by Dr. Joseph Mercola
January 06, 2022
Children have, by
far, the lowest risk for serious COVID-19 infection; COVID
policies have therefore had an outsized impact on children and
Suicide attempts among girls rose 51% in 2021
Between 2019 and 2020, adolescent overdose mortality rose from
2.35 per 100,000 to 4.58 per 100,000, a 94.3% increase
Fentanyl fatalities among teens nearly tripled between 2019 to
2020, and represented 76.6% of adolescent overdose deaths in
Children's health is also being decimated by COVID jab mandates.
A declaration signed by 16,000 doctors and scientists calls for
the elimination of all COVID jab mandates for children
Children are Dying
from COVID Lockdowns
As noted by CBS reporter Jan Crawford (below video) during a
Face the Nation
roundtable discussion 1 December 26, 2021, children have
- by far - the lowest risk for serious
COVID-19 infection and, in her view, COVID policies have therefore had an outsized impact on children and
"Even teenagers, you know, a healthy teenager, has a one in a
million chance of getting and dying from COVID, which is way lower
than... dying in a car wreck on a road trip.
But they have suffered
and sacrificed the most," Crawford said.
"And now we have the Surgeon General saying there's a mental health
crisis among our kids. The risk of suicide attempts among girls [is]
now up 51% this year, [and] Black kids [are] nearly 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... shooing
the kids off.
[It has had a] tremendous negative impact on kids, and
it's been an afterthought.
You know, it's hurt their dreams, their future learning...
risk of abuse, their mental health...
[If] our policies don't reflect a
more measured and reasonable approach for our children, they will be
paying for our generation's decisions [for] the rest of their lives.
And that, to me, is
the greatest underreported story of the past year."
Many Students Report Feeling Out of Control
In related news, The New York Times on Christmas Eve published an
article 2 by Erica Green, reviewing the impact extended school
shutdowns have had on students.
"Teenagers arguably bore the social and emotional brunt of school
disruptions," she writes, noting that across the U.S., high
school-aged teens have over the past two years reported "some of the
most alarming mental health declines, evidenced by depression
and suicide attempts."
According to Green, "large numbers" of high school students have
"most or all of the 2020-2021 academic year," and as a
result, failed classes that are "critical to their futures."
Harrison Bailey, Ph.D., principal of
Liberty High School in
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, described the general sentiment among
"resignation and indignation," with
"blunt and flagrant
disrespect" being "rampant."
Bailey has had to intervene in an unusually large number of fist
fights and hall brawls as students resumed classes in person.
school's wellness center has also been "overwhelmed" with students
reporting anxiety and depression.
"By December, referrals for the school's Student Assistance Program
- in which teams of counselors and administrators coordinate
resources for troubled students - had reached 300, compared with a
total of 500 for the entire 2019-20 school year.
At a recent meeting, where administrators sifted through their
caseloads of 'sapped' students, they described them in blunt terms:
'feral,' 'a mess' and
'work in progress.'
'I think kids are just
feeling like... the world's out of control,' Dr. Bailey said.
like, 'The world's out of control, why should I be in
The Other Side of Rage and Despair: Apathy
Aside from violence, Bailey is seeing another, in many respects even
more concerning trend:
Many are coming to school wearing
Overall, virtual learning has proven to be nothing
short of a disaster. A total failure. What the experiment has taught
us is that school is not just a place where you learn a bunch of
It's a place where you learn socialization skills.
The No. 1 complaint
has been anxiety:
'Anxiety about being in the
being in front of people,
speaking to people,
looking at them.'
Many are now years behind in this regard, as COVID
masks have prevented interpersonal engagement and dialogue.
don't know how to communicate anymore," 18-year-old Jazlyn Korpics
"Everybody's a robot now
- their minds are warped."
Nancy Ettwein, who ran the school's wellness center until November
2021, told Green the No. 1 complaint has been anxiety:
about being in the classroom, being in front of people, speaking to
people, anyone looking at them."
Many of the student referrals for
mental health say the student is just,
"sitting and crying
in the bathroom."
This abnormal response to normal social encounters is undoubtedly
the result of extended isolation and lack of face-to-face
interactions with other humans.
Sixteen-year-old Kaisyn Carswell
described pandemic life as,
"emptiness, but the emptiness is really
Another student reported spending the entire year of 2020
playing video games all day long.
Many Faculty Are at Wits End
School faculty are also struggling.
Green reports: 3
4 released this month by the National Association of
Secondary School Principals raised alarms that the pipeline of
principals might be another casualty of the pandemic, as their roles
grow more amorphous and untenable.
In responses to the survey, which included a nationally
representative sample of leaders, only 35 percent said they
'strongly agree' with being generally satisfied in their jobs, down
from 63 percent in 2019.
Ranking among the highest on their list of challenges during the
pandemic was providing mental health support to students and
providing guidance and mental health support to staff.
percent were worried about teacher shortages and teacher burnout.
Only 23 percent 'strongly agree' that the size of their
administrative team is adequate to support staff and students,
and only 21 percent 'strongly agree' that there are adequate
student services personnel like nurses and counselors."
Drug Overdoses Surge Among High Schoolers
With despair and lack of purpose and direction comes increased drug
use, with recent statistics showing a shocking spike in
overdose deaths among high school-aged adolescents in the U.S.
during 2020 and 2021.
The following graph, from a December 24, 2021, preprint article
posted on medRxiv and tweeted 6 out by Dr. John B., a scientist,
illustrates the situation better than words.
