The Real Cause Of The Child­hood ‘Men­tal Health Cri­sis’

The Real Cause Of The Childhood ‘Mental Health Crisis’

Around a cen­tu­ry ago, the Span­ish Flu killed 700,000 peo­ple in this coun­try. In terms of casu­al­ty count, that pan­dem­ic was dead­lier than both World Wars, plus the wars in Viet­nam and Korea, com­bined. The aver­age life expectan­cy in this coun­try dropped by 12 years vir­tu­al­ly overnight. Many of the dead were young peo­ple.
And yet, as the pan­dem­ic sub­sided, accord­ing to his­to­ri­ans who have exten­sive­ly doc­u­ment­ed this whole episode, life returned to nor­mal in just a cou­ple of years. Soci­ety didn’t reorder itself. There were no per­ma­nent changes to elec­tion law. Mail-in bal­lot­ing didn’t become the norm. Clus­ters of effete Left­ists in San Fran­cis­co and Port­land didn’t insist on wear­ing masks for years after­wards. Things pro­gressed. Peop …