A Johns Hopkins University School doctor sounds the alarm about the effects COVID restrictions have had and are having on our children. In a March 2021 tweet, he shares a highly disturbing study that reveals kids are ten times more likely to die of suicide than coronavirus.
Dr. Marty Makary is a professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
On March 2, 2021, he tweeted stunning statistics about the increase in self-harm and overdoses for kids affected by the COVID pandemic.
“New research on kids we should have anticipated: Self-harm and overdoses increased 91-100%. Published this morning by @FAIRHealth @axios @caitlinnowens. Kids are 10X more likely to die of suicide than coronavirus. #OpenSchoolsNow to save lives,” he tweeted.
The study he cites states was published March 2 by the nonprofit FAIR Health and titled “The Impact of COVID-19 on Pediatric Mental Health.” Its summary notes that kids’ self-harm and suicides have increased exponentially during COVID-19 lockdowns that have closed schools.
I would be willing to hypothesize that as we slowly get to doing the research on the health consequences of school closures and other excessive measures, we are going to discover more and more harm and we'll look back with great regret. @pgargollo @AmerAcadPeds @medpagetoday
— Marty Makary MD, MPH (@MartyMakary) March 2, 2021
A Canadian doctor is also speaking out on the catastrophic effects of COVID lockdowns and restrictions on our kids.
Dr. Emad Guirguis of Barrio, Ontario, is an outspoken advocate for children who’ve been suffering as a result of the draconian rules set forth for them by unelected bureaucrats. In his quest to give kids a voice, Dr. Guiguis has helped create a book for kids to share their stories. The book can be purchased HERE.
THE CHILDREN SPEAK
The book is a collection of essays authored by children of all ages, detailing the truth of the devastating impact of government mandates and restrictions. The children speak of an ambush of their lives by policies that force masking, isolation, segregation, and abandonment of beloved sports. The authors include artistic expression of their inner emotions. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the true and hidden impact of the harsh government policies on our children.
The book is authored by children and illustrates their heartfelt thoughts and emotions throughout the imposed lockdowns over the past two years.
In this moving video, one of the book’s authors, Carly, shares her devastation over the impact that lockdowns have had on her life over the past two years.
In another promotional video for the book, several young contributing authors share their heartbreaking stories of isolation and loneliness.
The Children Speak book also features heartbreaking illustrations drawn by children using art to express their feelings on COVID lockdowns and restrictions.
Here are a few examples of the artwork from children whose lives are being destroyed by COVID restrictions:
This drawing reveals how adults have shamed our children for making personal choices like wearing or not wearing a mask.
The book has received outstanding reviews from prominent community leaders, leading to their overwhelming endorsement of this unique collection of essays and artistic expression.
After reading the manuscript of essays so reverently collected by Dr. Guiguis, I expected to read stories of fear, confusion, and frustration. But there is one emotion that dominated throughout this collection. The palpable emotion of loneliness. Thoughtless public health policies and government overreach had caused our children to be lonely, and as parents, we should never have allowed that to happen. I commend Dr. Guirguis for attempting to shine the light of truth in order to dispel the shadow that was cast on our children.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5
Dr. Rochagné Kilian,
Emergency & Family Physician