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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#67)

Year 2, Week 17 (67)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

15.07.2021-20.07.2021

This Week’s Top Links

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal masking in schools for everyone older than 2

https://apple.news/At2MglCB_Rzu22t3xlM3mug

Who primarily pays the price of anti-vaxxers and the proliferation of new variants that are more contagious and virulent? Children. Until adults begin to listen to science, these variants will continue to spread and become increasingly deadly. The virus is doing what a virus does, it’s humans who are not…

I work in an NHS Covid ward – and I feel so angry

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/19/i-work-in-an-nhs-covid-ward-and-i-feel-so-angry

This article is a revelatory examination of the current situation in hospitals for doctors and nurses. It is well-worth the read.

Doctors and health officials say their latest Covid-19 hospital patients are unvaccinated and increasingly younger

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/

Vaccines lower the infection rate and reduce the severity of the few breakthrough cases that do occur. However, the virus is increasingly affecting younger people and—regardless of age—people who still aren’t vaccinated.

Whether You're Dealing With Anxiety, Depression, Addiction or Another Mental Health Issue, Here Are the 10 Best Online Support Groups

https://parade.com/1232216/kaitlin-vogel/best-online-support-groups/

With the increase of mental health issues in the midst of this pandemic’s uncertainty, this article is a timely piece discussing the importance and role of a support group and where to find the best online ones.

What Is Gentle Parenting?

https://www.verywellfamily.com/what-is-gentle-parenting-5189566

Gentle Parenting is the most effective method of parenting that can be used with children. This article not only explores why, but also looks at other styles of parenting that are less effective.

How Parents Can Help Their Teens Plan For The Future

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teenagers/teen-talk/how-parents-can-help-their-teens-plan-for-the-future/

Parents are having to take an increasing role in helping teens plan for the future. If you feel ill-equipped to respond, this article will help you.

The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An 'Urgent Threat'

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/15/1016013826/the-u-s-surgeon-general-is-calling-covid-19-misinformation-an-urgent-threat

This is probably the story of the week and speaks to a number of other articles released this week about false information that is leading people to not vaccinate—or (in other words) to choose severe illness or death from the virus.

 

This Week’s Links

20.07.2021

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends universal masking in schools for everyone older than 2

https://apple.news/At2MglCB_Rzu22t3xlM3mug

Texas Doctor: 'We Are Now Seeing Rapid Spread Of The Delta Variant In Children'

https://www.kut.org/2021-07-19/texas-doctor-we-are-now-seeing-rapid-spread-of-the-delta-variant-in-children

How to Wear Out a Hyperactive Kid

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-wear-out-a-hyperactive-kid-1847321303

Employee mental health is a huge concern after such a brutal stretch

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/success/mental-health-issues-at-work/

Don't be fooled into letting your guard down against Covid, US Surgeon General says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/health/us-coronavirus-tuesday/

Former FDA Chief Predicts 'Most' Unvaccinated Americans Will Get Delta Variant

https://www.scarymommy.com/scott-gottlieb-most-unvaccinated-delta/

The Latest: Fauci: Academy wants kids wearing school masks

https://apnews.com/40ceae74f6c2e761f06db7603ab6c4e8

What statistics show about the risks of not getting a COVID vaccine

https://apple.news/ALn_BaK8KSeK3MnkxVuKbXg

Dad shares warning after kids allegedly contract COVID-19 from unvaccinated relative

https://www.myclallamcounty.com/2021/07/19/dad-shares-warning-after-kids-allegedly-contract-covid-19-from-unvaccinated-relative/

Letters to the Editor: No vaccine card, no entry — it’s time to put restrictions on the unvaccinated

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-07-19/no-vaccine-card-no-entry

Canada’s 4th COVID-19 wave will be among unvaccinated, with fewer restrictions: experts - National | Globalnews.ca

https://globalnews.ca/news/8042113/covid-19-fourth-wave-unvaccinated/

Pro-Trump Group Files Motion Against FDA to Stop Covid-19 Vaccinations in U.S.

https://gizmodo.com/pro-trump-group-files-motion-against-fda-to-stop-covid-1847325556

Trump's rhetoric on vaccines takes a dramatic turn for the worse

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-s-rhetoric-vaccines-takes-dramatic-turn-worse-n1274359

Fox has quietly implemented its own version of a vaccine passport while its top personalities attack them

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/media/fox-vaccine-passport/

