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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#70)

Year 2, Week 20 (70)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

05.08.2021-10.08.2021

This Week’s Top Links

More than 3,000 children test positive in Lousiana in just four days of school

https://www.wdsu.com/article/more-than-3000-louisiana-children-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-just-four-days/37246194?fbclid=IwAR3dlkVebA1tMIYS_dl8XQ3-s93tTU2-iBEjCP-yQ9AbunzFTv4f39AVv7k#

Many Southern States with Republican Governors are struggling with their Delta Variant response and the numbers show it, especially among children. The incoherent leadership of adults are putting them in extreme danger.

What To Say To Someone Who Lost a Loved One—And What To Definitely *Not* Say

https://apple.news/AmVXv9QJNQainiDkM8XRnjw

With the death count for COVID-19 rising again (worldwide deaths are at 4.13 million), this is an important article about helping people with their grief.

South Dakota's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: A 'cautionary tale' in the age of Covid-19

https://apple.news/A_bY1R0C0TH2LWhWldnAztA

This is a prime example about how some people will put their lives in mortal danger to protect their self-image. It is also a prime example about how some people get stuck in adolescence.

Yes, children can be affected by Covid-19. Here's why doctors say they need to be protected

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/07/health/children-covid-19-protection

The saddest thing about the unvaccinated is that their choices put children at risk.

Why we can be confident that the surge in coronavirus cases isn’t the fault of immigrants

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/06/why-we-can-be-confident-that-surge-coronavirus-cases-isnt-fault-immigrants/

The GOP has been the source of so much virus disinformation. It seems they’re intent on continuing down that path with their latest lies about immigrants and coronavirus. All of these lies have a single intent; getting more votes. It causes, not only deaths, but also hatred. A political party should run on its ideas to fix the ills of society, not on the fears it can conjure up in misinformation schemes.

Delta and vaccinated parents: What people with kids under 12 need to know

https://apple.news/AyZ7OTd8yT0SpR24I2dqVOQ

If you have a child under 12 who is not vaccinated. You need to live like you were never vaccinated—even if you are. The Delta Variant is very deadly to the unvaccinated including young adults and children.

Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/health/covid-young-adults-sicker.html

If you are one of the many young people who think that you’re invincible, that you can’t possibly catch a life-threatening disease so you don’t need a vaccination. There are pretty high chances that you could be deadly wrong. Please reconsider the evidence and get the vaccine.

 

This Week’s Links

10.08.2021

What To Say To Someone Who Lost a Loved One—And What To Definitely *Not* Say

https://apple.news/AmVXv9QJNQainiDkM8XRnjw

More than 3,000 children test positive in Lousiana in just four days of school

https://www.wdsu.com/article/more-than-3000-louisiana-children-test-positive-for-covid-19-in-just-four-days/37246194?fbclid=IwAR3dlkVebA1tMIYS_dl8XQ3-s93tTU2-iBEjCP-yQ9AbunzFTv4f39AVv7k#

FDA approval of the Covid-19 vaccine could mean more people will get vaccinated for an unexpected reason

https://apple.news/APmDSzqNNRCumknAO29qC4g

Covid-19 latest updates: DeSantis’s battle against mask, vaccine mandates approaches boiling point in Florida

https://apple.news/AHLyFHrp_Qqe3VdTdxREKjA

Is it time to mask up again?

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/07/17/1017075240/delta-variant-is-spreading-fast-and-new-cases-are-rising-is-time-to-mask-up-agai?utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&fbclid=IwAR3DimawgO_9QF-hbewDUCKGUREgBxShOnIb3T_wVsuBw2yh7m1OAbs2ZuA

Pentagon will seek to mandate Covid vaccine for 1.4 million troops

https://apple.news/A5HF3FZ1ARRWXAj2Rf7VkYw

Not getting a COVID vaccine? Some employers could charge you more for health insurance.

https://apple.news/AMvdilc_4SdaJB5SVEtNMbw

 

