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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#71)

Year 2, Week 21 (71)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

11.08.2021-17.08.2021

This Week’s Top Links

Educational psychologist: Teach your kids this important skill

https://apple.news/ALCJ8rzd6RMOi7N8ZyTj7GA

With all the stress of the pandemic and more stress on the way as schools re-engage and we hear confusing messages from politicians about masking protocols, it’s good to focus on things we can do to help our children thrive. During this time, don’t forget to help block out time for your children to play; both unstructured and structured time are important. There are actually 2 important traits listed in this article to enhance your child’s well-being and ability to thrive; play and boredom

Column: We can't blame the unmasked and unvaccinated for being irresponsible? Really?

https://apple.news/AWC7fywJySIeGPT6eQmsE1Q

The author senses a lot of anger about the unmasked and unvaccinated. Anger is an emotion, it is not an action. This article does a good job of clarifying how to analyze and direct the anger we might be feeling as the pandemic continues and even surges back.

How to navigate this unnerving back-to-school season as COVID surges

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/how-to-navigate-this-unnerving-back-to-school-season-as-covid-surges/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_seattle-news

It is unnerving to be a parent in these times as kids prepare to return to school. Especially in states where political amoralists seek to gain votes by denying the science behind vaccines and masks.

One simple principle: No vaccine, no go

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-one-simple-principle-no-vaccine-no-go/?cmpid=rss

It’s got to be simple—and impactful. The no-mask, no-vaccine issue is not an issue about liberty, it is an issue about public health. When people endanger the public health of others, there needs to be consequences.

Don’t Be a Schmuck. Put on a Mask. Arnold Schwarzenegger

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/schwarzenegger-schmuck-mask-vaccines/619746/?utm_source=facebook&utm_term=2021-08-13T13%3A55%3A52&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2FN6QK_NLWts9EHOOTTAx2Yj4Z9RwpkltPoQZ51Sg7Rt1tzzt7D3JF0Cs

The movie star turned politician who was the governor of California has a message for the individual who is refusing to mask up. “Don’t be a schumck.”

Pandemic enters worst moment for kids, experts fear

https://apple.news/AFOMeD9p9RY2zjlQ7bi1ukw

Initially, it was thought that children were not at extreme risk of illness from COVID-19, that has changed with the Delta variant. Because the virus continues to find opportunities to evolve, it has evolved to target the most vulnerable. In our population now, that is our children. If you’re not getting a vaccine for yourself, get on for our children.

 

This Week’s Links

17.08.2021

Educational psychologist: Teach your kids this important skill

https://apple.news/ALCJ8rzd6RMOi7N8ZyTj7GA

Actually 2 traits, play—structured and unstructured—and boredom

Column: We can't blame the unmasked and unvaccinated for being irresponsible? Really?

https://apple.news/AWC7fywJySIeGPT6eQmsE1Q

NIH Director Says 'Kids Are Very Seriously At Risk' Amid Delta Spread

https://www.scarymommy.com/nih-director-delta-spread-kids-risk/

‘Masks work’: experts on how to navigate Delta when you’re vaccinated

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/aug/17/vaccines-delta-covid-coronavirus-safety-questions

Should the Delta Variant Change Your Decisions About Covid-19? Here’s What Doctors Are Doing

https://apple.news/AIfa80wu_R7i7MQ4rLZphYg

New Zealand Is Locking Down The Entire Nation After Finding A Single Coronavirus Case

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/17/1028386932/covid-new-zealand-lockdown

'We are on fire': Five U.S. states set new records for Covid cases as hospitalizations rise

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/16/we-are-on-fire-five-us-states-set-new-records-for-covid-cases-as-hospitalizations-rise-.html

COVID-19: Nearly 99 per cent of Toronto hospital patients unvaccinated

https://nowtoronto.com/news/covid-19-nearly-99-per-cent-of-toronto-hospital-patients-unvaccinated

Just Stop Buying Fake COVID Vaccine Cards

https://www.vice.com/en/article/4av8dn/just-stop-buying-fake-covid-vaccine-cards

16.08.2021

How to navigate this unnerving back-to-school season as COVID surges

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/how-to-navigate-this-unnerving-back-to-school-season-as-covid-surges/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_seattle-news

4 simple ways to manage your Delta variant anger

https://mashable.com/article/why-am-i-so-angry-covid-delta

One simple principle: No vaccine, no go

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-one-simple-principle-no-vaccine-no-go/?cmpid=rss

On Covid, people are making the last mistake

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/15/opinions/covid-last-mistake-opinion-column-galant

