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Vaccine Trackers

February 9, 2021

The truck drove along California’s highways. Analysts in Washington, D.C., were watching closely. They knew the status of its cargo : a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was held in trays. It was packed with dry ice, sensors, and tracking devices.…

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People

Let's Talk!

February 9, 2021

Dr. Ingrid Katz works at the Harvard Global Health Institute. She specializes in infectious diseases. TFK spoke with her about the new COVID-19 vaccines. TFK: What is a vaccine? Katz: A vaccine is a medication. You get an…

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Vaccine Race

October 15, 2020

Scientists are in a hurry to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Vaccines protect people from disease. A vaccine would save lives. It would help end the coronavirus pandemic. A vaccine works by building our immunity to a virus. “It teaches the…

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The Human Body

The Key to Happiness

September 10, 2020

One night, Christine Carter and her young daughter were making a list. They called it “Three Good Things of the Day.” While braiding Carter’s hair, her daughter said, “Mom, this is going to be one of my three good things.”…

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The Human Body

Get Happy Now

September 10, 2020

Take deep belly breaths. Breathe in through your nose. Exhale through your mouth. Focus on your breath. Do something kind for others. Helping other people will make you feel good. That’s because you are making a change in the world.…

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Staying Healthy

March 24, 2020

A new virus is going around. It’s called the coronavirus. People around the world are working together to stop its spread. Everyone is doing their part to help. Doctors and nurses are caring for the sick. Scientists are working on…

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Coronavirus Questions Answered

March 20, 2020

The new coronavirus is a public health emergency. The disease is spreading around the globe. Coronaviruses are a group of viruses. They can infect animals and people. Some cause mild illness, like the common cold. Other cases can be more…

Sports

A Safer Sport

February 6, 2020

Danny Lee was going into the fifth grade. He wanted to join the school football team. His dad had other ideas. “I have friends who never want their kids playing tackle football,” Peter Lee told TIME for Kids. Peter is…

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Sports

Play It Safe

February 6, 2020

Sports can be a lot of fun. They are also a great way to get exercise and stay healthy. But it’s important to stay safe. Here are four ways to take care of yourself while playing. Move and Stretch Before…

Food and Nutrition

Allergy Relief?

October 25, 2019

More than a million children in the United States are allergic to peanuts. Many of them have to go to a hospital when they have an allergic reaction. A new treatment for peanut allergies could be on the way. In…