CNN’s Jake Tapper claimed he was “surprised” to see no national media coverage of the “damage” done to children’s mental health and learning development due to the Covid lockdowns.
In a segment on “CNN Tonight” Friday discussing the Covid fallout with RINO Jeb Bush, Tapper realized the shocking decline in children’s development due to the COVID lockdowns was not being discussed by the mainstream media.
“I have to say I’m surprised that there hasn’t been a national conversation about the damage done to kids because of these school closures and the virtual learning,” Tapper admitted Friday.
Jake Tapper: “I have to say I’m surprised that there hasn’t been a national conversation about the damage done to kids because of these school closures” pic.twitter.com/JHdrIQElbY
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“I’m not saying there should be a national do-over, but we can’t just pretend that fifth graders who are now seventh graders — that that didn’t happen.”
“I feel like there should be..and not with a blame game…look, it happened,” Tapper said. “People did it, it was criticized – the school closures, the virtual learning, etc – but here we are. But there needs to be a bipartisan movement, you know?”
Data revealing the COVID lockdowns had devastating effects on children has become so compelling and alarming that even media figures like Tapper are being forced to talk about it on air.
“Average scores for age 9 students in 2022 declined 5 points in reading and 7 points in mathematics compared to 2020,” the Department of Education claimed in a recent report. “This is the largest average score decline in reading since 1990, and the first ever score decline in mathematics.”
But despite the media’s growing acknowledgement the disastrous lockdowns harmed children, NIAID Director Anthony Fauci has continued to distance himself from lockdown policy and deny the science, claiming lockdowns had no lasting negative impact on children’s well-being and development.
Cavuto: "Do you think shutdowns particularly for kids who couldn't go to school that it's forever damaged them?"
Fauci: "I don't think it's irreparably damaged anyone." pic.twitter.com/RSypxkBd6A
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