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Positive Links for Children, Teens and Families during the Coronavirus, special focus on Teen Mental Health (#74)

Year 2, Week 24 (74)

COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

25.08.2021-14.09.2021

This Week’s Top Links

An Expert Shares How to Teach Children About Pain and Coping Tools

https://theeverymom.com/how-to-teach-kids-about-pain-and-coping-tools/

This is a very good article about helping children when they are melting down. Remember, for most children, language is not in their quiver of responses and only comes to the rescue when cognitive capacity increases. Better is acceptance, listening and affirming. There are really good strategies in this article about dealing with anxiety.

Ask the Doctor: Did We Miscalculate the Risk of COVID for Kids?

https://www.the74million.org/ask-the-doctor-did-we-miscalculate-the-risk-of-covid-for-kids/

Initially, scientists believed that children were at low risk for catching COVID-19 and that their symptoms would be minor. All of that has changed with the Delta variant, as a result, future variants can also be expected to be dangerous for children, teens and young adults. The best way to prevent the virus in these age groups is vaccination—among adults—and as soon as available, among children.

5 cartoons about America's losing COVID battle

https://theweek.com/political-satire/1004735/5-cartoons-about-americas-losing-covid-battle

Political humor can sometimes be biting in ways that people find either funny or aggravating. This week’s political satirists are taking on the losing battle in the US against COVID and the unvaccinated—the primary culprits in passing on the virus to others.

 

This Week’s Links

14.09.2021

An Expert Shares How to Teach Children About Pain and Coping Tools

https://theeverymom.com/how-to-teach-kids-about-pain-and-coping-tools/

This is a very good article about helping children when they are melting down. Remember, for most children, language is not in their quiver of responses and only comes to the rescue when cognitive capacity increases. Better is acceptance, listening and affirming. There are really good strategies in this article about dealing with anxiety.

Neuroplasticity: how to use anxiety to improve your life

https://bigthink.com/personal-growth/neuroplasticity-good-anxiety-wendy-suzuki

More destinations added to CDC's 'very high' Covid-19 travel risk list

https://apple.news/AJlFyaq4dRlO8dKpnVxeB0Q

Gates Foundation annual report says Covid pushed 31 million into dire poverty, child vaccine rates fell

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/13/covid-gates-foundation-annual-report-says-31-million-pushed-into-dire-poverty-child-vaccine-rates-fell.html

Poll Finds Biden’s Vaccine Mandates Broadly Popular Despite GOP Outcry

https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewsolender/2021/09/13/poll-finds-bidens-vaccine-mandates-broadly-popular-despite-gop-outcry/

Over 14K vaccinated people with COVID breakthrough cases have been hospitalized or died

https://www.newsweek.com/over-14k-vaccinated-people-breakthrough-covid-cases-have-been-hospitalized-died-1628508?utm_source=Flipboard&utm_medium=App&utm_campaign=Partnerships

U.S. Drops to 40th in COVID Vaccine Rate Race. This Is Who’s To Blame

https://www.fatherly.com/news/america-vaccine-rates-rankings-politics/

ICUs Are Filled With Covid — And Regret

https://khn.org/news/article/icu-filled-with-covid-and-regret-nashville-hospital/

DeSantis ‘anti-vaccine mandate’ event turned anti-vaccine real quick

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/desantis-anti-vaccine-mandate-event-turned-anti-vaccine-real-quick-120796741608

Ron DeSantis Gloats Over Mask Mandate Ban As Kids Die At Record Rates

https://www.scarymommy.com/ron-desantis-mask-mandate-ban/

Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Gargling Iodine to Prevent Covid-19

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/betadine-anti-vaxxer-covid-treatment-iodine-1225438/

13.09.2021

Ask the Doctor: Did We Miscalculate the Risk of COVID for Kids?

https://www.the74million.org/ask-the-doctor-did-we-miscalculate-the-risk-of-covid-for-kids/

Initially, scientists believed that children were at low risk for catching COVID-19 and that their symptoms would be minor. All of that has changed with the Delta variant, as a result, future variants can also be expected to be damaging to children, teens and young adults. The best way to prevent the virus in these age groups is vaccination—among adults—and as soon as available, among children.

