Pfizer vaccine safe, effective for young teens, company says
DETROIT – New information suggests the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12. Pfizer said the data from a late-stage trial shows the vaccine is highly effective in adolescents. The company said there were 18 COVID cases in the placebo group and zero cases in the vaccine group and no significant side effects -- an efficacy rate of 100%. Infectious disease experts believe vaccinating children will ultimately be necessary to stop the pandemic. “By the fall, I think there’s a good possibility we’ll be vaccinating teenagers 12 and up,” said Dr. Peter Hotez.
U-M Mott Children’s poll: Nearly 50% of parents say pandemic negatively impacted their teens’ mental health
Mental health experts say that isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts for at-risk teens. He said that the pandemic created new mental health issues for some, but for others exacerbated existing issues. According to the poll, parents said changes in social interactions over the past year seemed to hit their children the hardest. Giving them space for some quiet time, creative time or music time can be helpful to their mental health. Almost one in four parents in the Mott Poll say their teens were experiencing negative changes in their sleep since the pandemic started.
Lions’ Dan Campbell on the mistakes he learned from in Miami, analytics, and whether he still wants to crack skulls
I’m going to dive into this opponent, offensively, defensively, special teams, dig my teeth into this. But man, to just say you’re going to blindly lean on analytics, it makes no sense, not in this sport. “So I just pulled the kid aside and said, ‘Listen, next time this happens, he’s going to line up over you, and he’s going to stick you with his outside hand. He knows what he’s going to do, he knows exactly what you’re going to do. If you’re going to the game, we’re going to use you for what you do well.mlive.com
Michigan State police investigate crash that sent 7 people to the hospital
Scene from the crash that sent seven teenagers to the hospital. BAGLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Michigan State Police are investigating a Bagley Township single vehicle crash that happened around 2:56 a.m. Sunday and sent people to the hospital. The vehicle had seven people inside ranging in age between 17 to 19. “The forward momentum was stopped after striking another embankment where the vehicle rolled over,” a statement from MSP on the crash read. MSP added that speeding was a contributing factor to the crash which is still being investigated.
Christmases past on the farm
We moved to the farm from the west side of Detroit when I was 8. While living in the city we did what everyone else did … go to a tree lot to pick out our Christmas tree. Tree lot trees, dad explained, come baled in string (then) and are smushed. Once we moved to the farm, of course, we had no such restriction. During school Christmas break, you would find us kids living in our pajamas (long johns) from Christmas to New Year.grossepointenews.com
Dozens of teens detained by Detroit officers after large gatherings organized downtown
DETROIT Large crowds of teenagers in Downtown Detroit got the attention of Detroit police on Wednesday night. Dozens if teens were detained by officers throughout the night for disorderly conduct. The large gatherings were organized by posts on social media. May 27, 2020 -- Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 55,608; Death toll now at 5,334Watch the video above for the full report.