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Schools that require masks see fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, 2 new CDC studies show

Kindergartner Grace Truax, 5, removes her mask before posing for a portrait during "picture day" at Rogers International School on September 23, 2020, in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore/Getty Images Schools that require face masks see fewer COVID-19 outbreaks, two new CDC studies found. In two Arizona counties, the odds of an outbreak were 3.5 times higher in schools that didn't require masks than in schools that did. Counties with school mask mandates recorded fewer COVID-19 cases a...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, Cdc, Masks, US, Trends, Arizona, Delta, Schools, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, Maricopa


The US recently reported more than 243,000 COVID-19 cases in kids in one week, the 2nd-highest total of any week

Students at a public middle school in Los Angeles on Friday. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics tallied 243,373 cases in US kids in the week that ended Thursday. That weekly figure was close to 72,000 toward the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were found to have COVID-19 in a recent seven-day period, the second-highest week for child cases of the...
Tags: Science, Kids, News, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cbs, Fda, Pfizer, AAP, American Academy of Pediatrics, Robyn Beck, Scott Gottlieb, Pandemic, Burbio, Coronavirus


More than 243,000 kids in the US got COVID-19 last week, the second-highest weekly total among kids since the pandemic started

Students walk to their classrooms at a public middle school in Los Angeles, California, September 10, 2021. Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 cases among kids in the US are spiking. The American Academy of Pediatrics reported 243,373 cases among kids in the US in the week ending September 9. In early July, there were close to 72,000 COVID-19 cases among kids a week. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 243,000 kids in the US were diagnosed with COVID-19 in ...
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Parents are so desperate to get their young children vaccinated that they're pleading with pediatricians to administer the shot before the FDA says it's OK for kids under 12

EMS medics from the Houston Fire Department check the breathing of a girl, age 2, with COVID-19 before transporting her to a hospital on August 25, 2021 in Houston, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images More children are testing positive for COVID-19 across the country. Some parents are begging doctors to vaccinate their kids under 12, The Washington Post reported. The FDA has yet to complete clinical trials on vaccines for those younger than 12. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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More than 1,900 children hospitalized with COVID-19 in the US as country battles the Delta surge

Children under 12 are not eligible for the vaccine, leaving them more vulnerable to the Delta variant. Francine Orr /Los Angeles Times via Getty Images More than 1,900 children in the US are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, reaching a record-high. Dr. Anthony Fauci has described the current wave as "an outbreak of the unvaccinated." The spike in cases has re-ignited debates over vaccine and mask mandates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number of children in the U...
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The new school year is already a disaster: Thousands of students are quarantining as COVID-19 cases skyrocket among kids

A child wears a mask at a California school. Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Days into the school year, COVID-19 outbreaks have already forced thousands of students to quarantine. Experts predict that pediatric infections will continue to rise, leading to more school closures. Bans on mask mandates while young kids wait on vaccine authorization make it tough to protect students. See more stories on Insider's business page. Mere days into the new school year, thousands of k...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, News, Mississippi, California, Masks, US, Trends, Missouri, Delta, Dallas, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccines


More than 80 Nevada students may have been exposed to COVID-19 on the first day of class after a parent sent their infected child to school

panitanphoto/Shutterstock A Reno, Nevada, school had a wide-reaching COVID exposure on the first day of class. A parent sent their infected child to school despite them testing positive, and exposed up to 80 other students. Nationally, COVID cases among children are rising just as the school year kicks off. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than 80 students may have been exposed to COVID-19 on Monday after a parent sent their child to school in Reno, Nevada, despite bo...
Tags: School, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Nevada, Washoe County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Reno Nevada, American Academy of Pediatrics, Washoe County Health District, Chris Boyette, Coronavirus, Speed desk


Rates of children hospitalized with COVID have reached an all-time high in the US

A graph shows new hospital admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the 0-17 age group. US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Average daily hospitalizations of children with COVID have reached an all-time high of 239. The rate is higher for adults: in the under-vaccinated Southeast, the daily rate of overall hospitalizations jumped last week to 17,600. Experts urge masking in schools, but the states with the most kids hospitalized have already banned mask mandates. See mo...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Science, Kids, Cdc, US, Trends, New York Times, Healthcare, Schools, Cbs, Abc News, Boston Children s Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, American Academy of Pediatrics, Jerome Adams


