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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#68)

Year 2, Week 18 (68)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

21.07.2021-27.07.2021

This Week’s Top Links

Watch The Lion King cast sing "Circle of Life" together on first day of rehearsals

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/watch-the-lion-king-cast-sing-circle-of-life_54568.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=24July2021&fbclid=IwAR0EEqKX2T3J0VpkTPivBGMAqAapIbJMwrm8nBajs7AtGmF5VdtoJgyRtU4

This first Lion King rehearsal after Broadway was closed for a year is truly a tear-jerker. It is a sign of hope in the midst of few other good-news signs this week. If you’re only going to look at one link this week, make it this one.

As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/27/health/coronavirus-vaccination-hesitancy-delta.html

As the variants begin to strengthen and reach across vaccinations, an increasing number of people are running out of patience with those who are choosing to not get vaccinated. Many countries that were doing well with lowering COVID rates, are now seeing them rocket again as the virus begins to adapt, become more contagious and cross over to the vaccinated. In addition, people want this over and see it is not going to occur as long as there is a hold out core of people who won’t listen to the science. Once again, we’re facing mask mandates and those going to school this fall will not be going there in a mask-free environment. This could all be so much better, but it won’t improve unless more people are vaccinated.

7 Sneaky Signs Your Kid Is Dealing With Reemergence Anxiety

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/children-anxiety-post-pandemic_l_60f71c06e4b0ddf00979027e

Re-Emergence Anxiety, a lot of people—not just kids—are experiencing it. Here’s how to recognize the signs and how you can help someone else.

5 scathing cartoons about Fox News' mixed vaccine messaging

https://theweek.com/political-satire/1002964/5-scathing-cartoons-about-fox-news-mixed-vaccine-messaging

Though their correspondents have been largely vaccinated, this Opinion Channel is largely responsible for a plethora of false information about Covid, masking and vaccinations.

The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/way-overcome-toxic-polarization-bookbite/28481/

It’s not just one country that is experiencing toxic polarization, but families, workplaces, indeed, most place people interact and don’t know how to accept that others will have differing opinions and that’s not a personal attack.

Everyone Should Wear A Mask In Schools, Vaccinated Or Not, U.S. Pediatricians Say

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/20/1018380783/everyone-should-wear-a-mask-in-schools-vaccinated-or-not-u-s-pediatricians-say

Because of the increase in virility of variants and the lack of vaccinated people, children—and teachers—are going to have to mask up again when school reopens this year.

150 Words of Encouragement for When You Need a Mental Pick-Me-Up

https://parade.com/1238214/michelleparkerton/words-of-encouragement/

Are you feeling listless? Down on yourself? Do you need some healthy statements to augment your mindfulness routine or encourage someone else? Here are over a hundred that you can use.

 

This Week’s Links

27.07.2021

As Virus Cases Rise, Another Contagion Spreads Among the Vaccinated: Anger

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/27/health/coronavirus-vaccination-hesitancy-delta.html

The Republican Reckoning on COVID Vaccines Has Finally Arrived

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/07/republican-reckoning-on-covid-vaccines-has-finally-arrived

The Return of Indoor Mask Mandates in America https://flipboard.com/@health/the-return-of-indoor-mask-mandates-in-america-5fvitr828009sed3?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

The floodgates have opened for vaccine mandates

https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-vaccine-mandates-support-health-workers-4055b559-6d32-4824-a2a0-976e483c8d6a.html?utm_campaign=organic&utm_medium=socialshare&utm_source=twitter

States With the Best (and Worst) Vaccination Rates in the U.S.

https://gizmodo.com/states-with-the-best-and-worst-vaccination-rates-in-t-1847367671

‘What’s Covid?’ Why People at America’s Hardest-Partying Lake Are Not About to Get Vaccinated

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/07/27/ozarks-lake-covid-unvaccinated-500784

After 47-year-old grandma dies of COVID, husband regrets vaccine refusal excuse 

https://flipboard.com/@cafemommedia/after-47-year-old-grandma-dies-of-covid-husband-regrets-vaccine-refusal-excuse-4sm7l1vuhg3ee0rd?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

