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How Will the Coronavirus Lockdown Affect School Children?

  In 2005, more than 1,800 people were killed in Hurricane Katrina when it wrecked the Gulf Coast. Around 372,000 children were reported to have been displaced from their homes after the storm. Also, at least 100 state schools were destroyed and the few that remained were shut for weeks. Once the storm receded, the displaced students were placed in new schools but there were lingering memories of the disaster. Some of the students showed increasing signs of depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder after the event. A study conducted 5 years after Hurricane Katrina showed that more than 1/3 of the displaced children were a year behind their peers on academic grounds. Predicted Impact on School Children Come to think of it, a tropical storm bears some resemblance to

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