Closer Look with Rose Scott

Net Worth Poverty; Kids self-swabbing for COVID; Shy'Kemmia Pate

September 7, 2022

Today on Closer Look with Rose Scott, Net Worth Poverty. It’s the other half of the income story that gets overlooked when talking about poverty. Researchers found that family wealth, the value of a family’s assets, such as savings and property, minus debt, is linked to lower cognitive scores and increases in problem and behavior scores in children. Researcher, Christina Gibson-Davis is part of a team that investigated how children are affected by net worth poverty. She says policymakers should think about policies that focus on building wealth.

Also, a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta study found that school-aged children can accurately self-swab for COVID-19 tests as compared to tests conducted by health care professionals.

Dr. Wilbur Lam, a pediatric hematologist and oncologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Tech, says kids as young as four, were able to perform their own swabs for COVID-19 tests.

Plus, it was September 4, 1998 when 8-year-old Shy’Kemmia Pate, nicknamed, Shy Shy, went missing in Unadilla, Georgia, a small town about two hours south of Atlanta. Closer Look spoke with her mother and other family members in 2017. We’ll get an update on the decades-old cold case and the investigation into Shy Shy’s disappearance. 

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