The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has severely lost the trust of Americans over the past two years.
When COVID broke out, the CDC repeatedly embraced and pushed for restrictive measures that have since been proven to cause more harm than good.
When Americans protested the shutdowns that hurt their small businesses in 2020, the CDC called these demonstrations “superspreader” events. Yet, when Black Lives Matter activists set cities on fire and cheered in the streets to celebrate Biden’s win in 2020, the CDC didn’t denounce these gatherings.
Today, the CDC has very much damaged its previous reputation of being an upstanding public health organization. Now, the CDC is coming out and stating what’s very much apparent about the mental health of teenagers, according to The Blaze.
Reviewing the CDC’s Take on the Mental Health of Teens
In a recent statement, the CDC warned that teens are sending out a “cry for help” amid data covering their mental health. More and more teenagers today are suffering through grief, isolation, and other troubling emotional issues.
The CDC even stated that female teenagers are showing worse mental health conditions than their male counterparts. This particular update comes as the political left is debating about whether or not differences exist between females and males.
In other news from the CDC, the mental health issues that teenagers face today are stemming from COVID and various COVID restrictions. Of course, this is something that conservatives warned about when lockdowns, school closures, social distancing measures, etc. began.
Only, when conservatives pointed it out, health officials called them selfish people who didn’t care about the lives of the elderly.
A Scary Projection for America’s Future
With massive amounts of the nation’s teenagers facing mental health problems, this doesn’t bode well for the future.
The teenagers of today will be tomorrow’s leaders and citizens. The reality is the extent of harm caused by COVID restrictions (which were endorsed and enforced by the CDC) will not be fully known for years to come.
Already, very small children are reportedly struggling with learning, due to masking rules and extended periods of time away from classrooms and their peers.
The CDC has a hand in this, whether they care to admit it or not. Stating the obvious and repeating what conservatives mentioned years ago will not erase the existing damage.
Ultimately, the CDC could have prevented harm to teens’ mental health by heeding warnings against excessive COVID restrictions back in 2020 and 2021.