26.07.2021

Watch The Lion King cast sing "Circle of Life" together on first day of rehearsals

https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/watch-the-lion-king-cast-sing-circle-of-life_54568.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=24July2021&fbclid=IwAR0EEqKX2T3J0VpkTPivBGMAqAapIbJMwrm8nBajs7AtGmF5VdtoJgyRtU4

Those Who Share a Roof Share Emotions

https://apple.news/AXullBtOKSzGPtAYqu4tVtA

9 Self-Soothing Products That Help Kids With Anxiety Work Through Their Worries (Without Medication)

https://spy.com/articles/health-wellness/stress-relief/how-to-help-kids-with-anxiety-1202774964/

Op-Ed: Everyone should mask up, because kids aren’t vaccinated

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-07-26/covid-mask-mandates-to-protect-children-who-cannot-be-not-vaccinated

Don't Go Here Even if It's Open, Experts Warn | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-covid-places-risk-vaccinated-experts/

Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams says pandemic is "spiraling out of control again" because of unvaccinated Americans

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jerome-adams-coronavirus-pandemic-unvaccinated/

An Alabama mother who lost her son to covid says not getting the vaccine is her biggest regret

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/07/26/covid-vaccine-regrets/

25.07.2021

7 Sneaky Signs Your Kid Is Dealing With Reemergence Anxiety

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/children-anxiety-post-pandemic_l_60f71c06e4b0ddf00979027e

Teens Asked, We Answered: The Truth About COVID-19 Vaccines

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/24/1017469266/teens-asked-we-answered-the-truth-about-covid-19-vaccines

Simple Strategies That Will Improve Your Immunity

https://www.organicconsumers.org/news/simple-strategies-will-improve-your-immunity

Germany mulls restrictions for unvaccinated people if COVID cases rise

https://www.euronews.com/2021/07/25/germany-mulls-restrictions-for-unvaccinated-people-if-covid-cases-rise?utm_source=flipboard.com&utm_campaign=feeds_news&utm_medium=referral

Opinion: Unvaccinated adults, L.A. Times readers are infuriated with you

https://apple.news/AajXsjXN_RWWnQ_TucHWXbQ

Meet the unvaccinated: Why some Canadians still haven't had the shot | CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/meet-the-unvaccinated-why-some-canadians-haven-t-had-a-shot-1.6115270?cmp=rss

The YouTubers who blew the whistle on an anti-vax plot

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-57928647

Covid-19 cases surge nationwide as vaccination rates plummet from spring highs

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/25/health/us-coronavirus-sunday/

Large study finds COVID-19 is linked to a substantial drop in intelligence

https://www.psypost.org/2021/07/large-study-finds-covid-19-is-linked-to-a-substantial-drop-in-intelligence-61577

Republicans unleashed a deadly vaccine skepticism. Can they now contain it?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/07/25/republicans-unleashed-deadly-vaccine-skepticism-can-they-now-contain-it/

Florida Leads U.S. in Covid-19 Cases as Hospitalizations Surge

https://apple.news/AUuw5-Ou2R7yE4wdywaePjw

'You do not know what you're talking about': Fauci excoriates Rand Paul

https://apple.news/AhYQU4THsTzyi9hTuDNhn3w

Covid-19 Vaccine Holdouts Face Restrictions in Europe as Delta Variant Spreads

https://apple.news/AJCEznuqAQxeEMSvkXjke_g

‘I’m at Breaking Point’: Radio Host Who Regrets Mocking Vaccines Is ‘Fighting for His Life’

https://www.thedailybeast.com/im-at-breaking-point-phil-valentine-radio-host-who-regrets-mocking-vaccines-is-fighting-for-his-life

24.07.2021

5 scathing cartoons about Fox News' mixed vaccine messaging

https://theweek.com/political-satire/1002964/5-scathing-cartoons-about-fox-news-mixed-vaccine-messaging

Epidemiologist says the Delta variant is ‘Is 200x more contagious than the original variant’

https://www.msnbc.com/deadline-white-house/watch/epidemiologist-says-the-delta-variant-is-is-200x-more-contagious-than-the-original-variant-117291077992

