Tag: coronavirus

How To Help Your Children Cope With COVID-19 Stress

By: Lauren Ramakrishna As COVID-19 first spread across the US in early 2020, parents’ main concern became protecting their kids’ health. While masking and social distancing have gone a long way to help ensure the physical health of many children and adults in this country, families report a worrying decline in mental health, particularly now. ParentsTogether Action, a national parent-led non-profit,…

Dolly Parton Donated $1M to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine

By  CHELSEY SANCHEZ Moderna is now reporting that its developing COVID-19 vaccine is 95 percent effective, and Dolly Parton is apparently partially to thank. The Dolly Parton COVID-19 Research Fund was listed as one of the major donors in this latest breakthrough, as reported in a new article published by The New England Journal of Medicine. Earlier this year, the country singer donated $1…

How Networking Helps Women In STEM Thrive During Covid-19

By Luciana Paulise The COVID-19 pandemic has turned workplaces upside down, with employees struggling to do their jobs, worrying about health and finance issues, and company cultures being jeopardized by remote work. Women, in particular, have been negatively impacted. Companies need to build systems to address these issues to prevent women from leaving the workplace. Companies and organizations need to help…

Is It Safe to Travel With Kids During COVID-19?

By: Zara Hanawalt Parents across the country are wondering whether it is safe to travel with kids right now and if they should move forward with holiday travel—or plan a staycation at home. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t clear cut. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to advise against nonessential travel, noting that “travel increases the chance of getting and…

Yale Panel Amplifies the Voices of Female African Leaders

By Simisola Fagbemi On Monday, Stephanie Busari — a Nigerian Yale World Fellow and journalist and editor for CNN Worldwide — moderated a discussion among three prominent female African leaders on how COVID-19 has caused disproportionate economic harm to women across the continent. The hourlong event was titled “African Women as Pillars of Resilience: Mitigating the Economic Impacts of the…