blame COVID — the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus — for extended U.S. school closures, because there is now an emerging global consensus that…