We may finally know why the delta variant of coronavirus is so infectious

https://www.livescience.com/covid-delta-variant-transmission.html

Is Indoor Dining Still Safe with the Delta Variant Spreading Right Now?

https://sf.eater.com/2021/7/23/22590495/is-indoor-dining-safe-delta-variant-san-francisco-bay-area

If college campuses are embracing vaccine mandates, businesses should, too

https://www.fastcompany.com/90658444/if-college-campuses-are-embracing-vaccine-mandates-businesses-should-too?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Not swayed by experts — or Dolly: Tennessee vaccination rates stall as delta spreads

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/not-swayed-experts-or-dolly-tennessee-vaccination-rates-stall-delta-n1274782

Republican leaders struggle to keep their vaccine story straight

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/republican-leaders-struggle-keep-their-vaccine-story-straight-n1274840

As Covid cases rise, some conservatives make surprising course correction on vaccine ahead of 2022 midterms

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/24/politics/republicans-covid-vaccines-2022-midterms/

Nurse says patients in ICU with Covid-19 begging for vaccine

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/24/randi-kaye-nurse-covid-19-florida-vaccine-icu-ventilator-sot-ac360-vpx.cnn

SoCal man, 34, who mocked vaccines dies of COVID-19

https://abc7.com/covid-19-vaccine-resistance-hesitancy-stephen-harmon-hillsong-church/10906648/

Talk radio host hospitalized with COVID regrets vaccine hesitancy, brother says

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/talk-radio-host-hospitalized-with-covid-regrets-vaccine-hesitancy-brother-says

23.07.2021

The Way Out: How to Overcome Toxic Polarization

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/way-overcome-toxic-polarization-bookbite/28481/

Neuroscientists Tell Us the First Things They Do Every Morning for Peak Brain Health

https://www.wellandgood.com/morning-routine-for-brain-health-neuroscientist/

25 Countries With the Best Covid-19 Vaccination Rates in the World

https://gizmodo.com/25-countries-with-the-best-covid-19-vaccination-rates-i-1847348351

Delta variant danger zones: The 20 most vulnerable counties in the U.S. right now

https://www.fastcompany.com/90658292/delta-variant-danger-zones-the-20-most-vulnerable-counties-in-the-u-s-right-now?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

'Just get the stupid shot': Unvaccinated mom who got Covid-19

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2021/07/23/unvaccinated-mom-coronavirus-vaccine-kaye-pkg-ac360-vpx.cnn

‘I think people are underestimating how bad this is going to get': Dr. Ashish Jha on the delta variant

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/07/22/i-think-people-are-underestimating-how-bad-this-is-going-to-get-dr-ashish-jha.html

Delta Variant Will 'Find Everybody Not Immune,' Warns Mayo Clinic Vaccine Expert

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gregory-poland-mayo-clinic-delta-everyone-not-immune_n_60fa3b09e4b07c153fbe23c1

One year later, Ted Cruz haunted by ridiculous COVID prediction

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/one-year-later-ted-cruz-haunted-ridiculous-covid-prediction-n1274721

Alabama governor says ‘it’s time to start blaming the unvaccinated folks’ as pandemic worsens

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/23/alabama-governor-covid-vaccinations-500638

22.07.2021

Everyone Should Wear A Mask In Schools, Vaccinated Or Not, U.S. Pediatricians Say

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/20/1018380783/everyone-should-wear-a-mask-in-schools-vaccinated-or-not-u-s-pediatricians-say

Researchers find air filtration systems provide an added layer of protection in classrooms

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Wellness/researchers-find-air-filtration-systems-provide-added-layer/story?id=78961394&cid=clicksource_4380645_15_big_feature_bf_hed

Mental health: these songs are proven to reduce stress

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/stress-reducing-songs-mental-health/

Can You Safely Hang Out with Unvaccinated Friends? Here's What Doctors Recommend

https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/can-you-hang-out-with-unvaccinated-friends

Two Pfizer, AstraZeneca doses work against Delta variant: study

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/7/22/two-pfizer-astrazeneca-doses-work-against-delta-variant-study

