I forgot this as part of my Census update – a sure sign of advancing age…
A recent study of infant IQs in Rhode Island bodes horribly for the future.
In the decade preceding the pandemic, the mean IQ score on standardised tests for children aged between three months and three years of age hovered around 100, but for children born during the pandemic that number tumbled to 78[!!!], according to the analysis, which is yet to be peer-reviewed.
“It’s not subtle by any stretch,” said Deoni. “You don’t typically see things like that, outside of major cognitive disorders.”
The study included 672 children from the state of Rhode Island. Of these, 188 were born after July 2020 and 308 were born prior to January 2019, while 176 were born between January 2019 and March 2020. The children included in the study were born full-term, had no developmental disabilities and were mostly white.
Those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds fared worse in the tests, the researchers found.
The biggest reason behind the falling scores is likely the lack of stimulation and interaction at home, said Deoni. “Parents are stressed and frazzled … that interaction the child would normally get has decreased substantially.”
Whether these lower cognitive scores will have a long-term impact is unclear.
No, the long-term impact is clear as the Bell Curve. Maybe something else explains this tragedy, but given the current state of affairs, one answer presents itself kicking, screaming, and demanding attention. Kindly disregard all of the BS about the hoax-demic. It is much more likely that this decline is related to demographics.
Per the available 2020 numbers, RI fares a little better than the USSA as a whole in overall percentages. However, one can or could safely assume the mainstream trends are in full effect in the state. So, that means most of the 2020 births could have easily been to non-Whites. RI has a rather low Asian population as well. Thus, the 100 and 100+ mean scores are practically eliminated. I must say that 78 is low even if the data came almost exclusively from Hispanics, Blacks, and “Mixed” populations, the three largest minorities in RI. It is possible that some of the environmental noise the study mentions could have dropped the average to 78. (Honestly, one might expect it to be a half SD higher). But it’s just as likely that this is a “new normal” nightmare in which the majority of the people having children are: 1) dumb natives (lower IQs follow lower socioeconomic standing and slower people tend to have more children, within and without a manufactured hoax-demic), and; 2) dumb invaders (if migration patterns into RI follow the dismal national trend, then they’re getting people from places with averages in the 60s and 70s).
Time will tell, specifically as to these RI kids, and more generally about the USSA. As-was, IQs were collapsing. When the first world stops having children and only imports replacements from the third world, it becomes the third world. 78 is only just below the world’s average and only just above clinical retardation. It may not be sufficient to keep the lights on, the water flowing, or the food growing. Demographics = destiny.
In a not-unrelated story, PhDs are the most reluctant to get “jabbed” with the mRNA poison. The highly educated tend to be more intelligent, if not as intelligent as duller people suspect. Even as the learned class hasn’t had the foresight to reproduce itself to or past replacement levels, at least we’re smart enough not to stupidly kill ourselves or preclude the possibility of reproduction via chemical sterilization.
A side note: much of my limited socialization is among those with PhDs, MD, JDs, and/or multiple MAs. I can only think of a very few who have had the hoax. All of them were, let’s say, a little less than healthy to start with, yet all of them recovered without issue.