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TFK Explains: The Jackson Water Crisis

September 23, 2022

On September 15, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, were told that the city’s tap water was once again safe to drink. For nearly seven weeks, they’d had to boil it before using it. Here’s what to know about the crisis. Why…

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Helping Kids Heal

January 21, 2022

Kids have a lot on their minds. Juggling school, family, activities, and all of the other big parts of life is hard enough. Add to this list a pandemic that’s disrupting schedules and causing continuous uncertainty? It’s a recipe for…

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A Disrupted Reopening

January 7, 2022

Last week, many kids in the United States returned to school after winter break. They did so just as COVID-19 cases were reaching record levels. School districts are scrambling to protect their students. The surge in COVID-19 infections has been…

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World

New Variant

December 3, 2021

Scientists in South Africa have reported a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. The variant, Omicron, has since been found in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. Countries have restricted travel from South Africa and several…

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TFK Sits Down with Dr. Rochelle Walensky

November 22, 2021

We’ve heard a lot about the CDC—the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, Georgia. It has given us news, recommendations, and updates as our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet…

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Dr. Janet Woodcock Talks with TIME for Kids

November 5, 2021

On October 29, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized emergency use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old. Kids across the U.S. are already getting their first dose. I spoke with Dr.…

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Dr. Vivek Murthy Talks with TIME for Kids

November 5, 2021

On November 3, the day after Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine was approved for kids ages 5 to 11, I had a chance to speak with the United States surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy. The surgeon general oversees the U.S. Public Health…

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Sports

A Win for Mental Health

October 8, 2021

This summer, Simone Biles was expected to lead the United States women’s gymnastics team to an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, Japan. But not long into the competition on July 27, Biles left the arena. Soon after she returned, Olympic…

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The Kid Report: A Win for Mental Health

October 8, 2021

I think it’s so cool that Simone Biles is speaking out about her mental health. I’m a kid who sometimes struggles with anxiety. So it’s helpful to know that even famous people and superstrong athletes wrestle with nerves. Often,…

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Dr. Leana Wen Talks with TIME for Kids

August 9, 2021

Kids all across the United States want to return to a “normal” school experience. But the Delta variant, a new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19, is making this a challenge. How can kids safely return to in-person learning?…

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