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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#49)

Week 49

COVID-19 Links 10.03.2021-16.03.03.2021

This Week’s Best Links

Planning A Spring Break? These 5 Tips Can Help Minimize Risk

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/03/14/975891969/planning-a-spring-break-these-5-tips-can-help-minimize-risk 

Families have been quarantining at home for roughly a year. Students especially are aching to get out and be social. At the same time there is a growing concern about Spring Break becoming a super spreader event. If you must go out, please follow these rules. 

Nike's 'The Toughest Athletes' Ad Is A Powerful Tribute To Moms

https://www.scarymommy.com/nike-the-toughest-athletes-ad/

This is a very touching video supporting pregnant athletes. Nike wasn’t always supportive of pregnant women. Check out this ad and also the history of Nike’s pregnancy policies.   

63 Memes And Jokes That Sum Up How We’re All Feeling One Year Into The Pandemic

https://www.boredpanda.com/one-year-coronavirus-anniversary-jokes/

Most of these memes and jokes had me smiling. Take time to share with your “Bubble-Mates” and pick some favorites.   

How a Feelings Chart for Kids Can Help Your Child Right Now

https://www.purewow.com/family/feelings-chart?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

I’m suggesting all the homes and families I work with download this chart. A great tool for identifying feelings. From major emotions (like anger and fearful) to subtle ones (like indignant and insignificant). This will improve the emotional vocabulary of any age group. 

Don’t Tell a Caregiver to Stay Positive

https://time.com/5944624/how-to-help-a-caregiver/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210313+++body&et_rid=21600831

Pithy answers and cheap advice rarely provide support to people who have experienced intense emotions or deep adversity. Find out what you can say or do instead.

Want to ‘wait and see’ before you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Read this first

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/want-to-wait-and-see-before-you-get-the-covid-19-vaccine-read-this-first-11615500052?mod=flipboard_pf

Of course the best advice is that the differences between vaccines are so minimal that just getting whatever vaccine is available is the best advice for now. But someday, you might go into a clinic and have options. If so, this link provides a good overview. 

Coronavirus one year on: two countries that got it right, and three that got it wrong

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-one-year-on-two-countries-that-got-it-right-and-three-that-got-it-wrong-155923

Before you read this, can you guess which two countries are in the right response column and which are in the wrong response column?

 

This Week’s Links

16.03.2021

Planning A Spring Break? These 5 Tips Can Help Minimize Risk

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/03/14/975891969/planning-a-spring-break-these-5-tips-can-help-minimize-risk 

Experiment No. 29: WAKE UP! Dads, How to Let Moms Know You See How Much They Do (and then do more yourself)

https://www.newamerica.org/better-life-lab/better-life-lab-experiments/bllx-blogs/experiment-no-29-wake-up-dads-how-to-let-moms-know-you-see-how-much-they-do-and-then-do-more-yourself/

Nike's 'The Toughest Athletes' Ad Is A Powerful Tribute To Moms

https://www.scarymommy.com/nike-the-toughest-athletes-ad/The Problem With Conspiracy Theorists Isn’t What They Believe—It’s What They Disbelieve

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/03/the-conspiracy-theorists-problem-isnt-what-they-believe/618285/Canada lags in vaccinations but expects to catch up quickly

https://apnews.com/article/pandemics-toronto-justin-trudeau-coronavirus-pandemic-coronavirus-vaccine-8067c888c405432f937ce1c96738ca6f

Calls Grow For Trump To Urge Hesitant Supporters To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/16/977587441/calls-grow-for-trump-to-urge-hesitant-supporters-to-get-covid-19-vaccine

Unpleasant Side Effects of the COVID Vaccine, Says CDC | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-cdc-covid-vaccine-side-effects-warnig/

Epidemiologist calls for Regina lockdown as city 'red hot' with COVID cases

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-cases-variants-of-concern-1.5950361

What if you had your choice of COVID-19 vaccine? The differences are small but they do exist.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/03/16/covid-vaccine-differences-moderna-pfizer-johnson/4671649001/

