Coronavirus, kids and school closings: A public health expert answers 4 questions

So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.

Aubree Gordon, Professor of Public Health, University of Michigan
March 13, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: childrens-health public-health inequality safety-net coronavirus public-schools national-school-lunch-program k-12-education coronavirus-2020 covid-19

America's poorest children won't get nutritious meals with school cafeterias closed due to the coronavirus

The millions of US children whose parents can't always afford enough nutritious food for their families get about a quarter of their calories from what they eat at school.

Thurston Domina, Professor, Educational Policy and Organizational Leadership, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
March 13, 2020 | conversation

~5 mins   

Tags: safety-net school-meals free-school-meals child-poverty child-nutrition national-school-lunch-program k-12-education quick-reads coronavirus-2020 covid-19

When safety measures lead to riskier behavior by more people

Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.

Konrad Grabiszewski, Associate Professor of Economics, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business & Entrepreneurship
March 11, 2020 | conversation

~6 mins   

Tags: safety risk risk-taking coronavirus behavioral-economics behavioral-science trade-offs covid-19 sars-cov-2

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