Explore the science & public health issues of COVID19 -for kids & parents-

Why not use this opportunity to teach your kids about the health care industry in America and about how viruses spread, how they harm us, and how they are treated!

How does Covid19 spread?

How does our body fight it?

How do viruses harm us?

In addition to the CDC, the ultimate source, there are many other user-friendly resources out there. Some of our favorites are below.

Please be sure to watch/listen/read before your kids do. You are the best judge as to whether these are appropriate and helpful for your individual child.

VIDEOS
ALL AGES

MIDDLE SCHOOL & ADULTS:

  • Science Insider video showing what actually happens to the body when infected with Covid19. How does it feel? What is going on inside the lungs? How does the immune system fight back?
  • This Animated video from England is a great Covid19 overview.
  • How do ventilators work? This STAT video is a short, helpful explainer on ventilators, which have been in the news a lot lately.
  • How long does COVID stay on inanimate objects like cardboard or plastic or door handles? STAT video Covid19 on surfaces.

PODCASTS
ALL AGES:

  • Podcast episode especially for kids from the New York Times podcast The Daily

MIDDLE SCHOOL & ADULTS:

ADULTS (and maybe some teens):

GENERAL RESOURCES
TEENS & ADULTS

The website and newsletter STAT is one of the best sources of science and medicine news on the Internet today. Click here for more.

What about playdates? Or playgrounds? This terrific article Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day went viral a few weeks ago and has proven to be very prophetic and astute. By Asaf Bitton, MD of Harvard.

Experts worth following:

  • Andy Slavitt: Ran Medicare/Medicaid under Obama; helped fix Obamacare’s website.
  • Marc Lipsitch: Epidemiologist / infectious disease, Harvard.
  • Alison Galvani: Infectious disease, Yale.
  • Caitlin Rovers: Epidemiology and health security, Johns Hopkins.
  • Dr Scott Gottlieb: Physician and investor who ran FDA (2017 – 4/19).
  • Dr Asaf Bitton and Dr Atul Gawande. Ariadne Labs, Harvard and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Explora los temas de ciencia y salud pública de COVID19

Aproveche esta oportunidad para enseñar a sus hijos sobre la industria de la salud en América y sobre cómo se propagan y dañan los virus, y cómo son tratados!


Además del CDC, la fuente definitiva, hay muchos otros recursos fáciles de usar por ahí. Algunos de nuestros favoritos están abajo. 

Por favor, asegúrese de ver/escuchar/leer antes de que sus hijos lo hagan. Usted es el mejor juez para decidir si estas fuentes son apropiadas y útiles para su hijo.

VIDEOS

TODAS LAS EDADES

ESCUELA MEDIA y ADULTOS

PODCASTS

TODAS LAS EDADES

  • Episodio de podcast especialmente para los niños New York Times The Daily

ESCUELA MEDIA y ADULTOS

ADULTOS

RECURSOS

EXPERTOS

  • Andy Slavitt: Ex-Obama official
  • Marc Lipsitch: Epidemiologist y experto en enfermedades infecciosas, Harvard.
  • Alison Galvani: experto en enfermedades infecciosas,Y ale
  • Caitlin Rovers: Epidemiology and health security, Johns Hopkins
  • Dr Scott Gottlieb: Médico e inversor que dirigió la FDA de 2017 a abril de 2019.
  • Dr Asaf Bitton y Dr Atul Gawande. Bitton es Executive Director de Ariadne Labs, fue creado por autor y cirujano Atul Gawande.
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