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Brown University Study Shows COVID Rules are to Blame for Decline in Children’s Development

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The Daily Mail reported on a “disturbing study” that “shows scores in three key cognitive tests slumped between 2018 and 2021, with face mask rules among possible culprits.” The federal government is forcing mandates on your children in the name of safety, health and the “greater good” but the reality is a very dark one.

The study was conducted by Brown University and shows that COVID rules are blamed for a 23% “dive in young children’s development.” Researchers analyzed 1,070 assessments administered on 605 kids prior to March 2020, before COVID rules such as masking and lockdowns went into effect.

Daily Mail writes “a further 154 assessments from 118 kids administered between March 2020 and June 2021, during the height of the pandemic, were then carried out.” Also, 39 children born in 2018 and 2019 were analyzed over the course of the pandemic into 2021.

The report found there was a 23 percent drop in scores which measured kids’ intelligence quotients since the start of the pandemic. “The study also found similar dips in the same span in regards to developing children’s ability to communicate, both verbally and through subtle facial cues.”

Verbal development “quotient also dropped dramatically, from an average of 100 in 2018 to just below 90 in 2020, and around 70 in 2021.” Non-verbal development “also experienced a similar dip, from a mean score of around 105 in 2019, to 100 in 2020 and around 80 in 2021.”

In conclusion, the study found that “children born during the pandemic have significantly reduced verbal, motor, and overall cognitive performance compared to children born pre-pandemic.”

“In addition” the report adds, “masks worn in public settings and in school or daycare settings may impact a range of early developing skills, such as attachment, facial processing, and socioemotional processing.”

Children at the most risk are boys from poor backgrounds: “we find that males appear significantly more impacted than females and that higher socioeconomic status (SES, as measured by maternal education) helps buffer against this negative impact.”

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Internal docs show Amazon censored books on vaccinations due to pressure from Biden White House

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Recently released internal Amazon emails reveal the company caved to pressure from the Biden White House to suppress available vaccine information.

Provided to the House Judiciary Committee, the emails light on the extent of the Biden White House’s influence over the retail giant regarding vaccine-related content. The emails disclose a concerning narrative of pressure from government officials to suppress information deemed unfavorable to their agenda.

Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio took to Twitter to disclose the findings, stating that the emails reveal direct pressure from the White House on Amazon to censor books expressing views contrary to those endorsed by the administration. One email, albeit redacted, explicitly poses the question of whether the administration requested the removal of certain books, to which the answer was affirmative.

National Review highlights the successful efforts of the Biden administration in persuading Amazon to limit the visibility of titles skeptical of vaccine efficacy. White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response, Andrew Slavitt, expressed concerns about Amazon’s role in propagating what he termed as “misinformation” regarding vaccines. His emails illustrate a push for action to address what he perceived as a proliferation of dissenting views.

In response to Slavitt’s inquiries, Amazon initially hesitated to take overt action, fearing backlash from conservative media outlets. The company’s internal deliberations reflect a concern for public perception and the potential amplification of the issue if intervention were too conspicuous.

Despite initially refraining from manual intervention, Amazon eventually succumbed to pressure, engaging in discussions with White House officials. The company’s internal documents reveal deliberations on whether the administration sought outright book bans or alterations to search results. Amazon’s stance, as expressed in their meeting with the White House, emphasized the provision of diverse viewpoints and the distinction between online retail and social media platforms.

 

 

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