According to a recent study out of the United Kingdom, the lockdowns associated with the COVID pandemic has resulted in tens of thousands of children becoming clinically depressed.
The study also noted that girls were particularly affected by the lockdowns.
According to the paper published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, children attending secondary schools in the United Kingdom found themselves suffering more from clinical depression as a result of COVID clampdowns.
Researchers found that 27.1 per cent prevalence of depression among their thousands-strong sample, which they say represents a notable increase from where they would have expected the percentage to be had the pandemic never occurred.
Overall, The Telegraph reports that this increased percentage means that 60,000 more youngsters were driven into clinical depression by the lockdown.
READ: Lockdowns Drove Tens of Thousands of Kids into ‘Clinical Depression’ – Study
Of course, this is not the first time we have heard this.
READ: Depression Among Children Has Increased ‘Substantially’ Under Lockdown: Study
READ: More youth are dying of suicide, overdose than COVID-19 during pandemic: CDC director
READ: UK lockdown causing ‘serious mental illness in first-time patients’
And the lockdowns were so effective in stopping the spread of COVID among children
And we know that the lockdowns were particularly effective in stopping the spread of COVID among youth, because the CDC estimates that over 75% of school children in America had previously contracted the virus. It came to the conclusion after testing over 200,000 Americans for COVID antibodies. READ: CDC Estimates 75% Of Children In U.S. Have Had COVID
Without testing, most of those kids wouldn’t have even known they had caught the virus.