Few kids died within the pandemic, however the households they left behind are shattered
By Marc Fisher, Ariana Eunjung Cha, Annie Gowen, Arelis R. Hernández and Lori Rozsa
As the nation reaches the milestone of a half-million deaths a few 12 months after the primary American succumbed to the coronavirus, the variety of kids killed by the illness stays comparatively small. The necropolis of covid has grown right into a metropolis of sorrow the dimensions of Atlanta or Sacramento — a dying toll bigger than the combined American losses in fight from the Civil War, World War I and World War II, in accordance with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In this new nationwide graveyard of virus victims, the part put aside for the younger held 271 children as of early February, in accordance with information from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Each dying represents a shattered household and a trauma deepened, dad and mom say, by the rampant perception that children can’t get covid, or that it doesn’t a lot hurt them after they do.