KMOV4: An 11-year-old boy is Florida’s youngest person to die from Covid-19 complications

KMOV4: An 11-year-old boy is Florida’s youngest person to die from Covid-19 complications. “An 11-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County has died from Covid-19 complications, according to the Florida Department of Health, making him the youngest person in the state of Florida to die from the disease. The boy had severe underlying health conditions, the health department told CNN. The latest health records show the 11-year-old’s case was not travel-related, but it’s unclear if he recently had close contact with anyone who had Covid-19.”

CNBC: Researchers find neurological damage in four children with coronavirus inflammatory syndrome

CNBC: Researchers find neurological damage in four children with coronavirus inflammatory syndrome. “Children diagnosed with Covid-19 pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or PMIS, may develop new neurological problems without any of the respiratory issues commonly associated with the virus, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.”

New York Times: In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.

New York Times: In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a Job. You Can’t Have Both.. “Let me say the quiet part loud: In the Covid-19 economy, you’re allowed only a kid or a job. Why isn’t anyone talking about this? Why are we not hearing a primal scream so deafening that no plodding policy can be implemented without addressing the people buried by it? Why am I, a food blogger best known for such hits as the All-Butter Really Flaky Pie Dough and The ‘I Want Chocolate Cake’ Cake, sounding the alarm on this? I think it’s because when you’re home schooling all day, and not performing the work you were hired to do until the wee hours of the morning, and do it on repeat for 106 days (not that anyone is counting), you might be a bit too fried to funnel your rage effectively.”

STAT News: Researchers report nearly 300 cases of inflammatory syndrome tied to Covid-19 in kids

STAT News: Researchers report nearly 300 cases of inflammatory syndrome tied to Covid-19 in kids. “Two U.S. research groups have reported finding nearly 300 cases of an alarming apparent side effect of Covid-19 in children, a condition called multisystem inflammation syndrome, or MIS-C. While researchers have previously reported on the condition, the papers mark the first attempt to measure how frequently the side effect occurs and how it affects children who develop it.”

NPR: U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall

NPR: U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall. “The nation’s pediatricians have come out with a strong statement in favor of bringing children back to the classroom this fall wherever and whenever they can do so safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidance ‘strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.'”

New York Times: Remote School Is a Nightmare. Few in Power Care.

New York Times: Remote School Is a Nightmare. Few in Power Care.. “With expanded unemployment benefits set to expire at the end of July, many parents will have no choice but to return to work by September. Even for parents who can work from home, home schooling is often a crushing burden that’s destroying careers, mental health and family relationships. And online school has had dismal results, especially for poor, black and Hispanic students.”

The Bump: There’s Now a Britannica Website for All Your Parenting Questions

The Bump: There’s Now a Britannica Website for All Your Parenting Questions. “Britannica for Parents is a new website offering information, resources and advice from trusted experts in the field of child development and early education. The site aims to help parents make good decisions about how to raise curious young learners and provide guidance in helping their children navigate the digital landscape.”

New York Times: U.S. Must Release Children From Family Detention Centers, Judge Rules

New York Times: U.S. Must Release Children From Family Detention Centers, Judge Rules. “The order to release the children by July 17 came after plaintiffs in a long-running case reported that some of them have tested positive for the virus. It applies to children who have been held for more than 20 days in the detention centers run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania.”

Phys .org: 1/3 of parents in 3 states may not send children to school because of COVID-19

Phys .org: 1/3 of parents in 3 states may not send children to school because of COVID-19. “And as lawmakers and educators reimagine the K-12 model for fall, a new survey assessed parents’ plans for in-person school and support for 15 potential measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19 in schools in Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio.”

BBC: Iran arrests men for ‘selling babies on Instagram’

BBC: Iran arrests men for ‘selling babies on Instagram’. “Three men have been arrested in Iran on suspicion of trying to sell two babies on Instagram. Tehran’s police chief, Brig-Gen Hossein Rahimi, said one of the children was 20 days old. The other was two months old. The babies had already been bought for up to $500 (£400), and were being resold for between $2,000 and $2,500.”

Globe Newswire: Free Virtual Coding, STEM, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Programs Launch for Youth this Summer (PRESS RELEASE)

Globe Newswire: Free Virtual Coding, STEM, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Programs Launch for Youth this Summer (PRESS RELEASE). (This is for Canada.) “As the school year officially comes to an end, Rogers Communications today announced its national Ted Rogers Community Grant partners have transitioned all youth programming online this summer, offering Canadian families free, self-directed educational experiences to fill the gap with many summer camps being cancelled due to COVID-19. These programs focus on developing critical skills across technology, innovation, financial literacy and education with engaging and empowering programs designed to prepare Canada’s next generation.”

The Conversation: Social media platforms need to do more to stop junk food marketers targeting children

The Conversation: Social media platforms need to do more to stop junk food marketers targeting children. “Globally, we’ve seen persistent calls to protect children from exposure to the marketing of unhealthy food and drinks. This recognises the harmful effects of junk food marketing on children. While some governments have adopted legislation to restrict kids’ exposure to the marketing of unhealthy foods, these laws typically don’t apply to social media.”

STAT News: How likely are kids to get Covid-19? Scientists see a ‘huge puzzle’ without easy answers

STAT News: How likely are kids to get Covid-19? Scientists see a ‘huge puzzle’ without easy answers. “There is some evidence that kids are less likely to catch the virus and less likely to spread it, but it’s not clear exactly how strong that evidence is. Much of it was generated at a time when children were caught up in the topsy-turvy world of Covid-19 transmission suppression, with schools closed and families cocooned, limiting their chances of catching or spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In reality, it may take reopening schools and returning children to a closer-to-normal life for the picture to come into clearer focus.”

Brit+Co: 18 Virtual Summer Camps That Make Us Want to Be a Kid Again

Brit+Co: 18 Virtual Summer Camps That Make Us Want to Be a Kid Again. “Summer camp IRL is up in the air this year as some are opening up to smaller groups and others are just plain shutting down due to coronavirus, leaving many working parents in a panic. Not to worry! There are a bunch of cool online camps to fill up the school-free weeks of summer, many with actual camp counselors who will teach them everything from coding to cooking to opera and more! S’mores optional.;)”

New York Times: After the Virus Came, 22 Parents Moved Into Their Children’s Hospital

New York Times: After the Virus Came, 22 Parents Moved Into Their Children’s Hospital. “Ultimately, 20 mothers and two fathers moved into St. Mary’s, in the Bayside neighborhood, bringing pajamas, sweatpants, toiletries, vitamins and laptops. Most now have been there for nearly three months, sleeping on recliners in their children’s rooms and becoming immersed in their care — and sharing just one shower.”