Most Underreported Story of 2021? The ‘Crushing Impact’ of COVID Policies on Kids | CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent Jan Crawford | childrenshealthdefense.org

In a roundtable discussion on “Face the Nation, CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford, said children, who have almost no risk of dying from COVID, have “sacrificed and suffered the most” from restrictive COVID measures.

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The most underreported story of 2021 was the “crushing impact” of COVID policies on kids, according to CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford.

During a Dec. 26, 2021 appearance on “Face the Nation,” Crawford slammed COVID policies, blaming them for a number of problems affecting children today, including the ongoing mental health crisis, increased suicide rates and learning disruptions due to school closures.

Crawford said the risk of suicide attempts by girls is up 51%, while “black kids are twice as likely as white kids to die by suicide.”

“School closures, lockdowns, cancellation of sports — you couldn’t even go on a playground in the D.C. area without cops scurrying, shooing the kids off [and it had a] tremendous negative impact on kids, and it’s been an afterthought,” Crawford said. Crawford said healthy teenagers have “a one-in-a-million chance” of catching and dying of COVID, noting they have a greater chance of dying in a car accident.

In a roundtable discussion on “Face the Nation, CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford, said children, who have almost no risk of dying from COVID, have “sacrificed and suffered the most” from restrictive COVID measures.

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