(RightIsRight.co) – With an eye-opening report from the New York Times – yes, the ultra-liberal New York Times – the left is finally realizing what conservative parents have been saying all along. The COVID restrictions imposed in many communities have been far more damaging to children than the virus itself.
And, in what can only be called out for what it is – tragic irony – the children who are most damaged by the restrictions are the children liberals claim to be the ones they are most interested in helping with their socialist policies: Blacks, Hispanics, and the poor.
As David Leonhardt of the Times notes in a lengthy Twitter thread (the entire thread is worth clicking through to and reading):
“Many children and teenagers are experiencing mental health problems. Three medical groups recently declared a national state of emergency in children’s mental health. They cited ‘dramatic increases in emergency department visits for all mental health emergencies.’
“Suicide attempts have risen, slightly among adolescent boys and sharply among adolescent girls. The number of E.R. visits for suspected suicide attempts by 12- to 17-year-old girls rose by 51 percent from early 2019 to early 2021, according to the CDC.’
“Many schools have still not returned to normal, worsening learning loss and isolation. Once-normal aspects of school life — lunchtime, extracurriculars, assemblies, school trips, parent-teacher conferences, reliable bus schedules — have been transformed if not eliminated.” [emphasis added]
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1. Children fell far behind in school during the first year of the pandemic and have not come close to catching up. The shortfalls are largest for Black and Hispanic students, as well as students in schools with high poverty rates….
— David Leonhardt (@DLeonhardt) January 4, 2022