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CBS reporter says lockdowns’ impact on youth, most unreported story of 2021


When a panel on the CBS News program, Face the Nation, discussed the main news events of 2021, they went silent for nearly 90 seconds when Jan Crawford talked about the negative impact that the lockdowns had on children.

Crawford, who works as a legal correspondent for CBS, described it as the most underreported story of 2021.

Crawford added that the young are the least vulnerable to the virus, and yet the most devastated by the lockdowns that resulted in skyrocketing suicide rates.

The Blaze reported on what she had to say:

“It’s the crushing impact that our COVID policies have had on young kids and children. By far, the least serious risk for serious illness, but — I mean, even teenagers, you know, a healthy teenager has a one in 1,000,000 chance of getting and dying from COVID, which is way lower than dying in a car wreck on a road trip.”

“But they have suffered and sacrificed the most, especially kids in underrepresented and at-risk communities. And now we have the surgeon general saying there’s a mental health crisis among our kids. The risk of suicide attempts among girls now up 51% this year. Black kids nearly twice as likely as white kids to die by suicide.”

Tremendous negative impact on kids, and it’s been an afterthought. It’s hurt their dreams, their future, learning loss, risk of abuse, their mental health. And now, with our knowledge, our vaccines, if our policies don’t reflect a more measured and reasonable approach for our children, they will be paying for our generation’s decisions the rest of their lives.”

READ: CBS panel sits in silence as top reporter blasts the ‘crushing impact’ of COVID policies on children

Studies on lockdown impact on children

Maybe It’s time we reviewed some studies on the impact the devastating lockdowns had on children. Note: I didn’t cite them all.

READ: Depression Among Children Has Increased ‘Substantially’ Under Lockdown: Study

READMore youth are dying of suicide, overdose than COVID-19 during pandemic: CDC director

READPsychiatrists warn of negative effects of lockdown on mental health

READ: Loneliness From Months Of Lockdown May Have Lasting Impact On Children’s Mental Health

READ: 5 Times More Children Died By Suicide Than Died From COVID In The UK

READItaly Reports ‘Alarming’ Spike in Attempted Suicides Among Youth During Lockdown

READ: The other side of COVID-19: Mental health challenges prevalent in youth

READ: More young Canadians died from ‘unintentional side effects’ of the pandemic, not COVID

As I have mentioned previously, the lockdowns transformed from a medical respose to a political one, months ago.

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