By Aallyah Wright, Stateline Misty Russell, a mother of three, had just moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and was ecstatic for her 8-year-old daughter to attend school in-person in a new state and school district. But, after visiting her daughter’s elementary…
Until the delta variant laid siege this summer, nearly all children seemed to be spared from the worst ravages of covid, for reasons scientists didn’t totally understand. Now, nearly 30% of cases are in children.
New THINK Toolbox among resources to help address behavioral health impacts of the pandemic.
Vaccines and masking work well for preventing COVID-19 outbreaks in schools, but other strategies like plexiglass barriers and temperature checks are probably not worth the effort.
Given the high mixing of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in schools and the fact that vaccines are not available to children younger than 12, universal masking will be required in all K-12 schools.
Experts explain the safety, evidence and clinical trials
The covid pandemic shut down his school, his mom lost her job, and they were evicted — landing Na’ryen in virtual learning and sleeping on a couch at his grandmother’s home
If you up in an ER with a mental health crisis, there’s a good chance you will get stuck there.
Mental health and child development experts wonder about what, if any, long-term mental health and development consequences young children may face
Do “good parents” keep their child’s face shield on at playgrounds and play dates? Or do they “let kids be kids
7 questions answered by a pediatric infectious disease expert
Here’s what to look out for
We’re still studying the long-term implications of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on populations
Whether just comfortable at home or nervous about leaving, kids may need extra support to get back out there.
Best practices for children of all ages.