First published: March 2022.

We have been relentlessly told that COVID-19 in children is of little consequence compared to adults, that COVID doesn’t affect kids... Or does it? 5.2 million children have been orphaned by the pandemic in the world. – Today’s political cartoon by Kim Wareham.

A study published in The Lancet shows that the number of children globally orphaned by COVID-19 is estimated to have reached a devastating 5.2 million up to October 2021.

PMP Magazine

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Kim Wareham, Mum working with parent advocacy group @SafeEdForAll_UK. Frustrated that Press & politicians don’t talk about the lack of scientific Covid mitigations in schools, she draws cartoons around the issues.


  • Text: This piece was originally published on Twitter and re-published in PMP Magazine on 7 March 2022, with the illustrator’s consent. | The artist draws in a personal capacity.

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