Dr. Phil criticizes school closings

The covid repression

Published 29 February 2024
- By Editorial Staff
Phil McGraw argues that vulnerable children were left behind during the lockdowns.

Dr. Phil criticizes school closures during the coronavirus crisis on The View. He argues that children have suffered and will continue to suffer more from the closures than from covid, and says this is not just an “opinion” – but a fact.

Psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw spoke about the dangers of social media, which he discusses in his new book We’ve Got Issues, arguing that cell phones have caused children to stop living their own lives and spend their days watching others.

– In, like, ’08, ’09, smartphones came on, and kids started, they stopped living their lives and starting watching people live their lives, and so we saw the biggest spike and the highest levels of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and suicidality, since records have ever been kept, and it’s just continued on and on and on, McGraw told The View.

The 73-year-old also questions why the support system for children was removed during the Corona crisis, when schools were closed, knowing this.

– And then Covid hits 10 years later, and the same agencies that knew that, are the agencies that shut down the schools for two years. Who does that? Who takes away the support system for these children? Who takes it away and shuts it down?

It also left abused children at the mercy of their abusers, and the school could no longer see and report suspected cases of abuse.

– And by the way, when they shut it down, they stopped the mandated reporters from being able to see children that were being abused and sexually molested and, in fact, sent them home and abandoned them to their abusers with no way to watch and referrals dropped 50 percent to 60 percent.

Whoopi Goldberg defends lockdowns

Co-host Sunny Hostin responded that there was also a “pandemic going on” and Whoopi Goldberg, who is also a co-host, also tried to defend the implementation of the school lockdowns.

– They were trying to save children’s lives. We know a lot of people who died in the process, she says.

McGraw interrupts Goldberg, pointing out that it was not schoolchildren who died, then clarifying that he meant that this group was the “safest group”.

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– They were the less vulnerable group, and they suffered and will suffer more from the mismanagement of covid than they will from exposure to covid, and that is not an opinion. It is a fact.