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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#52)

Week 52

COVID-19 Links 30.03.2021-06.04.03.2021

This Week’s Best Links

COMIC: Teaching Preschoolers While Masked Up During The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/06/983605880/comic-teaching-preschoolers-while-masked-up-during-the-pandemic

This is the comic we all needed at this moment. It is by a preschool teacher for teachers, but also for parents who want to know how to support their preschool child or teacher during this pandemic.

Do We Even Know How To Socialize Anymore?

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/04/983855924/do-we-even-know-how-to-socialize-anymore

A few of us—like me—have actually enjoyed social distancing during this pandemic. I realize that I’m an anomaly, but I’m not looking forward to socializing again. My wife is completely opposite and looking forward to the world opening up. Most people lie somewhere in between, but if you find yourself even a bit stymied by how to start a social life again, this link will be an asset.

Old Ways Cradle A New Life In 'I Sang You Down From The Stars'

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/04/983855305/old-ways-cradle-a-new-life-in-i-sang-you-down-from-the-stars

Here is a beautiful storybook based in an Indigenous Culture. It is a mother’s song to her newborn baby, but it is a song that all children—birth children and foster children—should hear throughout their lives. Essentially, “You were wanted before you were even born.”

CDC Says Travel Is Safe For Fully Vaccinated People, But Opposes Nonessential Trips

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/04/02/983791145/cdc-says-travel-is-safe-for-fully-vaccinated-people-but-opposes-nonessential-tri

Though we are on the edge of another wave in many countries, vaccines have brought us a long ways. Once you’ve had your full vaccination, the CDC says it may be time for ESSENTIAL travel again.

11 Therapist-Approved Texts To Help A Friend Feel Better

https://www.bustle.com/wellness/make-someone-feel-better-text-therapists

There is a wealth of wisdom in these statements. If you’re unsure of what to say to someone having a hard time right now, go through this list. It’s well-worth it and pass it on to your friends so they can reach out to others.

Good News: It Looks Like Vaccinated People Can’t Carry Or Spread The Virus

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/03/10398593/can-vaccinated-people-carry-spread-covid-19-virus?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

More good news on the vaccine front. Not only is the CDC opening up essential travel to fully vaccinated people, but it looks like those who are fully vaccinated can neither carry nor spread the virus.

COMIC: Pueblo Tribal Teacher On The Difficulty Of Getting Students Online

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/30/982364861/comic-pueblo-tribal-teacher-on-the-difficulty-of-getting-students-online?fbclid=IwAR107KbTOH1OStul8yakepH7E0eHRmQEb1FLfrOrEM7xyCnM6JZ7rp6kA7E

We have bookends of comics by teachers this week. This comic is by a Tribal teacher discussing the difficulties of finding and teaching her students online. This will be helpful to teachers, parents and all those seeking to support your child’s education during this pandemic. I would especially endorse this for all my friends in social work that are on treaty lands.

 

This Week’s Links

06.04.2021

COMIC: Teaching Preschoolers While Masked Up During The Pandemic

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/06/983605880/comic-teaching-preschoolers-while-masked-up-during-the-pandemic

The U.S. Has Had 'Vaccine Passports' Before—And They Worked

https://time.com/5952532/vaccine-passport-history/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210406+++body&et_rid=21600831 

A 4th COVID-19 Surge May Be Starting. How Bad Could It Get?

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/04/02/983521198/a-4th-covid-19-surge-may-be-starting-how-bad-could-it-get

One-Third of U.S. Troops Opted Out of the COVID-19 Vaccine. Here's Why That Is Dangerous for National Security

https://time.com/5952558/military-covid-19-vaccine-misinformation/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210406+++body&et_rid=21600831

New Zealand, Australia To Create 'Travel Bubble,' Resume Quarantine-Free Travel

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/04/06/984639171/new-zealand-australia-to-create-travel-bubble-resume-quarantine-free-travel

'Love Your Neighbor' And Get The Shot: White Evangelical Leaders Push COVID Vaccines

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/05/984322992/love-your-neighbor-and-get-the-shot-white-evangelical-leaders-push-covid-vaccine

05.04.3032

Want to Be a Better Leader? Science Says Say 'Thank You' a Lot More Often

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/want-to-be-a-better-leader-science-says-say-thank-you-a-lot-more-often.html

Generation Unemployed: Another Class Of Graduates Faces Pandemic-Scarred Future

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/05/983859578/generation-unemployed-another-class-of-graduates-face-pandemic-scarred-future

Do We Even Know How To Socialize Anymore?

