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Sat Oct 9, 2021, 08:51 PM

Over 140,000 Children Primarily BIPOC in the US Have Lost A Primary Caregiver to Covid-19.

CBS News reports that a study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that more than 140,000 children in the United States have lost primary caregivers from covid-19. The highest losses are in New York, Texas, and California, and “Adjusted for child population size, Arizona, New Mexico and the District of Columbia were among the hardest hit.”

While more than half of COVID-associated deaths occurred among White people, nearly seven in 10 children facing the death of a caregiver as a result of these deaths were children of color. Two-thirds of kids in California who lost a primary caregiver were Hispanic. In New Mexico, the share of primary caregiver deaths that took place among American Indian and Native Alaskan kids was more than triple their share of the population. Across southern states, Black children made up a larger share of those with caregiver deaths than their share of the population.

https://jezebel.com/over-140-000-children-in-the-us-have-lost-a-primary-car-1847818665

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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 07:30 AM

1. Why is this not the top news story??

140,000 children at $3600 per month(max SS per month - I think) per year =$6,048,000,000. And the republican party is the fiscal responsible party??? How about all the medical bills - who is going to pay. Can someone correct me if I am wrong.

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Sun Oct 10, 2021, 07:31 AM

2. Why is this not the top news story??

140,000 children at $3600 per month(max SS per month - I think) per year =$6,048,000,000. And the republican party is the fiscal responsible party??? How about all the medical bills - who is going to pay. Can someone correct me if I am wrong.

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