Resources Tagged With: coronavirus

Kids Are Back in School — and Struggling With Mental Health Issues

Schools across the country are overwhelmed with K-12 students struggling with mental health problems, according to school staff, pediatricians and mental health care workers. Not only has this surge made the return to classrooms more challenging to educators, it’s also taxing an already strained health-care system. Read more ›

Vaccines, the Omicron Variant, and Getting Your Booster Shot

Here’s what you need to know about how well the vaccines are working in the face of the omicron variant and the best timing for getting your booster shot. Read more ›

Babies Born During Pandemic at Greater Risk for Developmental Delays, Study Finds

Babies born during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States show more evidence of developmental delays at age 6 months compared with those delivered before the virus emerged, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Pediatrics found. Read more ›

Omicron Symptoms: What to Watch for and How They May Differ Based on Vaccine Status

With omicron now the dominant strain in the U.S. and cases rapidly rising across Illinois and the country, experts say there are some symptoms that appear prominent with the new COVID variant and differ from what many came to expect with the delta variant. Read more ›

New California COVID-19 Guidelines: What to Know

The California Department of Public Health has updated quarantine and isolation guidelines for COVID-19 — and this time, things are getting a bit less restrictive. Read more ›

A Deluge of Omicron’ Is Coming, Santa Clara County’s Health Officer Warns

Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody said  she expects a “deluge” of omicron cases in the county as the COVID-19 variant begins sweeping across the Bay Area and residents start traveling and gathering for the holidays. Read more ›

California Brings Back Mask Mandate As Virus Cases Rise

California is bringing back a rule requiring people to wear masks indoors, a move aimed at containing a new type of the coronavirus as people gather with family and friends during the holidays. Read more ›

Parents Wondered Whether Learning Remotely Could Work As Well As Being in a Classroom. New Global Data Suggests the Answer Is No.

Of all the pandemic edicts — the mask requirements, the vaccination mandates — few were more contentious than the decision to shutter schools. Read more ›

Psychiatrists Are Uncovering Connections Between Viruses and Mental Health. They’re Surprising.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, one of the biggest questions was: Why do some people get so much sicker than others? It’s a question that has forced researchers to confront some deep mysteries of the human body, and come to conclusions that have startled them. Read more ›

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