October 6, 2021
"Unfortunately, children have been some of the most affected by the mandates, even though they are the least affected by the virus."
"It's Never Been This Bad:" Stunning New Research Shows How Much Child Obesity Has Skyrocketed Since Pandemic Began
“It’s Never Been This Bad:” Stunning New Research Shows How Much Child Obesity Has Skyrocketed Since Pandemic Began
The authoritarian lockdown measures that have been in place since the beginning of the ‘pandemic’ have caused an untold amount of ramifications that will have a detrimental impact for years to come.
Unfortunately, children have been some of the most affected by the mandates, even though they are the least affected by the virus.
Ever since schools were shut down last spring, American children have been forced into isolation from their peers and placed into a poor learning environment that relies solely on virtual classes – Schools have only recently begun accepting students back for in-person schooling, which could be a little too late to reverse some concerning trends that have been a result of lockdown measures.
For the past 18 months, children have been forced to spend more time in front of screens by themselves than ever before. The separation from their classmates and lack of instruction through Zoom calls have caused a massive increase in mental health issues, such as depression, that will take years, if not longer, for these kids to work out.
Now, in addition to the mental, the physical effect of these lockdowns is also becoming clear.
According to a stunning new report that was published last week by the CDC, the body mass index for American children increased between March and November 2020 at almost 2 times the rate that it did before the China-virus pandemic began.
The study looked at over 430,000 children and found that the increase was particularly prevalent among elementary-aged children. Kids who were already considered overweight also experienced one of the highest increases during the timeframe.
Children in every single subgroup – except for those who were considered ‘underweight’ – gained weight quicker than they did pre-pandemic. Overall, children between 6 and 11 that are classified as obese jumped from 36.2 to 45.7% – ages 12-15 saw a 5.2% increase and 16-17 went up by 3.1%.