The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just released the results of a survey of students from grades nine through 12, that revealed a significant percentage experienced serious mental health struggles due to the lockdowns.
The survey found that:
- 44% experienced a persistent sense of hopelessness and sadness.
- 19.9% said that they seriously contemplated suicide.
- 9% stated that they did attempt suicide
According to the Christian Post, the study went on to suggest that 37% of the students experienced mental health struggles during the lockdowns and attributed it to the lack of social interaction.
The Christian Post noted that it was not just teenagers who were impacted by the lockdowns:
According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 78,927 people died in the U.S. due to alcohol-related reasons in 2019. That number increased to 99,017 in 2020, an increase of 25.5%.
The research also found that while the death rates from alcoholism increased among all age groups, those between 35 and 44 years old saw the most pronounced jump in alcohol-related deaths. Among this group of adults, the alcoholism death rate roses from 22.9 to 32 per 100,000, or 39.7%.
I have mentioned this in the past, during the pandemic I often went bike riding. I would guess that fewer than 10% of the adults wore masks while outdoors.
But almost every student I saw (elementary and high school) was wearing a mask while walking and biking outdoors. In other words, the ones least affected by COVID are the ones who have been the most terrorized by it.
Failure of lockdowns
Several recent studies have revealed that the lockdowns failed when it came to stopping the COVID pandemic. READ: A Johns Hopkins study says ‘ill-founded’ COVID lockdowns did more harm than good
This included studies from 2020: READ: The Failed Experiment of Covid Lockdowns AND Numbers show lockdowns didn’t help contain COVID-19 — opening up didn’t boost it
Even Sweden, that was blasted by the mainstream media for not imposing lockdowns, has concluded that its no lockdown approach was the right path. READ: Sweden’s no lockdown policy WAS right and countries that enforced them had ‘significantly worse outcomes’, report by its government finds