I’ve been teaching asynchronously online for over a decade, by the way. It’s nothing as good as real teaching but I don’t detest it like I do Zoom teaching. There’s something about those rows of little faces that kills my soul.
And I’ve never let students turn off cameras. How people do it for months with rows of black squares (and without major antidepressants), I have absolutely no idea.
I think psychologists should study the adverse psychological effects of Zoom. There’s something there that messes with your head.