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No Way to Grow Up

David Leonhardt - New York Times

For the past two years, large parts of American society have decided harming children was an unavoidable side effect of COVID-19. And that was probably true in the spring of 2020, when nearly all of society shut down to slow the spread of a deadly and mysterious virus. But the approach has been less defensible for the past year and a half, as more is now known about both COVID and the extent of children’s suffering from pandemic restrictions.

Study: More than 140,000 U.S. Children Lost a Parent or Caregiver to COVID

Shirley L Smith - The Guardian

The number of U.S. children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic may be larger than previously estimated, and the toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans, a new study suggests. More than half the children who lost a primary caregiver during the pandemic belonged to those two racial groups, which make up about 40% of the U.S. population, according to the study published 7 October, 2021 by the medical journal Pediatrics.

COVID is Creating a Global Child Care Crisis | Opinion

Anne Smith - Newsweek

In this opinion piece, Anne Smith, Global Director of Changing the Way We Care, calls for an increase in funding for international humanitarian and development assistance in order to support children who have lost a parent to COVID-19 to stay with their families.