Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha speaks out about impact of COVID-19 crisis on children in Flint

Many children don’t have access to laptops, WIFI

Physician discusses how the pandemic has taken a toll on the education of Flint children

FLINT, Mich. – The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted children in Flint especially hard.

Residents were already dealing with a water crisis. It’s not just the physical and emotional impact of COVID-19 -- but the fact that children aren’t in school. Many were already dealing with learning challenges due to the water crisis.

MORE: Flint’s Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha details her battle with COVID-19

Many of the children don’t have laptops or WIFI. The pediatrician who exposed the Flint water crisis, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, is speaking out about the situation.

Watch the video above for the full report.

About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4’s Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV’s “Help Me Hank” Consumer Unit. Hank works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off people in our community.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.