09.08.2021

South Dakota's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: A 'cautionary tale' in the age of Covid-19

https://apple.news/A_bY1R0C0TH2LWhWldnAztA

Neighbors’ Deaths From Covid-19 Have an Arkansas Town Reassessing Vaccines

https://apple.news/AT8WiqycJQ_y_ZjnzpxSH1w

Rightwing radio host and anti-vaxxer dies of Covid

https://apple.news/A1FgmXvACQRSOXNeMxZmZIA

08.08.2021

The Best Way to Keep Your Kids Safe From Delta

https://apple.news/AyTNX9nkuTSqAqjPCNj9rAw

Highly Vaccinated States Keep Worst Covid-19 Outcomes in Check as Delta Spreads, WSJ Analysis Shows

https://apple.news/AmqlV8FUETK2aHIN7ZQ_0Uw

Olympics for the “rest of us”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GnBLV5xcdY

U.S. average of daily COVID-19 cases hits highest level since February, fueled by the Delta variant

https://apple.news/A1ogDgtElTymAj27qLEp6tQ

Thousands gather for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally amid U.S. COVID-19 surge

https://apple.news/AufuWkUzCSuOdgN0faNWJqA

State suspends school board for not complying with mask requirements

https://apple.news/AhNzIiNuxQxKd1GzwPayZmw

If you ever wondered how they install those huge power line towers, here you go.

https://sharingsmiles.co/article/fb/1152412101/photos-reveal-the-hidden-side-of-how-everyday-things-are-done/?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=z5-us-howfb-23848350403370541&fbclid=IwAR1BNdr05ETXTWMrZJ4gc9nLRouK4YCRt2Sn5FyTaclXhKqOpmpijuMQj5s&pg=16

07.08.2021

Yes, children can be affected by Covid-19. Here's why doctors say they need to be protected

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/07/health/children-covid-19-protection

Baby girl with Covid-19 airlifted 150 miles because of Houston hospital bed shortage

https://apple.news/At5yF4oEnTv2WzuGGgsBYRA

Fauci: Mandate masks for all in schools, vaccines for those eligible

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/columnist/2021/08/06/fauci-mandate-masks-schools-vaccinate-all-eligible-near-students/5518385001/

Alarm as U.S. Covid cases above 100,000 a day for first time since February

https://apple.news/At6qD_BfAQDWlJXxgdYzKjA

Opinion | The One Place Where Republicans Think Covid Is Real

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/08/07/republicans-unvaccinated-covid-border-502728

Some Florida school districts will require masks. The governor may cut their funding.

https://apple.news/A7uviWyLrQrS0gBAUreGzqQ

How will the pandemic end? The science of past outbreaks offers clues.

https://apple.news/AKouTIc32S1yiSDrjUSfUFg

Lambda COVID variant "a potential threat to human society," researchers say

https://apple.news/AgsjC06VwR62rb5MixoqcJw

Fight or Flight: Unruly Passengers Have Made Flying Downright Scary https://flipboard.com/@howstuffworks/fight-or-flight-unruly-passengers-have-made-flying-downright-scary-q2nj160oa1cv0a6i?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

06.08.2021

Why we can be confident that the surge in coronavirus cases isn’t the fault of immigrants

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/08/06/why-we-can-be-confident-that-surge-coronavirus-cases-isnt-fault-immigrants/

Struggling to assess pandemic risks? You’re not alone.

https://apple.news/Aa6k8EXMhS7mDWYV2lA5JDQ

With Delta surging, America is dangerously divided over vaccines

https://apple.news/AJkVjUEGFRGGHbzwgiZgdgw

Texas hospital chief: We're fighting two wars — One against Covid, the other against stupidity

https://www.msnbc.com/craig-melvin/watch/texas-hospital-chief-we-re-fighting-two-wars-one-against-covid-the-other-against-stupidity-117985349552

Vaccine holdouts in COVID hotspots roll up their sleeves as Delta variant spreads

https://apple.news/A6zYAmnw3RB2FbvyMJm-K_A

Delta variant fears spur more Americans to get COVID-19 vaccine

https://apple.news/AaDSTAwJ1S_WeRMNo39UWOQ

5 Ways COVID Could Get Even Worse | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-covid-prediction/

Delta variant may be the most contagious virus we've seen in living memory: Epidemiologist

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/08/06/covid-delta-variant-may-be-most-contagious-virus-weve-seen.html?__source=flipboard

The safest ways to show vaccination proof, anywhere you go 

https://flipboard.com/@popularscience/the-safest-ways-to-show-vaccination-proof-anywhere-you-go-708juge0b0c0d9s0?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Opinion | Why Ron DeSantis is more dangerous than Trump

