The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the nation’s kindergarten-grade 12 education system. The rush to respond to the pandemic led to closures of school buildings across the country, with little time to ensure continuity of instruction or to create a framework for deciding when and how to reopen schools.
In times and places when Covid-19 is on the upsurge, most of us worry about our own safety and that of the ones we love. Given this, it’s no surprise that more people are experiencing depression and anxiety. However, research shows how well people adapt in the midst of adversity or changing conditions. Our mental health can rebound even in the face of unprecedented disruption – as long as our basic needs are met.
In a pandemic, no one knows you’re underage. That’s what Gen Z has discovered as they’ve updated the fake ID for the COVID-19 era, hitting up liquor stores dressed as elderly grandmas wearing coronavirus face masks.
Health officials are again seeing a rise of e-cigarette or vaping related lung disease—possibly a result of pandemic-related stress use—though the symptoms are so similar to those of Covid-19 that it’s become harder to diagnose.