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The Back Story

Aug 23, 2021

As children begin to return to school, many parents are concerned about keeping their kids safe with the surge in COVID-19 cases. This episode focuses on how we can keep our children safe as the school year begins and what we need to know about children under 12 and COVID-19. On this matter, we turn to the expertise of Dr. Sherry Huang, Pediatrician, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and the Site Medical Director of the 156 William Street location at Weill Cornell Medicine. We cover:

(2:42) precautions that children should be taking, (4:15) defining what 'close contact' is with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, (5:29) COVID-19 symptoms for children, (8:16) what to do after being in contact with someone infected with COVID-19, (14:51) when we could see a vaccine for children, (19:55) vaccines and children with allergies, (21:14) fears surrounding returning to school during the pandemic, and (24:55) tips for parents to address these fears.
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