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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#51)

Week 51

COVID-19 Links 24.03.2021-30.03.03.2021

This Week’s Best Links

‘Sesame Street’ Casts Black Muppets To Teach Children The ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/sesame-street-casts-black-muppets-to-teach-children-the-abcs-of-racial-literacy

Admittedly, this is not a COVID post, except that the race-baiting language of the Trump Administration (“China Flu”) is strongly linked to the increase in Asian Hate Crimes at this time, but thankfully, Sesame Street has taken another bold step forward to give parents a tool to teach children about racism. As with all things media, it is best to watch WITH your child.

Get Ready to Show Your Vaccine Passport Everywhere

https://reason.com/2021/03/29/get-ready-to-show-your-vaccine-passport-everywhere/

Even with all the supporting research existing, it appears that some people will not get a vaccine unless they have to (just like some wouldn’t wear a mask). Vaccine Passports (if widely accepted) may be a game-changer. New York is already requiring them.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes; Canada’s Covid Theme Song

https://www.facebook.com/CBCNB/videos/105744421512574 

This television show has been entertaining Canadians for 28 seasons. It makes sense they would create a humorous song about the pandemic. If you (or someone you know) needs a smile, watch this short video. 

What To Do As Soon As You're Fully Vaccinated 

https://flipboard.com/@srkelleher/what-to-do-as-soon-as-you-re-fully-vaccinated-ksep1lfrrbnk9i07?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

We need a more motivating message than “Get a vaccine and stay at home.” This article looks at what a person can do once they’re fully vaccinated. 

When Will This Be Over? Sesame Workshop's Tips For Parenting During A Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/08/853142325/when-will-this-be-over-sesame-workshops-tips-for-parenting-during-a-pandemic

Another thank you to Sesame Street this morning with this information (and a video) about parenting during the pandemic. It’s been stressful for parents and children alike, we could all use a few tips.

12 people are behind most of the anti-vaxxer disinformation you see on social media

https://mashable.com/article/disinformation-dozen-study-anti-vaxxers/?europe=true

It’s amazing how small a conspiracy group needs to be in the age of Social Media to disrupt the world. This article looks at the “disinformation dozen” and how most of them have profited by spreading an anti-vax message.

This Hamilton Spin-Off from A Medical Center in Northern California is a real “Shot In The Arm.”

https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/coronavirus/article249981859.html?fbclid=IwAR3B48KPQqghNswrzq4ZEDdkHlMrg4ncV5l2klBP-TZZx4O6Ei8eNXsEmi8 

This is a thoughtful and creative response to COVID by a team of doctors in Northern California. It’s definitely worth watching and passing on.

'Right now, I'm scared,' CDC head says as she warns of potential 4th pandemic surge in U.S.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-officials-pandemic-warning-1.5968462

This heartfelt interview with the head of the CDC is touching. She speaks to us Director of the CDC, as a doctor, a mother and a daughter. Be prepared to be moved if you watch.

 

This Week’s Links

30.03.2021

Inactivity kills millions, but movement is the ‘miracle pill’ that could save people and planet

https://www.euronews.com/living/2021/03/30/inactivity-kills-millions-but-movement-is-the-miracle-pill-that-could-save-people-and-plan?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_campaign=all_living_themes&utm_medium=referral

Saskatchewan pauses AstraZeneca vaccinations for people under 55

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/covid-19-saskatchewan-1.5968597

Why Canada is suspending use of AstraZeneca vaccine in people under 55

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/canada-suspends-astrazeneca-vaccine-covid-19-1.5968657

'Right now, I'm scared,' CDC head says as she warns of potential 4th pandemic surge in U.S.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/us-officials-pandemic-warning-1.5968462

'We're skating on a knife's edge right now': Scientists worry US could be headed for yet another COVID-19 surge

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/03/30/covid-19-us-4th-surge-rising-case-count-coronavirus/7049877002/

Vaccines Stop Infection, But You Still Need to Wear a Mask | Time

https://time.com/5950829/vaccines-covid-19-infection-real-world-study/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210330+++body&et_rid=21600831

One dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines was 80% effective in preventing Covid in CDC study of health workers

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/29/cdc-study-shows-single-dose-of-pfizer-or-moderna-covid-vaccines-was-80percent-effective.html

This Makes You 50% Less Likely to Get COVID, Says Study | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-kids-covid-study/

Dr. Birx's CNN Interview Brought an Enormous Temptation Toward Ungovernable Rage

https://www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/a35974188/dr-deborah-birx-cnn-coronavirus-trump-response/

‘Because it was lies’: Olivia Troye says there should be a full investigation into the Trump admin. covid response

https://www.msnbc.com/deadline-white-house/watch/-because-it-was-lies-olivia-troye-says-there-should-be-a-full-investigation-into-the-trump-admin-covid-response-109338693863

