Pandemic leads to increased drowning concerns

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Kids are spending more time at home due to the pandemic. With that comes added concern regarding backyard and community swimming pools. University of Arizona’s Dr. Gary Kirkilas joined us to talk about those concerns.

According to Kirkilas before COVID-19 the country averaged 12 childhood drownings per week. Now the projected childhood drownings are expected to increase this summer.

Furthermore, Kirkilas recommends close supervision and a pool fence if possible to keep little children out of harm.


Dr. Gary Kirkilas, Professor, University of Arizona

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