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Global minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers: a modelling study
Orphanhood and caregiver deaths are a hidden pandemic resulting from COVID-19-associated deaths. Accelerating equitable vaccine delivery is key to prevention. Psychosocial and economic support can...
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01253-8/abstract
Prof. Gavin Yamey MD MPH @GYamey - Tue Jul 20
The most important study you will read today, by @flaxter et al. Heartbreaking. Around 1.5 million children worldwide have lost a parent, grandparent or caregiver due to COVID-19. The toll of COVID-19 on children has been huge, with long term impacts. thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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Prof. Gavin Yamey MD MPH @GYamey - Thu Jul 22
Big differences in the no. of kids who lost primary or secondary caregivers to Covid across Scandinavian nations (H/T @WordOfNadja). Numbers below (differences remain if adjust for population). 🇸🇪Sweden 3500 🇩🇰Denmark 520 🇳🇴Norway 130 🇫🇮 Finland 84 1/2 thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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Jeanne Marrazzo @DrJeanneM - Fri Jul 23
In #IDTwitter #globalhealth we refer to "shadow epidemics" as collateral damage from the actual pathogen. In case of #SARSCoV2: huge Global minimum estimates of children affected by COVID-19-associated orphanhood and deaths of caregivers: a modelling study thelancet.com/journals/lance…
Mary Beth Miotto MD MPH @MAhealthforkids - Wed Jul 21
More than 1.5 million #children have lost a parent, grandparent, or other family caregiver during the Covid-19 pandemic. So anybody who says that kids aren’t affected by #COVID is missing a big piece of the story. thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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Thiago Carvalho @CyrilPedia - Wed Jul 21
'Globally, from March 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021, we estimate 1 134 000 children (95% credible interval 884 000–1 185 000) experienced the death of primary caregivers, including at least one parent or custodial grandparent.' thelancet.com/journals/lance…