Twitter suspends Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, again, for Covid-19 tweets

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/twitter-suspends-rep-marjorie-taylor-greene-again-covid-19-tweets-n1274446

51 percent of unvaccinated individuals think the COVID-19 vaccine contains a microchip

https://theweek.com/coronavirus/1002769/51-percent-of-unvaccinated-individuals-think-the-covid-19-vaccine-contains-a

How Mexico forgot its COVID crisis

https://apple.news/A8Rq-PqexTviYOb5ugvz94w

100 Best Jokes for Kids to Get the Whole Family Cracking Up

https://www.womansday.com/life/g37066433/jokes-for-kids/

19.07.2021

I work in an NHS Covid ward – and I feel so angry

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/19/i-work-in-an-nhs-covid-ward-and-i-feel-so-angry

People unvaccinated against Covid-19 risk the most serious virus of their lives, expert says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/19/health/us-coronavirus-monday

Former FDA Chief Predicts 'Most' Unvaccinated Americans Will Get Delta Variant

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fda-scott-gottlieb-delta-variant-covid-unvaccinated_n_60f49edee4b00ef8761d99c3

Don’t want to get vaccinated? Maybe you need to find another line of work

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-dont-want-to-get-vaccinated-maybe-you-need-to-find-another-line-of/?cmpid=rss

Florida leads U.S. in COVID cases amid Delta-driven surge

https://www.axios.com/florida-covid-cases-delta-variant-9a782fe3-db5e-4eca-b325-de11df4ad603.html

We’re becoming two Americas: One healthy, one deliberately at risk

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/19/two-americans-one-healthy-one-deliberately-risk/

Fox News' alarming vaccine disinformation is a danger to America

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/opinions/vaccine-disniformation-fox-news-obeidallah/

'Republicans have become a pro-death party'

https://www.msnbc.com/american-voices/watch/-republicans-have-become-a-pro-death-party-116986437996

18.07.2021

Doctors and health officials say their latest Covid-19 hospital patients are unvaccinated and increasingly younger

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/18/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/

30-Year Study Shows Teens’ Use of Digital Tech Not Linked to Worse Mental Health

https://www.verywellmind.com/30-year-study-shows-teens-use-of-digital-tech-not-linked-to-worse-mental-health-5184138

Vaccinated with COVID? Study shows you're less likely to infect others

https://www.jpost.com/health-science/vaccinated-with-covid-study-50-percent-less-likely-to-infect-your-jabbed-family-674208

Hospitalised Covid patients explain why they've not had jab

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/hospitalised-covid-patients-explain-theyve-21081188

Surgeon general: 'I am worried for what is to come'

https://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk-shows/563574-surgeon-general-i-am-worried-for-what-is-to-come

Why Covid cases are rising in all 50 states

https://www.msnbc.com/american-voices/watch/why-covid-cases-are-rising-in-all-50-states-116962885879

Dr. Fauci Said Here’s What Happens if You Get a “Breakthrough Infection” | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-fauci-breakthrough-infection-warning/

How to stay safe as covid-19 cases from the delta variant are on the rise

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/17/delta-cases-rising/

Tips on how to protect yourself from the COVID-19 Delta variant while traveling

https://fortune.com/2021/07/17/covid-19-delta-variant-coronavirus-pandemic-travel-tips/

17.07.2021

Whether You're Dealing With Anxiety, Depression, Addiction or Another Mental Health Issue, Here Are the 10 Best Online Support Groups

https://parade.com/1232216/kaitlin-vogel/best-online-support-groups/

Learn how to have productive conversations with people you disagree with

https://www.stylist.co.uk/life/how-to-diffuse-conflict-arguments/545713

After teen daughter hospitalized with Covid, mom regrets saying no to vaccine

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/after-teen-daughter-hospitalized-covid-mom-regrets-saying-no-vaccine-n1274227

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says U.S. is ‘vastly underestimating’ level of Covid delta spread

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/16/dr-scott-gottlieb-says-us-is-vastly-underestimating-level-of-covid-delta-spread.html

Vaccinated Americans Can Travel To Canada Starting Next Month - TravelAwaits

https://www.travelawaits.com/2682110/can-americans-travel-to-canada-august-2021/

Here's How Well COVID-19 Vaccines Work Against the Delta Variant

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/heres-how-well-covid-19-vaccines-work-against-the-delta-variant

