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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.

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