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Social Development of Infants Unaffected by Covid-19 Pandemic

Child study
A one-year-old child during a study using eye tracking to analyze gaze behavior. (Image: UZH)

Health issues and loss, social isolation and mental health problems – the pandemic has had a drastic effect on our society. But how have the youngest members of society been coping with these changes? Researchers at the University of Zurich have found that the presence of parents and caregivers is enough to mitigate the pandemic’s negative effects on the social development of infants.

Press release UZH