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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus (#60)

Year 2, Week 09 (60)

COVID-19

26.05.2021-01.06.2021

This Week’s Top Links

Our Favorite LGBTQ Picture Books for Kids

https://www.cubbyathome.com/lgbtq-picture-books-for-kids-80004334?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category/Channel:+main

Some great reads for young people and their mental health this week. There are excellent books to sit and read with your middle grade children this week on both mental health and sexual diversity. Even if you just take a read through the summaries in the links, these books take you on an important journey. If you’re working with groups of children (education, corrections, social work), these should be a part of your library.

I’m keeping my mask on out of respect for others

https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/im-keeping-my-mask-on-out-of-respect-for-others/

This link struck a chord with me. I was an early-adopter to the mask wearing. As soon as I learned that it could help prevent others from contracting the virus—even if I was asymptomatic—I saw it as a civic duty to wear a mask in public. If it means that I can help lower the flak for others who are choosing to wear masks for other-than-social-reasons (having a compromised immune system or knowing someone who does, or having a child at home who has not been fully vaccinated), I still see this as a civic duty and sign of courtesy.

I’m a Pediatrician. Get Your Child Vaccinated.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/05/pediatrician-kids-vaccine-coronavirus/619044/?utm_medium=offsite&utm_source=flipboard&utm_campaign=all

Don’t let the anti-vaxxers fool you (remember many of the 12 leading proponents of anti-vaxxing are making money preaching their message). Your child will be safer when they are immunized. It will get to a point where the only ones catching the virus are those who refused vaccinations. It is already at the point where those who choose to be vaccinated are carrying the dead weight of those who aren’t. The virus is still a major cost and time-consumer on our medical systems, it’s also a drag on our economy. Don’t put your child at risk, get them vaccinated.

What doctors wish parents knew about COVID-19 vaccination

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/population-care/what-doctors-wish-parents-knew-about-covid-19-vaccination

This article follows suit on the last article. In case one pediatrician can’t convince you, let a team of doctors tell you the scientific reasons to vaccinate our children.

Middle Grade Books About Mental Health

https://bookriot.com/middle-grade-books-about-mental-health/

This is the second top list of important books for middle grade youth this week, but this list is specific to mental health issues for pre-teens and young teens. Read the summaries and order the books. I will be posting an increasing number of these kinds of lists as my emphasis on COVID-19 begins to wane. Look for more information about child and youth mental health. If you have comments or suggestions about this slowly transitioning emphasis, please send me an e-mail through my web site.

Women Left Their Jobs To Be Caregivers. A Business Coalition Wants Companies To Help

https://apple.news/Ab9xOdjusTTeiiG61JgN5jA

There is no doubt that the coronavirus has been hard on the economy and the hardest hit have been women—especially working moms. One business coalition wants to offer ways that companies can be involved in helping restore a fair economy to all participants, regardless of gender.

 

This Week’s Links

01.06.2021

Our Favorite LGBTQ Picture Books for Kids

https://www.cubbyathome.com/lgbtq-picture-books-for-kids-80004334?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category/Channel:+main

Here’s What To Know If You’re Vaccinated — But Your Kids Aren’t Yet — According to Experts

https://www.cubbyathome.com/covid-vaccine-kids-questions-80004441?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Category/Channel:+main

How COVID-19 is ending the stigma of online learning

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/06/covid-19-is-ending-the-stigma-of-online-learning-higher-education-workplace-candidate-evaluation-future-of-work/

Brazil Covid: Deaths plunge after town's adults vaccinated

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-57309538

Americans Are Done With 5-Days a Week in the Office. Here’s What That Means for the Economy

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-01/americans-are-done-with-5-days-a-week-in-the-office-here-s-what-that-means-for-the-economy

Canada won't rush reopening border with United States, Trudeau says

https://www.cp24.com/news/canada-won-t-rush-reopening-border-with-united-states-trudeau-says-1.5450137

Half of the US is partially vaccinated, but experts say more work is needed to make the next holiday gathering safer

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/01/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/

Lifting Sask.'s mask too mandate early could reward anti-maskers, leave gaps in protection: epidemiologist | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/saskatchewan-mask-mandate-reward-anti-maskers-leave-protection-gaps-1.6047721

World anxiously waits to see where Biden will send America's vaccines

https://www.axios.com/biden-donate-coronavirus-doses-which-countries-c9919893-ba9f-49d6-a0b5-f9e1d5b7a2d8.html

The 'Time Has Come' For A Global Pandemic Treaty, WHO's Tedros Says

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/05/31/1001943709/the-time-has-come-for-a-global-pandemic-treaty-whos-tedros-says

After Its Superspreader Rehearsal, A Community Choir Struggles To Sing Together Again

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/30/1001303097/after-its-superspreader-rehearsal-a-community-choir-struggles-to-sing-together-a

6 Habits Of Highly Successful Remote Workers

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrobinson/2021/06/01/6-habits-of-highly-successful-remote-workers/

Could a simple pill beat COVID-19? Pfizer is giving it a go

https://theconversation.com/could-a-simple-pill-beat-covid-19-pfizer-is-giving-it-a-go-160988

31.05.2021

I’m keeping my mask on out of respect for others

https://www.heraldnet.com/opinion/im-keeping-my-mask-on-out-of-respect-for-others/

Covid summer: Fauci warns US not to ‘declare victory’ despite lowest rates in a year

https://apple.news/Ae5z71dyWQY2aexoPuAEgMA

Brain fog? Why you may be struggling to think clearly — and how to beat it

https://apple.news/AHV6jHCWWRSmgwQ2lZAE0CQ

30.05.2021

The Covid vaccine means a return to work. And a wave of resignations.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/covid-vaccine-means-return-work-wave-resignations-ncna1269018

