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‘The View’ Co-Hosts Try To Push Back On Dr. Phil’s Stance On COVID School Lockdowns

“The View” co-hosts on Monday sought to push back against Dr. Phil McGraw, who said children have been hit harder by the COVID-19 lockdowns than the virus itself.

McGraw answered questions about his new work. Book“We’ve Got Issues: How You Stand Strong For America’s Soul and Sanity” supports school closures due to COVID-19 despite knowledge of rising rates of suicide and depression among minors. criticized government agencies that

“In 2008-2009, smartphones came out. And kids stopped living their lives and started watching people live their lives. And then there were records left behind. “We’ve seen the biggest spikes and highest levels of depression, anxiety, loneliness and suicide rates since then,” McGraw said. “And it went on and on and on. Then, 10 years later, the coronavirus hit, and the same institutions that knew about it shut down schools for two years. Who would do that to these kids? Who will take away the support systems of children? Who will take them away and shut them down? By the way, when the government shuts down, mandated reporters will not be able to see children being abused and sexually abused. By making it impossible for them to do so and actually sending the children home and leaving them with their abusers with no means of seeing them, the number of referrals went down from 50 to 60 percent.”

“There was also a pandemic going on and they were trying to save children’s lives,” co-host Sunny Hostin said.

“They were trying to save children’s lives,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg added. “Remember, we know a lot of people who died in this incident. So people are not lying down.”

“I’m not an elementary school student,” McGraw interjected.

“Well, you know, we’re lucky,” Goldberg said. “Maybe we’re lucky we didn’t because we were keeping them away from places where they could be sick. We didn’t want anyone to believe we had a problem.” (Related: ‘I don’t hear any remorse’: CNN contributor slams Randi Weingarten to his face)

“Does that mean no school children have died from coronavirus?” co-host Ana Navarro asked.

McGraw accurately explained that school children are among the groups least likely to die from the coronavirus. He said they suffered more from the “mismanagement” of the pandemic than from the virus infection.

As of March 2023, an estimated 0.4% of coronavirus deaths were among children. according to To UNICEF. Of the estimated 17,400 children who died, more than half were between the ages of 10 and 19, and 47% were between the ages of 0 and 9.

According to some studies, school lockdowns have caused child literacy rates to plummet to record lows. Research from Amplify Education found that since the pandemic, many primary school students in all grades were “far behind” in literacy rates and needed “intensive intervention”.

the study published A study published by Curriculum Associates in November 2021 found that since lockdown ended, there has been a sharp rise in the number of children in all grades performing below grade level in reading and mathematics. No students in 55 Chicago public schools met grade-level expectations in reading or math throughout the 2021-2022 school year, according to a report by Wirepoints.

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