Masks, Covid Update, CDC School Guidelines, Impact of Mask Mandates, Risks to Teachers

Feb 16, 2021 Science & Society Newsletter

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References:

Intro: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccination-trends

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html?ACSTrackingID=USCDC_2067-DM49715&ACSTrackingLabel=Your%20Guide%20to%20Masks%20%7C%20COVID-19&deliveryName=USCDC_2067-DM49715;
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

  2. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7006e3.htm?s_cid=mm7006e3_w#T1_down

  3. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/keeping-schools-open-without-masks-or-quarantines-doubled-swedish-teachers-covid-19

  4. https://mdalert.com/news/article/new-report-details-the-damage-to-americans-health-caused-by-trump-administrations-policies; https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32545-9/fulltext;

In the News:
Covid-19: Vaccine as good in 'real world' as in trial in Israel – BBC

WHO lists two additional COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use and COVAX roll-out – WHO

Lack of Covid data may leave African countries behind in vaccine rush – The Guardian

China arrests leader of fake vaccine scam – BBC

North Korean hackers tried to steal Pfizer vaccine know-how, lawmaker says – Reuters

In Tuskegee, Painful History Shadows Efforts To Vaccinate African Americans – NPR

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/14/world/europe/youth-mental-health-covid.html?campaign_id=2&emc=edit_th_20210215&instance_id=27133&nl=todaysheadlines&regi_id=72405695&segment_id=51685&user_id=bd6821a74343cb309ed90b57c64cdc63

https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-germans-mental-health-worse-in-second-lockdown-study/a-56557809

  1. https://www2.ed.gov/documents/coronavirus/reopening.pdf

    The CDC K-12 Operational Strategy emphasizes the importance of using a combination of mitigation strategies to avoid COVID-19 transmission in schools, including:

    • Universal and correct wearing of masks.

    • Physical distancing.

    • Handwashing and respiratory etiquette.

    • Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities, including ventilation improvements.

    • Contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine, in collaboration with the State, local, territorial or Tribal health departments.