Members of a CBS News “Face the Nation” panel sat in silence on Sunday when one panelist explained that the most “underreported” story of 2021 is how restrictive COVID policies devastatingly impacted children.
Crawford cited the low vulnerability of young people to severe COVID infections, the mental health crisis happening among teenagers because of lockdowns, and the fact that the adverse impact of COVID policies has essentially been an “afterthought” to those with power.
The article goes on to state the following:
“It’s the crushing impact that our COVID policies have had on young kids and children,” Crawford began. “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,” she continued. “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.”
“They will be paying for our generation’s decisions the rest of their lives”: @JanCBS explains why she thinks 2021’s biggest underreported story was the devastating impact of COVID policies on children pic.twitter.com/AUU1f6AFNi
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) December 26, 2021
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