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Children’s lives ‘put on hold’ to protect the elderly during pandemic

Children may suffer long-term mental health, social and educational problems because of a decision to shut schools to protect old people, a top scientist warns.

Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and a member of government advisory group SAGE, said youngsters’ lives had been ‘put on hold’ to benefit the middle-aged and elderly.

As a result, he said, millions of children have faced a ‘whole series of harms’, missing out on education and friendships, and vulnerable children have lost the safety net that going to school each day provided.

Read the full article on the Daily Mail website

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