COVID19: Why Are Children Less Affected?

Why isn’t COVID-19 as hard on children as it is on adults? In sharp contrast to most other viruses, the novel coronavirus doesn’t seem to have the same devastating effect on children that it does on adults. In fact, just the opposite is true, says Pediatric Infectious Disease specialist, Priya Soni, MD. “There is no other respiratory virus that we know, that affects adults so much more severely than infants.”

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Parenting during COVID-19? FSU psychology researchers offer their advice

By: Anna Prentiss | Published: April 20, 2020 | 10:59 am | SHARE: While there is currently no hard data accessible to fully understand the effects COVID-19 has on young children, researchers from the Florida State University Department of Psychology feel that children seem to be coping, on average, quite well during this time.

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UW team illustrates the adverse impact of visiting ‘just one friend’ during COVID-19 lockdown

“What’s the harm in visiting just one friend?” A lot of people are asking that during times of social distancing. A new website illustrates how doing so would essentially reconnect most households in a community and provide conduits through which the COVID-19 virus could spread.

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UNH Experts Offer Tips To Help Parents More Smoothly Shift to Online Learning

As the coronavirus continues to spread, children are transitioning to virtual learning that can be done safely at home. Teachers have been tasked with preparing online lessons and students and parents may be facing apprehension moving into a brave new world of education. Experts at the University of New Hampshire say the most important thing to do is to take a deep breath and stay calm.

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UW researchers to study resilience, well-being among King County residents during pandemic

University of Washington researchers have launched the King County COVID-19 Community Study — or KC3S — to gather data through April 19 on how individuals and communities throughout King County are coping with the measures put in place to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Kids need calm not chaos amid Covid-19

Elbow bumps in lieu of high-fives, segregated lunchtimes and hyper hand hygiene ¬– they’re are all a part of our children’s new reality in response to Covid-19. But while kids are seemingly adapting well to the changes, University of South Australia child development experts say adults need to be increasingly mindful of their own reactions to the pandemic and take care when explaining the situation to children.

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Zimmerli Art Museum Offers Virtual Tours, Demonstrations in Response to COVID-19

In response to coronavirus quarantines in New Jersey and nationwide, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers–New Brunswick is taking steps to provide children and adults with online demonstrations, virtual tours and activities to keep the community productive during this period of uncertainty.

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