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Study: Around 40,000 US children lost a parent to COVID-19 | TheHill – The Hill

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According to a study published in the American Medical Association’s JAMA Pediatrics journal on Monday, an estimated 37,300 to 43,000 U.S. children experienced the loss of at least one parent due to COVID-19 in the past year.
A closer look at the data found that the burden, which authors of the study acknowledge will likely “grow heavier” amid the ongoing pandemic, has landed disproportionately on Black children.
Black children make up just 14 percent of those under 18 in the U.S., but the study…

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