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COVID-19’s economic devastation could haunt children into their future

Children Playing“Even if kids are less likely to die and to have negative health impacts now, there are residual effects that stem from economic hardships. We’re in a bind,” said Daniel L. Carlson, an associate professor of family, health and policy in the Department of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah, who was not involved in the analysis. “If we let kids out of the house to go to school and ignore health impacts, people are going to die — if not the children, then possibly parents or grandparents. If we shelter in place, we all suffer economic consequences, which need to be addressed.”

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Last Updated: 8/7/20