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COMMENT | Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on children

Dr Amar-Singh HSS

Published
Modified 8 Jan 2021, 8:20 am

COMMENT | The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all of society, especially those in poverty or economically challenged. It has also stretched all support organisations and unmasked the failures in our systems to support marginalised individuals and families.

While we expect the Covid-19 pandemic "marathon" to last for another one to two years, even with an effective vaccine, there will be a prolonged post-pandemic recovery of another two to three years.

There is an under-appreciation of the impact of Covid-19 on children. It is likely that we will continue to see psychological morbidity, demographic change and limited educational outcomes for many generations to come. This brief write-up summarises the key impacts on children and offers some suggestions to mitigate them.

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