It may take 'many, many' more vaccine mandates to end the Covid-19 pandemic, Fauci says

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/13/health/us-coronavirus-monday/

Prepare for a rough few months of COVID-19, according to these scientists

https://fortune.com/2021/09/13/covid-future-next-six-months-vaccines-variants-outbreaks/

Two departing FDA leaders among scientists who say Covid-19 vaccines do not currently 'show a need for boosting'

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/13/health/boosters-not-needed-lancet-review/

Who will be able to get a COVID-19 booster shot and when? That's still in limbo.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2021/09/13/covid-19-vaccine-booster-shots-who-can-get-them-when-still-uncertain/5773405001/

12.09.2021

5 cartoons about America's losing COVID battle

https://theweek.com/political-satire/1004735/5-cartoons-about-americas-losing-covid-battle

Political humor can sometimes be biting in ways that people find either funny or aggravating. This week’s political satirists are taking on the losing battle in the US against COVID and the unvaccinated—the primary culprits in passing on the virus to others.

UN chief: World is at `pivotal moment’ and must avert crises

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/un-chief-world-is-at-pivotal-moment-and-must-avert-crises

We Could Have COVID-19 Shot For Kids As Soon As October

https://www.scarymommy.com/covid-vaccine-children-five-and-older-pfizer-biotech/

No Vaccine, No Travel: Airlines and Destinations That Are Insisting on the Jab 

https://flipboard.com/@frommersmag/no-vaccine-no-travel-airlines-and-destinations-that-are-insisting-on-the-jab-m2j2htr3jdf0vj6g?from=share&utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=share

Alabama man dies from cardiac event after 43 hospitals turn him away

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/09/10/cullman-al-man-dies-hospitals-full-icus-turn-away-covid/8281712002/

CDC: Avoid Travel To These 70+ Destinations Where Covid-19 Risk Very High

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/2021/09/11/cdc-avoid-travel-to-these-70-destinations-where-covid-19-risk-very-high/

30.08.2021

Does Your Kid's Classroom Need An Air Purifier? Here's How You Can Make One Yourself

https://www.npr.org/sections/back-to-school-live-updates/2021/08/26/1031018250/does-your-kids-classroom-need-an-air-purifier-heres-how-you-can-make-one-yoursel

Antibody Tests Should Not Be Your Go-To For Checking COVID Immunity

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/08/28/1031287076/antibody-tests-should-not-be-your-go-to-for-checking-covid-immunity

29.08.2021

Vaccine Refusers Don’t Get to Dictate Terms Anymore

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/08/vaccine-refusers-hesitancy-mandates-fda-delta/619918/?utm_medium=offsite&utm_source=flipboard&utm_campaign=all

Refusing to Get Vaccinated Is Turning Into an Expensive Choice

https://slate.com/business/2021/08/delta-vaccine-insurance-hospital-covid.html?via=rss_flipboard

How You Can "Get" Anyone, Even If You Don't Like Them

https://www.inc.com/dave-kerpen/how-you-can-get-anyone-even-if-you-dont-like-them.html

Coronavirus Up in 42 of 50 US States, as Alabama Uses Trailers for Bodies

https://eaworldview.com/2021/08/coronavirus-us-states-alabama-trailers-bodies/

Unvaccinated, unmasked teacher leads to COVID outbreak at school

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2021/08/28/unvaccinated-unmasked-teacher-leads-covid-outbreak-school/5634634001/

Could COVID-19 become endemic? An expert explains what that means

https://www.weforum.org/platforms/covid-action-platform/articles/covid-19-endemic-expert-explains-pandemic/

Op-Ed: Refusing a COVID-19 booster shot won’t save lives abroad. Here’s why

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-29/covid-vaccines-boosters-global-supply-shortage

28.08.2021

This Science-Backed Technique Kills Anxiety and Stress Using Just a Word

https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/stress-anxiety-cue-controlled-relaxation-breathing-calm.html

The Battle Against Teens Getting COVID Vaccines Is Ramping Up. Now They’re Fighting Back.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/nicolefallert/covid-vaccine-teens-parental-consent

4 Tips for How To Talk To a Defensive Person and Keep Your Cool, Too, According to Conversation Experts

https://www.wellandgood.com/how-to-talk-to-defensive-person/

5 sickeningly funny cartoons about right-wing COVID 'cures'

https://theweek.com/political-satire/1004254/5-sickeningly-funny-cartoons-about-right-wing-covid-cures

Opinion | Abbott's Covid strategy isn't just post-conservative — it's post-coherent

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/abbott-s-texas-covid-strategy-isn-t-just-post-conservative-n1277825

'Mini-Trump' DeSantis 'more of a lunatic' than Trump, says Dr. Dean amidst surging COVID deaths

https://www.msnbc.com/the-beat-with-ari/watch/-more-of-a-lunatic-than-trump-maga-gov-desantis-touts-covid-success-as-bodies-pile-up-119644229726

