Chelsea Clinton Is Worried About the Children
There are unintended consequences to Covid-19 and they impact the most vulnerable
Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar write that the pandemic is causing unintended health consequences for children. People are neglecting vaccinations and causing progress in children’s health campaigns to erode.
We now worry that Covid-19 imperils the progress we’ve made on child survival by overwhelming countries’ health systems and diverting resources away from core health work. We both believe our respective governments and much of the world waited far too long to prepare for and react to Covid-19. Every country — including our own — needs to operate on two public health-driven landscapes simultaneously: responding to this crisis and pushing forward on other health priorities.
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