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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#66)

Year 2, Week 16 (66)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

07.07.2021-13.07.2021

This Week’s Top Links

The 5-Minute Habit to Switch Your Brain From 'Work Mode' to 'Relax Mode'

https://www.livestrong.com/article/13764254-how-to-disconnect-from-work-at-home/

We’re all still dealing with a lot of stress from the pandemic and the transition back to the workplace—if you have to make it—may compound that for some. “Coherent Breathing” is a great technique for letting go of the stress of the day. There’s also a cute morning video attached for morning stretches.

Young Americans aren’t getting vaccinated, jeopardizing COVID fight

https://apple.news/AS7lHYdgqR3WN_DVXGSUG-g

18-29 year olds feel they are at low risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 because they were told that early in the pandemic struggle when the highest risk was older or immune-compromised people. With the new variants, that is no longer the case. Young people are extremely contagious and vulnerable to serious symptoms as COVID continues to evolve. 100% of the hospitalizations and deaths are now avoidable, why put yourself (and others) at risk? Follow the science and get the vaccine.

Distressing new Covid ad shows a young woman struggling to breathe

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9777141/Watch-distressing-new-coronavirus-ad-Australia-showing-young-woman-struggling-breathe.html

As if picking up on the last theme, Australia is tired of soft-pedaling the vaccine message to young adults. This alarming ad is their response to a lacuksadaic response to getting vaccines by 18-29 year-olds. It isn’t pretty, but it might be what’s needed.

Alabama is dead-last in vaccinations. Kay Ivey seems OK with that.

https://www.al.com/news/2021/07/whitmire-alabama-is-dead-last-for-covid-vaccinations-kay-ivey-seems-ok-with-that.html

It is time to start naming names of those who in leadership who are undermining the vaccine effort and Kay Ivey tops the list of dangerous conservatives who has contributed to thousands of deaths in her State. What should happen to politicians who put their own agenda or political ideals in front of science and public safety? Is it negligent? Is it criminal?

5 Ways To Stop Summer Colds From Making The Rounds In Your Family

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/16/1006651146/prevent-common-cold-flu-at-home

Colds and flu have been taking a “breather” during the pandemic, but now—as we start meeting in person again—they are coming back with a fervor (fever). The same common-sense protections we’ve been practicing to combat COVID-19, apply to colds. Masks, distancing and sanitation. Wash your hands—a lot!

You’re vaccinated, but your friends aren’t. Now what?

https://www.thelily.com/youre-vaccinated-but-your-friends-arent-now-what/

Once again, this article speaks to 18-29 year-olds and their propensity to put off vaccination. There’s also the issue that when we’re this age, we have a sense of immortality and indestructibility. People want to start seeing their friends and having parties again—especially at this age. But it could be deadly. What should you do if you have friends that won’t get the vaccine?

You're not the only one who's had enough — 95 percent of workers are considering quitting, report says

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/you-re-not-only-one-who-s-had-enough-95-n1272701

There are a significant number of articles this week on worker burnout and the desire to reduce work hours or work from home. Norway has gone to a 4-day, 6-hour workweek and found productivity increased. Will employers listen to their workers requests? The hand-writing is on the wall for a new type of work place and work ethic.

 

This Week’s Links

13.07.2021

The 5-Minute Habit to Switch Your Brain From 'Work Mode' to 'Relax Mode'

https://www.livestrong.com/article/13764254-how-to-disconnect-from-work-at-home/

You’re still dealing with burnout the wrong way. Here are 3 tactics that will actually help

https://www.fastcompany.com/90654566/youre-still-dealing-burnout-the-wrong-way-here-are-3-tactics-that-will-actually-help?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Americans need to make a choice in order to avoid a Covid surge, expert says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/13/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/

Here's Canada's Guide For Safely Socializing Based On Your COVID-19 Vaccination 

https://flipboard.com/@narcitycanada/here-s-canada-s-guide-for-safely-socializing-based-on-your-covid-19-vaccination-95h4tjb4a0u1kpeb?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

No, we can’t treat COVID-19 like the flu. We have to consider the lasting health problems it causes

https://theconversation.com/no-we-cant-treat-covid-19-like-the-flu-we-have-to-consider-the-lasting-health-problems-it-causes-164072

The 'Lambda' Variant Is Now Found in 29 Countries. Here's What We Know About It

https://www.sciencealert.com/covid-19-lamba-variant-has-now-spread-to-29-countries-here-s-what-we-know

WHO urges countries to stop 'dangerous trend' of mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.cp24.com/news/who-urges-countries-to-stop-dangerous-trend-of-mixing-and-matching-covid-19-vaccines-1.5505975

12.07.2021

Young Americans aren’t getting vaccinated, jeopardizing COVID fight

https://apple.news/AS7lHYdgqR3WN_DVXGSUG-g

Most unvaccinated people have low incomes

https://www.axios.com/covid-vaccines-low-income-poor-workers-58698275-0451-4158-a967-37189dbf673c.html

GOP Lawmakers Actively Undermine Biden’s Vaccination Outreach, Likening It To Nazi Tactics

https://www.forbes.com/sites/joshuacohen/2021/07/12/gop-representatives-actively-undermine-bidens-vaccination-outreach-likening-it-to-nazi-tactics/

What’s in a COVID vaccine?

https://cosmosmagazine.com/health/medicine/whats-in-a-covid-vaccine/

11.07.2021

Distressing new Covid ad shows a young woman struggling to breathe

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9777141/Watch-distressing-new-coronavirus-ad-Australia-showing-young-woman-struggling-breathe.html

COVID-19: Should you wear a mask even if you're fully vaccinated?