Florida averages 250 COVID deaths a day; children top infections, positivity rates

https://www.tampabay.com/news/health/2021/08/27/florida-averages-250-covid-deaths-a-day-children-top-infections-positivity-rates/

27.08.2021

The 4 Questions All Parents Need to Ask Before Taking Their Child to Day Care or School

https://www.popsugar.com/family/is-it-safe-to-send-kids-to-school-or-day-care-during-covid-48479735?utm_source=flipboard&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=feed

Make the unvaccinated pay out for their deadly decisions

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/26/opinions/make-the-unvaccinated-bear-financial-costs-for-their-decision-banzhaf/

Texas Anti-Mask 'Freedom Rally' Organizer Fighting For His Life With COVID-19

https://apple.news/AutSUTMbwTUi1wklbQU4xTQ

The problem(s) with DeSantis' new boasts about Florida, COVID

https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/problem-s-desantis-new-boasts-about-florida-covid-n1277735

26.08.2021

US Covid cases among children have surged to one of its highest rates of the pandemic. Experts warn it may get worse

https://apple.news/ABGDVGHTrTjanpz-DgipwnQ

Toddlers Can’t Shake Pandemic Habits. Parents Are Rattled.

https://apple.news/A2OeiAZCVTAi9t48VVCTEWw

Tired of unvaccinated people?

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-17/vaccinated-covid-doctor-shot?fbclid=IwAR0AXRd6I0Upvfawv8t6FVGaKy3xpfpbTqtvy1oaiMwV6y-VPM1FqVP5_kw

Unvaccinated people over 29 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID, CDC report finds

https://apple.news/AJ81k6_EaT1uNF96MD1tx-A

CDC: Schools With Mask Mandates Didn’t See Statistically Significant Different Rates of COVID Transmission From Schools With Optional Policies

https://fee.org/articles/cdc-schools-with-mask-mandates-didn-t-see-statistically-significant-different-rates-of-covid-transmission-from-schools-with-optional-policies/

What To Do If You Are Vaccinated & Exposed To COVID

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2021/08/10646938/fully-vaccinated-exposed-to-covid-next-steps?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss

States are running out of ICU beds. See where COVID cases are rising the fastest

https://fortune.com/2021/08/25/states-icu-beds-covid-cases-delta-variant/

Why Some White Evangelical Republicans Are So Opposed To The COVID-19 Vaccine

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-some-white-evangelical-republicans-are-so-opposed-to-the-covid-19-vaccine/

Republican Lawmaker Ripped For Most Absurd Vaccine-Holocaust Comparison Yet

https://apple.news/AittTpcQjQlygUeyKO6o4sw

These COVID-Denying Republican Governors are Just Pro-Life When it's Convenient

https://www.essence.com/news/these-covid-denying-republican-governors-are-just-pro-life-when-its-convenient/

You do not have the 'constitutional right' to refuse the Covid-19 vaccine

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/25/opinions/unvaccinated-cant-use-constitutional-rights-excuse-hamilton-offit/

Warnings About the Sturgis Rally Have Come Tragically True

https://www.thedailybeast.com/sturgis-rally-is-what-a-vaccine-era-coronavirus-superspreader-event-looks-like

25.08.2021

How to “Home From Work”

https://apple.news/AAIHtoZoSQOKT8hysBeToJQ

Why it’s taking so long to get COVID vaccines for kids under 12

https://fortune.com/2021/08/25/covid-vaccines-kids-under-12-delays/

New CDC study shows just how big a COVID risk the unvaccinated are taking

https://www.slashgear.com/new-cdc-study-shows-just-how-big-a-covid-risk-the-unvaccinated-are-taking-24688284/

Efficacy of mRNA vaccines drops to 66% against Delta variant – US study

https://thethaiger.com/coronavirus/cv19-vaccines/efficacy-of-mrna-vaccines-drops-to-66-against-delta-variant-us-study

Delta variant danger zones: This ICU hospitalizations map shows most vulnerable states

https://www.fastcompany.com/90669190/delta-variant-danger-zones-this-icu-hospitalizations-map-shows-most-vulnerable-states?partner=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss

Heat Map Of Active COVID-19 Cases Per Capita In The United States From January 2020 To August 2021, Visualized - Digg

https://digg.com/video/heat-map-of-active-covid-19-cases-per-capita-in-the-united-states-from-january-2020-to-august-2021-visualized

Vaccination Rates Rise Unevenly as Covid-19 Waves Continue

https://www.directrelief.org/2021/08/vaccination-rates-rise-unevenly-as-covid-19-waves-continue/

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