John Oliver Blasts Parents Who Are Angry About Mask Mandates in Schools: “Upsettingly Loud Idiots”

https://apple.news/ASuhUM6gaSDy2MRHXPwjCjg

"Recall Ron DeSantis" petition hits 35,000 target as Delta devastates Florida

https://www.newsweek.com/recall-ron-desantis-petition-hits-35000-target-1619495?utm_source=Flipboard&utm_medium=App&utm_campaign=Partnerships

15.08.2021

Don’t Be a Schmuck. Put on a Mask. Arnold Schwarzenegger

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/schwarzenegger-schmuck-mask-vaccines/619746/?utm_source=facebook&utm_term=2021-08-13T13%3A55%3A52&utm_campaign=the-atlantic&utm_content=edit-promo&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2FN6QK_NLWts9EHOOTTAx2Yj4Z9RwpkltPoQZ51Sg7Rt1tzzt7D3JF0Cs

Pandemic enters worst moment for kids, experts fear

https://apple.news/AFOMeD9p9RY2zjlQ7bi1ukw

Op-Ed: Why vaccination hesitancy runs deep among the religious — and what we can do to reach them

https://apple.news/A5osjGCbhQjSGr8F8yjf4yg

New COVID-19 hospitalizations for 30- to 39-year-olds at record rate

https://apple.news/Ap66a6HWASFeWkUjM27bAHg

School has 80 people exposed to COVID after parent knowingly sends infected child to class

https://apple.news/ATAEf-f6tTMao4T21PQL1zw

CDC advisory panel recommends 3rd vaccine dose for people with weakened immune systems

https://apple.news/AoNXNDpLeR2C6EHyhZ7ol6w

14.08.2021

Doctor laments amount of 'young death' as Covid patients jam Mississippi hospitals

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/doctor-laments-amount-of-young-death-as-covid-patients-jam-mississippi-hospitals-118683717858

As Children's COVID Cases Surge, There's Another Virus On The Rise

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/14/1027663917/rsv-covid-children

Child COVID-19 hospitalization rates hit record in U.S. — but not in California. Here’s why

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-08-14/kids-covid-hospitalization-rates

'Your child will wait for another child to die.' Amid Covid-19 surge, Dallas County has no pediatric ICU beds left, county judge says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/13/us/dallas-county-no-pediatric-icu-beds-left/

How Ron DeSantis’s Covid response became the model of what not to do

https://www.vox.com/2021/8/13/22622168/ron-desantis-florida-covid-response-failures

COVID-19 and travel: How risky is travel during the delta surge?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2021/08/14/covid-spread-delta-variant-travel-restrictions-is-it-safe/8113988002/

13.08.2021

Covid-19 hospitalizations are surging again, but they're different this time

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/13/health/covid-hospitalizations-younger-not-vaccinated/

Younger and more preventable

13 States Are Seeing Record Levels of Child Hospitalizations

https://www.fatherly.com/news/hospitalizations-kids-covid-delta/

Here’s What Symptoms of COVID-19 Look Like if You’re Vaccinated

https://parade.com/1247751/jenniferlarson/covid-symptoms-if-vaccinated/

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Only 42% Effective Against Delta: Mayo Clinic Study

https://fit.thequint.com/amp/story/coronavirus/vaccine-treatment/pfizer-42-percent-effective-agains-delta-mayo-clinic-study

The U.S. Surgeon General Answers Your Questions on COVID and Kids: From Mask Mandates to a Vaccine Timeline for Those Under 12

https://www.parents.com/health/surgeon-general-covid-kids/

COVID-19 in Canada: 'A fourth wave is underway' -- and one group is leading transmission, Dr. Theresa Tam says

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/canada-covid19-fourth-wave-young-adults-195450066.html

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The term 'breakthrough infection' raises doubts about vaccines -- but it shouldn't

https://apple.news/ARvoWDXGLQDavqsh4ge_puw

How to ask someone at work if they’re vaccinated

https://www.fastcompany.com/90664989/how-to-ask-someone-at-work-if-theyre-vaccinated?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Over 800 physicians call on DeSantis to repeal anti-mask order in schools

https://www.axios.com/desantis-mask-order-schools-175ba284-9d67-4650-a428-39c4efd15738.html

Despite obstacles, Native Americans have the nation’s highest COVID vaccination rate

https://apple.news/Ab_HrgldpTWChWWkyrvfykQ

Hawaii Isn't Messing Around: Two Tourists Arrested for Forging Vaccination Cards | Frommer's

https://www.frommers.com/blogs/passportable/blog_posts/hawaii-isn-t-messing-around-two-tourists-arrested-for-forging-vaccination-cards

