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'Traumatic': Nearly 40,000 kids have lost a parent to COVID.
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: April 06, 2021 12:45PM
Real Amurcians don't need masks or Gates mind control vaccines.

Nearly 40,000 kids have lost a parent to COVID. The ripple effect will be "traumatic," pediatrician warns
April 6, 2021 / 1:34 PM / CBS News

Nearly 40,000 children in the United States have lost at least one parent to COVID-19, according to a sobering new report published in the JAMA Network Monday.

The model projects that 37,300 children were affected by a parent's death from COVID-19 by February 2021, but could be as many as 43,000 affected by a parent's death related to the pandemic. The number does not account for children who lost more than one parent or children who lost a non-parental primary caregiver.

As the rate of vaccinations speeds up across the country, some states like Texas and Mississippi are relaxing their pandemic restrictions, against the urging of health officials. Hospitals in Michigan are once again experiencing an overflow of patients as rising coronavirus cases among young people have led to another surge in the state.

The model estimates that if 1.5 million people die of COVID-19 before the country reaches herd immunity, it would leave 116,900 "parentally bereaved children." Adolescents represent three-quarters of those affected.

"I think the ripple effect is going to be very traumatic and I think these kids deserve extra support," Dr. Dyan Hes, founder of Gramercy Pediatrics, said on CBSN Tuesday. "This is going to be huge, because what the studies show also is that African American children are disproportionately affected by the loss of a parent."

Black children accounted for 20% of children who lost at least one parent but only 14% of the total U.S. child population, the study shows.
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