30+ Free Classes on Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking, Negotiation and More That You Can Take From Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Other Prestigious Universities

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/366649

 

15.03.2021

63 Memes And Jokes That Sum Up How We’re All Feeling One Year Into The Pandemic

https://www.boredpanda.com/one-year-coronavirus-anniversary-jokes/

How a Feelings Chart for Kids Can Help Your Child Right Now

https://www.purewow.com/family/feelings-chart?utm_campaign=rss&utm_medium=syndication&utm_source=flipboard

Fixing indoor air pollution problems that are raising Native Americans' COVID-19 risk

https://theconversation.com/fixing-indoor-air-pollution-problems-that-are-raising-native-americans-covid-19-risk-156727

‘Parosmia’ is the rancid-smelling aftermath of COVID-19 that has many concerned

https://www.wspa.com/news/parosmia-is-the-rancid-smelling-aftermath-of-covid-19-that-has-many-concerned/

The new normal of travel: 10 things that can seriously impact your next trip

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-new-normal-of-travel-10-things-that-can-seriously-impact-your-next-trip-11615570158?mod=flipboard_pf

US prison guards refusing vaccine despite COVID-19 outbreaks

https://apnews.com/522775575fc815ee2354e97c3428dce0

Companies have an opportunity to provide meaningful help to employees coping with mental health issues

https://www.businessinsider.com/employers-can-help-their-employees-cope-with-mental-health-issues-2021-3

Cat 3 is the most relatable thing we’ll see this week

https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2021/03/15/cat-3-is-the-most-relatable-thing-well-see-this-week/

14.03.2021

Fauci Says Vaccine Hesitancy Among Republicans Poses a Big Risk

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-14/fauci-says-vaccine-hesitancy-among-republicans-poses-a-big-risk?utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=bd&cmpId=flipboard

'We failed the most vulnerable': Dr. Tam's biggest takeaway after a year of COVID-19

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/we-failed-the-most-vulnerable-dr-tam-s-biggest-takeaway-after-a-year-of-covid-19-1.5345393

Coronavirus FAQs: Can I Drink Between Vaccine Doses? What Is 'Vaccine Efficacy'?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/03/12/976538684/coronavirus-faqs-can-i-drink-between-vaccine-doses-what-is-vaccine-efficacy 

When The Pandemic Closed Prisons To Visitors Loved Ones Picked Up Pen And Paper

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/13/976526830/when-the-pandemic-closed-prisons-to-visitors-loved-ones-picked-up-pen-and-paper

13.03.2021

Don’t Tell a Caregiver to Stay Positive

https://time.com/5944624/how-to-help-a-caregiver/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210313+++body&et_rid=21600831

Bill Gates warns that a next pandemic could be 10 times worse

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/bill-gates-warns-that-a-next-pandemic-could-be-10-times-worse

Coronavirus FAQs: Can I Drink Between Vaccine Doses? What Is 'Vaccine Efficacy'?

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/03/12/976538684/coronavirus-faqs-can-i-drink-between-vaccine-doses-what-is-vaccine-efficacy 

12.03.2021

'COVID mortality has been unacceptably high': How Sask. has fared since virus landed 1-year ago

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-covid-one-year-epidemiogists-1.5938126

Reflections on the past year of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan

https://globalnews.ca/news/7690694/covid-19-cornavirus-saskatchewan-one-year/

Novavax Reports Its COVID-19 Vaccine is 96% Efficacious, Based on Phase 3 Trial Results

https://time.com/5946225/novavax-covid-19-phase-3-results/Want to ‘wait and see’ before you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Read this first

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/want-to-wait-and-see-before-you-get-the-covid-19-vaccine-read-this-first-11615500052?mod=flipboard_pf

What doctors wish patients knew about double masking

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/what-doctors-wish-patients-knew-about-double-masking

Women have taken a staggering Covid hit. Now they offer the best hopes for the future