4 teachers died of COVID within 24 hours in Broward County, Florida. Schools there are defying Gov. DeSantis' ban on mask mandates

https://www.insider.com/four-broward-county-school-teachers-pass-from-covid-24-hours-2021-8

Never Forget Rand Paul Was a Super-Spreader Triathlete

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a37291532/rand-paul-anti-mask-covid-19-public-health/

12.08.2021

Why the Delta variant is a serious threat to kids

https://apple.news/AXt96AG6iRte7EPqoSopJ_g

Still Unsure About Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine? Start Here.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/still-unsure-about-getting-the-covid-19-vaccine-start-here/amp/?fbclid=IwAR0r8sbHl0ez64j25S5aeFFa5Cr7LiemrJm8iFk-nxra_u-pUvus0wMYF-4

Florida doctor: My freedom ends when I endanger your health

https://www.msnbc.com/11th-hour/watch/florida-doctor-my-freedom-ends-when-i-endanger-your-health-118447173965

America, This Is You. Grow the Hell Up.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a37282625/williamson-county-tennessee-mask-anger-video-reaction/

Britt Maxwell Describes Chaos at TN School Board Meeting

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/mind-blowing-tennessee-doctor-tells-cnn-how-he-was-very-scared-by-threats-over-mask-mandates/

Reshape Teens Social Setbacks

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/04/health/help-teen-tweens-with-social-setbacks-wellness/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1hyRsHnXEyc7IAClWrE4MeoAsKrqow6QkT8N0NglVqvzJKnaC_Ji0_hbI

Greg Abbott Surrenders to the Coronavirus

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/texas-politics-are-dangerously-broken/619725/

Doctors Are Fuming About This Optional Surge

https://apple.news/AWm2afBXrS8GszKtTsJCjMg

‘No One I Know Is Vaccinated’: Sturgis Rally Bikers Are Coming for America

https://www.thedailybeast.com/sturgis-rally-bikers-in-south-dakota-are-unvaccinated-unmasked-and-coming-for-america?source=articles&via=rss

CDC guidance now official: Pregnant women should get coronavirus vaccine

https://apple.news/Ab0Q3-Py0R-6ihFh52vVBEg

How the right kind of humor can boost your health

https://apple.news/AAosD0VshQRmGdvjWVyT5MA

The real reason Americans are so angry all the time

https://apple.news/AdwpAWejcT5aEe3I0Bm1qgg

How the 10-Second Rule Can Dramatically Change Your Conversations and Make You a Better Leader

https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/how-10-second-rule-can-dramatically-change-your-conversations-make-you-a-better-leader.html

4 Books Every Introvert and Overthinker Must Read

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/4-books-every-introvert-overthinker-must-read/28925/

11.08.2021

New Study Shows Just How Much Kids' Mental Health Has Suffered In The Pandemic

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kids-mental-health-covid-study_l_611132c4e4b075592c7ebcc5?fbclid=IwAR1qmIPqdGUuOsuFkcbXuo60wKyio6axaha9nNHSFGmx0pXS2A_xs3HGQD4

Stop Trying to Control Everything and Focus on What You Can Change; When all else fails, try radical acceptance.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/meaning-lost-and-found/202107/stop-trying-control-everything-and-focus-what-you-can-change

“Act now” on global vaccines to stop more-dangerous variants, experts warn Biden

https://apple.news/Ah7qUy4WcTJKP-Cc5YjX1Hw

Man's entire family dies of COVID in the same week after refusing to get vaccinated

https://apple.news/AR08hZiCfTGiiC_NVpATR-Q

Here's why now is one of the most dangerous times of the pandemic for children, expert says

https://apple.news/AiP3wFVsqTVmLXuUq6WA0Ug

Unvaccinated COVID patients: Why they're changing their minds about the shot

https://apple.news/A-GfvfOhWQkOjLBKJ-SIJPg

YouTube suspends Rand Paul for seven days

https://apple.news/AspzRjmrIQ4i-R0rrxwE4bg

Texas seeks out-of-state medical help amid COVID-19 crisis

https://apple.news/ArMedyM52RpSwvtXrLVGHGg

U.S. urged to fast-track vaccine approval for children under 12 as cases rise

https://apple.news/AhS_eHLRwQquS-ufB6nMqVQ

22-year-old who didn't think he needed vaccine dies of COVID after ignoring mom's plea

https://apple.news/A6ARsjl1dSSKMVH7ZAoS9wQ

State of Gen Z personal finance: Are the kids alright?

https://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/state-of-gen-z-finance/

Groundhogs Curling

https://youtu.be/-BKUOSTjAGw

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