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Wed May 13, 2020, 11:40 AM

UNICEF: 1.2 Million Children Under The Age Of Five Could Die In 6 Months Amid COVID-19

UNICEF on May 12 published a report saying an additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months.

While coronavirus is continuing to weaken health systems and disrupt routine services, UNICEF on May 12 published a report saying an additional 6,000 children could die every day from preventable causes over the next six months. The UN agency report is based on the analysis by researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The organisations reportedly said that the recent report was based on the worst-case scenarios in 118 low-and middle-income countries. As per the report published in The Lancet Global Health Journal, UNICEF said that they have analysed that an additional 1.2 million deaths of children under the age of five could occur in just six months. The organisation believes that the deaths could be due to reductions in routine health service coverage levels.

Furthermore, the UN organisation also added that some 56,700 more maternal deaths could occur in just six months, in addition to the 144,000 deaths that already taken place in some countries over the same period. Moreover the organisation also listed the 10 countries which could potentially have the largest number of additional child deaths. The countries included, Bangladesh, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Uganda and Tanzania.

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/rest-of-the-world-news/unicef-global-number-of-children-dying-could-increase-amid-covid-19.html

These are the non-COVID deaths that result from the impact of COVID.

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SheltieLover May 13 #1

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Wed May 13, 2020, 12:20 PM

1. Kids aren't being vaccinated

And experts are concerned about measles.

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