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Resources Tagged With: coronavirus

Surgeon General Warns of Youth Mental Health Crisis

The United States surgeon general on Tuesday warned that young people are facing “devastating” mental health effects as a result of the challenges experienced by their generation, including the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ›

In a San Francisco High School, the Scars of Remote Schooling Linger

The damage wrought by over 18 months away from classrooms lingers at Burton, a high-poverty school in a high-wealth city, overlooking the whole of San Francisco from a hilly peak in the southeast corner of the city. Burton — the students who rely on it and the teachers who power it — is a study both in joy and in enduring trauma, a place where everything seems normal, but nothing is quite as it should be. Read more ›

What You Can Expect When Vaccines Become Available for Kids Under 5

Dr. Francis Collins is director of the National Institutes of Health and spoke with NPR’s All Things Considered about the timeline for emergency use authorization of the vaccine for kids under 5, and the ongoing efforts to immunize those aged 5 to 11. Read more ›

School Changes – Helping Children With ADHD

Many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with school. Recently, children have faced a variety of changes in the way that they attend school. Some might be attending virtual classes; others might attend school in-person with many new rules. To help your child with ADHD adjust to these changes, learn about the resources available for parents. Read more ›

Tracking the Coronavirus Around the U.S.

More than 47 million people in the U.S. have had confirmed coronavirus infections and more than 770,000 have died of COVID-19. Thousands of new cases are reported daily nationwide. Explore the trends in your state or in a state that you may be visiting during the holidays. Read more ›

Welcoming Family Into Your Home for Thanksgiving? Here’s How to Keep COVID Out

This year, 80% of people 12 and up are now vaccinated with at least one shot, and about half of Americans are planning to gather in groups of 10 or more for the holidays, a recent survey shows.

While many of us are ready to reboot our holiday traditions, COVID cases are once again rapidly climbing — with nearly 95,000 new cases a day. Even if your family is fully vaccinated, remember your most vulnerable family members, particularly people over 80 or the immunocompromised, are still at higher risk of severe COVID. Read more ›

Santa Clara County Offers COVID Vaccine Booster to All Adults

When federal health authorities authorized COVID-19 vaccine boosters in September, they said the extra shots should be given to older adults or people at high risk.  On Wednesday, November 10, Santa Clara County health officials said they will give any adult vaccinated six or more months ago another dose. Read more ›

Sitting More Linked to Increased Feelings of Depression, Anxiety

As people adhered to stay-at-home orders or self-isolated during the early months of the COVID-19 outbreak, daily commutes turned into shuffles between the bedroom and the living room. Clicking Zoom links erased time spent walking to meeting rooms, and Netflix spilled into time otherwise dedicated to the gym. Read more ›

Stress In America™ 2021: Pandemic Impedes Basic Decision-Making Ability

Americans are struggling with the basic decisions required to navigate daily life as the effects of pandemic-related stress continue to take a toll, especially on younger adults and parents, according to a national survey from the American Psychological Association. Read more ›

The CDC Adds Mental Health Conditions to High-Risk Covid-19 List

In October 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added mood disorders to the list of conditions that put people at high risk for severe Covid-19. Millions of Americans with conditions “including depression and schizophrenia spectrum disorders” are eligible for booster shots based on their mental health diagnosis alone. Read more ›

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