Peter Gibbons: Impact of the pandemic on children can't be ignored

'A significant impact on not only their education, but also their social skills and mental health'

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Peter Gibbons: Impact of the pandemic on children can't be ignored

World Children’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on how we can address the very real impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the young lives of children around the world, writes Peter Gibbons, global head of individual and small group business at Allianz Partners, Health.

Over the past 18 months, we've come together to protect the elderly, the vulnerable and those most at risk of contracting Covid-19. Globally, we've been united in a common goal to stop the spread of the virus. However, during our mission to protect the most vulnerable, children across the world have effectively missed out on a significant chunk of their normal childhood as a result of lockdowns and restrictions. Many have gone from being infants to school-goers, from children to teenagers,...

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