THE NEW YORK TIMES: Santa Clara County Tackles Children's Covid-19 Grief

by Soumya Karlamangla

As California looks toward a new, hopefully more normal chapter of the pandemic, I’ve found myself stuck on an unsettling statistic.

More than one in 330 children in the state have lost at least one of their caretakers to Covid-19, a disease that has now killed more than 928,000 people nationwide.

Loss is crushing for anyone, but the death of a parent or guardian carries potentially lifelong impacts for children — and could very well be one of the most enduring consequences of this pandemic.

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