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DeWine signs bill to temporarily ban school COVID-19 vaccine mandates

BY: - July 15, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation Wednesday that could block schools from mandating vaccination against COVID-19 for the fall. In the dying moments of the final legislative session before a summer recess, lawmakers tacked the vaccine provision as an amendment onto an unrelated bill regarding educational opportunities for military children. The amendment: It passed on […]

An estimated 37,000 American kids lost a parent to COVID-19, study finds

BY: - April 9, 2021

An estimated 37,000 to 43,000 American children lost a parent to COVID-19 as of February, according to research published this week. Among the findings, which appeared in JAMA Pediatrics, children aged 0 to 17 experienced a surge in what’s known as “parental bereavement” of somewhere between 17.5% and 20.2%. Of those 37,000 who lost a […]

At least three Ohio children with COVID-19 died since June, but it’s not that simple

BY: - August 28, 2020

People who knew Dorielis Reyes-Paula, a 9-year-old from Middletown, Ohio, described her as a curious student, bouncing down the hallways of Wildwood Elementary and picking dandelion flowers for her teachers. She contracted COVID-19 in May, according to a GoFundMe page her mother established. She was hospitalized, lost movement in parts of her body, and lost […]