BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — A new study of ten school districts in Massachusetts virtually obliterates the mainstream narrative and delegitimizes COVID-era isolation and lockdown measures that kept children out of school.
The research, entitled “Prevalence and Risk Factors for School-Associated Transmission of SARS-CoV-2,” was published in the medical journal JAMA Health Forum on August 4.
Scientists from Mass General and Harvard Medical School analyzed COVID-19 transmission in school settings during 2020 and 2021 – encompassing 34 schools and 18,000 students.
The results are shocking: during the fall of 2020 and spring 2021, only a total of 29 potential cases of transmission occurred. For the fall semester of 2021, the number was 44.
During the so-called pandemic, powerful teachers’ unions across the country became cheerleaders for school closures and the media bolstered hyperbolic claims about the dangers of COVID transmission and outbreaks in schools.
One of the loudest lockdown, masking and school closure activists was Randi Weingarten, the leader of American Federation of Teachers. Weingarten reportedly colluded with former CDC Director Rochelle Walensky in order to maximize draconian COVID measures for schools.
A recent study on how children’s mental health was impacted by authoritarian and unwarranted COVID measures by a team of British psychologists implicates school closures as a major culprit.
“Covid-19 related school closures radically disrupted children’s access to social and educational opportunities and changed daily life for millions of families across the world. Emerging evidence indicates that, overall, closures were associated with a decline in children’s mental health and well-being,” the authors write.