Balancing Act: Was it realistic to expect college students to follow COVID-19 protocols? The science suggests no.
Back in June, leading adolescent brain researcher Laurence Steinberg wrote a New York Times op-ed predicting that students returning to college campuses during a pandemic would not go well.“These plans are so unrealistically optimistic that they border on delusional and could lead to outbreaks of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff,” wrote Steinberg, who is a professor of psychology at Temple University and the author of “Age of Opportunity: Lessons From the New Science of Adolescence.”He was right, of course. A late September survey conducted by the New York Times looked at more than 1...
Balancing Act: 5-year-old Alabama girl is in Chicago for life-saving surgery. COVID-19 has complicated every step of the way
CHICAGO — Anne Marie Calligas was born fighting.She arrived two months early, after a complicated pregnancy, and spent her first months of life battling congenital heart defects, hypertension, problems with her kidneys and bleeding in her young brain.Her parents, Catherine and Louis Calligas, and her older sister, Isabel, grew quickly accustomed to the noises and smells and routines of hospitals. Even as Anne Marie aged past infancy and toddlerhood, a common cold could land her in the hospital with breathing problems.In June, a gastrointestinal specialist diagnosed Anne Marie, now 5 years old,...