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At Least 43,000 Kids in the U.S. Have Lost a Parent to COVID-19, Study Finds

16 days ago   |   By Time

There's been a collective quality to the dying the world has witnessed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nearly 3 million global deaths that have been recorded so far have not been discrete events; rather, each one has radiated outward, leaving holes in families, neighborhoods, entire communities. There is perhaps no hole more gaping than the one left in the life of a child when a parent is taken too young-a loss that leads to traumatic grief, depression and, as research has shown , academic problems and even a higher risk of unintentional death or suicide.
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Nearly 40,000 kids lost a parent to COVID-19, study suggests

Nearly 40,000 kids lost a parent to COVID-19, study suggests

16 days ago   |   By New York Post

An estimated 40,000 children in the US have lost at least one parent to COVID-19, new findings suggest, with adolescents accounting for the majority of the total. Researchers from Stony Brook University published findings in JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, which suggested 37,300 kids under the age of 17 lost a parent to COVID-19, as of February 2021. “Unfortunately, there been...
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