A new study of 672 children born in Rhode Island during the pandemic has found that children born during the lockdowns have “pronouncedly lower IQs” than those born before it.
Brown University associate professor of pediatric research Sean Deoni, the lead study author, says “It’s not subtle by any stretch.”
What’s caused it? The authors of the study say it’s due to spending so much time inside with their overwhelmed parents during the past year. The team says that children from less financially secure families were impacted the most.