People in Florida probably won’t get the impact of this segment, but Sunday on “Face the Nation,” the panel talked about what they thought were the biggest underreported stories of 2021. CBS News legal analyst Jan Crawford said it was the effect of COVID policies on children, who suffered the most. It’s pretty brave of her to come out and say this when you have state governors mandating masks on children as young as 2.
We think a lot of people will be speaking up in the years to come. Remember when social media piled on Bethany Mandel and called her a “grandma killer” because she wanted to be able to take her kids to the zoo? Now they have kids separated by plexiglass panels at lunch and they’re not allowed to talk to each other.
“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
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) December 26, 2021
As a teacher in a public school I have seen the devastating results of our experimentation on our children. Closing the last two and a half months in 2020 and virtual school as an option for a full year after that has created learning gaps that will likely never be closed.
— Sharon Long (@SharonBLong0754) December 27, 2021
Yep. No question
— Chuck (@SilverBulletLLC) December 27, 2021
A million times, and I’m considered a villain in the northeast for suggesting this.
— ErtzelCalhoun (@ErtzelCalhoun) December 27, 2021
Totally agree 100%.
— Tina Hinson (@dovesparkle) December 27, 2021
Two years from now everyone will be saying that they were against these corona countermeasures all along.
— My Three Sons (@MyThreeSons132) December 27, 2021
The main role of a society should be to protect their youth and children. If that's not one of the main goals then something is broken.
— Lonewolf ⚪ (@_provoco) December 27, 2021
A thousand times this. It's monstrous what we've done to our kids & young adults in the name of *the adults'* safetyism obsession. From the start, kids were at the least risk and we knew it. Yet, we imposed our collective psych problems on them. Shameful.
— Leslie K. Paige (@lesliekpaige) December 27, 2021
Why aren’t more prominent voices talking about this?
— Mike Brown (@michaeljbrown59) December 27, 2021
As she said, it’s one of the most underreported stories of the year.
She is right. Unfortunately those of us with mental health issues know how precarious mental health is.
— JBinthe603 (@B0stonS22) December 27, 2021
No kidding. Some of us have been saying this will have a mental health impact on kids since last year. My sister is a teacher and is seeing this first hand. The stories I'm hearing, not good.
— David Hohbach (@dhohbach) December 27, 2021
I teach. She is spot on. Criminal what we’ve done to kids.
— Barry Musemeche (@BarryTut) December 27, 2021
She's right and lots of people can't stand it
— BDroz (@bryan_droz) December 27, 2021
Trying to cover their ass but sorry we don’t forget you did this
— Matthew Allen (@Matthew48947836) December 27, 2021
Union-imposed remote learning AFTER data made overwhelmingly clear it was safe for public schools to return (private schools for wealthier, white kids had been back) was devastating for math development, mental health. Dem Governors knew it but are owned by teachers unions
— JohnSaw11 (@JohnSaw11218270) December 26, 2021
And you contributed to this crap @CBSNews
— MeanStreet (@MeanStreet6) December 27, 2021
I am a teacher and I said this on March 23rd, 2020. We lose a full 1/3 of our students when we go virtual as well as a great deal of learning with those that do log in. Now add the loss of learning due to mask mandates. This will be devestating to communities.
— . (@SheriReget) December 27, 2021
Welcome to the party. How on earth are people just now getting this?
— Gurgun (@Gurgun1989) December 26, 2021
— Shark Sandwich (@indubbley) December 27, 2021
A lot of people are bringing up the 800,000 dead with COVID while ignoring they were largely elderly people with comorbidities like obesity, not kids.
American Academy of Pediatrics says there are no studies supporting the concern that masking impedes children’s language development https://t.co/lu75RPzVdB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 12, 2021
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