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DRIVER: 65% of children entering primary schools today will ultimately work in new job types and functions that currently don't exist. And, the pressure to perform and be tech savvy will only increase inexorably. Discover how your children's early lives will change and how you can help them live fruitful and happy lives into adulthood.

  • [New] Parents would want to know that the milk they were buying for their children could increase the risk and spread of antimicrobial resistance which the World Health Organisation says will be the biggest killer worldwide by 2040. Conservative Home
  • [New] The U.S. is expected to begin vaccinating children under 12 sometime next month, if the FDA clears low doses of the Pfizer vaccine for 5 - to 11-year-olds. AP News
  • [New] There are 2.9 million children in Texas in that age group who could soon be eligible to receive Pfizer's pediatric shot, which is a smaller dose and a different formula that what's currently being offered to adolescents and adults. CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
  • [New] Health experts expect to see unconditional vaccine approval for kids ages 12-17 by year's end, followed by children ages 5-11 in 2022 (for whom emergency authorization plans were announced last week). Forbes
  • [New] In the United States, children are often sentimentalized, and parents fret about wildly inflated threats to children's health, leading them to check Halloween candy for razor blades or wring their hands over teenagers eating Tide Pods. The New York Times
  • [New] While children run a lower risk of severe illness or death than older people, COVID-19 has killed more than 630 people aged 18 or less in the U.S.. MarketWatch
  • [New] The expulsion of over 7,600 Haitian migrants, more than half of whom are women and children, from the United States and other countries could place more vulnerable children and women at risk of gang violence. ReliefWeb
  • [New] In the UK, women and children from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, or who live in more deprived comm unities, experience a disproportionate burden of health impacts from air pollution and the increasing risks of extreme heat. UK Health Alliance
  • [New] In Minnesota, there could be opportunities to get small children vaccinated sooner: the University of Minnesota is currently enrolling kids ages 6 months to 11 years in Moderna trials. MinnPost
  • [New] 34% of parents of 5 to 11-year-olds nationwide will get their child vaccinated as soon as possible. MinnPost
  • [New] While children run a lower risk than older people of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, at least 637 people age 18 or under have died from the virus in the U.S.. ABC News
  • [New] Children aged 5 to 11 will soon be able to receive the coronavirus vaccines at their pediatric office, pharmacy, community health center or school, pending authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Lawfare
  • [New] By age 12, one-third of children in the U.S. have lost ideal BMI status, putting them at risk for future cardiovascular decline. Consult QD
  • [New] The New York Times recently wrote about hospitalization rates in the Seattle area, which show that the risks for vaccinated people in their 50s are similar to the risks for unvaccinated children under age 15. Science
  • [New] If children attending primary or secondary schools in Ontario are not vaccinated against nine other diseases, they risk being suspended. iPolitics
  • [New] The government-run school system in the Peel Region in Ontario is built on white supremacy and the government-run school system in Alberta will prepare children to fail by using a shoddy curriculum. The Fraser Institute
  • [New] While children run a lower risk than older people of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, at least 608 youngsters in the U.S. have died from the virus, most of them ages 5 to 18. FOX 4 News Dallas-Fort Worth
  • [New] China's parliament will consider legislation to punish parents if their young children exhibit very bad behaviour or commit crimes. ABC News
  • [New] In Malawi, an estimated 1.5 million girls are at risk of child marriage due to the impacts of climate change, including flooding and drought. ReliefWeb

Last updated: 28 October 2021