RALEIGH – It’s just common sense; if children cannot go to school, they will be stuck at home. If those homes are abusive, that abuse is magnified, but becomes much harder to identify (and remedy) if the kids aren’t returning to school every week.
Beyond lost jobs, mental health, and exaggerated Pandemic Panic, there is a nationwide child abuse crisis according to a investigative report from the Associated Press. What at first seems counter-intuitive suggests a tragic conclusion; the plummeting numbers of reported child abuse cases portends a massive number of unreported, ongoing, and undetected child abuse crisis.
As in hundreds of thousands fewer reported ‘child welfare concerns’ and child abuse investigations spurred by those reported concerns. It is one of the many unintended negative consequences of Pandemic Panic policies, allowing social ills to fester as the nation was forced to focus on only one thing, at the expense of the everything else and especially our children.
So how do the numbers compare in North Carolina? We don’t know.
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As Jon Sanders of the John Locke Foundation points out, the administration of Governor Roy Cooper chose not to share that data with those requesting it at AP.
Perhaps Dr. Mandy Cohen and the team at NCDHHS just didn’t have the bandwidth to supply such information? Every agency has to have priorities, and Cooper and Cohen certainly theirs. After all, with all the man hours being dedicated to making sure the COVID data they collect is broken down into the most racial, identity based, Woke virtue signal in the nation, who has time to look into the prospect of a scourge of child abuse?
Bloomberg won’t sing your Woke praises for that….