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Child as victim: COVID effects

Indian Express | 18/05/2021 04:47 PM | Click to read full article

Parental loss can have devastating effects on children’s social, emotional and cognitive growth. Those succumbing to Covid-19 and those requiring hospitalisation are the most visible victims of this catastrophic pandemic , which has seen over 2.7 lakh deaths so far.

The loss of livelihood and prevalent hunger are its other visible manifestations. But there are many invisible victims, mainly children. Parental loss can have devastating effects on children’s social, emotional and cognitive growth.