MWSF aims to improve emotional, psychological, and social well-being for children of healthcare workers who died of Covid-19.
Courageous First Responders and Frontline Medical workers sacrificed their lives fighting a faceless enemy during a world wide pandemic.
In gratitude, civilized societies honor their heroes when we love, take care of and educate orphan children left behind.
News, Facts, Stats & Impact
DAILY HEALTH CARE NEWS
CDC Status Update August 30, 2021
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DEATHS BY OCCUPATION in the UNITED STATES
Nurse - 32%
Healthcare support - 20%
Physician - 17%
Medical first responder - 7%
Admin/ Admin support - 6%
Diagnosing clinician - 4%
Healthcare Technologist -4%
Community or Social Worker - 3%
Social worker - 3%
Cleaner - 2%
Other - 2%
Security personnel - 1%
Culinary/food services - 1%
Coroner - 0%
Courageous nurses are mothers and grandmothers. With a death rate at 32%, why do they do it? Some die risking their lives knowing their children will suffer. Courage is the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. MWSF honors those who stepped into the pandemic battle.
DEATHS BY RACE AND ETHNICITY
White .. 36%
Black .. 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander .. 21%
Hispanic .. 15%
Native American .. 2%
"Lost on the Frontline,” is an ongoing project from The Guardian and Kaiser Health News that aims to document lives of health care workers in the U.S. who died from COVID-19.
The Guardian reports 3,705 healthcare worker deaths, as of April, 2021, were counted by the Guardian and KHN in the first year of the pandemic. This is the most comprehensive count in the nation as of April 2021, and our series of investigative reports into this tragedy.
The MWSF "Bluebird Awards" project is developing a database of children orphaned by "Lost on the Frontline" Covid-19 health care victims. The project aims to identify, reach out to surviving parents, guardians, caregivers and teachers to apply for Bluebird Awards. Once identified we can track those children.
Bluebird Awards can make a big difference in a child's outlook. One Award can be a life changing event. Multiple Awards even more so.
COVID-19’s Devastating Impact on Children
According to Human Rights Watch, "The COVID-19 crisis has a potentially far-reaching, long-term negative impact on children around the world."
To hide their feelings of unhappiness, anger, abandonment and overwhelming fear, children who grow up without one of their parents can have problems such as:
Difficulty relating to other children.
Attention deficit and poor performance at school.
Emotional emptiness and low self-esteem.
Emotional problems such as anxiety, depression or aggression.
Fear of abandonment, which may cause rebellious behavior or social isolation.
Traumatized children never forget loving parents. Unless treated with loving care, children pay an emotional price .. year after year.
Poor Mental Health is a Growing Problem for Adolescents
CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Data Summary & Trends Report: 2009-2019pdf icon highlights concerning trends about the mental health of U.S. high school students.
More than 1 in 3 high school students had experienced persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness in 2019, a 40 percent increase since 2009.
In 2019, approximately 1 in 6 youth reported making a suicide plan in the past year, a 44% increase since 2009.
Covid-19 History & Impact Videos about children is here.
Supporting Evidence from Newsworthy Sources
August 24, 2021
Vaccine Efficacy Diminished as Delta Arose, CDC Report Shows
(Bloomberg) -- The effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines among front-line workers declined to 66% after the delta variant became dominant, compared with 91% before it arose, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
'Keep your guard up': CDC studies show waning COVID vaccine efficacy as delta variant sweeps US
Immunity to COVID-19 from vaccines might be declining over time as the highly contagious delta variant surges across the country, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.