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5 things you should know before you talk about consent with children
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5 things you should know before you talk about consent with children

At a large family gathering when I was a kid, an adult female relative I barely knew gave me a rough hug, then yanked the neckline of my shirt out to peer down and check my breast development. The adults present laughed. I didn’t know what consent was as a tween, but I was horrified.…MORE

When could Covid-19 vaccines be available for younger kids? An expert weighs in
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When could Covid-19 vaccines be available for younger kids? An expert weighs in

The initial results are in: On Monday morning, Pfizer announced that its Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-old children is safe and resulted in a robust antibody response. This is news many parents have been eagerly anticipating — but what exactly does this mean for when vaccines could be available for this age group? What…MORE

Two-for-one vaccine clinics fight flu and Covid, too
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Two-for-one vaccine clinics fight flu and Covid, too

They’re a fall staple in most communities across the United States: flu shot clinics. But this year many will offer something extra — Covid-19 shots. As the Delta variant spreads and uncertainty lingers around what the flu season could bring, joint vaccine clinics have emerged in cities and counties nationwide to offer a one-stop choice…MORE

Covid-19 death rate more than 4 times higher in least vaccinated states than in most vaccinated
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Covid-19 death rate more than 4 times higher in least vaccinated states than in most vaccinated

The average rate of Covid-19 deaths in the 10 least vaccinated states was more than four times higher over the past week than the rate in the 10 most vaccinated states, according to a CNN analysis. In the least vaccinated states, roughly eight people out of every 100,000 residents died of Covid-19 over the past…MORE

Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says
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Nearly 226,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in children last week, pediatrician group says

Covid-19 infections have continued to increase “exponentially” among children across the US, and now account for nearly 26% of all cases reported nationwide, according to data published Monday. Over the past week, the American Academy of Pediatrics reported the second highest total of new diagnoses among children over the course of the pandemic, with 225,978.…MORE

A Covid-19 vaccine for younger children could be available by Halloween — here are 4 steps that must be taken first
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A Covid-19 vaccine for younger children could be available by Halloween — here are 4 steps that must be taken first

A highly anticipated announcement Monday from the companies Pfizer and BioNTech revealed that their lower-dose Covid-19 vaccine was found to be safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11, based on data from a Phase 2/3 trial. Many parents now are waiting for the time when their young children can…MORE

The US death toll from Covid-19 just surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic
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The US death toll from Covid-19 just surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic

Despite all the scientific and medical advances of the past 103 years, the Covid-19 pandemic has now killed more Americans than the 1918 flu pandemic did. More than 675,000 people in the United States have died from Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. That surpasses the estimated US death toll from the deadliest pandemic of…MORE

1 in 5 parents say their kids eat more fast food during the pandemic, poll finds
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1 in 5 parents say their kids eat more fast food during the pandemic, poll finds

For some families, the pandemic has thrown a wrench in healthy eating plans due to stress from remote work, e-learning, money problems, sickness and more. While half of surveyed parents reported their family has eaten home-cooked meals more often since the pandemic started, 20% of parents said their family has had fast food more often,…MORE

Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds is safe and shows ‘robust’ antibody response, Pfizer says
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Covid-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds is safe and shows ‘robust’ antibody response, Pfizer says

In a highly anticipated announcement, Pfizer said on Monday a Phase 2/3 trial showed its Covid-19 vaccine was safe and generated a “robust” antibody response in children ages 5 to 11. These are the first such results released for this age group for a US Covid-19 vaccine, and the data has not yet been peer-reviewed…MORE

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