Seven lessons about prioritizing the needs of children from Norway’s response to the pandemic.

Anthony LaMesa
4 min readMay 6, 2022

Norway has had a pretty good pandemic — a low per capita death toll and minimal socio-economic disruption compared to other European countries — but what has gone largely unnoticed outside the country was a strong determination to shield children from the negative effects of pandemic restrictions. Norway’s pandemic response strove to protect children not only from the virus, but also the collateral damage of restrictions.