Tag Archives: School

Why kids shouldn’t take fruit to school

South Australian parents and caregivers sending their children back to school have been told to replace fruits with other healthy snacks in lunch boxes. As students begin to return to classrooms on Wednesday, families living in fruit fly outbreak zones have been urged not to move fruit around regardless if it was homegrown or purchased… Read More »

‘It’s Science, Stupid’: A School Subject Emerges as a Hot-Button Political Issue

This story also ran on The BMJ. This story can be republished for free (details). At the top of Dr. Hiral Tipirneni’s to-do list if she wins her congressional race: work with other elected officials to encourage mask mandates and to beef up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. Those choices are backed up by science,… Read More »

Covid-19 news: UK criticised for confusing school face covering rules

By Michael Le Page , Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Father and two children walking to school wearing face masksSally Anscombe/Getty Images Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 25 August UK government under pressure to review policy on face coverings in schools in England… Read More »

Gottlieb, Azar push for safe school reopenings amid coronavirus

Two of the nation’s top health experts this week advocated for school reopenings contingent on local coronavirus conditions. Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb and current Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar advocated for the reopenings during appearances on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “We don’t believe there are uniform thresholds for school reopenings,” Azar… Read More »