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/12/opinions/one-year-of-covid-19-pandemic-womens-history-month-schnall/

'Useful Delusions' Examines How Beliefs Can Be Powerful In Positive And Negative Ways

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/12/976337203/useful-delusions-examines-how-beliefs-can-be-powerful-in-positive-and-negative-w 

11.03.2021

Easing of Sask. COVID-19 restrictions sows public confusion, premier defends decision

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-eases-public-health-restrictions-covid-19-1.5944054

'It’s a minefield': How public trust in Canada's top doctors is undermined by politics amid the COVID-19 pandemic

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/covid19-canada-trust-doctors-politicans-cmohs-120047289.html

Who have provinces pegged to receive COVID-19 vaccines in the coming weeks?

https://www.timescolonist.com/who-have-provinces-pegged-to-receive-covid-19-vaccines-in-the-coming-weeks-1.24292891

Canada to mark national day of observance to commemorate those who died of COVID-19

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/canada-to-mark-national-day-of-observance-to-commemorate-those-who-died-of-covid-19-1.5342689

Data Shows That COVID-19 Has Made Canadians Among The Most Miserable People In The World

https://www.narcity.com/en-ca/news/misery-index-shows-that-covid19-has-made-canadians-completely-miserable

365 Days Of The Covid-19 Pandemic, In Numbers

https://www.forbes.com/sites/siladityaray/2021/03/11/365-days-of-the-covid-19-pandemic-in-numbers/

The Pandemic, One Year On

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/03/11/covid-anniversary-laurie-garrett/

6 Signs Feeling Lonely Has Become A Bigger Issue (And How To Fix It)

https://apple.news/Azqrq-7jlR1uJhF5yLs0weQ

What you’re feeling is grief

https://apple.news/AfeI0D1ydSpWD09ChXaE9ZA

7 Red Flags You're Experiencing Trauma From The COVID-19 Pandemic

https://apple.news/ALosLbKZOTiSZhHp6lK16zw

Regression on ‘virtually every indicator’ of progress for children: UNICEF

https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/03/1086982

Women Are Getting Pushed Out of the Workforce — With Few Ways to Return

https://time.com/nextadvisor/in-the-news/women-in-the-workplace/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210311+++body&et_rid=21600831 

How to Handle an Employee in Mental Decline

https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/how-to-handle-an-employee-in-mental-decline.html

3 Tips on Changing the World When the World Doesn't Want to Change From the Late, Great Ruth Bader Ginsburg

https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/ruth-bader-ginsburg-supreme-court-effect-change.html

10.03.2021

COVID-19 in Sask.: Household bubbles of 10 now allowed, 35 more cases confirmed to be variants of concern

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/covid-19-saskatchewan-1.5942724

All Sask. adults expected to have access to COVID-19 vaccines by mid-June

https://regina.ctvnews.ca/all-sask-adults-expected-to-have-access-to-covid-19-vaccines-by-mid-june-1.5340426

Breaking Down What COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Means

https://time.com/5945177/covid-19-vaccine-effectiveness/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210310+++body&et_rid=21600831 

COVID-era school design takes lessons from Indigenous educators

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/coronavirus-pandemic-school-design-saskatchewan-1.5942180

Can vaccinated grandparents finally see their grandkids? Your coronavirus questions answered

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/grandparents-vaccinated-ask-covid-faq-1.5942726

Coronavirus one year on: two countries that got it right, and three that got it wrong

https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-one-year-on-two-countries-that-got-it-right-and-three-that-got-it-wrong-155923

Today’s coronavirus news: Ontario to spend $255 million to address COVID-19 outbreaks in homeless shelters; Bank of Canada to make interest rate announcement; Pakistan starts vaccinating people 60 or

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/03/10/coronavirus-updates-covid-19-canada-ontario-toronto-gta-march-10-2021.html

What goes up: World Nature Photography Award winners

https://www.sciencefocus.com/planet-earth/what-goes-up-world-nature-photography-award-winners/

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