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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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Animals

Creature Care

November 3, 2021

In January, eight gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California, became the first great apes to test positive for COVID-19. “There was immediate concern,” Nadine Lamberski told TIME for Kids. She’s the chief conservation and wildlife health…

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Science

TFK Explains: COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

October 29, 2021

On November 2, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. This vaccine helps protect against COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know. How does the vaccine…

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World

A Vaccine for Malaria

October 15, 2021

On October 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed the first vaccine that helps protect against malaria. The WHO advises that the vaccine, Mosquirix, should be given to children in parts of Africa. Malaria is carried by mosquitoes. It kills…

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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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The Human Body

Transforming Stress

October 6, 2021

Renee Jain founded GoZen!, an online platform for kids that focuses on mental health. She spoke with TFK about how to manage anxiety. “Turn worry into strength.” It’s normal to feel worried. The key is to turn it into strength.…

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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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