A 15-year-old describes getting a rare post-COVID illness, starting with a rash and turning into loss of heart and kidney function

Left: Abie in March 2017. Center, right: Abie was in the hospital with MIS-C after COVID-19 from January 29 to February 2, 2021. Courtesy of Abie's family Children who get COVID-19, whether mild or severe, are at risk of developing MIS-C, a life-threatening syndrome. 15-year-old Abie Martinez, who had a mild COVID-19 case in 2020, shared his story about losing heart and kidney function with Insider. "It was a scary experience," his mom said. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Salt Lake City, Northwestern University, Martinez, University of Utah, American Academy of Pediatrics, Gilbert Arizona, IVIG, Pavia, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Andrew Pavia


CDC: Everyone should mask up indoors - whether they're fully vaccinated or not - as the Delta variant sweeps the US

A school employee checks a student's temperature on the first day of in-person classes at Baldwin Park Elementary School in Orlando, Florida, on August 21. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The CDC said on Tuesday that everyone should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are important in areas with high coronavirus transmission and in schools, it said. The CDC had said in May that masks were no longer necessary for fully vaccinated people. See more stories ...
Tags: School, Science, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Public Health, Missouri, Delta, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, Orlando Florida, Barnes, University of Utah


CDC: Fully vaccinated people should mask up indoors - including in schools - as the Delta variant spreads across the US

A school employee checks the temperature of a student on the first day of in-person classes at Baldwin Park Elementary School on August 21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images The CDC has published its new mask guidelines: Everyone should wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccine status. Masks are particularly important in areas of high COVID-19 transmission and in schools, the CDC said. The CDC said in May that masks were no longer necessary for fully vaccina...
Tags: School, Science, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Trends, Public Health, Missouri, Delta, Vermont, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Afp, Orlando Florida, Barnes, University of Utah


COVID-19 cases in the US near 50,000 a day - the highest since May as CDC reportedly considers stricter mask rules

The US has reported an average of nearly 50,000 COVID-19 cases each day this week. Paul Chinn/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Over the past week, the US reported an average of nearly 50,000 new COVID-19 infections each day, according to CDC data. The highest number of new cases was reported Friday - with more than 81,000 new cases reported. That puts the US in a situation not seen since the spring as US officials reportedly reconsider mask guidance. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fox, New York Times, Nyt, States, St Louis, Los Angeles County, San Francisco Chronicle


Younger kids: To vax or not to vax? That is the question

Come fall, parents of elementary schoolchildren will make a decision that’s weightier than which backpack to buy for the new school year: Deputize Junior as a foot soldier in the war against COVID-19’s spread in the U.S. and get the child vaccinated? Or sit this one out with the knowledge that younger kids are far less likely to get severe illness than their grandparents? Jeremy Haworth, 12, holds on to his mother, Heather Haworth, as he gets his first COVID-19 vaccine at the Providence Edwar...
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Heart inflammation investigated as possible rare COVID-19 vaccine side effect in teens and young people

A nurse gives a 13-year-old a shot of the vaccine at a vaccination clinic at Health First Medical Centre. On May 12, 2021, the CDC approved the use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine in 12 through 15-year-old adolescents. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images A new study has raised the possibility of a heart condition being a very rare side effect of the Pfizer shot. Seven US teen boys experienced chest pain within a few days of having their second COVID-19 vaccine. Eligible t...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Teens, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Ap, Getty Images, Healthcare, News UK, Vaccinations, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine


Some young vaccine recipients reported a heart problem but the CDC says it's not clear if the condition is related to the vaccine

A medical assistant administers a COVID-19 vaccine dose to a woman at a clinic in Los Angeles on March 25, 2021. Mario Tama/Getty Images The CDC is investigating a very rare heart condition that some young vaccine recipients reported. Some people developed myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle. The vaccine advisory committee said the figures are the same as baseline rates of the condition. See more stories on Insider's business page. A very small number of teenagers and yo...
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An LA councilman wants to sue the nation's 2nd-largest school district to reopen for in-person instruction

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino delivers the annual State of the District address in San Pedro on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images An LA councilman wants to sue the school district to reopen, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The Los Angeles Unified School District, the 2nd largest in the country has been closed since March. There have several other calls to reopen schools for in-person learning.  Visit the Business s...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, The Times, Los Angeles Times, Cnbc, Southern California, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, SPAC, KABC, Los Angeles Unified School District


