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Researchers: 40K children lost a parent to COVID

Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-05 16:04:07-04

A new model shows how long we will feel the impact of COVID-19.

Researchers say nearly 40,000 children under the age of 18 have lost a parent to the virus.

The data is based on statistical modeling and not a survey or administrative data.

It also shows Black children have been disproportionately affected as they make up 14% of children in the U.S. with 20% losing a parent to COVID.

The report was published in the Jama Pediatrics Medical Journal.