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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#72)

Year 2, Week 22 (72)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

18.08.2021-24.08.2021

This Week’s Top Links

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, opening door to more vaccine mandates

https://apple.news/A6zaCWaFOTxaMaWduzDSIKw

If you’ve been putting off your vaccine until the FDA to moved beyond emergency approval to full approval of the Pfizer Vaccine, it’s time. Comirnaty—the name of the vaccine—is here. 

Parents Had Dreamed of a Smooth Return to School This Fall. This Is the Nightmare We're Facing Instead

https://time.com/6091509/back-to-school-parents-covid-19/

For a third straight year, we have failed to provide a safe school environment for our children in schools. For struggling parents hoping for some less stressful home time this year, the same situation also applies to daycare. Some governors are politicizing back to school decisions with anti-mask mandates leaving children and adults unprotected. Shamefully, our hospitals are running out of space for children, just as the Delta Variant is evolving to target victims that are “younger and sicker.”

How to stay positive when you really don’t feel like it

https://www.fastcompany.com/90667374/how-to-stay-positive-when-you-really-dont-feel-like-it?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

It’s not possible to always feel happy nor should it be a goal. But there are days when you need to be positive and just don’t feel like it. This article offers some temporary boosts to get you through those days.

Seven Cognitive Distortions Poisoning COVID Debates

https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/vinay-prasad/94074

This is a must-read article if you have some people in your life who want to make the COVID debate angry and personal. It is well-written with good research about how to see a broader picture than just my own opinion. It will also help teach you how to better understand what is occurring when some people move the discussion to a judgmental, absolutist attack.

Why Do We Shout When We Argue? Lack of Confidence

https://apple.news/AYJ8AHZ3oTM6YMVLsT-R5wA

We begin to shout or call names when we lack confidence AND feel unheard. Unfortunately, the louder we are, the less we are listened to—so it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

How can schools reopen safely? Here’s what an epidemiologist suggests

https://www.fastcompany.com/90668041/how-can-schools-reopen-safely-heres-what-an-epidemiologist-suggests?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Schools can reopen safely but our society—as a whole—must make some important steps first.

7 Books That Are Almost as Good as a Therapy Session

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/7-books-almost-good-therapy-session/29071/

The books on this list are good for self-analysis. The goal isn’t to replace therapy, but the idea is that books, like these, can add substantially to your own knowledge. Reading books like these prior to selecting a therapist is like going to look for a major appliance having made comparisons prior to shopping as opposed to walking into a store and being dependent on the staff to give you all the information.

 

This Week’s Links

24.08.2021

FDA grants full approval to Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, opening door to more vaccine mandates

https://apple.news/A6zaCWaFOTxaMaWduzDSIKw

Comirnaty

Parents Had Dreamed of a Smooth Return to School This Fall. This Is the Nightmare We're Facing Instead

https://time.com/6091509/back-to-school-parents-covid-19/

Time to say it: We’re done with the vaccine refusers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/23/time-say-it-were-done-with-vaccine-refusers/

Unvaccinated Covid Patients Cost U.S. Health System Billions — And They’re Not The Ones Paying For It

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/08/23/unvaccinated-covid-patients-cost-us-health-system-billions---and-theyre-not-the-ones-paying-for-it/

Group of South Florida doctors stage walkout in protest of unvaccinated COVID patients

https://theweek.com/coronavirus/1004043/group-of-south-florida-doctors-stage-walkout-in-protest-of-unvaccinated-covid

Trump helped create an anti-vaccine monster. Now he's afraid of it. https://flipboard.com/@msnbc/trump-helped-create-an-anti-vaccine-monster.-now-he-s-afraid-of-it.-dnr6sbj4koor1rsd?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

23.08.2021

How to stay positive when you really don’t feel like it

https://www.fastcompany.com/90667374/how-to-stay-positive-when-you-really-dont-feel-like-it?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Seven Cognitive Distortions Poisoning COVID Debates

https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/vinay-prasad/94074

4 measures applied together can limit Covid-19 transmission in schools

https://www.statnews.com/2021/08/23/4-measures-applied-together-in-schools-can-minimize-covid-transmission/

The U.S. Is Getting a Crash Course in Scientific Uncertainty

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/22/health/covid-research-delta-boosters.html

We're all going to pay for the unvaccinated

https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-unvaccinated-hospitalization-pay-013d7505-398b-4ff0-9501-53478ad615de.html

WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

https://apnews.com/5ca8e252dbbaa2a023c8acbf87b59e0a

22.08.2021

Why Do We Shout When We Argue? Lack of Confidence

https://apple.news/AYJ8AHZ3oTM6YMVLsT-R5wA

FOMO is over. FOGO and FONO are our new social fears

https://www.mic.com/p/fomo-is-over-fogo-fono-are-our-new-social-fears-82765672

COVID mask, vaccine mandates supported by most Americans: Poll

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/08/22/americans-back-mask-covid-vaccine-mandate-protect-common-good/8134392002/

Delta Has Changed the Pandemic Risk Calculus

https://apple.news/A6UkrPLqXR7GN-8gxrK2tdQ

US must vaccinate Americans and the rest of the world in order for pandemic to end: Surgeon general

https://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/us-vaccinate-americans-rest-world-order-pandemic-end/story?id=79579988

Surprise: Fox News Hosts Are Following Strict COVID Protocols While Telling Viewers Masks and Vaccines Are Liberal Plots

https://apple.news/Ais3Y2m3WTe2HL9dcn5lPYw

Facebook's Most Viewed Article In Early 2021 Raised Doubt About COVID Vaccine

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/21/1030038616/facebooks-most-viewed-article-in-early-2021-raised-doubt-about-covid-vaccine

Unvaccinated covid patients are straining hospitals like mine, where I had to turn a cancer patient away