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/04/983855924/do-we-even-know-how-to-socialize-anymore

Another US Covid-19 surge may look different, experts say, particularly for younger people. Here's how

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/05/health/us-coronavirus-monday/

How to Motivate Your Child: 5 Positive Strategies

https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/parenting/behavior/motivate-your-child

'I almost wet myself laughing': 50 funny podcasts to make you feel much better

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/apr/05/i-almost-wet-myself-laughing-50-funny-podcasts-to-make-you-feel-much-better

U.S. DEATHS AMONG AMERICA'S HOMELESS ARE SOARING IN THE PANDEMIC

https://time.com/5950759/homeless-deaths-rise-covid-19-west-virginia/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210405+++body&et_rid=21600831

The Week Brazil Went Off the Rails

https://time.com/5951841/the-week-brazil-went-off-the-rails/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=newsletter+brief+default+ac&utm_content=+++20210405+++body&et_rid=21600831

04.04.2021

Old Ways Cradle A New Life In 'I Sang You Down From The Stars'

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/04/983855305/old-ways-cradle-a-new-life-in-i-sang-you-down-from-the-stars

Education Through the Pandemic: From a Four-Fold Increase in F Grades in Connecticut to Expanding Mental Health Services For Colorado’s Students, 8 Ways States Are Confronting COVID-19

https://www.the74million.org/article/education-through-the-pandemic-from-a-four-fold-increase-in-f-grades-in-connecticut-to-expanding-mental-health-services-for-colorados-students-8-ways-states-are-confronting-covid-19/

‘Vaccine passports’ are coming to California, but some residents could be left behind

https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/04/03/vaccine-passports-are-coming-to-california-but-some-residents-could-be-left-behind/

‘Please don’t let your guard down.’ Inside the third wave and why variants have changed everything, in the words of 7 front-line health workers

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/04/04/its-just-so-devastating-inside-the-third-wave-and-why-variants-have-changed-everything-in-the-words-of-7-front-line-health-workers.html

These are the two key things that can help curb another Covid-19 surge, Fauci says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/04/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/

Worried about airport layovers during COVID-19? Here's what you can do to stay safe

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2021/04/04/covid-travel-how-to-do-airport-layover-safely/7064950002/

03.04.2021

Why restricting AstraZeneca vaccines in Canada means balancing 'vaccine risk vs. disease risk'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/astrazeneca-vaccine-canada-risk-vipit-covid-19-1.5973975

CDC Says Travel Is Safe For Fully Vaccinated People, But Opposes Nonessential Trips

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/04/02/983791145/cdc-says-travel-is-safe-for-fully-vaccinated-people-but-opposes-nonessential-tri

Why "the pathway to ending the pandemic runs through the evangelical church"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-vaccine-evangelical-church-leaders-try-to-convince-vaccination-skeptics/

02.04.2021

11 Therapist-Approved Texts To Help A Friend Feel Better

https://www.bustle.com/wellness/make-someone-feel-better-text-therapists

Fully vaccinated people may travel, CDC says

https://apple.news/AwINwBfnDTBKte5mEtptPMg

Human rights tribunal puts anti-maskers on notice, saying complaints require proof of disability

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-anti-mask-human-rights-tribunal-1.5972326

Wait to be fully vaccinated before resuming normal activities, health experts plead with Americans

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/02/health/us-coronavirus-friday/

It’s official: Vaccinated people don’t transmit COVID-19

https://fortune.com/2021/04/01/its-official-vaccinated-people-dont-transmit-covid-19/

Vaccine passports: How to prove you've gotten your COVID-19 shots for travel and avoid scams

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2021/04/02/covid-vaccine-passport-prove-covid-19-shot-travel-vaccination-card/4839979001/

Readers say laminating your COVID-19 vaccination card may not be best idea: Here's why

https://www.freep.com/story/news/health/2021/04/02/covid-19-vaccine-card-laminating-photo/4833216001/

