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Science Alone Won’t Save Us: Five Education Lessons From Epidemiology

A timely article written by Homa Tavangar of The Big Questions Institute and facilitator of AAIE's Latin America Head of School weekly call for education-reimagined.org in which she states, "Rather than wait for a global solution or try to solve the biggest problems, look to your sphere of influence—whether it’s your neighborhood, family, department, or school community—and begin to create ripples there."

By Homa Tavangar in Education Reimagined

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As schools started up in the UK, the rise in COVID-19 cases rose even though there was a decline in the number of adults fell.  With students returning from their breaks, a study done by React-1 and the Imperial College London shows more children are getting infected. “ Covid-19 infections in children in England rose in September after schools returned from summer holidays, helping to keep cases high even as there was a fall among adults, a large prevalence study showed on Thursday (Oct 14).”

The Straits Times

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Mask Teenager

Another podcast from Dr. Osterholm  and this one is called “A Surge in Optimism’.  Dr. Osterhom is with the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy and a well respected expert.  This week, Dr. Osterholm offers his perspective on COVID mitigation strategies in schools, the new antiviral drug molnupiravir, the unpredictability of the upcoming flu season, and optimism after receiving his booster shot. 

Univeristy of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Diesease Research and Policy

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Teenagers conversation

Join us for the AAIE Global Community CONVERSATION on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 8 am EDT as Alan Knobloch, Director at the International School of Dakar, Dr. Nneka Johnson, and students address bias, discrimination and microagression. A continuing AAIE CONVERSATION inspired by the Future of Education Now and Next Conference.  

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 COVID 19 – Pfizer Vaccine for kids five to eleven - From National Geographic

According to National Geographic, Pfizer has officially requested regulators to grant an emergency use authorization for use with children between the ages of five and eleven in the USA. Amy McKeever from National Geographic states, ‘Pfizer says it has officially requested that U.S. regulators grant emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine for kids ages five to 11. An FDA advisory committee will meet on October 26 to discuss the request, and an official decision could come in the following days or weeks. The vaccine follows a two-dose regimen of 10 milligram doses—a third of the dosage that is given to adults.”

By Amy McKeever, National Geographic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about the mental health of a generation of children. But the pandemic may represent the tip of a mental health iceberg – an iceberg we have ignored for far too long. The State of the World’s Children 2021 examines child, adolescent and caregiver mental health. It focuses on risks and protective factors at critical moments in the life course and delves into the social determinants that shape mental health and well-being. As noted, “UNICEF calls for commitment, communication and action to promote good mental health for every child, protect vulnerable children and care for children facing the greatest challenges.”

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