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Pediatricians: schools must reopen now to relieve children's suffering []


By Kristen Taketa, The San Diego Union-Tribune, February 7, 2021

Pediatricians across San Diego County say they are deeply troubled by what they see school closures doing to children.

Dr. Janet Crow, a pediatrician at UC San Diego, talks every day with middle and high school kids who are heading toward depression or are flat-out depressed, she said.

One of her high school patients can’t bring himself to do Zoom school, she said. His mom isn’t there to help him because she is an essential worker with two jobs. The 16-year-old also is working at a tire shop to support his family.

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