The rise of White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who increasingly has Trump's ear and is worrying experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas (right) speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump (left) looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty President Donald Trump brought Dr. Scott Atlas onto his coronavirus task force in August. Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute, a conservative think tank at Stanford University. He is not an infectious-disease expert. However, the White House has increasingly brought him out to speak at recent coronavirus...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Stanford, Senate, White House, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, News UK, Mitt Romney, Fox News


Stanford experts recommend strict, costly approaches for reopening schools

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently highlighted the importance of students' returning to the classroom in its COVID-19 return-to-school guidance. Jason Wang, MD, PhD, of Stanford Health Policy also believes it's time for kids in the United States to get back to school. But he believes school districts could better protect their 55 million K-12 students by adhering to an additional set of strict measures.
Tags: Science, Stanford, United States, American Academy of Pediatrics, Jason Wang, Stanford Health Policy


Panicking About Your Kids and Their Phones? The New Research Says Don't.

SAN FRANCISCO -- It has become common wisdom that too much time spent on smartphones and social media is responsible for a recent spike in anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, especially among teenagers.But a growing number of academic researchers have produced studies that suggest the common wisdom is wrong.The latest research, published Friday by two psychology professors, combs through about 40 studies that have examined the link between social media use and both depression a...
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Screen time can affect kids, but the data is hard to measure. Here's why.

When scientists study the effects of screen time on children, there's really only one thing parents want to know: How much is too much?  While the Academic Pediatric Association guidelines suggest daily limits for high-quality screen-based programming, those recommendations are based on studies with significant limitations. In general, studies on the subject quickly become outdated or can't prove a causal connection between a certain amount of screen time and any number of outcomes, inc...
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Screen time can affect kids, but the data is hard to measure. Here's why.

When scientists study the effects of screen time on children, there's really only one thing parents want to know: How much is too much?  While the Academic Pediatric Association guidelines suggest daily limits for high-quality screen-based programming, those recommendations are based on studies with significant limitations. In general, studies on the subject quickly become outdated or can't prove a causal connection between a certain amount of screen time and any number of outcomes, in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, University of Waterloo, Browne, American Academy of Pediatrics, Logan Paul, Breslin, ABCD, Laureate Institute for Brain Research, YouTube Skype, Academic Pediatric Association, Dillon Browne, Florence Breslin, Instagram Partway


Largest pediatric study shows obesity increases asthma risk in children

Ten percent of pediatric asthma cases could be avoided if childhood obesity were eliminated, according to research led by Nemours Children’s Health System. The research, published today in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, reported on the analysis of medical records of more than 500,000 children. The study is among the first to use the resources of PEDSnet, a multi-specialty network that conducts observational research and clinical trials across eight of the nation'...
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Avoid plastic food containers for better health

The American Academy of Pediatrics says the best way to minimize exposure to harmful food additives and packaging chemicals is to stay away from plastic.
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American Academy of Pediatrics announces its first recommendations on tattoos, piercings

Tattoos and body piercings are an increasingly popular form of self-expression, but it is important for young people to carefully consider the consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications, according to the first clinical report on the topic published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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AAP counsels pediatricians to focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors to help obese kids

Since frameworks used to identify adults at heightened risk for such complications are a poor fit for kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends that pediatricians instead focus on clusters of cardiometabolic risk factors that are associated with obesity.
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NICU study highlights need to reduce loud noises, boost beneficial sounds

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that preemies in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) may be exposed to noise levels higher than those deemed safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Conversely, the researchers also found that some preemies may not get enough exposure to beneficial sounds, such as language and music, that can improve early development.
Tags: Science, St Louis, Washington University School of Medicine, NICU, American Academy of Pediatrics


We Were Wrong About Limiting Children's Screen Time

How much time should kids be allowed to stare into their screens like zombies? New guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics upturns conventional thinking on the matter, showing that a sweeping one-size-fits-all approach is not the right way for parents to go about limiting their children’s screen time. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Children, Mobile Phones, Tablets, Screen Time, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Teenages


The "American College of Pediatricians" is a hate group with fewer than 200 members

Not to be mistaken for the legitimate American Academy of Pediatrics, which has 60,000 members! (more…)
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