According to the authors: 7
"Adolescent overdose mortality saw a sharp increase between 2019 and
2020, from 2.35 per 100,000 to 4.58 per 100,000, representing a
94.3% increase, the largest percent increase of any 5-year age
American Indian or Alaska Native (AIAN) adolescents, Latinx
adolescents, and adolescents in the West census region were
disproportionately affected, overdose death rates 2.15, 1.31, and
1.68 times the national average in 2021, respectively.
Trends were driven by fatalities involving IMFs
[illicitly-manufactured-fentanyls], which nearly tripled from 2019
to 2020, and represented 76.6% of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021
Our results should also be understood in the context of rising rates
of adolescent mental illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
findings highlight the urgent need for accurate,
harm-reduction-oriented education for early adolescents about the
risks of an evolving drug supply, as well as greater access to naloxone and services that check drugs for the presence of IMFs."
COVID Jab Taking a Toll Among Young Boys
Teens are also being assaulted by health problems brought on by the
COVID jabs, which may over time make the mental health decline even
worse than it currently is, especially among boys.
According to a
report by Steve Kirsch, who's been following and investigating
shot side effects, one private school in California is seeing a
dramatic rise in myocarditis among boys - a condition that can have
lifelong consequences, severely reducing one's quality of life.
"For a long time, I've been on the record as saying that the rate of myocarditis is around 1 in 317 for teenage boys.
That was a
conservative estimate since it used a VAERS under-reporting factor
of 41, which is reserved for only the most serious events... a more
'realistic' estimate is 1 in 150.
Today I heard from a parent of a child who attends Monte Vista
Christian school that three children were diagnosed with myocarditis
after they got the vaccine.
The school has 855 kids.
Let's do a
The ratio of male to female rates of myocarditis is roughly 10:1, so
it's a good bet these were all boys. Roughly half the school are
boys. There has never been a vaccine mandate at the school.
estimate conservatively that 2/3 of the kids could have been
vaccinated by then. So, 855/2x2/3=285 vaccinated boys.
So the rate of myocarditis at the school by my estimate is 3/285
which is 1 in 95 boys. This makes sense to me overall; it is not far
from my 1 in 150 estimate.
One in 95 boys with myocarditis
(which is never 'mild') should cause an immediate halt to the
vaccines and an examination of how the CDC could possibly miss a
safety signal this large."
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) is also
monitoring eight cases of
myocarditis in 5- to 11-year-olds who got
the Pfizer COVID jab. 9
Adding insult to injury, it's now clear the
shots are not providing the protection promised.
According to Cornell University, of the 903 cases of Omicron
infection reported during the week of December 7 through 13, 2021,
which shut down the Ithaca, New York campus, almost all were in
fully jabbed students. 10
Some had received three shots.
Sacrifice the Young to
'Protect' the Old?
As noted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., never before has a society
demanded that children take risks that might sacrifice their health
in order to protect the old. 11
It's immoral and irrational.
Writing in The Defender, 12 Dr. Robert Malone highlighted the second
Physicians Declaration 13 by the International Alliance of Physicians
and Medical Scientists, dated October 29, 2021, which has been
signed by more than 16,000 doctors and scientists, stating that,
"healthy children shall not be subjected to forced vaccination",
their clinical risk from
SARS-CoV-2 infection is negligible and long
term safety of the shots cannot be determined prior to such policies
Not only are children at high risk for severe adverse events, but
having healthy, unvaccinated children in the population is crucial
to achieving herd immunity...
The declaration also demands that health
agencies and institutions,
with physicians treating individual patients."
Three Things Parents Must Know
Malone writes: 14
"Before you inject your child
- a decision that is irreversible - I
wanted to let you know the scientific facts about this genetic
vaccine, which is based on the mRNA vaccine technology I created.
There are three issues parents need to understand:
The first is that
a viral gene will be injected into your children's cells.
forces your child's body to make toxic spike proteins.
proteins often cause permanent damage in children's critical organs,
Their brain and nervous system.
Their heart and blood vessels, including blood clots.
Their reproductive system.
This vaccine can trigger fundamental changes to their immune system.
The most alarming point about this is that once these damages have
occurred, they are irreparable:
You can't fix the lesions within their brain.
You can't repair heart tissue scarring.
You can't repair a genetically reset immune system.
This vaccine can cause reproductive damage that could affect future
generations of your family.
The second thing you need to know about is the fact that this novel
technology has not been adequately tested.
We need at least 5 years
of testing/research before we can really understand the risks. Harms
and risks from new medicines often become revealed many years later.
Ask yourself if you want your own child to be part of the most
radical medical experiment in human history.
One final point:
reason they're giving you to vaccinate your child is a lie.
Your children represent no danger to their parents or grandparents.
It's actually the opposite.
Their immunity, after getting COVID, is
critical to save your family if not the world from this disease.
There is no
benefit for your children or your family to be vaccinating
your children against the small risks of the virus, given
the known health risks of the vaccine that as a parent, you
and your children may have to live with for the rest of
analysis isn't even close.
As a parent and
grandparent, my recommendation to you is to resist and fight to
protect your children."
Without doubt, we have loads of work ahead of us.
In all likelihood,
it will take years to undo the harm these past two years have
inflicted on our children, both physically and psychologically. But
as a first step, we must resolve to protect children from lifelong
health problems caused by these experimental jabs.
If we allow tens of thousands of children, perhaps even millions, to
be permanently injured, resulting in lifelong disabilities and ill
health, the psychological devastation will be unimaginable.
Sources and References
News December 26, 2021
2, 3 New
York Times December 24, 2021
5, 7 medRxiv
December 24, 2021 DOI: 10.1101/2021.12.23.21268284
Dr. John B December 25, 2021
Covid World December 28, 2021
Defender December 20, 2021
December 16, 2021
11, 12, 14 The
Defender December 15, 2021
Declaration by the International Alliance of Physicians and