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COVID-19 deaths in children: comparison with all- and other causes and trends in incidence of mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Sunil S. Bhopal; Jayshree Bagaria; Bayanne Olabi (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: Public Health
Our analysis of COVID-19 in children until the end of May 2020 indicated mortality was rare and lower than from influenza, for which children already have a vaccine. We feared and wrote that over time the severity of the virus in children might increase. We published this in May 20201 and now examine childhood mortality from COVID-19 over time and compared with other causes in seven countries: USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and Republic of Korea.
Cite this research | Open access | No. of pages: 6 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child mortality, COVID-19, multi-country
Reintroduction of native centric education for children in COVID-19 lockdown

AUTHOR(S)
Osobor Ikechukwu Monday

Published: September 2020   Journal: Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health
With the current effect of globalization on cultures,it is imperative to reawaken the indigenous ways of life during this lockdown. Local centric education is the preparation of children for life to avoid cultural dislocations. It is character-based ethics and native centred philosophy, aimed at teaching and learning the indigenous ways of life
Cite this research | Vol.: 49 | Issue: 3 | No. of pages: 2 | Language: English | Topics: Education | Tags: e-learning, educational policy, indigenous children, school attendance
Parental perceptions of  COVID-19 pandemic: adherence to laid down containment measures

AUTHOR(S)
Ezeonwu Bertilla; Osebor Ikechukwu Monday; Joseph Ajanwaenyi Uzoma; Uwadia Omozele (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: American Journal of Pediatrics
This article aims to ascertain, the perceptions of caregivers of children on covid-19 containment measures, the need for adherence to the measures to understand the reasons for poor compliance. The interviewees expressed their difficulties and frustrations in maintaining the rigors of application of these measures but would that government should expedite action towards the discovery of Protective vaccines because of the effect these measures had on their economic means of livelihoods.
Cite this research | Vol.: 6 | Issue: 3 | No. of pages: 357-361 | Language: English | Topics: Education | Tags: e-learning
COVID-19 created a gender gap in perceived work productivity and job satisfaction: implications for dual-career parents working from home

AUTHOR(S)
Zhiyu Feng; Krishna Savani

Published: September 2020   Journal: Gender in management
This paper aims to examine gender gaps in work-related outcomes in the context of Covid-19. The authors hypothesized that the Covid-19 pandemic would create a gender gap in perceived work productivity and job satisfaction. This is because when couples are working from home the whole day and when schools are closed, women are expected to devote more time to housework and childcare.
Gender, work-family conflict and depressive symptoms during the COVID-19 among Quebec graduate students

AUTHOR(S)
Jaunathan Bilodeau; Nancy Beauregard; Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (et al.)

Published: September 2020
This study aims to document the gendered experience of the lockdown and its association with depressive symptoms among graduate students in Quebec. The policy measures taken after the COVID-19 were not gender- neutral. This study demonstrates the importance of taking gendered effects of policies into consideration, and points to mitigating actions that can forestall the exacerbation of gendered inequalities in mental health.
Young children’s online learning during COVID-19 pandemic: Chinese parents’ beliefs and attitudes

AUTHOR(S)
Chuanmei Dong; Simin Cao; Hui Lia

Published: September 2020   Journal: Children and youth services review
This study surveyed 3275 Chinese parents’ beliefs and attitudes around young children’s online learning during the lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most parents (92.7%) in the study reported that their children had online learning experiences during the pandemic, and many (84.6%) spent less than a half-hour each time. The parents generally had negative beliefs about the values and benefits of online learning and preferred traditional learning in early childhood settings. They tended to resist and even reject online learning for three key reasons: the shortcomings of online learning, young children’s inadequate self-regulation, and their lack of time and professional knowledge in supporting children’s online learning. The results suggested that the implementation of online learning during the pandemic has been problematic and challenging for families. The Chinese parents were neither trained nor ready to embrace online learning. The paper concluded with implications for policymakers and teacher education.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 118 | Issue: nov 2020 | No. of pages: 9 | Language: English | Topics: Education | Tags: e-learning, parents, school attendance | Countries: China
Care during COVID-19 must be humane and person centred

AUTHOR(S)
Angela Coulter; Tessa Richards

Published: September 2020   Journal: BMJ : British medical journal
The public swung solidly behind health and social care staff during the early phase of the covid-19 pandemic and applauded professionals’ commitment, selflessness, and hard work. But patient organisations, including The BMJ’s patient and public advisory panel, were dismayed to see how rapidly the hard won policies that embed the principle of patient and public involvement in healthcare decision making were swept away in the rush to respond to the crisis. The covid-19 pandemic is no reason to roll back the tide on person centred care.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 370 | No. of pages: 2 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: medical care
Evidence from Google Trends of a widening second-level digital divide in Brazil

AUTHOR(S)
Renato P. Dos Santos; M. Şahin Bülbül; Isadora Lemes

Published: September 2020   Journal: Acta scientiae

This study investigates the impact of the increasing home and mobile Internet access on the existing educational inequalities. This digital divide was critically exacerbated by the arrival of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of presential classes. Brazilian policymakers should concentrate efforts and resources in addressing this large-scale second-level digital divide, possibly by equipping educators and students with the knowledge and skills towards the educational, productive and responsible use of the Internet, as well as allowing mobile Internet access in school premises.

Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 22 | Issue: 4 | No. of pages: 121-153 | Language: Portuguese | Topics: Education | Tags: educational policy, internet | Countries: Brazil
Coronavirus and rising threat of malnutrition among children in India

AUTHOR(S)
Gupta Surabhi

Published: September 2020   Journal: Asian journal of research in social sciences and humanities

This article focuses on the impact of COVID- 19 on food security and nutrition among children in India. India is already one of the highest ranking countries in the world for the number of children suffering from malnutrition and more than one third of the world's malnourished children live in India. The novel coronavirus risks is undermining the efforts of humanitarian and food security organizations to reduce hunger and scale down the efforts in this direction In this paper, I would largely focus on the impact of COVID- 19 on food security and nutrition among children in India.

Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 10 | Issue: 8 | No. of pages: 32 | Language: English | Topics: Child Poverty, Nutrition | Tags: child malnutrition, poverty | Countries: India
Reliability and consistency of movement behavior questionnaire (MBQ) in children at COVID-19 social distancing

AUTHOR(S)
Vanilson Batista-Lemes; C. Felin-Fochesatto; A. Reis-Gaya

Published: September 2020   Journal: Journal of Movement & Health

This study assesses the reliability and consistency of a questionnaire (MBQ) about physical activity and sedentary time in children aged 6 to 12 years old during COVID-19 social distance: to describe the physical activity and sedentary times according to ages, verifying if there are differences between genders. MBQ presented adequate consistency and reliability values. Furthermore, there are differences in the practice of LPA, MVPA, and sedentary time between ages and genders. It is an easy method to diagnose and estimate MVPA, LPA, and sedentary time in physical education in remote, non-presence or presence classes for parents and children.

Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 2021 | Issue: jan | No. of pages: 11 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: behaviour, child well-being, surveys | Countries: Brazil
Perinatal mental health in Kashmir, India during the COVID-19 pandemic

AUTHOR(S)
Sheikh Shoib; S. M. Yasir Arafat; Waleed Ahmad

Published: September 2020   Journal: Maternal and Child Health Journal
The current COVID-19 pandemic in Kashmir along with lockdown measures—ordered to prevent the spread of the disease—has added further trauma to the fragile mental health system in Kashmir. There may be unquantifiable repercussions of the current epidemic on the emotional status of women during the perinatal period. There are numerous challenges in the perinatal period arising out of COVID-19 directly or indirectly because of lockdown measures that has been put in place to prevent the spread of disease.
Cite this research | Open access | No. of pages: 2 | Language: English | Topics: Mental Health | Tags: mental stress, women's health | Countries: India
COVID‑19 and the young heart: what are we missing?

AUTHOR(S)
Robert Spencer; Nak Hyun Choi; Keriann Potter (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: World journal of pediatrics
This research investigates how COVID-19 affects children’s hearts, how children with cardiac manifestations of the virus can be treated safely, and whether children with complex CHD have worse outcomes. Further epidemiological and multicenter studies are needed to help understand the association between COVID-19 and the heart.
Cite this research | Open access | No. of pages: 3 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child diseases, COVID-19
Reducing parental conflict in the context of Covid-19: adapting to virtual and digital provision of support

AUTHOR(S)
Virginia Ghiara; Inês Pote; Miriam Sorgenfrei (et al.)

Institution: Early Intervention Foundation
Published: August 2020
This report focuses on how Covid-19 and the lockdown have impacted on issues relating to parental conflict, and how those seeking to reduce parental conflict can adapt to the current situation using virtual and digital methods. It builds on two previous reports published by EIF in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – one which set out the challenges and risks relating to virtual and digital delivery, and the other which highlighted the impact of the pandemic on early help services.
Adolescents’ health in times of COVID-19: a scoping review

AUTHOR(S)
Wanderlei Abadio de Oliveira; Jorge Luiz da Silva; André Luiz Monezi Andrade (et al.)

Published: August 2020   Journal: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus), emerged in China in December 2019 and spread quickly throughout the world. In this scenario, the current study aimed to identify the impact or effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents’ health. This is a scoping literature review based on the following databases: Web of Science, CINAHL, PsycINFO, SciELO, and PUBCOVID19. The study adopted the stages proposed by the Joanna Briggs Institute for scoping reviews, and the question orienting the procedures consisted of the acronym PCC (population; concept; context).
‘People won’t die due to the disease; they will die due to hunger’: exploring the impacts of covid-19 on Rohingya and Bangladeshi adolescents in Cox’s Bazar

AUTHOR(S)
Silvia Guglielmi; Jennifer Seager; Khadija Mitu (et al.)

Institution: Gender and Adolescence Global Evidence
Published: August 2020
In order to inform the Bangladeshi government’s response and that of its humanitarian and development partners in Cox’s Bazar, it is essential to supplement the existing evidence base with a focus on adolescent girls and boys, given the likelihood that containment measures will have multidimensional effects on young people’s well-being in the short and medium term. This policy brief draws on virtual research findings carried out with adolescent girls and boys in May and June 2020 and also presents priority policy and programming implications.
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