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How the pandemic changed our childrens' lives – for better or for worse

cancelled GCSEs and one cancelled Christmas. Millions of missed swimming lessons, and a drastic increase in time spent online. Rarely has the experience of being a child or teenager in Britain changed so much, so fast as it did in the months that followed the first lockdown of March 2020.

While a new academic year has just begun in relatively traditional fashion, the routines, staging posts, celebrations, and even messy mistakes that we once considered predictable parts of growing up, now seem fragile and moveable.Nor have we been short of statistics attesting to the profound effect of the pandemic on young people. The amount of emergency parcels issued to children by food banks doubled during the first lockdown.

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cancelled GCSEs and one cancelled Christmas. Millions of missed swimming lessons, and a drastic increase in time spent online. Rarely has the experience of being a child or teenager in Britain changed so much, so fast as it did in the months that followed the first lockdown of March 2020.
also known as COVID long-haulers — are asking for help and treatment after months of living with symptoms of the virus that just won’t go away.“It’s like living with batteries that are always at five per cent,” said Carrie Anna McGinn.The Quebec City resident has been living with the symptoms of what’s known as long Covid since she first contracted the virus in December 2020. The once-active health-care professional and mother of a three-year-old daughter now finds it almost impossible to complete daily tasks.

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