One of the consequences of going along with the coronavirus hoax is that kids are getting dumber.
Some people say that you cannot really measure a one-year-old’s IQ, but whatever these researchers are measuring in these young kids is lower now than it was before the pandemic hoax.
Children born during the coronavirus pandemic have significantly reduced verbal, motor and overall cognitive performance compared with children born before, a US study suggests.
With limited stimulation at home and less interaction with the world outside, pandemic-era children appear to have scored shockingly low on tests designed to assess cognitive development, said lead study author Sean Deoni, associate professor of paediatrics (research) at Brown University.
In the decade preceding the pandemic, the mean IQ score on standardised tests for children aged between three months and three years of age hovered around 100, but for children born during the pandemic that number tumbled to 78, according to the analysis, which is yet to be peer-reviewed.
“It’s not subtle by any stretch,” said Deoni. “You don’t typically see things like that, outside of major cognitive disorders.”
The study included 672 children from the state of Rhode Island. Of these, 188 were born after July 2020 and 308 were born prior to January 2019, while 176 were born between January 2019 and March 2020. The children included in the study were born full-term, had no developmental disabilities and were mostly white.
Those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds fared worse in the tests, the researchers found.
The biggest reason behind the falling scores is likely the lack of stimulation and interaction at home, said Deoni. “Parents are stressed and frazzled … that interaction the child would normally get has decreased substantially.”
Whether these lower cognitive scores will have a long-term impact is unclear. In the first few years of life, the foundations for cognition are laid, much like building a house – it’s easier to add rooms or flourishes when you’re building the foundation, Deoni said. “The ability to course-correct becomes smaller, the older that child gets.”
The NPC response to this is that IQ isn’t a thing, that kids should learn witchcraft, and that actually, these kids have low IQs because only low-IQ parents would have kids during a pandemic.
Why are we still pretending that “IQ” is a thing
— Kendra (@kendrafeliciter) August 12, 2021
Tarots and IQ have the same scientific validity, but tarots have a more intriguing history and a more captivating images. Bottom line: make babies plays with tarots! https://t.co/hS53N441Bl
— Cinzia Greco (@Cinzia_Greco_) August 12, 2021
Don't blame the pandemic. Blame the parents with low IQ's have children with low IQ's.
— Julie Stainer (@StainerJulie) August 12, 2021
Whatever the case, it is an established fact that it is worth sacrificing children in order to save people in their 80s and 90s from dying from the flu.