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Shaping a generation: The coronavirus kids

U.S. News & World Report, April 24, 2020

April 24, 2020

Shaping a generation: The coronavirus kids

“I think this will have a lot of mental health consequences from the economic crisis and the quarantine,” says Dana Rose Garfin, assistant professor at the University of California at Irvine and the principal investigator at the school’s Resilience, Epidemiology and Community Health Lab, where she explores how negative life events and community disasters impact individuals and communities across their lifespan. “But,” she adds, “kids are very resilient.” … “If we do see long-term effects on children, it will probably be because of these schools closures,” Garfin says.