 

29.03.2021

‘Sesame Street’ Casts Black Muppets To Teach Children The ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’

https://www.dailywire.com/news/sesame-street-casts-black-muppets-to-teach-children-the-abcs-of-racial-literacy

Get Ready to Show Your Vaccine Passport Everywhere

https://reason.com/2021/03/29/get-ready-to-show-your-vaccine-passport-everywhere/

U.S. Is In A Race Between Vaccines And Variants, Says Public Health Expert

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/28/982086058/u-s-is-in-a-race-between-vaccines-and-variants-says-public-health-expert

COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Been Hard On Youth Locked Up

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/29/979986304/covid-19-lockdowns-have-been-hard-on-youth-locked-up

Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 90 percent effective in preventing coronavirus infections in U.S. study of essential workers, CDC says

https://apple.news/AdOc6jxowRGyRGBXvhSxrog

Retired teacher shares wealth of math knowledge in helpful YouTube videos

https://globalnews.ca/news/7724650/laurel-marsh-youtube-videos-math/

GraceLife Church hosts another packed service, pastor returns after jail time for not following COVID-19 health orders

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/gracelife-church-hosts-another-packed-service-pastor-returns-after-jail-time-for-not-following-covid-19-health-orders-1.5365844

28.03.2021

This Hour Has 22 Minutes; Canada’s Covid Theme Song

https://www.facebook.com/CBCNB/videos/105744421512574 

The Future Of The Pandemic In The U.S.: Experts Look Ahead

https://www.wbez.org/stories/the-future-of-the-pandemic-in-the-us-experts-look-ahead/3b910eac-a1b0-4d19-b301-1dadd0486cb5

Fauci explains what he sees as driving the new US COVID-19 cases

https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/545283-fauci-says-recent-plateau-in-covid-19-cases-is-due-to-spring-break

This is the #1 Sign Your COVID Vaccine is Working | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-sign-covid-vaccine-works/

With risk of more infectious coronavirus variants growing, experts call for more caution outdoors | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/experts-caution-coronavirus-variant-outdoor-transmission-1.5967055

The hard lesson of Dr. Deborah Birx

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/28/opinions/hard-lesson-dr-deborah-birx-ranney/

Birx describes 'uncomfortable conversation' with Trump after CNN interview

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/03/28/deborah-birx-donald-trump-uncomfortable-conversation-gupta-covid-sotu-vpx.cnn

‘We refuse to be afraid of COVID-19,’ says pastor of Hamilton church currently in outbreak

https://www.thespec.com/news/hamilton-region/2021/03/28/we-refuse-to-be-afraid-of-covid-19-says-pastor-of-hamilton-church-currently-in-outbreak.html

COVID: Remember how we segregated smokers? It could be a lot worse for the unvaccinated

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2021/03/28/vaccinated-unvaccinated-divide-get-lot-wider-nastier-column/6980730002/

27.03.2021

Nearly Half Of States Will Make All Adults COVID-19 Vaccine Eligible By April 15

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/26/981680704/nearly-half-of-states-will-make-all-adults-covid-19-vaccine-eligible-by-april-15 

What To Do As Soon As You're Fully Vaccinated 

https://flipboard.com/@srkelleher/what-to-do-as-soon-as-you-re-fully-vaccinated-ksep1lfrrbnk9i07?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Now vaccinated, older adults emerge from COVID hibernation

https://apnews.com/ef6d292a057599ae813651e9818b2beb

It's official. "Vaccine Passports" are required in New York

https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2021/03/27/official-vaccine-passports-required-new-york/

Stopping COVID-19 is now a race between the vaccine and the variants, Canada’s top doctor says

https://www.thespec.com/ts/politics/federal/2021/03/26/stopping-covid-19-is-now-a-race-between-the-vaccine-and-the-variants-canadas-top-doctor-says.html?utm_campaign_id=

Why Pandemics Give Birth To Hate: From Bubonic Plague To COVID-19

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/03/26/980480882/why-pandemics-give-birth-to-hate-from-black-death-to-covid-19

This Bar Missed Its Patrons. Its Idea To Reach Them Touched Others Around The World

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/26/978935664/this-bar-missed-its-patrons-its-idea-to-reach-them-touched-others-around-the-wor

Coronavirus FAQ: To Travel Or Not To Travel? Plus, Tattoos And Vaccines Can Mix

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/03/26/981258381/coronavirus-faq-to-travel-or-not-to-travel-plus-tattoos-and-vaccines-can-mix

COVID crushed math grades. There's an app for that

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2021/03/27/help-with-math-covid-19-school-home/6967794002/

