According to a new study titled “Social communication skill attainment in babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic,” babies born in lockdown are less likely to speak before their first birthday.
Children were found to be less likely to be able to accomplish so-called developmental milestones, such as waving “goodbye” and pointing at things, according to a study sponsored by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
The results of the study (pdf given below), which was published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, focused on 309 infants who were born in Ireland between March and May 2020 during the first three months of lockdown and tested them for ten behavioural milestones at their first birthday. The outcomes were then compared to 2000 infants born between the years 2008 and 2011.
According to a research titled “Social communication skill attainment in babies born during the COVID-19 pandemic,” babies kept in lockdowns were 14% less likely to have spoken their first word, 9% less likely to have begun pointing, and 13% less likely to have started gesturing.
Face masks, according to researchers, prevented children from learning to talk by limiting their capacity to see mouths and acquire used to facial expressions.
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Additionally, it is believed that restricting visitors from the parents’ friends and family was a factor in the social development of the kids.
“Lockdown measures may have reduced the repertoire of language heard and the sight of unmasked faces speaking to [infants],” a statement from researchers reads.
It continues, “It may also have curtailed opportunities to encounter new items of interest, which might prompt pointing, and the frequency of social contacts to enable them to learn to wave bye-bye.”
“They were still more likely to be crawling… which might be because they were more likely to have spent more time at home on the ground rather than out of the home in cars and strollers,” the statement also noted.
Even though the study was observational only, it supports existing research showing that lockdowns in general and masking in particular have had seriously negative effects on kids.
According to a British study, many elementary school-age children have significantly underdeveloped language abilities and many of them are unable to even utter their own name.
Speech therapists claim that the usage of masks has led to a 364% rise in patient referrals for infants and young children.
Another study showed that lockdown had a negative impact on verbal, physical, and cognitive development in young children who were born during the pandemic, with mean IQ scores falling by as much as 22 points.
According to a study that was published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, 60,000 children in the UK had severe depression as a result of lockdowns.
According to statistics, 400,000 British kids sought help from mental health professionals last year for issues like eating disorders and self-harm.
Education specialists claim that requiring students to wear face masks has resulted in long-lasting psychological distress.
A lockdown ban’s severe learning deficits were also foreshadowed in an Ofsted study.
“Children turning two years old will have been surrounded by adults wearing masks for their whole lives and have therefore been unable to see lip movements or mouth shapes as regularly,” states the report.
Another study from Germany indicated that lockdown rules that resulted in school closures were to blame for the dramatic decline in children’s reading skills compared to times before COVID.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University came to the conclusion that worldwide lockdowns have had a considerably worse effect on society than any advantage, and they should be rejected as a pandemic policy tool because they “are ill-founded.”
However, a lot of people want to reinstate restrictions:
The CDC data is in line with the findings by Yale experts who cautioned that it is unusual to encounter children with a mixture of seven common viruses, including COVID-19, adenovirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus, influenza, and parainfluenza.
As we’ve already mentioned, there has also been a worldwide outbreak of instances of child hepatitis, with the media reporting that the cause is “unknown.”
Despite the fact that COVID poses almost little risk to children’s health under normal conditions, Biden administration officials have persistently pushed for children to continue wearing masks in schools, and there are still hordes of hypochondriacs forcing their children to do so.
When they believe no one is looking, those who have repeatedly insisted that children wear masks are frequently the first to remove the masks themselves:
Read the report given below: