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More than 140,000 US children lost a parent or caregiver to Covid, study finds

  • Researchers detail ‘hidden pandemic’ of grieving children
  • US communities of color disproportionately affected

While the US has been engulfed in a heated battle to prevent people from contracting and dying from Covid-19, another pandemic has been raging behind closed doors among children who have lost one or both parents, or their caregivers, to Covid.

A new study, published on Thursday in the journal Pediatrics, estimated that from April 2020 through 30 June this year, more than 140,000 children under the age of 18 lost their mother, father, or grandparent who provided their housing, basic needs and daily care to the disease.

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Read the original article at The Guardian

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