Do you usually get an annual flu shot? Have you had one this year? I’ve been getting them annually since I reached “a certain age!” And I got this year’s shot in October.
In other vaccine news, Pfizer announced excellent results in the human trial of their covid vaccine. More details in this Nature magazine article: “What Pfizer’s landmark COVID vaccine results mean for the pandemic”.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
The Flu Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Influenza, also known as the flu, is a viral infection marked by fever, headaches, muscle aches and a cough. Flu season runs from November to March, with a flu vaccine available in early fall. In the US, influenza kills tens of thousands of people. Experts are warning us that is it especially important to get a flu shot this year during the Covid-19 epidemic in order to reduce the number of serious flu cases that end up in the hospital. Learn more at this week’s mix of sites, some created just for kids, and others for learners of all ages.
CDC: About Flu
Although there are no kids’ sections here, high school students (and their parents) will find a treasure trove of information at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) influenza site. Learn key facts, how the flu spreads, answers to common questions, and more. “How do flu vaccines work? Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.”
KidsHealth: Flu Center
“The enemy sneaks up on you so quietly that you don’t even know it’s there. Then BAM! Before you know what hit you, influenza (say: in-floo-en-zah) has made you sick, sick, sick!” Written just for elementary-age kids, KidsHealth tells us what the flu is, how you get it, and what to do if you get it. Learn more by clicking on any of the hyperlinked words, such as virus or fever. Related topics, like Who Needs a Flu Shot?, can be found on the orange More Articles Like This tab.
NFID: Influenza and Adolescents
For high-school students and adults, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) presents a rigorous look at influenza. The Influenza Virus chapter includes fascinating information on how viruses are named, a cool schematic, and an explanation of how viruses are tracked worldwide. For those writing school reports, the site includes an extensive link section (click on More Information.) The entire document is also available as a PDF download, making it easy to print or distribute electronically.
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Printables Club Members Also Get …
Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
The Flu Printable
The Flu Wikipedia Printable
Flatten the Curve Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.” ~~ Regina Brett ~~ (b. 1949) Columnist in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. For more Regina Brett quotations, click the link.
Surfing the Calendar
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International Day for Tolerance Nov 16, 2020
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