Exposure to videos of disasters can trigger post-traumatic stress symptoms in some children. Chokchai Poomichaiya / EyeEm via Getty Images Jonathan S. Comer, Florida International University and Anthony Steven Dick, Florida International University When disasters strike, the flood of images on TV and social media can have a powerful psychological impact on children – whether those children are physically in …Read More »
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Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?
The Food and Drug Administration on May 10, 2021, granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents. FG Trade via Getty Images Kristine Bowman, Michigan State University With the first COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for adolescents, ages 12 and up, a big question looms: Will students be required to get the vaccine before returning to their …Read More »
Rodney E. Rohde, Texas State University U.S. Census Bureau, CC BY-ND It may be summer before children under 16 can be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States. That’s a problem for reaching herd immunity quickly. Children are a significant portion of the population – roughly 65 million are under the age of 16, making up 20% of people in …Read More »