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/21/how-unvaccinated-pandemic-threaten-everyones-health/

Florida's COVID surge 'a crisis of unprecedented proportions,' doctor says; school districts battle for masks. Latest COVID-19 updates

https://apple.news/AgwNtX1wzS3-hXVKrsn2RCA

The Office Character’s Responses To COVID Vaccines Suggested In Hilarious Twitter Thread

https://www.unilad.co.uk/viral/the-office-characters-responses-to-covid-vaccines-suggested-in-hilarious-twitter-thread/

21.08.2021

How can schools reopen safely? Here’s what an epidemiologist suggests

https://www.fastcompany.com/90668041/how-can-schools-reopen-safely-heres-what-an-epidemiologist-suggests?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

A COVID lesson for many: Refusing vaccinations can be expensive

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/covid-lesson-many-refusing-vaccinations-can-be-expensive-n1277253

I Fear For My Daughter’s Life Because Of People Who Refuse The COVID Vaccine

https://www.scarymommy.com/child-unvaccinated-adults-step-up/

Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Expected to Get Full FDA Approval Next Week

https://apple.news/Aqr9BEKMRTbCyS4BdCNYmiw

Governor sees 'astronomical' number of new Covid-19 cases

https://apple.news/A9Qo-HpSRQySvni1IOc1TGw

Trump heads to Alabama but his Covid politics are everywhere

https://apple.news/A2teIKSJFTdGI1SWaVAEZ0g

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick falsely claims ‘African Americans who have not been vaccinated’ are driving covid surge

https://apple.news/Ay95v1Xm0SLSkTbjtb1nRvQ

20.08.2021

The Latest Updates About The Pandemic's Impact On Back-To-School Season

https://www.npr.org/live-updates/morning-edition-back-to-school

Child Covid-19 hospitalizations soar, filling pediatric wings, data show

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/child-covid-19-hospitalizations-new-high-august-2021-n1277119

Where Are Hospitals Overwhelmed By COVID-19 Patients? Look Up Your State

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/12/09/944379919/new-data-reveal-which-hospitals-are-dangerously-full-is-yours

I live in Texas and I am really angry

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/19/opinions/texas-covid-greg-abbott-vladeck/

The Carrots Are Passing Peak Usefulness on Vaccinations. The Sticks Are Coming Out.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a37352392/vaccinations-up-covid-19-hard-hit-areas/

The Cost Of Being Unvaccinated Just Went Up — Most Insurers Are Passing Costs Back To Patients As Covid Hospitalizations Soar

https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/08/19/the-cost-of-being-unvaccinated-just-went-up---most-insurers-are-passing-costs-back-to-patients-as-covid-hospitalizations-soar/

School boards are in open revolt against Ron DeSantis’s anti-mask crusade

https://www.vox.com/22632283/ron-desantis-school-board-revolt-masks-joe-biden-miami-dade-broward-palm-beach-hillsborough

South Dakota sees the country’s largest two-week COVID surge

https://fortune.com/2021/08/19/south-dakota-largest-covid-surge-us/

19.08.2021

7 Books That Are Almost as Good as a Therapy Session

https://nextbigideaclub.com/magazine/7-books-almost-good-therapy-session/29071/

Rates of Covid-19 hospitalizations for children and adults under 50 reach their highest levels yet, CDC data shows

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/19/health/us-coronavirus-thursday/

Seattle Doctor Says Unvaccinated People Are Testing Healthcare Workers' Resiliency

https://www.npr.org/2021/08/18/1029004608/seattle-doctor-says-unvaccinated-people-are-testing-healthcare-workers-resilienc

COVID booster shots are coming. Here’s what you need to know.

https://apple.news/AoNL35U57QaOFB56Sx7irkA

Experts Advise Being ‘Super Safe’ As Canada Enters the 4th Wave of COVID

https://www.besthealthmag.ca/article/4th-wave-covid/

Ron DeSantis has no idea what he's talking about

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/18/politics/ron-desantis-masks-covid/

How To Deal With A Boss Who Sucks At Listening To You

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/boss-sucks-at-listening_l_611bf025e4b0c6968102290b?fbclid=IwAR1jJeEfO_MuFX00n3BnUFj5S4lh-PuTvUxV1S4H3S_PtwaJeIiyXGCpe44

18.08.2021

6 COVID Mistakes That Could Cost You Your Life

https://www.eatthis.com/news-deadly-covid-mistakes/

Back to school: Thousands of students in quarantine, schools shutting down

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/08/17/back-school-thousands-students-quarantine-schools-shutting-down/8174088002/

Despite Spreading Easily, Delta Is Uniquely Weak Against Covid-19 Antibodies, Study Finds

https://www.forbes.com/sites/graisondangor/2021/08/17/despite-spreading-easily-delta-is-uniquely-weak-against-covid-19-antibodies-study-finds/

In A Message To Americans, Pope Francis Says Getting Vaccinated Is 'An Act Of Love'

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/08/18/1028740057/in-a-message-to-americans-pope-francis-says-getting-vaccinated-is-an-act-of-love

How to avoid ‘compassion fatigue’ as pandemic stress drags on

https://www.fastcompany.com/90666330/how-to-avoid-compassion-fatigue-as-pandemic-stress-drags-on?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Here's When Your Vaccinated Employees Need a Mask

https://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/heres-when-your-vaccinated-employees-need-a-mask.html

ICU Doc Shows What 'Anxious and Scared' Gov. Greg Abbott Did After COVID-19 News

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/greg-abbott-regeneron_n_611cb156e4b0ff60bf7b14a3

The latest GOP anti-mask lunacy is stirring a backlash. New polling reveals it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/08/17/latest-gop-anti-mask-lunacy-is-stirring-backlash-new-polling-reveals-it/

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