COVID-19 orphanhood is a ‘hidden pandemic’ | UCT News (2021)

Aug 16th 2021

UCT News reported on the research on global estimates of COVID-19-associated orphanhood, published in The Lancet and to which Prof Lucie Cluver, Prof Lorraine Sherr, and Dr Chris Desmond contributed. UCT News spoke to Prof Cluver about the research. “Painting a very harrowing picture, she said the number of children orphaned during the period under review exceeded the number of COVID‑19 related deaths in the 15 to 50‑year‑old category. The mathematical estimates suggest that every 12 seconds a child around the world loses a caregiver to the virus.” Read the full article here published by UCT News.