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The pandemic has created 8 million orphans around the world, new study shows

A new study in JAMA Pediatrics estimates that around the world almost 8 million children have lost a parent or primary caregiver to a COVID-related cause between January of 2020 and May of this year.

Here & Now‘s Celeste Headlee speaks with NPR health correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee about the psychological, health and economic impacts of this kind of loss and what countries are doing to provide support.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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