How the pandemic is affecting children, and how to help

They might not be "at risk," but the coronavirus is still devastating them

Stars Insider

01/04/21 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Kids

The presence of COVID-19 has been shown to typically have very little effect on children, either manifesting as a mild flu or with no symptoms at all. But these youngsters are nonetheless being affected by the pandemic on a scale that may exceed the virus itself.

The world is certainly going to look a lot different for those growing up in this era. Along with developing hypervigilant sanitary anxiety, children are having to adapt to conditions that go against everything they should be doing, like socializing, getting outside, exercising, and in-school learning (remote classes are a struggle of their own).

The pandemic has been difficult for adults for obvious reasons, but with kids it can be a little harder to pick up on the devastating effects. Click through to take a closer look at just how this colossal event is affecting the next generation in ways that will take more than a vaccine to fix.

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