Children are losing caregivers to COVID-19: they need support | The Conversation Africa (2021)

Sep 23rd 2021

Authors: Prof Lucie Cluver, Prof Lorraine Sherr
“Children have a very low risk of death or severe disease from COVID-19. As a result, they have not been a core focus in the pandemic response priorities of prevention, detection, and response. But this approach doesn’t take into account the secondary impacts of the pandemic. These include children being orphaned or bereft of their caregivers.” Prof Lucie Cluver and Prof Lorraine Sherr wrote this piece reporting on the recently released research on orphanhood, to which Prof Lucie Cluver, Prof Lorraine Sherr, and Dr Chris Desmond contributed. Read the full article here published by The Conversation Africa.