Orphaned, infected, in crisis: How the pandemic is traumatizing kids

More than 21,000 children have been hospitalized, a rate that’s 2.5 to 3 times higher than flu-related hospitalizations, one expert testified

By: - September 22, 2021 3:23 pm
Kids in a Houston classroom wearing masks

An instructor assists a student during a classroom discussion at the Xavier Academy on Aug. 23, 2021, in Houston, Texas. All staff and faculty at Xavier Academy have been vaccinated and 90% of students in attendance have also been vaccinated. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes the Idaho Capital Sun. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.