Pfizer vaccine produces ‘off the scale’ immune response to Brazilian variant of Covid-19, study finds

https://www.newschainonline.com/news/pfizer-vaccine-produces-off-the-scale-immune-response-to-brazilian-variant-of-covid-19-study-finds-140532

01.04.2021

CDC Director Fears 'Impending Doom' If U.S. Opens Too Quickly

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/29/982302294/cdc-director-fears-impending-doom-if-u-s-opens-too-quickly

Good News: It Looks Like Vaccinated People Can’t Carry Or Spread The Virus

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/03/10398593/can-vaccinated-people-carry-spread-covid-19-virus?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

Pfizer, Biontech say trials suggest Covid vaccine works against South African variant, is effective after 6 months

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pfizer-says-trials-suggest-covid-vaccine-works-against-south-african-n1262710

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows '100% Efficacy' In Adolescents

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/03/31/982983455/pfizer-says-covid-19-vaccine-shows-100-efficacy-in-adolescents 

FDA Approves 2 Rapid, At-Home COVID Tests

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/04/01/983318237/fda-approves-2-rapid-at-home-covid-tests 

What can I do if I'm vaccinated against COVID-19, but my child isn't? Here are activities health experts say are safe.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/04/01/covid-vaccine-kids-remain-unvaccinated-now-what-can-parents-do/7058403002/

When Covid-19 came for their community, these Choctaw tribal members mobilized to feed and protect families

https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/01/us/easter-covid-choctaw-food-drive-cnnheroes/

5 ways emotional intelligence can help us through pandemic fatigue

https://www.fastcompany.com/90621024/5-ways-emotional-intelligence-can-help-us-through-pandemic-fatigue?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Variants are driving rise in younger, sicker patients needing specialized care to receive oxygen: doctors

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/variants-are-driving-rise-in-younger-sicker-patients-needing-specialized-care-to-receive-oxygen-doctors-1.5370787

‘Hit the hardest’: Why COVID-19 cases are rising among young Canadians

https://globalnews.ca/news/7731485/covid-variant-cases-young-canadians/

31.03.2021

COMIC: Pueblo Tribal Teacher On The Difficulty Of Getting Students Online

https://www.npr.org/2021/03/30/982364861/comic-pueblo-tribal-teacher-on-the-difficulty-of-getting-students-online?fbclid=IwAR107KbTOH1OStul8yakepH7E0eHRmQEb1FLfrOrEM7xyCnM6JZ7rp6kA7E

COVID cases rise nationwide as doctors fear a fourth wave

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-fourth-wave-fears-cases-rise-nationwide/

The Fourth Surge Is Upon Us. This Time, It’s Different.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/03/fourth-surge-variant-vaccine/618463/

Opinion | Covid Isn’t Over, and the Next Wave May Be Worse

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-03-31/global-covid-cases-rapidly-rise-as-the-world-fears-a-fourth-wave

'Younger and sicker': What Canada's variant-driven third wave looks like

https://www.macleans.ca/news/younger-and-sicker-what-canadas-variant-driven-third-wave-looks-like/

Global COVID case tally climbs for fifth straight week, highlighting need to ensure vaccine equity

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/global-covid-case-tally-climbs-for-fifth-straight-week-highlighting-need-to-ensure-vaccine-equity-11617201633?mod=flipboard_industries

What you need to know if you’re offered the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-has-been-approved-but-for-how-long-and/

Did you get the AstraZeneca vaccine? Here's what you need to know

https://theprovince.com/news/did-you-get-the-astrazeneca-vaccine-heres-what-you-need-to-know/wcm/6495e769-a5e1-4bc5-a508-5f73d515eec7

Pfizer/BioNTech says its Covid-19 vaccine is 100% effective and well tolerated in adolescents

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/31/health/pfizer-vaccine-adolescent-trial-results/

Should Masking Last Beyond The Pandemic? Flu And Colds Are Down, Spurring A Debate

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/03/30/981303287/should-masking-last-beyond-the-pandemic-flu-and-colds-are-down-spurring-a-debate

Top doctor says Moose Jaw is on 'red alert,' premier says no need for stricter rules yet

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/moose-jaw-covid-19-1.5969876

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