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/why-ron-desantis-more-dangerous-trump-n1276142

Amazon delays office return to January 2022 as rise of Delta variant thwarts corporate plans

https://www.geekwire.com/2021/amazon-delays-office-return-january-2022-rise-delta-variant-thwarts-corporate-plans/

'I tried to barter with God.' Oklahoma family ravaged by COVID-19

https://kfor.com/news/coronavirus/i-tried-to-barter-with-god-oklahoma-family-ravaged-by-covid-19/

05.08.2021

Delta and vaccinated parents: What people with kids under 12 need to know

https://apple.news/AyZ7OTd8yT0SpR24I2dqVOQ

Covid Can Make Kids Very Sick. Why Aren't More Being Vaccinated?

https://apple.news/AaRxl7pYuQvu_qlmTlgeMXw

Can You Ask About Someone’s Covid-19 Vaccination Status?

https://apple.news/AmQZhNJOrRtu5Bvrv0-3nzA

WHO calls for a temporary moratorium on administering booster shots of Covid-19 vaccines

https://apple.news/AMatQzsqJRieI4MXf4o-NfQ

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Think you don't want to get vaccinated? Think again

https://apple.news/AZIaaJmkRRjCtZ--DuFz-ZQ

Perspective | I treat pediatric covid patients. What I’m seeing in our hospital scares me.

https://apple.news/A8qUc1oEQS2ytKrKl6Wcr9w

Most Unvaccinated Americans Still Think Shots Are Riskier Than COVID

https://apple.news/AaDx4TY2iR82DQ1chusCZPg

Virus Experts Issue This "Significant" Warning | Eat This Not That

https://www.eatthis.com/news-virus-experts-significant-warning/

Experts Predict What The Next COVID-19 Variants Will Be Like

https://apple.news/AOLSRzwp7TyOBxZ4FRu8i8g

What Is the Delta Plus Variant? Here’s What Experts Know About It So Far

https://www.prevention.com/health/a37221697/what-is-delta-plus-variant-covid-19/

Covid Can Make Kids Very Sick. Why Aren't More Being Vaccinated?

https://apple.news/AaRxl7pYuQvu_qlmTlgeMXw

What comes after Delta? 

https://flipboard.com/@newatlas/what-comes-after-delta-h90kdnleuroqckl3?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Exclusive: U.S. developing plan to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated - official

https://apple.news/AzeDkIz9_TU-0-GWnGpvqQQ

Anti-Vaccine Protesters Heckled New Jersey’s Gov. And Got An Earful In Return

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/anti-vaccine-hecklers-new-jersey-govenor_n_610bb260e4b06253fa4b2feb

A Texas GOP leader railed against vaccines and masks. Then he died of covid.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/05/texas-gop-leader-antimask-antivax-dies-covid/

‘The Pied Piper leading us off a cliff’: Florida governor condemned as Covid surges

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/05/ron-desantis-florida-governor-covid-coronavirus

04.08.2021

Is the Delta Variant Making Younger Adults ‘Sicker, Quicker’?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/health/covid-young-adults-sicker.html

COVID-19 cases in children increase 85% to 72K cases last week, American Academy of Pediatrics finds

https://abc11.com/covid-nc-vaccine-cases-in-kids-childhood-19/10929107/

Florida, Texas hospitals swamped by younger, unvaxxed COVID patients

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/08/04/florida-texas-hospitals-covid-unvaxxed-patients/5452766001/

New York City Will Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Activities Beginning in September

https://apple.news/ASqX-3Wl9QmyZ-uA5td2Upg

Arkansas banned mask mandates. As schools get ready to reopen, the governor says he regrets signing the law.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/08/04/arkansas-mask-mandate-ban-schools/

COVID-19 Delta variant can spread as quickly as someone just passing by – expert

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1469038/covid-19-delta-variant-can-spread-as-quickly-as-someone-just-passing-by-expert

A doomsday COVID variant worse than Delta and Lambda may be coming, scientists say

https://www.newsweek.com/2021/08/13/doomsday-covid-variant-worse-delta-lambda-may-coming-scientists-say-1615874.html?utm_source=Flipboard&utm_medium=App&utm_campaign=Partnerships

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