Fox News has undermined vaccination efforts and threatened public health. Now it’s trying to scapegoat undocumented immigrants for COVID-19.

https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/fox-news-has-undermined-vaccination-efforts-and-threatened-public-health-now

Why the Delta variant is spreading so much faster than other coronavirus strains

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/health/delta-variant-covid-19-explainer/

What Vaccinated People Should Really Know About the Delta Variant’s Threat to Them

https://apple.news/A1MoWQFWIQFSo69fpZEOF9g

Doctor reflects on COVID patients: 'I'm sorry, but it's too late'

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/doctor-reflects-covid-patients-i-m-sorry-it-s-too-n1274616

COVID: the reason cases are rising among the double vaccinated – it's not because vaccines aren't working

https://theconversation.com/covid-the-reason-cases-are-rising-among-the-double-vaccinated-its-not-because-vaccines-arent-working-164797

COVID-19 surges in Florida and Texas show the risk to vaccinated residents 'is effectively zero,' officials say

https://theweek.com/coronavirus/1002888/covid-19-surges-in-florida-and-texas-show-the-risk-to-vaccinated-residents-is

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' Recommendation On The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Turning Heads

https://www.thelist.com/467510/florida-gov-ron-desantis-recommendation-on-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-turning-heads/

Hilarious photoshop pics father sends his girlfriend while babysitting

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/family/hilarious-photoshop-pics-father-sends-his-girlfriend-while-babysitting/ss-AAMk8n2?ocid=sf#image=13

21.07.2021

150 Words of Encouragement for When You Need a Mental Pick-Me-Up

https://parade.com/1238214/michelleparkerton/words-of-encouragement/

What top pediatricians want you to know about the delta variant and children

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/what-top-pediatricians-want-you-know-about-delta-variant-children-n1274536

Personal Resilience for Mental Health: 5 Habits to Support Well-Being During Times of High Stress

https://30seconds.com/health/tip/19152/Personal-Resilience-for-Mental-Health-5-Habits-to-Support-Well-Being-During-Times-of-High-Stress

Anti-Vaxxers Could Be Helping Create Deadlier Versions of Covid

https://apple.news/Af3Q09NHdSrGiP9WUQ_FekQ

Letters to the Editor: ‘I’ve had enough’: Readers are furious at vaccine refusers

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-07-21/readers-are-furious-at-vaccine-refusers

Vaccination in America Might Have Only One Tragic Path Forward

https://apple.news/AMZD1VRtqSVWHJn2zaL7CwQ

Nearly 73 million Americans live in counties with high Covid-19 infections. It's time to reset and put masks back on, expert says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/21/health/us-coronavirus-wednesday/

Should You Wear a Face Mask to Protect Yourself From the Delta Coronavirus Variant?

https://www.prevention.com/health/a37079331/do-masks-prevent-delta-variant-covid-infection/

Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine ineffective against the Delta variant

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9807911/One-shot-Johnson-Johnson-COVID-19-vaccine-ineffective-against-Delta-variant.html

Opinion | Fox News' Covid vaccine lies deserve real consequences

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/fox-news-covid-vaccine-denials-can-t-go-unpunished-n1274548

Rep. Scalise gets vaccinated after holding out, calls shot "safe and effective"

https://www.axios.com/steve-scalise-covid-vaccine-65c07ad6-d2fb-44b6-bedf-ccaafa6cb7af.html

Covid-19 vaccine myths: These reasons for not getting a shot don't hold up. In fact, they'll set the US back

https://apple.news/A8gpEWlKTSeays75QEzB1uA

Highly contagious Delta variant now makes up 83% of US cases, CDC says

https://apple.news/ABi05_SPySLyNarShyvEuQg

Covid plus overdose deaths drove down life expectancy in 2020

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/covid-plus-overdose-deaths-drove-down-life-expectancy-2020-n1274537

Noted Unvaccinated Trump Supporter Who Spread Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Dies of COVID-19

https://www.complex.com/life/trump-supporter-who-spread-conspiracy-theories-dies-of-covid-19

Benjamin Franklin on vaccination and a deadly virus outbreak

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/benjamin-franklin-vaccines

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