When can kids get the COVID-19 vaccine? A pediatrician answers 5 key questions

https://www.fastcompany.com/90619681/when-can-kids-get-the-covid-19-vaccine-a-pediatrician-answers-5-key-questions?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Amazon Gets Emergency FDA Approval For At-Home Covid-19 Test Kit

https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2021/03/26/amazon-gets-emergency-fda-approval-for-at-home-covid-19-test-kit/?sh=448c1eb949d2

26.03.2021

When Will This Be Over? Sesame Workshop's Tips For Parenting During A Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/08/853142325/when-will-this-be-over-sesame-workshops-tips-for-parenting-during-a-pandemic

Few Facts, Millions Of Clicks: Fearmongering Vaccine Stories Go Viral Online

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/25/980035707/lying-through-truth-misleading-facts-fuel-vaccine-misinformation

Marketplace attended a COVID-19 conspiracy boot camp to see how instructors are targeting vaccine skeptics

https://www.cbc.ca/news/marketplace/marketplace-covid-conspiracy-boot-camp-1.5963503

How To Talk — And Listen — To A Teen With Mental Health Struggles

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/24/980776808/how-to-talk-and-listen-to-a-teen-with-mental-health-struggles

Pfizer Starts COVID-19 Vaccine Tests in Children Under 12 | Time

https://time.com/5949859/pfizer-vaccine-children-under-12/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210326+++body&et_rid=21600831 

Single dose of Pfizer vaccine generates strong immune response, study shows

https://www.newschainonline.com/news/single-dose-of-pfizer-vaccine-generates-strong-immune-response-study-shows-136901

Is it OK to mix and match different vaccines? Your COVID-19 questions answered

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-vaccine-mix-match-1.5964162

Dangerous Covid-19 variants could mean all bets are off on the road to normalcy, expert warns

https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/26/health/us-coronavirus-friday/

What doctors wish patients knew about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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

15 COVID-19 cases tied to Sask. resort inn outbreak, infected owner says shutdown 'crippled' business | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/covid-19-tobin-lake-shorebird-inn-nipawin-outbreak-1.5962447

Doctors: Vaccine side effects show your immune system is working well

https://mashable.com/article/vaccine-covid-side-effects/

25.03.2021

Celebrating Every Body

To foster a healthy self-image in your Mighty Girl, we featured our favorite body positive books for children and teens in our blog post, "Celebrating Every Body," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10912

For an excellent new guide for tween girls on body image, we highly recommend "The Body Image Book for Girls: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless" for ages 10 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/the-body-image-book-for-girls

For teen girls, we also recommend "Body Image Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World" for ages 13 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/body-image-workbook

For adult women, there is also an fantastic new guide on body positivity, "More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament" at https://www.amightygirl.com/more-than-a-body

And for two great books for children about the importance of loving yourself, we highly recommend "Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon" for ages 4 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/stand-tall-molly-lou-melon) and "The Confidence Code for Girls" for ages 8 to 12 (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-confidence-code-for-girls)

12 people are behind most of the anti-vaxxer disinformation you see on social media

https://mashable.com/article/disinformation-dozen-study-anti-vaxxers/?europe=true

These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They've Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online

https://time.com/5947557/covid-19-vaccine-misinformation-moms/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210325+++body&et_rid=21600831

Lack of government guidance for schools causing chaos: STF president

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/schools-covid-patrick-maze-stf-1.5962956

U.S. COVID response could have avoided hundreds of thousand of deaths - research

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-economy-idUSKBN2BH1DK

After COVID-19 outbreak in retirement home, families want mandatory vaccines for staff

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/families-want-mandatory-vaccines-after-retirement-home-outbreak-1.5962020

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/coronavirus-covid19-canada-world-march25-2021-1.5963144 

24.03.2021

This Hamilton Spin-Off from A Medical Center in Northern California is a real “Shot In The Arm.”

https://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/coronavirus/article249981859.html?fbclid=IwAR3B48KPQqghNswrzq4ZEDdkHlMrg4ncV5l2klBP-TZZx4O6Ei8eNXsEmi8 

Sesame Workshop Is Talking More Explicitly About Race—and Welcoming Two Black Muppets

https://time.com/5947731/sesame-workshop-black-muppets/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210324+++body&et_rid=21600831

Uncertainty Isn't Going Away. Learn How to Deal With it Better

https://apple.news/A7h4Ybt0hRe-0alGoNYLqCw

Now is the time to employ a ring vaccination plan in Regina: Former health official

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/regina-ring-vaccination-plan-1.5960237

Brazil Is Looking Like The Worst Place On Earth For COVID-19

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/03/23/980391847/brazil-is-looking-like-the-worst-place-on-earth-for-covid-19

AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine 76% effective in new analysis, to seek U.S. approval

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-astrazeneca-usa-idUSKBN2BH03H

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