Medical experts say our lives will be forever changed by pandemic

https://www.orilliamatters.com/local-news/medical-experts-say-our-lives-will-be-forever-changed-by-pandemic-3818519

After Its Superspreader Rehearsal, A Community Choir Struggles To Sing Together Again

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/30/1001303097/after-its-superspreader-rehearsal-a-community-choir-struggles-to-sing-together-a

Moderna Scientists And Execs Warn That New Viral Variants Of Covid-19 Coming

https://deadline.com/2021/05/moderna-vaccine-scientists-executives-warn-new-viral-variants-coming-1234766534/

29.05.2021

I’m a Pediatrician. Get Your Child Vaccinated.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/05/pediatrician-kids-vaccine-coronavirus/619044/?utm_medium=offsite&utm_source=flipboard&utm_campaign=all

Denmark Debuts Digital Coronavirus Passport - Live and Let's Fly

https://liveandletsfly.com/denmark-digital-passport/

97% of COVID-19 cases in King County are among unvaccinated people

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/97-covid-19-cases-king-county-are-among-unvaccinated-people/427UY4YCZNCIVIKNIPXZPKIY2Q/

Covid vaccine honor systems are as ridiculous as they sound

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/covid-vaccine-honor-systems-are-ridiculous-they-sound-ncna1268876

10 uplifting things that made us smile this week

https://www.upworthy.com/10-things-that-made-us-smile-this-week

EXTRA Gum Commercial, “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxm7Hu-IHJs 

28.05.2021

What doctors wish parents knew about COVID-19 vaccination

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/population-care/what-doctors-wish-parents-knew-about-covid-19-vaccination

Why experts are convinced most vaccinated people don’t need masks

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-27/experts-say-most-vaccinated-against-covid-19-dont-need-masks

Variants of concern mean single-dosers must remain vigilant, experts say | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/guidance-on-the-way-for-growing-number-of-single-dosers-1.6041004?cmp=rss

Canada could get stuck in COVID-19 cycle if vaccine hesitancy continues to grow -- and there's only one solution, medical experts say

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/covid-19-canada-vaccine-hesitancy-anti-vaxxers-182307670.html

China's stonewalling of Covid origin probe led Biden to reveal latest intelligence review

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/joe-biden/china-s-stonewall-covid-origin-probe-pushed-biden-reveal-latest-n1268875

170 Hypothetical Questions That'll Give Your Brain a Workout

https://parade.com/1211362/marynliles/hypothetical-questions/

27.05.2021

Middle Grade Books About Mental Health

https://bookriot.com/middle-grade-books-about-mental-health/

CDC issues new guidance for summer camps after teens become eligible for vaccine

https://komonews.com/news/local/cdc-issues-new-guidance-for-summer-camps-after-teens-become-eligible-for-vaccine

I Spoke to 23 Parents Who Are Vaccinating Their Teens Against Covid-19

https://coronavirus.medium.com/why-23-parents-are-vaccinating-their-teens-against-covid-19-c82eed9515e7?source=rss----8a9336e5bb4---4

Moderna Announces Its Covid-19 Vaccine Is Effective in Adolescents

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/moderna-announces-its-covid-19-vaccine-effective-adolescents-180977837/

Interest in vaccinations increased after CDC announced new mask guidance

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/27/health/vaccination-interest-cdc-mask-guidance/

Carolyn Hax: Think nature, nurture and experts for raising neurodivergent kids

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/05/27/carolyn-hax-parenting-hard-child-therapy-kindergarten/

The worst Covid hot spot in North America now is Manitoba, Canada.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/26/world/the-worst-covid-hot-spot-in-north-america-now-is-manitoba-canada.html

Want to Raise Kids with Greater Self-Control? Science Says Children Whose Parents Play With Them a Very Specific Way Build More Self-Discipline

https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/science-says-children-whose-parents-play-with-them-a-very-specific-way-build-more-self-discipline.html

Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/futureproof-9-rules-humans-age-automation-bookbite/27510/

7 Easy Magic Tricks for Kids Who Like to Amaze People

https://www.fatherly.com/play/easy-magic-tricks-for-kids/

26.05.2021

Women Left Their Jobs To Be Caregivers. A Business Coalition Wants Companies To Help

https://apple.news/Ab9xOdjusTTeiiG61JgN5jA

Can teens get vaccinated if their parents object?

https://apple.news/AYQn7jlSoTDaBgIIMJuUqow

Despite a drop in cases, experts caution pandemic isn’t over for the unvaccinated

https://apple.news/A4-UeEh6gTj-6ROFQWfEacw

Half Of All U.S. Adults Are Now Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

https://apple.news/AbPwNtn8KT1GYRwc4glHRpA

You're Finally Vaccinated, But Don't Forget These 5 Precautions

https://apple.news/A6_8dUI0XSHK8rUu_ZYOhXg

Why some fully vaccinated people are still wearing masks

https://apple.news/A12nn1DU2QOKWnzJGcQEkAA

For people like my mom, there may never be a post-COVID era free of masks and worry

https://apple.news/AY0eN7IDCRe-hMaez3b1cjQ

Polling shows vaccine myths are persisting among unvaccinated people

https://apple.news/AEi-TJXSmQHyARya-C9oS7Q

The Simple Secret to Establishing Trust in Your Relationships at Work and Home

https://apple.news/A1JPHADB7TDymYFQ39VGqqA

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