A new scientific study by Brown University scientists, in conjunction with the global consulting firm Resonance, shows that young children’s development is expected to drop by 23 percent during the pandemic due to masking.
Sean CL Deoni, Jennifer Beauchemin, Viren D’Sa, and Alexandra Volpe wrote the review, collecting data from 1,600 children and their caregivers who have been enrolled in the study between the ages of 0 and 5 on a rolling basis.
The Daily Mail reports, “The probe analyzed the cognitive development of the youngsters through infancy, childhood and adolescence, and looked at how average development scores in three key areas had been affected during the [pandemic] era – with shocking results.”
Researchers first watched 1,070 assessments administered on 650 children before March 2020 when lockdowns and masking started.
“Then, a further 154 assessments from 118 kids administered between March 2020 and June 2021, during the height of the pandemic, were carried out. Meanwhile, 39 children born in 2018 and 2019 were analyzed over the course of the pandemic, into 2021,” The Daily Mail notes.
The tests included measuring three “widely accepted” measures of child development, including the early learning composite (ELC), verbal development quotient (VDQ), and non-verbal development quotient (NVDQ)…. A child’s early learning composite is derived from their fine motor, visual reception, receptive, and expressive language scales, and [in] the early years equivalent to an IQ score.”
The shocking results revealed that the mean ELC dropped by 23 percent from a high under 100 in 2019 to approximately 80 in 2020, then 77 in 2021. The VDQ dropped from an average of 100 in 2018 to below 90 in 2020, and around 70 in 2021. The NVDQ also showed negative results. It dropped from a mean score of around 105 in 2019 to 100 in 2020 and around 80 in 2021.
The study said that “children born during the pandemic have significantly reduced verbal, motor, and overall cognitive performance compared to children born pre-pandemic.”
“[M]asks 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,” the report concluded.
However, in New Mexico, scandal-ridden alleged serial groper Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has forced masking of children in schools, as well as masking required in all indoor settings, which has outed the embattled Governor and her New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) administering her edicts as apparent “child abusers” who have stalled child development.
Lujan Grisham’s mask mandates have extended even to school sports, with children over three forced to “mask up,” which is stunting their development. These mandates forced children to wear masks at school, even recently as younger children have been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get the jab. Masks are required for all regardless.
One Twitter user branded Lujan Grisham and NMPED as “child abusers” and others added onto that: