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Modelling the impact on children of caregiver deaths from COVID-19

21 Jul 21

A girl with two plats wearing a maskAn international team has come together to assess the impact of COVID-19 deaths of parents or caregivers on children. The team includes Professor Christl Donnelly, and the results of their work is published in the Lancet. Modelling done by the group estimates that there are already more than one million orphans, 1.8 million children have lost a caregiver, and these numbers are rising.

Professor Donnelly explains, ‘This is a call to action to support children who have lost loved ones. Our calculations can help policymakers turn good intentions into appropriately scaled help where it is needed most.’

You can read more about the work on the University’s Science Blog.