How Republican Vaccine Opposition Got to This Point

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/17/us/politics/republicans-vaccines.html

An ER Doctor in Arkansas Told Us What Its Like to Work in Unvaccinated America

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a37051698/er-doctor-missouri-arkansas-covid-surge-unvaccinated/

Travel Alert: Florida Is The Epicenter Of The ‘Pandemic Of The Unvaccinated’

https://www.forbes.com/sites/suzannerowankelleher/2021/07/17/travel-florida-pandemic-unvaccinated-delta-variant/

Florida's Republican Governor is selling anti-Fauci merch while his state leads a nationwide COVID surge

https://www.mic.com/p/floridas-republican-governor-is-selling-anti-fauci-merch-while-his-state-leads-a-nationwide-covid-surge-82522046

Lauren Boebert furious at government attempts to ban vaccine disinformation

https://www.queerty.com/lauren-boebert-furious-government-attempts-ban-vaccine-disinformation-20210716

16.07.2021

What Is Gentle Parenting?

https://www.verywellfamily.com/what-is-gentle-parenting-5189566

How Parents Can Help Their Teens Plan For The Future

https://www.parents.com/parenting/better-parenting/teenagers/teen-talk/how-parents-can-help-their-teens-plan-for-the-future/

Friendship in the Age of Loneliness: An Optimist's Guide to Connection

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/friendship-age-loneliness-optimists-guide-connection-bookbite/28372/

Social Isolation Is On The Rise Even Though The Covid Crisis Has Begun To Subside—What Gives?

https://www.scarymommy.com/covid-related-social-isolation-rise/

10 Things I Do When I Don’t Feel Mentally Strong

https://www.verywellmind.com/10-things-i-do-when-i-don-t-feel-mentally-strong-5192462

WHO warns of 'strong likelihood' of new, possibly more dangerous variants

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/warns-strong-likelihood-possibly-dangerous-variants/story?id=78872737

Despite its slow start, Canada is now lapping U.S. on COVID vaccination. Is right-wing media to blame?

https://news.yahoo.com/despite-a-slower-start-canada-is-now-lapping-us-on-covid-vaccination-are-right-wing-media-to-blame-090044237.html

As COVID-19 surges again, what experts say about the millions of unvaccinated

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/covid-19-surges-experts-millions-unvaccinated/story?id=78467921

In many COVID hot spots, a pattern: High concentrations of white evangelicals

https://religionnews.com/2021/07/15/in-covid-hot-spots-a-pattern-high-concentrations-of-white-evangelicals/

Disbelief in election results and distrust of the vaccines are connected

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/16/media/election-result-disbelief-vaccine-distrust-reliable-sources/

Catt Sadler Warns Vaccinated People Not to ‘Let Your Guard Down’ Around Delta Variant

https://www.self.com/story/catt-sadler-warns-covid-19-vaccinated-people

Americans Are Flocking to Mexico, Despite Rising Covid Cases

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/travel/mexico-covid.html

15.07.2021

The U.S. Surgeon General Is Calling COVID-19 Misinformation An 'Urgent Threat'

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/15/1016013826/the-u-s-surgeon-general-is-calling-covid-19-misinformation-an-urgent-threat

Do You Hold Your Life So Cheaply That You’d Rather Die Than Accept Science?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2021/07/15/do-you-hold-your-life-so-cheaply-that-youd-rather-die-than-accept-science/

Now the right-wing supports...population control via COVID-19?

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2021/7/14/22577010/now-the-right-wing-supports-population-control-via-covid-19-cpac-kristi-noem-s-e-cupp

'We are seeing people passing quicker than before': What hospitals look like in US Covid hot spots

https://apple.news/AZxlgYjdsT7muNaXl6BOveA

Dispiriting setback: COVID deaths, cases rise again globally

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-health-coronavirus-pandemic-united-nations-c866c330751256f34a7c32a1e631b67e

'History Repeating Itself': Delta Variant Behind Increase In COVID-19 Cases Nationwide

https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/07/14/covid-19-cases-increase-nationwide-delta-variant/

25.6% of the world has received a COVID vaccine. See how your country is doing

https://fortune.com/2021/07/14/covid-vaccine-tracker-update-worldwide-us-countries-pfizer-moderna-johnson-johnson-numbers-data/

Tennessee's former vaccine manager said she was sent a dog muzzle before she was fired

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/15/us/tennessee-vaccine-manager-dog-muzzle/

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