Study: Children Born During the Pandemic Are “almost two full standard deviations” Less Intelligent Than Those Born Before

by Chris Black

For reference, two standard deviations is the difference between average European IQ and average African IQ.

Authors believe that mask mandates and lockdowns are impairing early childhood development: “our results seem to suggest that early development is impaired by the environmental conditions brought on by the pandemic”


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Lockdowns and face masks seem to cause a greater reduction in childhood intelligence than domestic violence (8 point reduction in IQ):




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