https://www.fitandwell.com/news/covid-19-should-you-wear-a-mask-even-if-youre-fully-vaccinated

Dr. Fauci Warns These States Will Have Next Surge | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-fauci-delta-covid-surge-regions/

US records 20,000 new COVID cases for the third day in a row

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9776815/US-records-20-000-new-COVID-cases-day-row-time-May.html

Covid-19 Delta variant spills out of US Midwest tourist hub-turned-incubator

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/covid-19-delta-variant-spills-out-of-us-midwest-tourist-hub-turned-incubator

Live free and die: Inside the bizarre political philosophy of America’s unvaccinated

https://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/2021/07/11/live-free-and-die-inside-the-bizarre-political-philosophy-of-americas-unvaccinated/

Janet Yellen Warns That Coronavirus Variants Threaten Global Recovery

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/11/us/politics/yellen-coronavirus-variants-economy.html

5 cartoons about the rise of the Delta variant

https://theweek.com/political-satire/1002377/5-cartoons-about-the-rise-of-the-delta-variant

10.07.2021

Alabama is dead-last in vaccinations. Kay Ivey seems OK with that.

https://www.al.com/news/2021/07/whitmire-alabama-is-dead-last-for-covid-vaccinations-kay-ivey-seems-ok-with-that.html

White House calling out critics of door-to-door vaccine push

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/white-house-calling-out-critics-of-door-to-door-vaccine-push-2/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_seattle-news

Unvaccinated patients are “shocked” that COVID-19 is real

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/07/unvaccinated-patients-shocked-covid-19-real/

With an uptick in Covid-19 cases, there is growing alarm. 'We've seen almost an entire takeover in the Delta variant,' one state official says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/10/health/us-coronavirus-saturday/

WHO warns pandemic isn't slowing down, lists major reasons for COVID-19 spread

https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/rest-of-the-world-news/who-warns-pandemic-isnt-slowing-down-lists-major-reasons-for-covid-19-spread.html

COVID booster isn’t necessary yet

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/covid-booster-isnt-necessary-yet/BJBVBZDJ3NF5XPCOEC7XKB3YE4/

09.07.2021

5 Ways To Stop Summer Colds From Making The Rounds In Your Family

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/06/16/1006651146/prevent-common-cold-flu-at-home

The Delta Variant Isn't Just Hyper-Contagious. It Also Grows More Rapidly Inside You

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/07/08/1013794996/why-the-delta-variant-is-so-contagious-a-new-study-sheds-light

One Vaccine Dose No Match Against Delta Variant, New Study Suggests

https://www.sciencealert.com/new-study-suggests-one-vaccine-might-not-be-effective-enough-against-the-delta-strain

Dr. Fauci Just Issued New COVID Warning | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-fauci-terrifying-covid-warning/

Americans will need masks indoors as U.S. heads for 'dangerous fall' with surge in delta Covid cases

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/08/us-heading-for-dangerous-fall-with-surge-in-delta-covid-cases-and-return-of-indoor-mask-mandates.html

Despite New COVID Variants, CDC Says You Don't Need Any Booster Doses Right Now

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/07/08/1014438902/despite-new-covid-variants-cdc-says-you-dont-need-any-booster-doses-right-now

This map shows the states where COVID-19 cases are spiking – and that’s bad news for all of America

https://www.fastcompany.com/90654097/this-map-shows-the-states-where-covid-19-cases-are-spiking-and-thats-bad-news-for-all-of-america?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

A Missouri couple say they dragged their feet on getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Then they got sick

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/08/us/missouri-covid-surge/

08.07.2021

You’re vaccinated, but your friends aren’t. Now what?

https://www.thelily.com/youre-vaccinated-but-your-friends-arent-now-what/

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2021, According to Mental Health Experts

https://www.verywellmind.com/best-motivational-books-5186249

If masks come off, Canada could be headed for worst flu season ever

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/07/08/opinion/mask-mandates-canada-covid-flu-season

Double jabbed: All the things those vaccinated twice will be able to do

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/vaccine-double-jabbed-rules-travel-b1880363.html

The lambda COVID-19 variant is now spreading in Canada — here's what you need to know | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/the-lambda-covid-19-variant-is-now-spreading-in-canada-here-s-what-you-need-to-know-1.6093411?cmp=rss

The Delta Variant Is On The Move: The Pandemic Isn’t Over, It’s Shifting

https://newsone.com/4171792/delta-variant-dr-marcella-nunez-smith/

Five undervaccinated clusters put the entire United States at risk

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/08/health/undervaccinated-clusters-covid-risk/

07.07.2021

You're not the only one who's had enough — 95 percent of workers are considering quitting, report says

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/you-re-not-only-one-who-s-had-enough-95-n1272701

How to Attract Employees Back to the Office

https://www.inc.com/larry-alton/how-to-attract-employees-back-to-office.html

Simple, science-backed secrets to rewiring an anxious brain

https://apple.news/A9y5psZ1KQXnToxrNLSiR1A

Many Canadians are now protected against COVID-19. Thanks to the delta variant, others are even more at risk | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/why-the-delta-variant-means-some-canadians-now-more-at-risk-from-covid-19-than-ever-before-1.6092203

Lambda Is the Latest COVID 'Variant of Interest,' Says WHO—Here's What We Know So Far

https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/lambda-variant

‘Now our people are at risk,’ Rep. Bennie Thompson says of Mississippi’s failure to take government funding for vaccination efforts

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/now-our-people-are-at-risk-rep-bennie-thompson-says-of-mississippis-failure-to-take-government-funding-for-vaccination-efforts

Conservatives are leaving America wide open to the Delta variant

https://theweek.com/politics/1002308/conservatives-are-leaving-america-wide-open-to-the-delta-variant

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