Could Louisiana Schools Face Lawsuits Over Pandemic Lockdowns?
Hindsight is 20/20, we've all heard that before. But the tough part about reconciling something in hindsight is when multiple people along the way were right, but their answer wasn't selected. So now at the end of the event in question, you have to answer to why the correct answer was never used...even when it was presented.
Of course we're examining the COVID-19 Pandemic era lockdowns. More specifically when they were applied to schools.
In hindsight, we now understand that closing schools long term, or creating excessive quarantine rules, was the wrong move. In fact, the evidence is so strong to how incorrect those choices were, one of the architects of the lockdown plans now claims they had nothing to do with it. Dr. Anthony Fauci now claims no responsibility for school lockdowns across the United States.
Perhaps the reason that he is moving away from these type of lockdowns has to do with the legal ramifications we're now starting to see playout. Including class action lawsuits over lockdowns that aren't ending the way the pro-lockdown community may expect. Colleges and Universities are now facing lawsuits over their COVID-era lockdowns. Now that the evidence is in on a grand scale, they're starting to realize how much trouble they may actually be in.
This week, the University of Delaware has settled a lawsuit with students over COVID lockdowns. The university will be paying out $6.3 million for their actions during the pandemic. In an interesting twist, while the university has agreed to payout millions, part of their settlement is to declare "no wrongdoing". Even though its standard in settlements, the idea that you claim no wrongdoing while paying millions of dollars seems disingenuous at best.
But now this places targets on other schools. In a state like Louisiana, there are plenty of colleges and universities who stopped classes, created hefty quarantine policies, kept classes outside, and otherwise harmed the college education of students. With all of the evidence piling up against those actions, and other schools now settling for millions of dollars, it seems like just a matter of time until other schools start to face these same lawsuits.