A new scientific study has found more evidence that COVID school shutdowns have been bad for children.
The Royal Society Open Science journal released the study, which suggests that thousands of kids developed clinical depression as a result of the COVID lockdowns.
From the report:
Had the COVID-19 pandemic not occurred, we estimate that there would be 6% fewer adolescents with high depressive symptoms. No effect of exposure to the pandemic on externalizing difficulties was found. Exploratory analyses to examine subgroup differences in impacts suggest that the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health may have been greater for females than males. Given the widespread concern over rising adolescent mental health difficulties prior to the pandemic, this paper quantifies the additional impacts of the pandemic.
This report comes on the heels of another survey which found most Americans think we will have long term negative implications of kids because of these shutdowns.
Express Employment Professionals released the report, which found that 81 percent of adults think kids will suffer in their future employment opportunities because of the shutdowns.