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I sincerely hope and pray that we, as a nation (and really, a planet) can rise up from this terrible pandemic and once again be able to live our lives to the fullest.  With vaccines rolling out in very impressive quantities and the growing number of people who have either been inoculated or beaten COVID-19 with their body's own antibodies - there is hope on the horizon that the day we can say we beat it is close at hand.

That day can't come fast enough for kids in Louisiana.  According to the 2021 Childhood Report from Save the Children, the Sportsman's Paradise is dead last when it comes to caring for children during the pandemic.

The report crunched data concerning 3 major hardships kids are likely to suffer from during shutdowns and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  These hardships are: Hunger, lack of tools for remote learning, and difficulty for families paying bills.

The data shows that while there is no doubt that there are families in every single state in the U.S. who are struggling with these 3 factors.  That being said, this report showed that Louisiana is the absolute worst at meeting these needs for kids.

Mississippi ranked 49th, and Texas was close behind at 48th.

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