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10.5 Million Children Lost a Parent or Caregiver Because of COVID: Study

Ariana Eunjung Cha - The Washington Post

More than 10.5 million children have lost one or both parents during the coronavirus pandemic — nearly double the previous estimates — according to data released Tuesday. Southeast Asia and Africa suffered the greatest rate of losses, with one out of every 50 children affected compared with one out of 150 children in the Americas, according to the research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics.

How Action Can Help Millions of Children Orphaned by COVID-19

Laura Rawlings, Philip Goldman

The number of children estimated to have experienced the death of a parent or caregiver as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has surged to more than 5.2 million globally, according to a new modeling study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. Maestral President, Philip Goldman, and Laura Rawlings detail essential measures to address this global crisis in this article.

A Fifth of all US Child COVID Deaths Occurred During Omicron Surge

Melody Schreiber - The Guardian

As many as 20% of all child deaths from Covid in the US have occurred during the Omicron surge of the pandemic. Children seem to be facing increasing risks from COVID-19 even as mask mandates drop across the country, and vaccination rates among children stall out at alarmingly low rates.